Obligatory Page of Links
obligatory (or at least customary, or at least, was customary once
upon a time when everybody's web site was hand made, and not
hosted on MySpace. What can I say, I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy.)
"My Favorite Links" page. Except they're not my
favorite links, necessarily. Instead, it's links that I
think other people might find interesting.
- The Tales of Future Past
- A massive compendium of what we used to think the future would look like. (added December 2008)
- The Muppet Wiki
- An absolutely astonishing, nearly frightening, compendium of "everything related to Jim Henson and the Muppets." (added July 2008)
Brent Black Panama Hats
- An incredible, informative, and remarkably well-written site for what quite credibly claims to be the source of ”the world‘s finest Panama hats.“ (added May 2007)
- With gallery, ”home to unique, odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual
musical instruments and resources.“ (added March 2007)
The Payphone Project
- It's about calling a payphone and talking to whatever random person happens to
wander past and answer.
- "Your best online source for everything EVIL." It was gone for years, but then it came back! Yay! (re-added April 2015)
- Mr. Siegel wrote one of the first, and still one of the
best, books that addressed the design of a web site.
His "home page" is a fun example of design for design's
The Blue Dot
- Another place to experience, um, experiences is this
site from Razorfish Studios.
- Chank Diesel is an opinionated font designer, and, well,
his site is opinionated and loaded with examples of his
fonts. Any font fan will find something to cock their head
- A horrible health risk endangers us all! Learn what you can do to
protect yourself, and others, from the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide.
WWWF Grudge Match
- Oh, it was a lot funnier in the old days. Nevertheless,
it's still pretty good. The site sets up an X vs. Y
scenario, has some arguments on who would win, and then has
you, the visitor vote. What's so hilarious is who X and Y
are. For example: Men In Black vs. Mork, Daffy vs. Donald,
The Village People vs. The Spice Girls, Pee-wee Herman vs.
Gilligan, MacGyver vs. The A-Team, (I Dream of) Jeannie vs.
Samantha (of Bewitched), . . . you get the idea.
- This is a highly satiric newspaper-like web site that,
oh, just go visit it and write your own description.
- These hand-remade, er, devices are blender/phone
hybrids. You have to hold the blender to your ear to talk to
somebody, and when somebody calls you, it blends. I almost
want one, just because it's so very strange.
- The Athanasius Kircher Society
- ”Chartered to perpetuate the spirit and sensibilities of the late Athanasius Kircher, SJ.
Our interests extend to the wondrous, the curious, the singular, the esoteric,
and the sometimes hazy frontier between the plausible and the implausible—anything
that Father Kircher might find inspiring if he were alive today.“ (added March 2007)
- This is a Smithsonian
Internet-based exhibit which "uses common, everyday objects to tell stories about people, their
cultures, and the meanings they associate with their possessions. "
A Fringe-Watcher's Guide To High WWWeirdness
- Everybody needs a hobby. One of Mark Bourne's is to
collect wackos, weirdos, and crackpots. But Mark's actually
a very nice guy in person.
- and finally, C*E*A, The Centre for the Easily Amused
- These people have been collecting links to places
that make you say "Huh?" for years. It's really quite
frightening in a Who'dAThunkIt sort of way.