Wayward Advice started as a funny free online advice column offering ridiculous advice to imaginary people with real problems. It has since expanded to include experiments with traditional words of wisdom, unconventional book and movie reviews, and somewhat stupid cartoons.
Wayward Advice was founded on the simple principle that the human world is, fundamentally, a silly place. The contents of this blog are meant to expose (with humor) the general silliness and sheer absurdity of human attitudes and behaviors.
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Everybody has problems. They all seem supremely important and dramatically urgent, but in the grand scheme of things so many of our actions, thoughts, and values are meaningless and absurd. The outlandish advice found here tries to match this level of absurdity while encouraging us to question people’s behavior and society’s expectations.
Words of Wisdom
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In these articles, I skeptically attempt to apply traditional words of wisdom in my own life. By nature I’m doubtful that old ideas will have any relevance in a modern society that has progressed so much since these ideas first arose. But since this blog is dedicated to advice, it seems fitting to consider the advice passed down to us from our ancestors. So what words of wisdom have history’s greatest poets, prophets, and philosophers left for us?
Here you will find unconventional book and movie reviews. Beyond the simple plot summaries and “thumbs down” or “four out of five stars” that you’ll find with more traditional (boring) reviews, I go deeper and reveal how the book or movie has affected my life in profound and often comical ways. Informational and entertaining, I give these reviews two thumbs up!
These cartoons are crudely drawn using a basic computer graphics program, and their content is often crude as well. While some of them have a deeper meaning behind them, many are just silly for the sake of silliness.
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Here you’ll find everything you’d ever want to know about Wayward Advice, including more information about the site philosophy and purpose, a short biography of Ely North, a disclaimer about the site’s contents, contact information, and more.