that these links open in a new window
The part of my links section that grows at a steady
pace as I come across new sites that I like.
My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
Mil Millington's cult website has become a Guardian
column and a book because it is very, very, VERY
Dedicated to the gaffs that sports commentators
make. And you can learn Ronglish!
An amazing two minute tv ad. And they keep it up
with their 'Hate
Something' ad for diesels.
of a Number
We all worry about who's getting at us through the
web, but now they can even read minds. Honest! Click
above to find out.
Only the Aussies could compete against each other
Daily Dilbert cartoons online. Also Dilbert goodies.
My favourite is Dogbert's
Out! You demons of stupidity" desktop.
What started as a job application project has become
a classic for creating your own virtual pals.
The film may or may not be a classic (haven't seen
it) but the website certainly is. Stylishly menacing.
Interesting site that uses multimedia to bring you
the development of Manhattan over 370 years, including
The usual 'drag and distort the stars' site, but
No, not THE The
Office! Just an office Shockwave simulation
that cleverly promotes the design company ETC. For
the 'reality' of office life, see Garry
One of those bands you can't get enough of. Listen
to samples in audio
and read their biographies.
I've been a fan of superhero comics since my youth.
My particular favourites are Spiderman
and the X-Men.
(Also see the fans
site.) Find out which character in the latter
are most like.
Go to the main search site, type in 'weapons of
mass destruction' and hit the I'm Feeling Lucky
button. Alternatively, follow the same instructions
for 'French military victories'
The search for the one! The craze for submitting
a two word search on google and getting just one
result. Trouble is, as soon as the whack goes on
the website, the search starts to produce more results!
if LOTR was written by somebody else?
What started as a message board thread has become
a site in its own right as contributors imagine
Lord of the Rings written by someone else, from
Adams to Voltaire.
Beer in the Evening
Rates pubs across the country (the Witchwood,
Ashton was in the top 10 when I looked) and can
a pub crawl for you!
Another amusing cartoon movie.
of the Loon
A collection of some of the sillier content found
on the web. Managed by Australian, Peter Bowditch,
who also maintains the Millenium
Project (deliberate misspell) which also sets
out to debunk web lunacy, as well as the companion
Green Light, Full
Canvas Jacket, and the Rag-Tag
The web has become the home of hoaxes. Find out
more here, and also which well-trodden stories are
true and false.
Cup of Tea and a Sit Down
Everything you wanted to know about biscuits and
the British obsession with the 'tea break.' Endearingly
Will the Real Hussein Please Stand Up
Tasteless possibly, funny yes!
A fun take on virtual greetings. This one is animated
and you can add you own speech clips.
The anarchic working-class anti-hero seems to have
been around as long as I have! His creator, Reg
Smythe, died in 1998 aged 80.
Intended to allow science fiction fans to get an
impression of the true scale of science fiction
spacecraft by being able to compare ships. The amazing
thing is that you can drag and drop the illustrations
— how does he do that?!
Jayson Singe's portfolio website has some excellent
examples of how to use multimedia on the web, including
a glimpse of
life in Afghanistan.
Bringing together literature and imagery, such as
the sad and somewhat disturbing Letters
to a Lover. Locus
Novus takes a similar approach.
There is an old cartoon that tell the story of Abdul's
epic battle with Ivan Skavinsky Skivar.
If ever I was offered 'the last meal' it would probably
be a barbie. This site offers the history of the
barbecue and over 2,000 recipes.
Far Side-esque cartoons by David Farley with an
archive going back to 1993 when they were first
published on the web.
Guide Flyguy through the skies, into space and under
A research project set-up by the University
of Hertfordshire to find the funniest
joke in the world. 40,000 jokes were submitted
and were rated by 350,000 people in 60 countries.
The site doesn't list all the jokes but does analyse
by country. Personally, I like the one that
Familiar with those motivational posters at work?
Try the alterntive, such as "Hazards
- There is an island of opportunity in the middle
of every difficulty. Miss that, though, and you're
pretty much doomed."
Mark Fiore's animations
are mainly about American politics, but funny nonetheless.
Daniel Kurtzman's political
humour site is also worth a visit. I particularly
liked the 'oily'
Not a cult, a collective, performing random acts
It's hard to define what genre this game falls into.
It is part adventure, part puzzles, part arcade
and part a test of web skills. But whatever, it
is one of the most unusual games I've come across,
tracking down a serial killer by overcoming the
tests he sets you on the CD. I haven't seen much
written about it probably because it is a French
production that hasn't been released in the US.
It took three of us working together 18 hours to
crack it! A sequel is in the offing.
Pretty good online adventure/role playing game in
which you are a ghost!
Looking for the last resting place of the rich and
famour? Even includes that of one of my heroines,
Brilliant idea to 'free literature.' What you do
is register a book on the website with a review,
then just leave it somewhere, anywhere for someone
to pick up, read and do likewise.
Call Centre Confidential
Can't think why I haven't added this one before.
CCC is one of the most entertaining blogs on the
web, even though it is necessarily anonymous.
This was UK's first web-based, 3D church, which
opened for threer months on May 11th, created by
Ship of Fools
a nd sponsored by the Methodist Church. It is expected
to return when funding can be secured.
A cornucopia of links to what is hot and entertaining.
Any good tips? Pass them on here.
What it says on the can, from the ball shaped earthquake
house to the insomniac's