When I have a few minutes to kill and I don't want to feel like I'm just a slave to the corporate grind or that everything I do is perpetually related to work, I have a few go-to activities online.
- hate-reading Twitter feeds of people I try not to hate-read
- Googling myself
- Google-image-searching myself
- trying to find new music
- trying to find old music
- and the real go-to guilty pleasure: Operation Clambake, an anti-Scientology site dedicated to revealing inner secrets of the organization.
I don't know what first brought me to the site, but it's a virtual treasure trove of Secrets to Humanity.
My favorite recent article I've stumbled upon there is by the former PR guy who had to shill for the organization for 20 years and talks about all the strategies and tactics for controlling the media. I promise you that if human gullibility, manipulation, psychology, power dynamics and cult mentality interest you at all, you will go down a K-hole of Scientology fun for hours and hours. Pace yourself!
So I showed you mine. Now show me yours. Favorite guilty online pleasure? I need more!
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