The World According to Americans

An American’s perception of the rest of the world, and indeed their own mighty nation, is a naive thing indeed. So says The World According to Americans, a comically altered map of the globe. On the evidence presented here, every country and every sea and every continent on the face of this here Earth can best be summed up with a simple cultural stereotype, vague and harsh and uninformed as it may be. The U.S. lives in the civilised world, of course. Their upstairs neighbours, they’re vegetarians. Those folks over there in Eastern Europe, they’re all commies. Africa? They’ve got AIDS. Oh, and above them? Fucking desert, dude!

The World According to Americans is designed by Bulgarian artist Yanko Tsvetkov, aka the alphadesigner. It is part of his satirical Mapping Stereotypes project, which sees him mapping out the globe with side-splitting cultural stereotypes taken from the perspectives of various different nations. You can see the rest of Mapping Stereotypes here, but I think most will agree this is the best, and funniest, entry in a tremendously hilarious project.

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Top 5 Things To Do At Work

Bored at workIn true Thursday procrastination (not yet T.G.I.F) fashion, we have a list of five things you can do at work without actually working.  Most of these require open internet access, so if you happen to be on a restricted work site, you are outta luck.

1.  Facebook.

Seriously, it’s a massive time suck.  But can be really entertaining.  Especially if you like to instigate others and watch the drama unfold.  In that case, be sure to post relationship advice, random old photos of friends, political commentary, or something offensive to atleast one group of people, once every 24 hours.  To make it look like you are actually doing work, use this plug in: http://hardlywork.in/

2. Reddit.com

Great content that changes quickly on every topic.  As clean/dirty/smart/dumb/general/specific as you want, and on every topic imaginable.  This feature allows your reddit feed to look like MS Outlook.  http://msworddit.com/

3. Playtruckgames.net

Flash games to play on your computer.  Playtruckgames.net doesn’t look anything like work, but it’s hours of fun on pretty much any vehicular topic.  Mute your computer, as it definitely doesn’t sound like work!  Parking games, batman games, monster truck games and more.

4.  Read all of the past archives of Thisblogrules.com

Including our perfect for “back to school post”, Bully Beatdown, and one about Sex and the City quotes that never gets old.

5. Read and try to beat, the “Best of Craigslist” quotes as voted by users.

Why? The same reason you watch Jersey Shore or Bachelor Pad. It makes you feel so much better about yourself.

Sailing Commentating…As It Should Be

If you’ve never seen a Women’s Olympic Sailing Event, Francis Higgins is here to teach you the in’s and out’s of it. The funny man from Ireland actually knows just as much about sailing as the average American, which is zilch. His hilarious audio was dubbed over the actual Olympic broadcast, but the IOC was still somehow able to take it down from Vimeo after it went viral and hit 500,000 views. Well now it has resurfaced and you can check it out above. Just to be sure, this is only satire. But you may learn a thing or two about sailing anyway (e.g.  the boats are called Lasers- obviously having no resemblance to the “la-ser” /?l?z?r/:  an intense ray of light that’s traveling- well at the speed of light”).

He Sleeps With The Fishes

Talk about a failed last hurrah. This guy probably just had his wife someone drive him to the edge, and he’s just trying to catch some Zzz’s…and bam! he gets caught by ABC News. There HAS to be skill involved with floating on your back for hours on end and not drowning, even with the life jacket. I refuse to believe that Joe DeAngelo is an ordinary man.

Best Call Me Maybe Spoofs

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

may well be the most overplayed song of the decade.  And in this case, we can’t even blame it on radio.  The culprits are everyday people, world leaders, famous Olympians, brands, television characters, and more.  In an effort to filter out the bad and highlight only the very best worst, we’ve provided you the top two Call Me Maybe Spoofs below.  Vote for the very best worst on the ThisBlogRules Facebook page.

Finalist #1.  Steve Kardynal (of shake weight fame) shakes his cross dressing bikini clad man hairy a** at a bevy of interested/scared/attracted/entertained audience members.

Finalist #2. Cookie Monster (yes, of Sesame Street), growls his way through “Share Me Maybe” in true kid friendly fashion.

Late entry!
Scantily clad Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders.

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