If you’ve never heard of Explosm.net chances are you don’t own a computer or have been living under some kind of rock for the past few years.
Is the name ringing any bells yet? It should be, because Explosm.net is the home of the hilarious, crude web comic known as Cyanide and Happiness.
Yes Cyanide and Happiness – the online comic that provides many a LOL when you should be doing more important things, such as working or being productive in some other way.
The comic follows various badly-drawn stickmen as they poke fun at controversial topics. Explosm.net will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you question your morals and more importantly, it’ll probably make you raise an eyebrow and question: can they really say that?
Probably not, but hey, that doesn’t stop them.
Created by four friends, this website is the perfect place to kill an hour. The backlog of comic strips is extensive, so much so that you can easily get caught up going through them all. Seriously. It can be hard to tear yourself away when you get caught up in going through the archives.
There’s also animated versions of the comics, guest strips and an online store where you can buy t-shirts to show just how much you LOVE the website.
What can you expect? If you like your humour dark, witty and filled with sarcasm then you should find this web comic absolutely hilarious. Even if you're not a fan of poking fun at questionable topics, you're guaranteed to get a few laughs somewhere within this site - even the forum houses some chuckle-inducing threads.
Here are some prime examples of what Explosm.net does best to give you an idea of what to expect:
The website began in 2005 and over the past few years, it has grown in popularity and spawned two books, the aptly titled Cyanide and Happiness Vol 1 and Cyanide and Happiness Vol 2: Ice cream and sadness. The comic strips have the tendency to appear frequently on social networking sites, especially on Facebook.com and the site itself gets over a million daily visitors.
As well as a host of regular characters including Seizure Man, Zombie Jesus and the laugh-out-loud funny Charles and his girlfriend, the comics also feature celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and George W. Bush (you could probably see those two coming).
The website is updated with new comics every single day, so check it out and have a laugh - but don't blame us when you realise you've wasted an hour of your life on stickmen.