My Eclectic Assortment of Links
A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.
Knowing this, the weak link will panic, becoming weaker.
-- Edsel Murphy (of "Murphy's Law" fame)
- The Hot Sheet has a well-organized and comprehensive list of links, categorized for your convenience.
- If you're looking for a clean beach to surf, try Tenny's Internet Exploration Starting Page. It has plenty of family-suitable links and the rotating "Barrel of Links".
- A "rotating" link list with a unique twist is the League of Links. Which lets you, the net-surfer vote for your favorite link and ranks the links by the voting results.
- From the Ridiculous to the Sublime each week offers the author's choice of one of the best and one of the worst sites available on the Web. Frequently the choices are absolutely inspired!
- Net-surfers can shoot the curl at Web Head.
- The CyberMom Dot Com is the net-surfing starting point for "Moms with Modems". It features a look at the Web from a woman's perspective, with the links grouped by category in the "rooms" of the flooplan of Dot's home.
- Cyberville Radio features hot Websites that they find, and provide some rockin' music to entertain you while you surf with Cyberville Radio's own "broadcasts".
- FIDO (that's Family Internet Directory Online) is truly man's best friend if he's looking for an outstanding Links directory that is not only "family safe" but also interesting and well put together. Give it a look... you won't be disappointed.
- For something new every day, try this Links of the Day page, with a comprehensive and new set of great links every day of the week.
- Ravensworld - A One-Stop Hot Spot! Loaded with Cool Links, Music Web Sites, Fun 'n Games Links, Online Shopping, ADD Your link , People-Finder, Guestbook, Information & Resources.
- Some of the most fun places to explore are "Useless", except for their entertainment value for net-surfers...
JAUP seeks out such pages and recognizes their ability to raise Uselessness to an art form.
- Mr. Rogers' CyberStop Cafe is a fun place with a great menu to dine from. In addition to a great collection of links, including his own "Best of" list, he offers plenty of humor and opinion... And not a cardigan sweater in sight! :o)
- For some of the best net-surfing around, you've got to go deep in the heart of Texas to
Rancho DeNada, a colorful and fun-filled place with the content to back up the crisp graphics. Whether you're looking for music, games, or witty writing, you can find it here.
- Coolie Online has links in a variety of categories: From Movies to X-files, from Software to Counter-culture, and of course, an assortment of "Babes"... Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for something a little bit different.
- Neptune's Surf Hut is a list of links in South Africa where you can get a look at what links are of interest to their net-surfing community.
- Explore the best Poland has to offer at the superb Roman's Web Place.
- All of the exotic Far East is at your fingertips with Chong's Asian Top 8%.
- Habla usted español? If so, then La Red is the place for you to go. It's a spanish-language site that has as comprehensive a list of links as any I've seen, in any language.
- The SA WebChart is an interactive Hotlist where you can vote for the Best (and Worst) homepages that South Africa has to offer.
- The ZQ Cool Page is a wonderfully irreverent South African site that is sure to amuse, entertain, startle, or offend just about everyone. They feature reviews of computer games, movie reviews, downloadable software, and large dollops of tart humor.
Best of the Web
- If you only surf the coolest places on the Web, you won't be disappointed at the Legendary Cool Site of the Day.
- A neat site that features only personal homepages, not the big commercial sites, is Ground Zero Pick of the Day.
- The WebRing is an association that includes some of the finest examples of homepages on the Web. This random starting point will start you on your journey.
- If you have sampled all of these links, then perhaps you should attend a few meetings of Netaholics Anonymous!
- If you can't find it in InfoSeek, Lycos,
WebCrawler, or the Yahoo Directory, you probably don't need it.
- Excite is an exciting new search engine that is quite flexible and powerful.
- Open Text gives you a tool to scan virtually every word on the Webpages they catalog.
- Alta Vista claims to be the largest Web index in the world... Give them a try and see for yourself.
So You Want to Build a Homepage?
- If you're looking for one comprehensive resource page with all the information you could possibly need to get started on your Webpage,
HTML Goodies is the place to start.
- Are you looking for some great, stylish buttons to use on your page? BUTNZ has a nice variety of styles, either blank for you to customize yourself, or with text and graphics ready to use.
- And if you want to make the graphics yourself, here's an easy way to do it: PixelSite gives you an easy-to-use tool to create your own custom graphics. It's so easy even I can do it! (The "Welcome to Billigan's Island" was made this way)
- Getting a headache trying to get your background and text colors right? Here are some resources to help you out:
Take your pick from a tabular version and a clickable version.
- There is a wealth of information for Homepage builders at the HTML Author's Board.
- At Iconomics Online you can find artists who specialize in making graphic images.
- If you're looking for Icons, Buttons, Balls, Lines, or Backgrounds, you can probably find something you can use in the Virtual Icon Collection or Nick's HTML Warehouse.
- You can find plenty of HTML tips and resources on HotTips Home Page.
- I've been to the mountaintop and have received The Word... The Ten Commandments of HTML!
- Leo's Icon Page is an outstanding collection of Icons, Bullets, Balls, and small Graphics, there are some backgrounds available too.
- Come to The Casbah! Dave Siegel provides us with a superbly designed set of pages that illustrate ways to put together homepages that are not only visually appealing, but interesting, informative, and coherent. This is known as "leading by example".. Bravo Dave!
- VRL's Imaging Machine provides you the tools to create your own animations, animated GIFs, morphing, and other leading-edge images for your homepage.
- Are you jealous of all the fantastic graphics you see on other people's pages? Terry's 3D Graphics Express shows you the tools and techniques to create your very own slick 3-D graphic images.
- Do you want to learn how to do GIF Animations? Well, here's another site where you can find information about it.
- Are you looking for a good HTML Editor? Check out Carl Davis' HTML Editor Reviews... he tests and reviews dozens of available editors and provides comparisons of capabilities, features, and costs.
- If you need a home for your homepage, but don't have the $$$$ to spend for the disk space or bandwidth, take a look at this list of free WebPage services.
- Art ala Carte is a graphics design site that offers, in addition to Logo, Graphic, and Webpage design services a terrific array of interesting links to keep visitors amused and a growing library of Free Webart Graphics to help you decorate your pages... Their own Logo is one of the best and most distinctive I've seen, and speaks well for their design skills!
- Here's another Webber with a talent for designing animated GIF's... Take a look at the
Tin Cup Animated Gif Gallery!
- If you're looking for some custom graphics for your website, look no further... The Logo Shop can provide the graphics you need. You can even win a free custom logo in his contest!
- NCSA - A beginner's guide to HTML is a great primer for someone just getting started in the world of webpage authoring. It's well written, and easy to understand.
Searching for a stunning new background for your page? Check out Pegasus' Original Backgrounds for some of the most eye-popping backgrounds you've ever seen!
If elegance, "Old World" charm, or intricate, but muted patterns are more your cup of tea, Stormi's Wallpaper Boutique might have just what you're looking for.
Mike Bonnell's Computer Wallpaper is intended as background graphics for your "Windows" system... but I'll bet they would do nicely as Web Wallpaper as well.
Socializing on the Web
- Tribal Voice has dropped their charming "Indian" theme in favor of a sterile, boring, "corporate" style, but their Pow Wow chat/conferencing program is still one of the best around. Check it out!
- Worlds Chat is a cutting-edge chat system that flirts with the edges of virtual reality. Rather than just being a "name" or a chat window, you take on a visual persona in the form of an Avatar.
- Alpha World gives you the chance to become a citizen in a Virtual Community and help build it yourself. Amazing!
- MIRC is one of the most popular and powerful packages for chatting on IRC.
- Visual IRC (VIRC) is another very easy to use IRC chat software package that also has voice capability.
Cards for all Occasions
- Send an Electronic Postcard to someone you miss.
- Build a Card lets you custom-build and send a greeting card for any occasion Online! You can also save the card you created.
- Are you a fan of Wile E. Coyote, the Roadrunner, or the Tasmanian Devil? Check out the Warner Brothers Web Cards for another option for bringing a smile to a loved one.
- If you're looking for something more than just a card to send to your sweetheart, try Virtual Flowers. You can send an electronic bouquet to your beloved online, or you can order real flowers for real-world delivery.
- It's not really a card, but to treat someone to a slightly different online treat, send them a
Baskin Robbins E-Cake!
- Blue Mountain Arts Electronic Greeting Cards lets you send animated, musical cards for all occasions to your Cyber-friends around the world.
- Awesome Cyber Greeting Cards has an awesome array of selections to choose from for all occasions. You can write your own verse, or simply use theirs.
Add a little "down under" flavor to your web greetings. Send a e-postcard from New Zealand at the NZTB Electonic Postcard site.
On the Road Again
Travel and Regional Information
- Travelers rejoice! Now you can Go Explore potential travel destinations online.
- Get news and information about San Diego. If you like what you see, you can even shop for a home!
- Virtually San Diego is so thorough, it's almost like being there.
You can even find Billigan's Island!
- If you are a world class traveler, you will want to check with the Condé Nast Traveler before booking your trip.
- Do you need to find out where an unfamiliar address is located? Or get detailed street maps of some small town that AAA doesn't carry? Try MapQuest... this is an amazing application that can show you any place in the USA, from a national map to the backstreets in little one-horse towns you've never even heard of!
- Have your passport ready and be prepared to travel the world in the distinctive style of the King of pictorial travelogues:
National Geographic Online.
Our Love/Hate Affair With the Automobile
- Learn all you need to know about California Freeways and Mass Transit.
- You can get real-time information about the traffic and road conditions on the Southern California Freeways.
- If you like to drive briskly, then you will want know where the speed traps are.
- Anyone who has spent a lot of time behind the wheel of a car will recognize the jerks du jour featured in the Highway 17 Page of Shame.
- Having car problems? Check out AutoShop Online, an electronic Mechanic site where you can get car care tips, a tutorial on the inner workings of your highway chariot, or even get diagnosis and advice from their mechanics.
- If you're interested in cars, check out The Car Place... it's loaded with reviews and ratings of cars, humorous articles, and plenty of other information about our four-wheeled obsessions.
- Does the sight of a sleek red sports car or the distinctive wail of a 12-cylinder engine get your blood pumping? Fans of the "Prancing Horse" can immerse themselves in the history of one of the great Marques of all time at the
Official Ferrari Home Page.
Buying a car? Selling a car? Want to find out if you just got screwed on the one you just bought? Now the deep dark secrets of the Kelley Blue Book are yours at the click of a mouse.
- Movie fans have their very own search engine at the Internet Movie Database.
- The Micro Movie Archive has snippets of everything from movies to animations.
- If you're a movie fan, and want to find out what Marlon Brando really mumbled in his last movie, check out Drew's Scripts-O-Rama, a great resource for finding movie scripts.
- Experience the cutting edge of computer animation: Toy Story is now on-line!
- Looking for an opinion on the movies? The Critic's Movie Reviews pulls no punches to give you a critique of current releases.
- Taking a different approach, The Movie Critic gathers the opinion of you, the movie fan, and uses your input to rate the movies. It will also recommend movies you will probably like from a profile of your likes and dislikes based on your movie rankings.
Sharp-eyed movie lovers enjoy spotting bloopers and continuity breaks in the films they see... here's the perfect Movie Bloopers site for them to compare notes and find out about some of the ones they missed.
- Calling all Parrot-heads! Now playing here: Jimmy Buffett!
- Enjoy the cool and uniquely American sounds of Blues and Jazz.
- Move to the modern beat of Rock and Roll.
- Mind over Madder is a rock band with a Kickass page! This is one teriffic site with great graphics, pictures, sound clips, and links. If you're into the contemporary Rock scene you don't want to miss this one... Would M.o.M. lie to you?
- Venture into the home of the greatest Rock and Rollers of all time! Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
- "Stop the Violence... Face the Music" offers a Non-Violent, Anti-Crime, Anti-Drug Message through the use of Music, Videos, Literature and Public Awareness. An admirable goal with an entertaining approach.
- Naturally, I want you to visit my own Photo Gallery, where I share the best of my thousands of pictures with you!
- J.P. Godwin is a professional photographer who presents us with some
remarkable images from his varied body of work.
- If outstanding photography is your interest, you will find plenty of it at the Misty Images Home Page. Tom's photography covers a wide range of styles and subjects from pets, to grand scenics, to moody still lifes, to architecture, to glamor shots. If you can't find an image here to make you say Wow!, you're just not paying attention.
- Fans of Lighthouses will get a treat at Gerri's Lighthouse Pics page.
- If you love the great outdoors, the scenic photos on the Hiker's Home Page will be just the ticket for you.
- Gentle Touch Photographics specializes in glamor photography and features some truly beautiful pictures of some truly beautiful models.
- Dick Swanson's Photography is a wonderful compilation of images from his travels as well as his career as a photojournalist.
- If underwater photography is your passion, take a look at Mr. Scuba's Home Page! He loves to travel the world seeking out the best diving and snorkeling sites and photographing what he finds. There are some really outstanding underwater photograps here! The Australian trip he features is nearly identical to one I took two years ago! The man has good taste! :o)
- Robert's Photographic World is a beautiful place, filled with great pictures in a wide range of categories and styles: Scenics, Portrait, Urban, and Action.
- Having a little fun with the normally "representational" art form of photography, Picture This: Altered Images takes existing photos (including one of mine!) and applies imagination and the latest image manipulation technology to create some striking and whimsical images.
- A fascinating and beautifully designed page, The Underwater Caves of San Jacinto Pat explores a massive network of underwater caves, including some stunning photography of the wonders to be found there.
- Surrender to the Music of the Night with The Phantom of the Opera.
- Experience the romance, adventure, and political intrigue of 19th Century France: The uplifting spirit and stirring music of Les Miserables makes it my favorite musical.
- Find out what's happening on Broadway.
- Calling all Savoyards! Here's the best of Gilbert and Sullivan, right at your fingertips.
- Riverdance is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable shows I've seen recently. Featuring Irish folk dancing, it's a jaunty jig of a good time.
Television, Radio and Cable
Fun and Games
The Sports Page
- Hey, sports freaks!!! Want to know what ESPN has to say today?
- Sports Fans can find just about any information they need about their favorite sport at Sports Line USA.
- Hey Charger fans! (And you know who you are...) Did you know that All-Pro Chargers Junior Seau and Darren Bennett have their own homepages?
- What's the NBA on the Web like? ... Down the T1, through the server, off the satellite, around the world, up the phone line, through the modem, off the screen... Nothin' but 'Net!
- Looking for some new toys and accesories for your sporting endeavors? Do a little shopping at OmniSport!
- Are there any SDSU Aztecs fans out there? Here's where you can keep track of the sporting endeavors of my Alma Mater!
- Looking for something a bit different from baseball, basketball, football, and hockey? Check out these great Cricket sites: The WPCA Scoreboard and CricInfo.
- Baseball Junkies can get a fix 24 hours a day from John Skilton's Baseball Links.
- OK Stat Freaks! Here's a whole new way to start arguments with your Baseball buddies... the High Boskage Baseball Player Analysis attempts to quantify a Total Production statistic for rating players.
- Baseball is, more than any other sport, a game of tradition. One of those traditions is embodied in some of the great classic Ballparks in which the game has been played over the years. This site shows us not only the current venues for Major League Baseball, but takes us back on a nostalgic trip to some of the magnificent and legendary ballparks of the past.
- If you haven't already begun to OD on baseball, this should do the trick... MLB S.W.A.T. offers a comprehensive list of links to all things Baseball.
- Are you into SCUBA diving? Reef Sub is a great Italian site dedicated to the sport. They're working on an English language version of the pages, but it's a great site in any language, and you might even learn a little Italian in the process.
- For some of the most comprehensive statistical archives on the Web, take a look at Total Baseball. Not only do they have batting, pitching, and defensive statistics analyzed several different ways, but it's also a historical archive! Want to see how The Babe stacks up against Albert Belle? You can look them both up here.
The Game Room
- Bridge players can always find a spot at the table at OKbridge.
- Game freaks can find plenty of interactive games and multi-player games in the Internet Gaming Zone.
- There are Games Galore, and an amazing array of Software Applications at Craig's Cyber Space.
- Are you into Word Games and wordplay? Check out Susie's Place - The Word Games Page... She has several very entertaining word games to challenge your vocabulary and exercise your mind.
Bridge players around the world can keep track of tournaments, top players, and innovations in bidding at the American Contract Bridge League.
Humor and Cartoons
- For the absolute best in nerd humor, enter the Dilbert Zone
- And for the mischievious little kid in all of us, join Calvin and Hobbes for some raucous fun.
- Hilarious lists of everything under the sun! Go visit the Keepers of Lists.
- If you need an answer real bad, or just need a real bad answer, the Bad Answer Man is ready, willing, and able to field your toughest or strangest questions.
- Welcome to Pluggerville! What's a "Plugger"? Pluggers are the common folks (like you and me) who take life as it comes, ride out the bumps and bruises, hang in when things get tough, and find a way to make it all work somehow. Clever cartoons, rooted in the truths of life.
- And now, for something Completely different...
If you enjoy the wackiest fringes of British style comedy, I'm sure you will enjoy this one... Monty Python has gone electronic! Join them at the great new site PythOnline... you'll be ROTFLYAO! And I'm not just saying that because I've been appointed to the Ministry of Silly Walks! :o)
- Galapagos is a new cartoon feature that comments on the human condition through the wry comments of the whimsical denizens of this remote island.
- DEJA I takes you inside the warped mind of a humor aficianado... it's a wonderful collection of offbeat and slightly warped humor, with lots of links to other humor sites.
- Looking for Some Pretty Good Jokes? Here's a site where you can find yourself a bellyful of belly laughs.
If you have hours to spend doing nothing but finding things that will make you laugh, make you groan, or just stun you with bad taste, pay a visit to NetFreak's Funnies. Something for everyone, neatly categorized for your chuckling pleasure!
- All aboard! Visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.
- Do you like to play with trains? You can interactively control a Model Railroad!
- Do you need to work off a little frustration? Why don't you Throw a Virtual Snowball at someone!
- Would you lilke your fortune told? Find out what the stars have in store for you? A tarot reading? Visit the Gypsy's Parlor and she will consult the mystic arts for you. She also offers plenty of links and some nifty animated GIF's to entertain you.
For the Young or Young-at-Heart
- Explore the wonderful world of science with the Kid's Science Hotlist.
- Does anyone want to know all about Dinosaurs? I thought you would.
- How many 8-year-olds do you know with their own homepage? Well, Kate has one, and it is outstanding. A fun place for the young, and the young-at-heart alike.
- Wombat's Children's Page is another good place to drop off the kids.
- As is the playground at KidsCom.
- And, of course, Walt Disney is always a favorite.
- For the younger set (or the young at heart), you might find Winnie-the-Pooh appealing.
- Tenny's Kids Page has plenty of wholesome links for children to browse freely.
- If you are, as I was, a fan of the Whos I bring you all fantasmagorical news! Join Horton, the Grinch, and Bartholomew, as we go On Beyond Zebra and meet Dr. Seuss!
- My goodness! My gracious! What do we have here? Another fine Seussian homepage, m'dear! With stories, and booklists, and covers galore, and witty analysis, discussions, and more! See Imelda's Seuss Page and you'll surely win, enjoying her humor, with a Seussian spin.
- The Little Planet Times is an online newspaper created and written by kids, for kids.
- For the sports-minded youngsters, Sports Illustrated for Kids takes a youth-oriented look at the wonderful world of sports.
Expand Your Mind
- Whether you're a teacher or a parent looking for ways to entertain and educate your children, the Busy Teacher's Website K-12 offers plenty of resources for you to use.
- Do you have trouble remembering all the elements? I know I do. Here is a wonderful, clickable
Periodic Table of the Elements to tell you everything you need to know about the components our world is built from... Mr. Grant would have loved this site!
- The Tech Museum of Innovation is an outstanding site, providing an online museum featuring science and technology. Have some fun with their "hands on" exhibits.
- With a lighthearted approach that makes science fun and understandable, Whelmers Science Activities is a must for science lovers and technophobes alike.
Looking for adventure? Join Dr. Luann Becker on her Expedition to Antarctica Searching for Meteors from Mars!
Would you like to take part in the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)? The SETI@Home project has a way for you to help by linking your home PC into a world-wide network distributing the complex calculations necessary to analyze their data.
You'd be surprised how much of what we "know" about science just ain't true! Visit the Bad Science homepage and find out how many of those things you learned in high school were wrong!
- Turn back the clock to the dawn of the era of air power. Take a look at a documentary of the use of Blimps by the U.S. Navy, as chronicled by a retired radioman who used to track submarines from these airborne platforms. A fascinating personal glimpse into a bit of history.
- Explore the history of the United States, and the world, with The History Net.
- If you were as enthralled with the story in the movie "Braveheart" as I was, you might also be fascinated by the true story of the Historical William Wallace, whose heroic exploits inspired the film.
Lovers of medieval and feudal times should enjoy a visit to Castles of the World, featuring pictures of some of the most beautiful Castles in the world.
Cultures of the World
- Writers in Stone tells us about the Anasazi, the ancient indian tribe of the "four corners" region of the USA, with information about their civilization, their cliff-dwelling pueblos, and their culture.
- Welcome to the Cape Flats gives us a glimpse into a fascinating culture within a culture near Cape Town, South Africa.
- The Polynesian Society, dating back to 1892, presents a scholarly look at the Pacific island cultures.
- More information can be found about the ancient Anasazi culture at the Anasazi Heritage Center in Colorado.
- If seeking out the secrets of lost societies is what interests you, perhaps the Archaeological Excavations in South Africa will satisfy your cravings.
- One of the most isolated native cultures in the USA, the Havasupai Indian tribe, has found in the Internet a way to stay in touch with the rest of the world.
- Enter the world of the nomadic Berbers of the Sahara and Morocco.
- The Kurds have been prominent in the news and recent history in the Middle East... Meet these fascinating and troubled people on the Kurdistan Web.
Politics, Opinion, and Contraversy
The Wheels of Government
- Will the Republican revolution regain its momentum and change the direction of the Federal Government?
- Or will the Democrats regroup and re-take control of the Congressional agenda?
- The Libertarians would like to see Big Government shrink to a shadow of it's current bloated form.
- If you're an activist for more intervention by the government on behalf of the environment or animal rights, perhaps the Greens are more your cup of tea.
- Or maybe you want to join the disaffected army of Ross Perot's
Commentary and Discussion
- Where are you on the political spectrum? Find out with the politics quiz.
- Who says Talk Radio can't make a difference? Roger Hedgecock, San Diego's own crusader of the airwaves offers opinions and useful advice on taking on "the system".
- See how the modern Conservative movement is preparing for the 21st Century at Empower America.
- The efforts of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform may be our best chance to unburden the economy.
- From both comic and editorial pages across the country, they speak to us with their irreverent attitude... now you can visit them online at the Doonesbury Electronic Town Hall.
- Project Vote Smart is a scrupulously non-partisan organization dedicated to cutting through the B.S., finding unbiased, factual information and getting it out to the voters. A great, informative, and useful service.
- If you think that conservatism is only for "angry white males", think again... Ken Hamblin, "The Black Avenger" shows that there can be diversity of thought, as well as ethnic heritage.
Worried about "Big Brother", Black Helicopters, and world-wide coverups? Well, here's one for all you paranoids, neurotics, and good old-fashioned conspiracy buffs... the absolute best Conspiracy Theory site on the web!
- And on tonight's Crossfire: Patricia Ireland vs Rush Limbaugh!
News and Business
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! -- Newspapers on the Net
- Stay on top of business and financial news with the Online version of the Wall Street Journal.
- The Electronic Mail & Guardian is a great looking and informative news magazine site in South Africa where you can get a little different perspective on the news of the world. They also have great sections on PC's and the Internet. One of the best of the online newspapers.
- My home-town newspaper,The San Diego Union~Tribune was among the pioneers in putting their entire newspaper online.
- The Nando Times is one of the best of the online newspapers, covering everything under the sun (and the moon as well...) in an easy to use format.
- If you're looking for an overview of national news, sports, business, and amusing "factiods", grab a copy of USA Today.
- Several "Local" newspapers from major metropolitan areas also have a reputation as being "newspapers of record" nationwide:
The Los Angeles Times,
The New York Times,
and the Washington Post.
- For my friends around the US (RL as well as online), here are some newspapers from around the Country:
San Francisco, California;
Colorado Springs, Colorado;
Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Asbury Park, New Jersey;
Albuquerque, New Mexico;
- And for my net-pals all over the world:
ComputorEdge now offers an online version of their weekly magazine with computer related articles, columns, forums, and handy hints.
More will be added as I uncover them... To all my online friends: If I've missed your hometown online newspaper, drop me a line and I'll add it! :o)
- Reach out and touch someone... with your finger.
- Keep track of updates to your favorite places on the net with the Url Minder.
- Here's something I'll bet you're all waiting for: A clickable, Web-based Newsreader Website -- Zippo Com.
- Do you need to find someone? A long-lost friend, or an old classmate? Look them up at the Switchboard, you'll be amazed who you can find there.
- Another tool for finding people on the Net is the WhoWhere People Search.
- Another excellent browser-based Usenet news reader/search tool, and perhaps the best of the lot, is Deja News. You can read, post, and search for subjects. Very powerful, flexible, and easy to use.
Looking for something on the Internet? Homepages? Someone's e-mail address? Someone's RL address? A particular file? The Web Ferrets can find it for you. No, not the furry little critters, but some powerful Shareware search tools that you can tailor to your needs.
Looking for software? Shareware? Freeware? There's a Tucows site near you where you can download software for just about any application you can imagine.
If you've ever wanted or needed to know what time it is anywhere in the world, here's a great little Timezone Converter for you to use.
The Shopping Mall
- Colorado Rockers makes high-quality hand made wooden rocking toys. Kids love them... I know, I bought one for my nephew!
- Do you like Rush Limbaugh's colorful ties? Well, now you can shop for them online!
- They're not quite operational yet, but soon you will be able to order pizza online from Pizza Hut or Round Table!
- Go shopping for treats in the beautiful Hawai'ian Islands! Start with their Trivia Page, where you can win prizes and browse around their stock of goodies... everything from t-shirts, coffee mugs, coconuts and pineapples to chocolate-covered Macadamia nuts! Yum! :o9
- If you're looking for a powerful and flexible multi-file Match/Update/Manipulation utility program for an MVS Mainframe, take a look at DYNA-MatCH! With a few control statements you can perform matches, comparisons, file updates, merges, etc. that used to require you to write complex programs to accomplish.
- Famous for their top quality video cards, Diamond Multimedia Services has a site to show off their latest products and download software upgrades for their products.
- Raven's Designs International showcases some beautiful Jewelry by Raven made in an amazing variety of styles.
- Preparing for that trip to the supermarket becomes easier with Supermarkets Online, where you can check out the specials at your local markets, build shopping lists for recipes, and even get discount coupons for your favorite products.
- Looking for a hard-to-find CD? Trying to complete your collection? Now you can do your Music CD shopping right from your PC! Check out Molly Malone's Music on the WWW.
- If you're shopping for a car, you might want to stop in at Dealer Net, where you can find information about just about any new or used car available: Technical specifications, performance data, options, pricing, and local dealers. You can do just about everything except take a test drive, or kick the tires.
- For a long time J.C. Penney has been a staple of shopping malls, downtown shopping districts, and catalog sales... now you can shop, or window shop, online!
- Shamey Metalcraft features an outstanding array of beautifully designed and crafted pieces of jewelry, buckles, pins, and keychains. He also features one of the more amazing hobbies I've seen with his amazing collection of intricate carvings made from simple toothpicks and fruit pits! You really have to see it to believe it.
- Yuppies and baby-boomers everywhere can shop online for some of their favorite outdoor and leisure clothing at L.L. Bean.
- Collectors of those hard-to-find phonograph records (Remember "45's" ???) will be in hog heaven at Music Search Inc. They specialize in vintage records from the 60's, 70's and 80's their online catalog gives you a good sampling of their huge (250,000 records) warehouse collection.
For a taste of small-town Colorado, stop in at the Bayou Salado Trading Post, where you can shop for coffee, Colorado souvenirs, and even book a campout in an Indian Tepee!
- Are you a boater? Do you need a lawyer? The Land and Sea Defense Team is there for you! A law firm with a sense of humor (their logo is a shark!). In addition to info about their legal services, they also provide a lot of fun and entertainment on this clever and creatively designed page.
- is a Telecommunications company looking to take on "the Big Boys" in the global marketplace.
The Wide, Weird, Wonderful World of the Web
Babes and Hunks
Folklore, Myths, Legends, and the Paranormal
- Explore the contraversy over the Face on Mars.
- UFO buffs can read all about Crop Circles in England.
- The UFO Folklore page is an entertainingly designed page teeming with information about the UFO phenomenon... Visitors from Outer Space? Hoaxes? Mass Hysteria? Take a look and make up your own mind.
- Explore modern myths and Urban Legends from around the world on Arthur Goldstuck's Legends from a Small Country
- Dark Shadows was an eerie horror/fantasy TV show in the 70's... here's a great page that fans of the show will love.
For some of the best and most coherent information about the truth, myth, and plain old hokum about Urban Legends, check out Snopes' Urban Legends Reference Pages site. There are writeups on some of the best known Web Legends in the "Tales of the Wooden Spoon: Faxlore/Netlore" section.
- Web voyeurs can now watch what is going on almost anywhere on earth with Live Cameras all over the world!
- If you're easily grossed out you might want to skip the Spam Cam... If you've ever had some forgotten food turn into a "Science Project" on you, this site is for you.
- Are you a nerd? Do you wonder if you are a nerd? Is someone you love a nerd? Here's your chance to take the
Nerdity Test and find out!
- Be sure and take a ride on The Lunacy Catapult, a sure-fire place to find some inspired lunacy!
- Follow the adventures of Dennis D. Gnome, a runaway garden Gnome and founder of the Garden Ornament Liberation Front (G.O.L.F) as he travels the world and awaits a better offer from his former owner. Great fun!
- Oh oh! Are you in trouble? Need a good excuse? Your Evil Little Brother can come up with a creative excuse for almost any situation!
- This site might belong in the "music" category, but I felt it really belonged here... :o) If you're not familiar with Dr. Demento, you're in for a real treat! He's a syndicated D.J. who specializes in the odd, weird, strange... in a word, Demented music that occasionally pops up among the conventional and homogenized pap of the pop music world. If you have a sense of humor at all, you will love the wacky attitude of Dr. D!
- Are you stuck for a great, pithy quote about some vexing aspect of this great game called life? Check out the
Oscar Wilde Quote Generator for a boundless source of wit and wisdom from one of the great Bon Mot masters of our time.
- Do you want to Make a W.I.S.H.? What the hell is a W.I.S.H. anyhow? How do you make one? Is this for real? Is this guy kidding? Or did he inhale? :o) Take a look and find out for yourself!
- Taking the scientific method to it's hilariously logical conclusion, The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project conducts a variety of comical experiments to determine the properties of those notoriously indestructible snack cakes.
- Have you ever wanted to take a look at a county fair from a real "insider's" perspective? If the answer is "yes", then
Cow Cam is just what you've been waiting for.
- OK, here's a site that will warm the hearts of cat lovers everywhere! The Cat's House showcases the home of a family who has made their entire home "Cat Friendly" to accomodate the needs of their furry little friends.
- Here's all the News (or is that Moos...) fit to print! The Herdenstine Herald is an online newspaper that views the world from the Bovine perspective. Fun... wierd, but fun.
- If you have a sick or morbid sense of humor, or are simply fascinated by some of the bizarre tidbits of information that abound, you should probably get a kick out of the Morbid Fact du Jour.
- Anthony is a Punk Rock afficianado who has, among other things, published his own e-zine about his favorite music form. He has also endeavored to elevate Aggravation to an art form... If you're into Punk, offbeat humor, or just be aggravated by his collection of the most annoying aspects of Web culture, pay a visit to
Aggravation To The Nation.
Looking for a way to insult someone without resorting to vulgarity? Harken back to Elizabethan times, and let the Shakespearean Insult Generator create an epithet in the style of the great Bard.
This one is so wierd it's hilarious! Someone with too much time on his hands has created a tool so you can see your favorite Web page
Translated into Pig Latin!
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- Would you like to have your Personality analyzed? Well, now you can.
- Are you a budding detective? The Detective Mystery reveals some of the tricks of the trade. Learn about the capabilities of Tempest technology and how to infer information from someones Social Security number.
- OK Trekkies! (or is it Trekkers???) Have you ever gotten the urge to learn Klingon? Enroll now at the Klingon Language Institute so you can understand the dialouge in the Star Trek movies without having to read the subtitles.
- Just in case you only think you're hungry, you can order up a Virtual Pizza... delivered right to your screen!
- Cat Fanciers will love this site! Turkish Vans isn't about slab-sided transport vehicles... it's about an ancient and interesting breed of cat. Purrrrrrrr!
- More cats! Big ones this time... The Ocelot Club is a page for fans of this beautiful animal that is one of the least known of the big cats.
- The California Beer Guide is the chronicle of how a couple of aspiring filmmakers travelled around California, sampling local Microbreweries and Brew Pubs, while they filmed their first movie. It's a great guide to small California breweries, as well as an entertaining story of their filmmaking endeavors.
- If you've ever been curious about your ability at trivia, apects of your personality, or just about anything else, you can
Test Yourself and find out just how much you know, or where you fit into the world.
Don't know what to cook for dinner tonight? Then it's time to SOAR! That's the Searchable Online Archive of Recipes.
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