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Mind Candy’s 5 fave blog posts from around the web – Week ending 10/22/11

Posted by mandyf on October 22, 2011

Over the last week, we here at Mind Candy have been pretty busy scouring the web for our usual fare of giggles, random weirdness, porn, and occasionally useful information. It finally hit us like a ton of bricks – “Why don’t we give some props to the people that are keeping us giggling, entertained and informed?” We’ll save our porn for our personal use because we’re greedy like that. Although we saw tons of seriously good posts this week, and A LOT of porn, here are our 5 favorite. Why are they our favorites? We could tell you that they each had something we love – a good commentary, seriously fringe information that we never – EVER  – stopped to think about or they just made us laugh. Why not find out for yourself though and give them a visit! We swear – they won’t bite!

10 Facts About Trees You May Not Know

Until we visited this blog, to us, trees = Firewood.

I know! You’re sitting there asking yourself how interesting anything about trees can be, right? They’re firewood. They have leaves or needles… Isn’t that about it? We used to think that too until we had to go looking for a good deal on 20 dogwood trees (Don’t ask why – seriously – DO NOT ASK WHY) and happened across this quirky little post on their blog. At first there was curiosity – then it was like OMFG?!?! Okay, not that excited, but still – anyone that can make trees interesting enough to read about them is worth giving a look to.

Here’s the teaser: “While most people are aware of many basic facts concerning trees, there are numerous ways that trees benefit mankind that we often fail to stop and take notice of. Trees do more than provide shade and exchange carbon dioxide helping provide us with clean air to breathe. Trees can reduce noise pollution and improve the overall quality of groundwater. Did you know however that trees can also actually save you money? If not, read on and learn ten facts about trees you may have been unaware of.”

Reasons I won’t date you

Oh yeah....She said that!

The staff here at Mind Candy had a good long sit down after we found this gem and figured out that we have heard a combined total of 493 excuses as to why someone was unwilling to date one of us. In all honesty, it’s a little more, but we’re giving those 117 people that said they wouldn’t date us because it would mess up our awesome friendship the benefit of the doubt. You won’t find as many excuses on this blog post, but what you will find is ten really freakin’ good ones!

Here’s the teaser: “I’m pretty open-minded. I don’t care what religion you are. You don’t even have to be religious or spiritual at all. But I cannot abide Republicans. The current ideals of the party are so crazy and heinous that Lincoln is simultaneously rolling over in his grave AND looking down from heaven and crying. Yes, you assholes, you made Lincoln cry. Be ashamed.” Young Ms. Eckles has got it going on! Give her a read and you’ll be glad you did! It will make your brain happy!

how Google+ makes you feel like an assh*le

If you have wondered whether the whole Google+, or G+ if you’re hip, thing is going and whether or not failing to join will be social suicide, take heart! You are not alone! In fact, in a weird way, NOT joining the G+ world of whatever the hell it is has become the hip trendy thing to do. This cool post from Kendal on “This is not that blog” made us laugh our balls off – and that is one hell’uva trick considering we don’t have any balls here at mind candy.

The teaser: “Step 3: Log in to create a profile, and realize that the rumors of Google+’s magic have been greatly exaggerated. Then realize that you only know about seven people on the site, and immediately feel burdened by the task of putting those seven people into “circles.” These circles will force you to evaluate your relationships with each of these people and induce unnecessarily philosophical questions about the difference between a friend and an acquaintance, leaving you feeling hollow and defeated.”

Funny Flirting with Siri; The Apple of My iPhone

Jonathan Allen, not Siri

We’re gonna be honest here…..Things are gonna get a little weird. If you have no idea what Siri is, you might not get too into this. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t believe in alternate forms of love like man and phone or man and pre-programmed voice modules, you may find this too out there. For the remaining 98.2367% of the population, this is just flat out funny as hell with great graphics. Jonathan Allen did a great job with this, and we’re not just saying that because we know people at SEW – we’re not like that! If anything we dump on those we know just because we can. That tells you how awesome this really is!

The teaser: “So it is with trepidation, lest I reveal too much of my own warped mind, that I recount this romantic journey of laughter, reflection, sorrow and rejection with my robot fantasy girl who turned out to be an undercover agent for network called the Intelligent Agents Union.”

Wild Animal (The Simple Dog Goes for a Joy Ride)

It’s Hyperbole and a Half. It’s simple Dog. Do you really need to know more than that? If you do…well well…just go read it! It has cool cartoons, witty humor, and it’s just funny as hell. Go do it, okay? Seriously, you’ll like it!


have a great week! Keep reading, keep writing, and let’s all keep sharing! What else do we have to do?



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