Liz and Kathy's Screen
House to Pavilion Page
Well, now that the election is over and outsourcing is still king, perhaps your looking for a new home!...or maybe just a cool tent for Pennsic. Liz and Cathy will show you how to do it here.
Thanks to the Vicar for bringing this site to our attention. From a fellow man of the cloth (an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church), it's just the thing for those of us who enjoy an occasional healthy dose of skepticism. Here you can read some inspirational pamphlets, try the Evolve-o-Matic game, check out Reverend Jim's FUQ, and find out why Santa is better than God. You'll even find a links to Jesus' home page, and the home of the Baby Jesus Butt Plug.
NICE SITE, BUT OF CORSET'S
NOT FOR EVERYONE
A pattern generator for a medieval corset...now the IB can sew one up and no one will ever know. (Liz's comment, not mine! — BR)
AN INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Not since deciding on a career from the list on the back of a matchbook has it been this easy to carve out your own niche in the business world. This site will help you get all the training you need to carry on that great tradition of tracking missing desperados, breaking down a door in the middle of the night, shooting up a living room and then insincerely apologizing for being in the wrong home. Oh yeah... you get to wear a badge, too.
Who has not been stricken with the expressive grace of Japanese Bonsai? Though once the sole province of the Plant Kingdom, Bonsai engineers have discovered new and fascinating ways to manipulate pussy (cats, that is).
SUPERMAN USED TO
MAKE THESE BY HAND
Always been told that you're a diamond in the rough? Worried that hardening of the arteries will eventually do you in? Want to leave a legacy of real family jewels? Check out this disturbing concept, brought to our attention by Mike D'Mage.
THIS STONE DOING IN MY ..."
The official Web site of The Stoned Soupers. Keep up with their gigs, listen to some tunes, view some pictures, shoot some IBs ... shoot some IBs?!?!?! ... yes, you read it right. Thanks to Mike d'Mage for this little diversion.
THINK BEFORE YOU
SAY SOMETHING STUPID!
OK, it isn't a Web site per se, but somebody found it on the Web and e-mailed it to Rodney, who nearly soiled his surplice guffawing, before printing it out and hanging it prominently on the wall of his sacristy, er- office. Actually, you could find this on the Web if you wanted to — go to http://images.google.com — the best image search engine on the Web.
WHAT DO ABE VIGODA
AND LADY BIRD JOHNSON HAVE IN COMMON?
Well ... they're not dead yet! Settle a bet! Win a pool! Read pithy comments about celebs and not-so-celebs! Check out the Dead People Server. This Internet Necronomicon has been helping people waste time since before the World Wide Web was born. Features lists of notable folks and their mortality status. It also has links, where appropriate, to the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) - another fabulous time-waster.
GET DOWN WITH DUBYA!
Who knew the Prez could cut such a rug? See also http://www.miniclip.com/unitedwedance.htm to see George Quincy Bush with his bitchin' dancing partner!
Some interesting marketing translations from Japanese advertisers. Courtesy of VK.
WHAT A BLAST!
Commercial airliners? Bacteria in envelopes? Hah! Lest we not forget the good old-fashioned paranoia we all grew up with, check out this site. Pick your location and see what kind of damage a nuke can do. Plenty of real scary facts and figures ... some nice historical footage, too.
JESUS H. CHRIST!
"Where the Worthwhile Worship — Unsaved Welcome!" Includes Surfin' the Net with Jesus, Daily Blessings with Sister Taffy, The True Christian® Movie Guide, The Wrath of God Quiz, and much more! A truly righteous site.
Create your own Yes classic with Virtual Jon — the Yessongs Big Generator!
Elfwood is quite the cornucopia of amateur fantasy and sci-fi art and original stories. Not quite the Art Show, but it'll do in a pinch for those of us jonesing for some new artwork in the middle of Winter.
... AND NOW FOR
SOMETHING COMPLETELY SERIOUS ...
Ever been hungry? Quite clever of the UN to do this. Go to the Hunger Site at the UN. All you do is click a button and somewhere in the world a hungry person gets a meal to eat, at no cost to you. The food is paid for by corporate sponsors (who gain advertising in the process because you see their logo). All you do is go to the site and click on the donate food button. It takes one second. However, you're only allowed one donation, so pass the word.
OVER 1.6 MILLION
Finally, a method of communication that crosses all cultural, socio-economic and urbanization barriers. English to Jive. Now this is useful! Michael the Hunter sent us this link. And understandably so. He just moved to Trenton.
YOU ALWAYS YURT
THE ONE YOU LOVE
Well, it finally happened. After many years of scheming by the fireside, planning at the feast table and designing in the nude swimming hole, those wascally SCA wabbits did it. They took over Russia. In an move that can not be described as surprising (the invasion event was announced in The Pike Staff - $32.50 on board, $18.75 off-board), a group of period adventurers surprised the Red Square Guard and set up camp in the Kremlin. Check out the news account and see why your vodka suddenly tastes like mead.
The Society for Creative Anachronism is a funny thing. Hidden deep in the recess of this fantasy based re-enactment group is a fantasy based fantasy group. Their name is whispered in hushed tones. Their exploits revered as legend. They are called The Tuchux. These are the people the original barbarians called different. They present all those good qualities of honor, courage, generosity and compassion. And they hardly wear any clothes. A dynamic combination. Take a look for yourself.
Il Ducato says of this site: "La parodia si addice al Web." While we really don't know what that means, or even what Il Ducato is, what we do know is that there's some really funny stuff on here. (Thanks again to Velveeta for clueing us in.)
DOWNLOAD AN MP3,
JUST LIKE THE COLLEGE KIDS!
Yeah, it's over 1.4 megabytes, and it's gonna take you forever to download, but it's worth it ... involuntary incontinence is guaranteed! If you're familiar with this clip from SNL, you might be able to figure out exactly what you'll be getting from the title alone, but if you haven't heard it, you're in for a guffaw or two (at least an earnest chortle). While you're waiting for it to download, program 911 into speed dial ... you might just bust a gut!
HEY, WHY AREN'T
ON THIS SITE?
Another Dedicated to the worst of the Web. Many of the older sites were so bad they don't exist any more, but some of their picks truly live up to the site's name. Enjoy!
Another link discovered by Liz. This one has some local flavor - a nice section on the Jersey Devil (who, of course, has been sighted at several Pipe 'n' Pints - although Rescue Ranger Punch might have more to do with that than anything else!).
CEILI HOUSE BAND
This page has sheet music for hundreds of traditional Celtic tunes.
(and other writing & ranting)
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/2532/(not working at the moment)
Eris clued us in to this page - a "great site for the eco-terrosist in all of us." There's some interesting original fiction and a lot of other links, including one about the Unabomber.
Justine points out that we probably should include a link to the site of the other "Known World Super Power" (see Junk Mail, 1:3 (1) Sep 98 for background). She additionally warns/advises: "If you go to the Pennsic site, you can click on the mummy and have your colon blessed!!!!" Holy Shit!
THE END OF THE
Anezka sent this link to another bevy (?), cadre (?), barrel (?) of artists. The graphic artwork is impressive, as are the line drawings, photos and other two-d pieces. There are also some Real Audio sound files that give you enough to make you want more. Finally, there are many links to other great sites. All in all, this is another good reason to give Anezka a big wet willie the next time you see her. Just don't mention my name.
HOW'D HE GET OLAF
THAT STUFF IN THERE?
As aptly described by Nostradamus in his 142nd Quatrain warning of the end of times, “A deafening sound will circle the globe, felling indigo crows from the sky and lifting mottled catfish above the tranquil depths. All vibrate at the approach of Olaf and his mighty chariot, Champion of the World, Novice 1-150 Class.” Congratulations Olaf on taking first place (and a cool cash purse) in the IASCA world finals competition.
BERT, WE HARDLY
And you thought Barney was bad? Get the real dirt on the darker side of Sesame Street's ambiguous duo. Winner of the 1998 "Webby" Award for wierdest site on the Web.
ROB O' THE WEEEEB?
Rob o' the Woood raided his bookmark file to send us this collection of some of his favorite sites.
Get your mind out of the gutter, please. This is actually a gallery of pre-Raphaelite paintings (most of which would qualify as being indecent under the Communication Decency Act) that Brother Rodney stumbled upon. What he can't understand is why one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is so important to the world of art that there's a whole genre named after him!
Here's a publication that's sure to occupy a place close to the hearts (and/or livers) of many a Revelwood citizen.
PUT YOUR EYE OUT
Velveeta sent us this link that provides access to more sites with things that can kill you than a Q clambake. This is a weapon collector's Nirvana. We always knew that woman was dangerous.
JESUS, YOU'VE GOTTA
Another little gem brought to our attention by Velveeta. Inspired by www.hamsterdance.com, apparently.
LIVING IN THE PAST
Here is another series of links for those who can't get enough of a time when there wasn't enough. This link provides access to seventeen sites that will tickle and inflame your most fervent medieval fantasies. Nell and Jen, also known as Tickle and Inflame, provided the link. Huzzah.
For those of you who attend the Society for Creative Anachronism's gathering known as the Pennsic War, The Chalkman is already a legend. For those of you who haven't been fortunate enough to visit The Chalkman, your life is not yet complete. Imagine a tavern filled to capacity with genius level musicians, known-world renowned storytellers, and a gathering of clever full-of-life people, watered liberally with one of the best home brewed beers ("The Burly Brew") to be made by bipeds, and you will visualize The Chalkman. The best part is that there are NO DUMBECKS ALLOWED. The Burly Ten Pint Men welcome you to visit their site and learn more about this trulyremarkable and wondrous place known as The Chalkman.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE
This is the web site for The Society for Creative Anachronism. Close your eyes and imagine this. Tens of thousands people, all dressed in varying aspects of medieval costume, each trying to out do each other with chivalry and style, each reliving a time of mystery, passion and fantasy. And some of them hitting each other on the head with sticks. As far as hobbies go, it beats the Hell out of bowling.
TO THE GALAXY
If there is one influence on the Artisan's Colony of Revelwood that can be traced to a single source, it is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. This five-book trilogy will tell you everything you need to know about human (and alien) behavior, the best places to drink in the galaxy and what to do in case you are subjected to Vogon poetry. It will even give you the answer to life, the universe and everything. What you do with it is up to you. Please, before you spend another day on this mostly-harmless planet, go to your local library and start to read these books. The knowledge and wisdom they will impart to you will make the world a better place for all of us.
SOUND BYTES &
TELEVISION SHOW THEMES
This site contains audio files of 60's, 70's & 80's television show themes like The Twilight Zone, The James Bond Theme, The Outer Limits, F-Troop, The Prisoner, The Time Tunnel, sound bytes like Marvin The Paranoid Robot saying "I'm Not Getting You Depressed Am I?"; Curly's "Yuk Yuk Yuk"; Lurch's "You Rang?" You get the idea. They work great on your desktop as instant background music. Imagine, your significant other, or boss, or assistant, or roommate has just walked into the room and said something completely off-the-wall. Wouldn't it be great if you could simply click on the icon have the Twilight Zone theme suddenly fill the air. Forget the proverbial picture, a good TV show theme is worth ten thousand words. (Click on the "Parent Directory" link for a slew of other sound clips.)