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Veritable Goldmines of Distraction for the Holidays

By Jodi Smith | Lists | December 22, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Lists | December 22, 2016 |

The Holiday season is sniffing at our hinders and the threat of spending too much time with family is coming with it. Perhaps you have to spend an obscene amount of time with the side of the family that can never talk about anything positive ever, ever, ever. Maybe your cousin is a mouthy asshole. What can you do?

You can pull out your phone or tablet or whatever and fall into the endless rabbitholes that are these sites and YouTube Channels.

Almazan Kitchen

Almazan Kitchen is a hypnotizing channel of food made by some Serbian fellows from what they grow, make, raise, and forage. Oh, they also cook it outdoors. It is either a gorgeous fire by the river in the woods or the outdoor kitchen at their home. Here is the one that hooked me:


This is another food channel. Like Almazan Kitchen, it can knock your ass out if you are susceptible to autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). There is no speaking. There is only the sound of a kitchen. When I can’t sleep, I turn on one of these videos. Perhaps they’ll keep your blood pressure down.


You can spend hours going through the insane questions reddit asks reddit. You can filter by Top of all time and just read until it’s time to go home and go to bed. Sample questions:

What dinosaur would be the hardest to approach in the wild and jerk off?

Girls, when the guys aren’t around, what are your true thoughts on Pascal’s principles of hydrostatics?

mental floss

Do you want to know the history of Mrs. Claus? Bam.

Facts about The Far Side? Ta-da!

Or maybe you just want to take quizzes until all the shouting stops. PLADOW!


This sub-reddit is exactly what it sounds like. Someone uploads a picture and requests PhotoShop to happen.

Tiger Woods as Mac Daddy Santa. A caterpillar with a blade of grass. Unflattering pictures of Dictator Orangina.

What do you use as a distractions when you have to interact with humans?

Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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