Single serving websites are those pointless, often one-page sites that mostly exist for laughs with very little real-world value. If you’ve ever visited YTMND (You’re The Man Now Dog) then you’ve already experienced this flavour of Internet humour, and people are more than willing to spend their own money on proper domain names in the pursuit of comedy.
As with many Internet jokes, the following URLs are probably not going to be useful. On the other hand you might manage to impress/intrigue/annoy your friends with your favourites. However, due to the nature of Internet humour, the following may contain strong language and/or stupid jokes (but that’s why you’re still reading, right?).
Without further ado – the Internet dumb-list!
One of the best potential homepages out there. For people who still use homepages, naturally.
A globally unique identifier, or GUID for short, is a 32-character hexadecimal string used in software. The clue’s in the name, but every GUID has to be unique – so go ahead and waste a GUID today!
In the mood for an instant dance party? Then go ahead and click the record player, it spins and everything.
A long-standing homage to this movie scene and arguably one of the funniest lines in Jim Carrey’s career.
A particularly clever and foul-mouthed marketing campaign for a book clearly aimed at people who like swearing and cooking.
One of the oldest jokes on the Internet, this domain is still worth a mention just in case anyone missed it.
I’m in no way an advocate of the panda trade, caged pandas or terrible webdesign – but you know, it’s just a troll. Pandas, for less!
This one has its origins over at the SomethingAwful forums, and is appropriately stupid.
Free downloads for all who visit! Laugh at your friends as they eagerly download some tasty free RAM.
A simple domain serving up different images and animated GIFs of everyone’s favourite blue-haired miscreant Milhouse.
Just like that Simpsons episode, this website might actually cause seizures due to the flashing in the background and dearth of GIFs on endless loop. Funny, but you have been warned.
Yet more Milhouse-themed internet tomfoolery.
I have no idea.
This one functions as a clock, except it also has random bits of film and quirky backing music for absolutely no reason at all.
Three Bat-men, for your pleasure.
isittuesday.co.uk [No Longer Available]
Do you have trouble deciding whether it’s Tuesday or not? Lay your curiosity to rest with this handy website.
Sit back, chill out and spend a little time watching old Pepsi adverts and other retro goodness all with the vintage buzz of analogue television. Try adjusting the antenna if you’ve got a particularly bad reception!
Sometimes it’s red, sometimes it’s blue. Why not experience both?
Entirely random, complete with orb-like floating cats.
Enjoy staring at blank pages with smooth transitioning multicolour backgrounds? You’ve just found your new favourite website.
Trade in that unwanted gold for cats or, as the website says, “turn your glitter to litter”.
The perfect website for when everything is going just fine.
Did someone on the Internet annoy you? Behold the might of MS Paint as you deliver the smackdown with this sharp comeback.
Feeling down champ? In need of an Internet high-five?
Confused about what you are? Let this full-screen animation clear things up. This one changes every now and again.
Everyone’s done it – you fall asleep watching a DVD and wake up in a daze to an endlessly looping DVD menu screen. Relive the frustration and confusion whenever you like with this valuable resource.
telehack.com [No Longer Available]
This is in no way a “complete” list. There are lots of these websites around, and you’re bound to have heard of a few that are not listed here. Add your own contributions in the comments.
Any sites you particularly liked on this list? Have you bought any domains for this purpose? Share it in the box below!