These links are more-or-less randomly chosen; they consist of pages
whose subject matter interested me but which didn't fit anywhere else.
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?
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.
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.
An amusing and eccentric take at Victorian robots.
Bounty Hunters Online
A very interesting online resource for bounty hunters. Hey, it interests
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."
A surprisingly good shared-world anthology of online fiction.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Martial Arts Global
A good array of links on various forms of martial arts.
Links More good links.
Meathead's Webhole A funny site
riffing on and mocking Trent Reznor & Nine Inch Nails.
Archive "A pastebomb feast of raw clippings out of Bruce Sterling's
email, mixed with a tasty soupçon of street tech and litcrit."
Miss Manners The archive of the grande dame's writings, from the Washington
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.
I Ching Hexagrams Index An explanation of each of the hexagrams of
the I Ching.
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
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.
is a dollar worth? The Consumer Price Index, back to 1800. Very useful,
if you're doing historical research.
and stories from one traveler.
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