One of the downsides about my blogging on numerous websites in recent months has been my neglect of my dearly beloved Inside The Mind of Tim, the blog that started it all. While such things can’t be helped (well, they can be, I could be less lazy, but as if that’s going to happen), it is hardly the best look for a blog to be lacking in updates for such a lengthy period of time. As such, simply to fill up space, I thought I would cross-post my last Menzies House Missive, which was on the very very best of Best Of the Web (for those of you unaware, I do a semi-regular roundup of quirky online stories, you see, and this is what I considered the ones from 2010). So, hope you enjoy!
Politics, Economics & The Law
Best Analysis of U.S. Mid-term Elections: Last Remaining Politician Must Rebuild Entire Government Following Bloodiest Midterm Election in Recent History.
Best Use of Government Resources: 7 year old has lemonade stand shut because she didn’t have a temporary restaurant license.
Best Satirical Story: Candidate May Have Lied About His Heroic Death in Vietnam
Best Politico Twitter Scandal: UK Labor Candidate Tweets “You know I think I might be completely sober for the first time in 4 days” Runner Up: CA Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman links to cross-dressing Asian pop dubbers.
Best Hot or Not: The US Congressional version!
Best Use of Race Card: The NAACP call greeting card about the universe, solar system and black holes “racist” Runner Up: Scottish Retailer HMV has removed banners reading “Anyone But England” for promoting racial hatred
Best Moment in Perverse Incentives: Chinese officials try to solve the problem of cigarette butts by offering residents money for each butt collected.
Best news for caffeine addicts: Coffee is Good For Your Brain
Best Article Against Health Fetish: This one
Best news for alcoholics: Heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers Runner Up: Drinkers earn more than teetotalers. First Honourable Mention: World’s oldest twins say alcohol is the key. Second Honourable Mention: Top 5 Most Inspiring Thigns Ever Accomplished (while being drunk). Third Honourable Mention: Alcohol doesn’t kill your brain cells after all. Forth Honorable Mention: The smarter a woman is, the more likely she is to drink.
Best Scientific News for Newlyweds: Science proves you must have lots of sex to ensure a happy marriage
Best Development in Mental Health Industry: Proposal to classify happiness as mental disorder
Best lies by smoking nazi’s: This list
Arts, Sport & Entertainment
Best film parody: Generic Movie Based On Every Movie Ever Made
Best New Beverage: Bourbon Milkshakes!
Best New Vending Machine: Mojitos every 30 seconds
Best Nightclub Theme: Margaret Thatcher
Best Moment in Sport: This This College Gridiron trick play
Best Book Trivia: Size of Books Determined by Size of Sheep
Best Copyright Warning: ”May he who steals this book suffer the pangs of death infernal!”
Best Chapter from Political Anthology: The Smokers’ Code
Best Blogger Alive: Alex Balk
Best Now-Defunct Blog: Look at this f**king Hipster
Best News Channel: Fox News with the top 13 shows on cable news.
Best Underwear: Metallic type lets you send a message to the TSA
Best P**sed off Employee: This guy who writes printer cartridge ads
Best Suicide Prevention Moment: Caller So Angry At Person Suicide-Prevention Priest Falling Asleep He Doesn’t Kill Himself to Complain
Best Facebook Graph: Relationship Breakdowns by Date
Best Horny Woman: This one
And finally, the Best Use Of Aminals: Para-sailing donkeys