Monday, October 24, 2005


I know you're all looking for a great way to waste away your day. Let me afflict you with the most time-wasting activity known to humankind: Websurfing.

Here's the latest time waster: Overheard. There are two sisters sites, one for comments overheard in the office and the other for comments overheard in the New York. The idea is that people say the oddest things, and they sound even more odd when taken out of the context of the larger conversation. Of course, that's what makes the comments so fun to read. Mind you, these comments aren't for the faint of heart.

Here's an example of one of the tamer comments from Overheard In The Office:
Co-worker #1: So, do you get Columbus Day off from school?
Co-worker #2: No, we only get holidays for black people and Jesus.

The two sites can be found here:

Also, while these two sites are great, I must give major props to the originator: In Passing. Eve, the site's owner, started posting comments she heard in passing in Berkeley while she was a student there. She has since graduated and gotten very busy with her chosen career. Even so, it's great to read the archives for a great idea of the insanity (and inanity) that is Berkeley.

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