The internet is a weird and wonderful representative of human life. Nothing makes you really question your existence like catching yourself 20 pages into a forum discussion about the intricate relationship theories between One Direction members at 2am on a Tuesday night. (No? Just me then?)
Watching videos of pimple popping seems strange and embarrassing until you see the MILLIONS OF VIEWS. You're not alone in your odd google searches. I recently discovered a woman on Pinterest who makes crochet dolls of Matthew McConnaughy. Exclusively.
Found a quirky Tumblr blog dedicated to Beyonce's left nostril? - yep, that has 5000 followers and a fan account.
OK, I may have made that last one up, but to be honest I haven't searched for it, and I wouldn't be that surprised if it exists. Some of the freakiest and funniest humans make the internet the best form of endless entertainment, and if I could save and share everything that's made me laugh so hard I cried on here I would. Instead, I've picked three recent favourite people-doing-odd-stuff-that-is-actually-fantastic finds. ( - It's a working title, alright?)
The Worst Idea of All Time Podcast
How many times have you watched your favourite movie? I'd say I've seen 'Step Up' at least 15 times and I'm not even calling that a guilty pleasure. Have you seen Channing Tatum's dancing (*cough* and arms)?!
Two comedians from New Zealand decided to watch the same movie every week for a year, and record their efforts. Instead of picking a work of art, or cinematic masterpiece, they chose the rip-roaring family comedy 'Grown-Ups 2'. And no, they had not seen the first one.
The Worst Idea of All Time allows you to listen in on Tim and Guy's year long decscent into madness as they watch the movie 52 times. They get drunk, they get sad, and they get very very angry at Adam Sandler.
This hilarious social experiment, if we're calling it that, is surprisingly entertaining. Tim and Guy are funny fuckers, which helps A LOT. If you're questioning what you do with your own spare time, listen to this, and question them. Literally no one asked them to do this. And if you enjoy the series, they're currently doing a second year, watching Sex And The City 2. Incredible stamina.
I've been known to colour code the DVD's in our house. I'm THAT loser. I vividly remember tidying crayons away as a kid and making sure they were in the perfect rainbow order. Don't even talk to me about that random white crayon that stood out like a sore thumb. It's not OCD, it's an affinity for a certain pleasantly organised aesthetic.
@WrightKitchen is less of a loser, more of an inspiration. Based in Seattle, photographer Brittany Wright colour codes FOOD and takes pictures. It's dreamy.
If you're going to neatly organise produce and photograph it, it better be ombre'd. Brittany is not only an aspiring cook, but excellent artist and her photos definitely look too good to eat.
We Want Plates Twitter
The frequency of miscellaneous objects acting as plates in trendy restaurants has been noted, and not in a good way. This hilariously cynical twitter account shares photos and tweets from like-minded and frustrated people worldwide that are just sick of trying to figure out how to eat a burger off of a wooden paddle. Jam Jars are not cups, slates do not hold spillage well and going out for dinner should not turn into some sort of cutlery warfare. @WeWantPlates is a super funny, mean-spirited twitter account featuring familiar looking dishes, and some downright ridiculous. Definitely worth a look and a lol.
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I've had this post waiting in the wings for a while and thought I'd finally edit it and drop it on you. Bam. Surprise post after radio silence. Apologies for the tumbleweed that has been the eleanorcos blog for a couple of months now. I've been running about like a mad woman for work and haven't had a moment to spare. Since cutting down my two jobs to one job I've been less stressed, yet somehow find myself still needing more hours than 24 x 7. I had a particularly hilarious spa experience two weeks ago where I tried to rush a facial, let me tell you about that another time.
Until I figure out time-management and finally get my ducks in a row, follow me on Instagram and Twitter, where I post more often, and you can give out to me when you see me doing something instead of blogging.
I have another article up on Intrigue (because I write on other platforms too, this isn't an exclusive relationship we've got here, you know.) If you find yourself drawn to cringe-fueled high school comedies, check out my review of The Duff.
Stay Gold. x