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Jenny
2653.  Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:42 am Reply with quote

If you've found a superb website - funny, serious, made you laugh, cry, think - post your link here, and something that might make the rest of us want to go and have a look. I don't think I could cope with pornography though so none of that please. And if it's art it had better be easily defensible. The decision of the referee (me) in this matter is final...


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Jenny
2654.  Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:45 am Reply with quote

One I came across today that I thought you lot would like to share:

http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/index.htm

As any fule kno, Nigel molesworth is the curse of st custard's which is the skool he is at. He says:

Quote:
It is uterly wet and weedy as i shall (i hope) make clear but of course that is the same with all skools.


Do go and have a look. It made me laugh.

 
Jenny
2655.  Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:52 am Reply with quote

For fans of weblogs, the ultimate blog - Pepys' Diary. Started by Phil Gyford on January 1st this year, this posts entries one day at a time from Pepys' diary, so we are currently on December 2nd 1660, and King Charles II has been restored to the throne. We await the arrival of the new queen with interest. Pepys has been busy decorating his new house and constructing a new doorway into the yard, but he had too much to drink on Saturday December 1st and had to recover from a hangover on Sunday. Moreover he didn't like his dinner because the sauce for the mutton was too sweet.

A whole community of annotators (including me) has grown up around this site, and the annotations are very interesting and often scholarly. I check into it every morning over my first cup of tea of the day.

http://www.pepysdiary.com/

 
Flash
2676.  Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:22 pm Reply with quote

I dare say you are all already aware of Arts & Letters Daily at http://www.aldaily.com, a digest which links to selected articles from periodicals across the web.

 
JumpingJack
2703.  Wed Dec 03, 2003 8:01 pm Reply with quote

I commend this site to Your Worships:

www.boundaryinstitute.org

On-line telepathy testing. Take the tests. Enjoy. Suffer. Deliberate.

 
Jenny
2740.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:25 am Reply with quote

For those, like me, who are very ignorant and untechie, this is a useful site which tells you all about ASCII symbols (what they? read the site)

http://www.hypergurl.com/asciisymbols.html

 
Jenny
2747.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:11 am Reply with quote

A database of the meaning of 3449 African names:

http://www.hell.be/bouba/fset.asp?http://www.hell.be/bouba/AfricanNames/index.asp?Letter=B

 
Jenny
2770.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:35 am Reply with quote

I posted this one on the site a while ago, but it belongs here really. According to the Tate's website:

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Shilpa Gupta's blessed-bandwidth.net invites visitors to log on, choose a religion and get blessed. After selecting from a range of faiths, visitors can view photographs and video of the artist visiting the relevant place of worship with a network cable which she asked to have blessed by the priest or authority. The website also offers its users the chance to receive their own blessings online and provides a certificate to mark the occasion. Blessed-bandwidth.net acts as a space for visitors to reflect on religion and its role in a world that is often divided by faith. The site juxtaposes real and virtual worlds and encourages visitors to consider how these worlds might overlap and merge.


http://www.blessed-bandwidth.net/

 
Hans
2772.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:42 am Reply with quote

One name says it all, www.bored.com.
Have fun.

 
Flash
2786.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:23 am Reply with quote

This official site gives a macabre account of everybody of death row in Texas, including a full account of each individual's last meal request (cigarettes and beer are listed where requested, alongside the comment that the request is denied):

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/deathrow.htm

and this is a series of articles written by a San Quentin inmate about what it's like to be on death row:

http://www.deadmantalking.com/engels/frame.htm

 
Jenny
2795.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:45 pm Reply with quote

Light a candle for peace:

http://www.webshots.com/sp/peace_candle/

 
Jenny
2807.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:56 pm Reply with quote

Courtesy of Jack:

http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/

The SIS stands for the Society of Interdisciplinary Studies, and their front page tells us about them:


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The SIS was formed in 1974 to consider the role global cosmic catastrophes may have played in our history, and even recorded by cultures worldwide in their oral and written ancient traditions.
We also consider the effect catastrophes have on other disciplines, such as biology, cosmology, geology, psychology, archaeoastronomy, astrophysics, linguistics, and other areas such as religion.

Catastrophism also demands that there should be corroboration between disciplines, making catastrophism truly interdisciplinary and inclusive.

Topics covered include:

Ancient history revisions and dating methods
The "stability" of the Solar System
The origins and history of religion
Rock art & mythology as a historic record
The role of plasma in the universe
The long-term trauma of catastrophes
Linguistics and the origin of words
The cause of evolution, and its rate of change

 
Jenny
2808.  Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:01 pm Reply with quote

http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/

The journal of parapolitics, Lobster magazine should appeal to anybody interested in the seamy underside of politics. A boon for conspiracy theorists.

 
Bradford
2848.  Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:39 pm Reply with quote

For those who find it sufficiently challenging to remember English Weights & Measures, here is a site which will convert your inches to centimeters, your Fahrenheit to Celsius, your miles into kilometers, and back again:

http://www.texloc.com/closet/cl_conversion.html

Likewise, if you want the latest dope on The Dollar vs. The Pound vs. The Euro, Heidi can help:

http://www.hausheidi.com/currency.htm

And if you'd like to be reminded of what time it is in the country you're doing business with, there's the World Clock with its many Time Zones:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

And to bring that o'clock home in the most vivid visual way, try this current World Sunlight Map:

http://www.die.net/earth/

I hope all these work!

 
Jenny
2850.  Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Those are useful as well as interesting - thanks Bradford :-)

 

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