Random Stuff

(updated 6 April 2002)

These links are more-or-less randomly chosen; they consist of pages whose subject matter interested me but which didn't fit anywhere else.

NEW Abandoned Stations A list of abandoned subway stations in NYC. Interesting, what you can find on the Web.
Academy of Saint Gabriel A very good collection of links to historically-accurate names, so that if you want to know what a Dutch Woman was named before 1100, this is the place to go.
Africam Webcams from Africa--how cool is that?
AlternaTime An excellent collection of timelines, from Jackie Robinson to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to atomic bomb to, well, lots of other stuff.
Around the World in 80 Clicks A nice site on various places around the world.
Asia Society's Asia Food A premiere online source for Asian recipes and ingredients. Very well-designed and pretty to look at, too.
Babylon 5 Episode Review Page An episode guide to Babylon 5, the best dramatic science fiction show ever done (with the exception of Quark, I mean)
Bawarchi A very good site of recipes for and advice on making Indian food.
NEW Boilerplate An amusing and eccentric take at Victorian robots.

Bounty Hunters Online A very interesting online resource for bounty hunters. Hey, it interests me, anyhow.
NEW Charles Fort Web Site With the e-text writings of that most curious of characters, Charles Fort.
Chiasso The site for a store selling interesting and odd things.
Cities/Buildings Image Database "A collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world."
Click and Zoom "We are a directory of Internet sites that offer web cam views of cities, skylines, and scenic vistas worldwide."
Clockwork Storybook A surprisingly good shared-world anthology of online fiction.
Cocktail Recipes Well, I need these.
The Cosmic Baseball Association Luis Bunuel pitches to Anais Nin. Who wins? Teams of famous artistic types play each other here. Just go here, okay?
Crane Iron Pentalogy A good coverage of the literary source for the sublime Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
NEW Cult Listing A very thorough list of the world's cults.

Dead People Server How many times has this happened to you? You're fast asleep, and then you wake up, driven by a gnawing need to know whether Lucille Ball is still alive or not, and if she's not, when she died? Well, the Dead People Server can help satisfy that need.
Drew's Scripts-O-Rama Index Reading movie scripts and transcripts isn't quite as much fun as actually seeing the movies, but it's close. This Drew nutty-nut has made available lots of scripts for our pleasure, and I think we owe it to him to go read them. Besides, haven't you ever wanted to read Jules' "Ever read the Bible?" spiel (from Pulp Fiction) at your leisure?
eBay Be careful--you might lose a lot of money here. Still, the world's largest and best online auction house is really useful and fun.
Ernest Hemingway Denigration Society A group poking deserved fun at that most overrated of American authors.

* Ethnic Grocer may, as some charge, be exploitive and pitched towards Yuppie-wannabes, but darn it, it's a handy store for buying non-standard-American recipes.
Graniteland A store on stone that provides samples of all sorts of stone--which also make for good site backgrounds.
NEW Groupie Central For all your groupie gossip and dish!
* Heraldry on the Internet A great reference source for heraldry.
Historical Armed Combat Association Not quite what you'd think, this group actually does their research and reaches some interesting conclusions based on solid historical fact. Well worth looking at.
H.R.Giger, Only Official WebSite Of The Swiss Artist If you've never seen Giger's work, you're in for a creepy treat. But you probably have--he's the one who designed the Aliens for the Alien movies, among many, many other things.
Humbul Humanities Hub A very good hub site for finding humanities resources.

Huy Fong Foods Purveyors of fine hot sauces.
Iron Chef--Unofficial Site The Iron Chef is a wonderfully over-the-top Japanese cooking show whose point is a weekly cook-off under severe time constraints. It's gloriously demented fun.
Jump the Shark "Jumping the shark" is a phrase for when a tv show irrevocably begins its downhill slide. This site amusingly examines that phenomenon.
Kronos: A Chronological History of the Martial Arts and Combative Sports A decent chronology and a great assortment of links.
Language Workplace A nice site for buying translation services (and, believe me, with the increasing globalization of the Internet this is a service that you'll want and need more of as time goes by)
Lileks Institute of Official Cheer A humor site, but unlike most of that breed this one is actually amusing.
Martial Arts Global A good array of links on various forms of martial arts.
Martial Arts Links More good links.
Meathead's Webhole A funny site riffing on and mocking Trent Reznor & Nine Inch Nails.
Mirrorshades Postmodern Archive "A pastebomb feast of raw clippings out of Bruce Sterling's email, mixed with a tasty soupçon of street tech and litcrit."
NEW * Miss Manners The archive of the grande dame's writings, from the Washington Post's site.
Monty Python's Holy Grail Some divinely inspired fool has storyboarded MPatHG using Legos. Brilliant! (Just go look at it, okay?)
Moomintroll Home Page A site devoted to that divinely inspired series of books.
Movie Scripts and Screenplays Neither so good nor so thorough as Drew's Script-o-Rama, but it's still worth a look.
Neat New Stuff on the Net A site, compiled by a librarian and updated weekly, showing the best and most worthy sites (of serious subject matter) on the 'Net. Very handy.
Nizkor Feature: Fallacies A very nice, concise, and thorough guide to logical fallacies.
Nizkor: a Response to Holocaust Denial An essential resource for debunking Holocaust denial.
Not Proud A guilty pleasure of mine. People post online confessions about things they aren't proud of.
Origami Page A handy page on origami.

Original I Ching Hexagrams Index An explanation of each of the hexagrams of the I Ching.
Pteranodon's View A nice guide to alternate histories and how to write them.
The Quabbin Reservoir A good summary of that Lovecraftian body of water.
Roadfood A great guide for "finding the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America."

Salsas, Etc! A good online store for buying the hot stuff.
Santo and Friends I apologize, I really do, but...I like this site.
* Semiotics for beginners A really nice introductory guide to semiotics. If you don't know what that is, why not visit here and find out?
Soup of the Evening A good site for soup.
Soup Recipe A very good site for soup recipes. Love that soup.
Space Ghost FAQ Although the person who compiles this is a distasteful, hateful sort, the information is valuable.
Space Ghost news If you're at all interested in Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, the second-funniest show on television, then you'll want to go here.

The Straight Dope Ah, Cecil Adams, what would we do without you? If you're at all interested in having obscure questions answered or hoaxes debunked, you'll enjoy The Straight Dope.
A Strange Machine Writer Warren Ellis' new of rants and short fiction.
Strategy Page Articles and news on various war-related subjects.
Sword Forum International "Dedicated to the art, forging, collecting, and practitionary use of swords of various cultures and time periods."
Tai Seng Video An outstanding store for buying Chinese, Hong Kong, and Japanese film.
NEW The Unexplained Site Site Dot Com A web site devoted to the unexplained and the occult, from the Mothman to the Brown Lady.
Urban Legends Reference Pages The essential site for learning about urban legends, both old and new.
Voice of the Shuttle Links on cultural studies.
What did you say about my mother!? Oh, man, do I wish I'd thought of this. A wonderful collection of mother jokes, some of which are laugh-out-loud hilarious.
What is a dollar worth? The Consumer Price Index, back to 1800. Very useful, if you're doing historical research.
WILD Pictures and stories from one traveler.



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