4. Trampoline Centers. Okay, this is definitely an offline activity. Jump Sky High is a new company offering an experience in the spirit of Laser Tag and Arcades. They have about six locations throughout the country which consist of dozens of trampolines all interlocked. They also have Dodgeball and a foam pit. Definitely did not exist in 1996.
5. Design Your Own T-Shirt. I remember being thrilled by Pac-Man and Dukes of Hazards Iron Ons back in the 1980s. In the '90s you could bring a t-shirt design to a printer and hope they'd stencil it onto a shirt or two. Nowadays, you can make your own t-shirt easier than setting up an email account. You can upload your own slogans or put your friend's face on a t-shirt, which is really going to bring you closer together. You can find dozens of funny t-shirts online or make your own.
6. Second Life. I hesitate to recommend this, but it had to be said. You can immerse yourself in a complete virtual online interactive world and community. If you work hard, you can completely check out of physical reality. You may lose your mind, but it will be fun!
7. Failblog. Back in the '90s, we had an economic surplus, but there was no way for us to instantly gain access to hundreds of hilarious photos and mistakes made by fellow humans. Somehow, since everything is so real and raw, it's a lot better than America's Funniest Home Videos. Failblog features real-life texting autocorrect mistakes, spills, falls, and weird flukes that will make you laugh out loud.
And there you have it, Seven ways to distract yourself in the modern age. I can't wait for 20 years from now when all of this stuff seems antiquated.