This charity in the U.K. runs a farm for rescued animals. They tweet daily, and the farmer/narrator and his massive love for his motley crew of cats and ducks and geese and goats and cows and everything just makes me happy, if only for a few minutes every day.
Growing up on a cattle ranch we had a lot of working dogs, but the favorites were always heelers, which are now given the fancy name of “Australian Cattle Dog.” But they’ll always be heelers to me, and the @heelersbot delivers them every day. I want one so badly, but my city lifestyle doesn’t really make one a good fit. So I live vicariously through these guys.
I also want a lynx, which is really not something that can or should happen, thus @HourlyLynxes.
I have aspirations of being a birder, but the visitors to my feeder are pretty boring. So it’s @BirdPerHour to the rescue. I mean, look at these guys.
I also can’t collect high-end art, but I can enjoy snippets during the workday. Of course @JohnConstableRA is not an 18th century master, but they are an awfully good Twitter curator.
There’s always a bit of perspective to be found from @TweetsofOld. I don’t know how they find the perfect headline for the moment from the last century, but they unerringly do.
It’s not that I don’t have real, serious things for which I’m thankful. But after a year like this, a little bit of levity—a break from all the horrendous stuff—helps. It’s mini-therapy. So in the spirit of giving the gift of absurdity to everyone, what are your favorite
time-wasters online rabbit holes?