CFEA's Centre For The Easily Amused (or CFEA for short) is a depository for interactive and distracting eclectica from around (primarily) the Web, such as blog widgets and time-wasting amusements. Feel free to leave comments to tell us what you think of our selections, or email one of us to suggest something you'd like to see reviewed.

The Most Awesomest Thing Ever
Here's a bit more frivolity before we dive back into serious subjects. It is: The Most Awesomest Thing Ever! It's a little project in progress (possibly forever) and, if you're open to it, it presents certain philosophical conundrums to keep you on your toes (mentally speaking).
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 27 September 2010  |  View Comments

I Write Like
Do you fancy yourself the next Shakespeare, Byron, Shelley, or Palahniuk? Now you can determine which famous author your writing resembles by merely entering a sample of your text into an analyser so dust off that manuscript you've been wanting to submit and discover if you, too, could make The New York Times Best Seller list.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 29 July 2010  |  View Comments

Vuvuzela Button
The sound of a thousand angry bees, the bleats of a dying lamb - the vuvuzela, South Africa's traditional weapon (circa the 20th century) of mass aural destruction, is the embodiment of many things, Zen not being one of them. If you don't have one, or if you're currently out of breath from blowing your own horn a little too hard and a little too long, the Vuvuzela Button will be a vital addition to your virtual toolbox.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 June 2010  |  View Comments

Play With Spider
Spiders seem to invoke terror in all but the least faint-hearted so if you're one of those wishy-washy types you may wish to play with a hamster instead (although there's a spider there too). Meanwhile, should you possess the necessary fortitude and an interest in variables, you will probably enjoy Play With Spider.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 5 February 2010  |  View Comments

Fiction Generator
"The Metabots": "In a dragon-filled Atlantis, a young schlub with mild OCD stumbles across an otherworldly portal which spurs him into conflict with a government conspiracy, with the help of a sarcastic female techno-geek and her wacky pet, culminating in a fistfight atop a tower."
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 22 January 2010  |  View Comments

Palin As President
Close your eyes (after reading this). Now imagine: it's sometime in the future. The near future. The US elections are over. The Republicans are in power. But oh, no! John McCain has died of complications related to being very old. There's a new president in the White House. It's a woman. Who is it? Could it be... Sarah Palin? What would it be like to visit the Oval Office with Sarah Palin in charge? Well, wonder no more as you experience Palin As President.
Posted: 24 October 2008

FancyGens LavaLamp Generator
Experience the mesmerising, luminescent, floaty happiness of decades gone by with a few mouse clicks. Okay, it's not really the same thing at all but it's something to do for five minutes, and who doesn't need something to do for five minutes? Plus, there's lava! (...Sort of.)
Posted: 8 August 2008

M&M's 50 Dark Movies Hidden In A Painting
Halloween is over for another year, but if you're still in the mood for ghosts and ghouls you may want to test your knowledge of frightening movies by playing M&M's "50 Dark Movies Hidden In A Painting". It's not particularly scary (unless you're freaked out by timers) but it'll have you working that grey matter to try to figure out the literal translation of the visual clues. (It's harder than it sounds.)
Posted: 2 November 2006

Bunnyhero Labs Adopt A Pet
We kicked off this section in 2006 with a little site that allows you to design your own virtual pet, place it on your web page, and never visit it again! It's Bunnyhero Labs Adopt A Pet!
Posted: 25 July 2006