Sunday, December 03, 2006

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I realize that a lot of you read my blog via RSS feed, so you don't actually visit the site. This is a shame, because I have a lot of really cool sites linked to my blog that you should be checking out. I've added a few recently, but since they're really easy to overlook, I'm going to sum them up for you. Add these to your list of places to check out when you need something to do.

  • The 100 Hour Board. Your questions, our answers. 100 hours to the answer to any question you can think of. Most of you probably arrived at this blog from there, actually.
  • Stuff on my cat. Picture of people putting stuff on their cats. I find this to be immensely entertaining.
  • Create a snowflake. This is a page run by Popularfront that lets you create a Flash snowflake with just a few cuts here and there. It's really cool - I managed to spend nearly an hour playing with it a couple of days ago. As more and more snowflakes are made, the site managers donate increasingly more money to the Salvation Army.
  • KEXP. 90.3 FM, Seattle. The best indie rock station out there. Love it.
  • last.fm. Another really solid Internet radio station, though I must confess I haven't touched this one in months. I used to love it, though.
  • Pandora Internet radio. I love this one. Pandora lets you enter bands and artists you like to listen to, then creates a radio station out of those and similar artists. It's fantastic, and all free. Enjoy.
  • Pitchfork Media. News outlet for indie rock and the like. I like it, at least.
  • 3hive. Same thing, but with music sharing.
  • Subpop Records. One of the indie rock standards, featuring bands like Band of Horses, Wolf Parade, and the Postal Service.
  • Uncyclopedia. Like Wikipedia, but full of humorous lies.
  • Book-a-minute. Amusing and extremely brief summaries of famous books and films, usually to about a sentence or two.
  • Theodore - friend to all. My webcomic. Love it.
  • The encyclopedia of manliness. What could be more manly than a lumberjack punching Santa?
  • Jews for bacon. This explains itself, I think.
  • Look Around You. This is a BBC educational spoof that I find absolutely hysterical. They're a bunch of programs that purport to be factual, but are clearly full of lies. You'd be remiss if you didn't at least watch one.
  • Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency. An overeducated online humor magazine. Just witty articles such as "Short, Imagined Monologues" and "Open Letters to People or Entities Who Are Unlikely to Respond." I love them.
  • Paint like Jackson Pollock. Drag a cursor around the page and splatter paint everywhere. It's a surprising amount of fun.
  • Kingdom of Loathing. An online role-playing game that makes fun of real role-playing games. If I didn't have a near-constant amount of work to do, I'd play this game every day.
  • Toothpaste for Dinner. The most addictive comic on the web (at least, until Theodore gets off the ground).
  • Web sudoku. America's fastest-growing puzzle game. Great if you need to kill a few minutes.
  • Samurai sudoku. For those of you who feel regular sudoku are too easy, why not try five grids at once?
Seriously, if you aren't paying attention to the sites I link on the sidebar, you're missing out.

11 comments:

Bawb said...

There goes my niche. Excellent stuff, especially the snowflake page.

Anonymous said...

If your wondering what to play next in your Pandora player, check this site for ideas:

http://pandorastations.crispynews.com

flippin said...

So, Uncyclopedia is different from Wikipedia in that the lies are humorous?

Thirdmango said...

The encyclopedia of Manliness is actually a full book, my roommate owns it and it's pretty funny. But if you want more of this guys humor check out his website at http://maddox.xmission.com/

noelle feather said...

Thank you! I just saved the link to the book a minute site. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

This is the most fantastic link list I've come across in ages. Major kudos.

Also - I'm forever in your music debt. Just wanted to let you know.

Melyngoch said...

I really really really really wish you hadn't told me about that snowflake page.

L'Afro said...

I AM Jackson Pollock. I just found out.

music helpster said...

hype.non-standard.net is a mp3 blog aggregator and it is good because you can choose what songs you want to listen to. I like it better than pandora and I didn't think I would.

Ryan said...

forgot one...

* http://www.ryanbyrd.net . Probably the coolest site in utah

her said...

I'm obsessed with last.fm out of all of those, have been for nearly a year now; actually, I'm listening to "Similar Artists to Emiliana Torrini" at the moment. :)