5 sites to take a click to

By Jerene-Elise Nall

Most of us spend quite a bit of time on the Internet– and by “the Internet,” I mean

Facebook. I know, it’s so much more important to refresh your page over and over to

make sure your ex hasn’t posted any more snide status updates than it is to write your paper on the French Revolution.

But, just in case that ever loses its appeal, here are some other Internet-related ways to

put off doing homework that don’t involve stalking, creeping, or refreshing.

1. Daytrotter. Daytrotter, which is based out of a recording

studio in Rock Island, is an absolute gift to the Internet. Sets from bands such as

Against Me!, Cursive, Death Cab for Cutie and Spoon are all available for download on Daytrotter, all free to the public. Daytrotter is also a great source for new music, just

in case you’re looking to broaden your horizons a little bit.

2. Hipster Puppies. Free music? That’s for hipsters. If

you love to hate those skinny-legged, scarf-wearing hipsters, or if you happen to be

one (in which case, you probably hate them, because it’s ironic), check out Hipster

Puppies. It fuses two of the most endearing creatures, hipsters and dogs, into one

fantastic blog.

3. Hungover Owls. On a similar note to Hipster

Puppies, we have Hungover Owls. A good amount of college students are familiar

with the effects of a Tuesday morning hangover, and it appears that owls are, too.

Now we know why they’re nocturnal.

4. Garfield Minus Garfield. Not into dogs or birds? You

must be a cat person. This web comic takes the cat out of the famous comic strip

“Garfield,” and the effects are hilariously existential.

5. The Oatmeal. While this site is much more than just

its web comics, they are the best part of The Oatmeal. With titles like “The Three Most

Common Uses of Irony,” “Things Bears Love” and “Why I Believe Printers Were Sent

From Hell To Make Us Miserable,” it’s obvious that these comics deal with the more

pressing issues of our times. There are also comics such as “How To Use An

Apostrophe” and “How To Use A Semicolon” that are just as useful as they are funny.