Goof-Off Guide

Having a dull day at work? Check out these fun websites--but only when the boss isn't looking

I could concoct some elaborate excuse to explain why, around 2 p.m. last Thursday, I was dropping virtual water balloons on taxis, bicyclists and innocent pedestrians traversing my computer screen. Or why I spent 10 minutes answering a detailed online questionnaire only to discover that (according to whoever wrote it) I have the personality of a pug dog. But I won't insult your intelligence. The truth is, I was goofing off.

I'm not alone. A third of the people questioned in a recent study by N.F.O. Interactive admitted to spending at least 25 min. during the workday using the Net for...

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