Photographers are a strange bunch. My old neighbor where my wife and I rented our first apartment was a photographer and although he was extremely nice, he was definitely a little strange. Of course, they will even admit it to you if you just ask. Or you can see it for yourself at One Shoe Diaries. The funny thing is, their work is always oddly intriguing but you have to wonder why in the world one would want to photo shoes left on the side of the rode. As someone with a very overactive imagination, I can assure you that it’s fun to see the shoe and try to come up with you might have worn them or what was the situation that led to them shedding the one shoe. I am sure that’s what Randy and Jen had in mind when they decided to try this. So in essence the site is a photo essay of all the one shoes they have found. My personal favorite is the shoe that was found in the middle of a road which had recently been relined with new traffic patterns, and the guys just painted over the shoe. Reminds me of the story when I lived in PA where a road crew paved over a dead deer. Sad but kinda funny. If you find the site as funny as I do, please consider the coffee table book, which I think is a fantastic idea, and what a conversation starter. I can imagine my wife and I reading the book and trying to come up with whys and hows of shoe. Personally I have always been intrigued by clothes left for dead at the Laundromat, maybe that could be their next site.
It was 1984 and I was in eighth grade. I had an Apple IIc but all my friends had the Commodore 64. The internet, although around at the time, was not really accessible by the public. We had our little BBS (Bulliten Board Systems) and everyone of us was a Sysop. Oh the good old days. We all considered ourselves hackers, but reality was we were just suburban kids, thinking too much of ourselves. Anyways, a year later, I got my C64 and I was cool with my friends. This was the first real gaming system and was the cart before the Nintendo. A few days ago I showed you the beauty of Nintendo8.com. Well today you get to try out C64.com, a website dedicated to the C64 and even has playable games. When I first saw the site I was amazed at how they got the games to even play, but they did. The graphics are awful, but the games were so much fun. My personal favorite was Ye’ar-Kung Fu. I played that game for hours and hours at a time. I consider it the pre-curser to Mortal Combat. Have yourself some nostalgic fun at C64.com.
I told you I would be back with another conspiracy theory website. Above Top Secret (or ATS). This is more of a forum site where lots of people get together and give their opinions of various conspiracy theories. There are also articles that pop up from time to time discussing various aspects of major conspiracy theories. What is neat about the site, is just how active the forum is. The forum is a good judge of how good the site is. A better website has an active forum and you can see many many posts a day. The site itself is very well organized, and very easy to understand and navigate. The best part is that it isn’t a wave the red flag kind of site, sometimes articles actually defend the events that were reported as happening, something you don’t often see on conspiracy websites.
I like a good conspiracy theory. Any book centering around a solid conspiracy theory, I am all over, so you know I love the Dan Brown books, but lately I’ve been looking around the internet for some good conspiracy sites, so this is just one of the many I have found and will pass along to you. First off, a good conspiracy site has to have something on 9/11, JFK, and RFK assassinations, and some Freemasons stories. Check, check and check the website whatreallyhappened covers all the bases and give solid arguments on major conspiracies. Are they right? Who knows? All I know is that it is a blast to read and always keeps me coming back for more. In short, I do believe in the government’s misinformation engine. I am sure it exists, to what extent I don’t know, and I do believe that the majority of people in the US are not ready to hear all the truths. I don’t look to judge the people behind the conspiracies, because if it’s true, there is probably good reason it happened, if not, then no harm no foul. So take a look at this website and make up your own mind to the world of conspiracy theories.
Let’s go back to a time of innocence. OK well not quite so innocent, it was December 1989, my freshman year of college. I had this weird roommate named Seth and participated in a group called Big brothers / big sisters. He was a big brother, anyhoo, one day my other roommate and I (I hate 3 roommates that year), came home and saw a Nintendo laying in front of the TV and this kid (Seth’s little “brother”) was playing it, my friend and I were mesmorized. We were both recovering Atari 2600 addicts and really nothing filled that void once that console went in the crapper. I mean we had the C64, and the games were OK but the play was though cause the joysticks sucked. But there it was, a Nintendo NES, we watched the kid play Ninja Gaiden for a few minutes, then he and Seth had to go out. The second the door shut, my friend and I were on there playing Nija Gaiden. We called up all our friends and for the next 10 hours proceeded to try and beat the game. Just as we were about to beat it Seth came back and said he had to return it the the video store. We decided that day we would go out and buy the NES, bought 3 games too, Mega Man, RoboCop, and Ninja Gaiden. I seriously can’t count how many hours were wasted that year playing the NES but god it was wonderful. It is my proud pleasure to bring you one of the best sites I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing:
Everyday a new Nintendo game is put up in it’s archive section for you to play. I am warning you right now, this site will suck you into an endless pit of 8 bit heaven. With that warning I implore you to go forth and play every 8 bit game for the NES ever made. Are you as excited about this site as I am?
Sure you can sit on Youtube and try to find the craziest, funniest videos, but who has that kind of time? The people from College Humor do everyday they have links to some of the funniest and weirdest stuff on the web. They comb through other video sites as well as Youtube and try to find something that will make you laugh or scratch your head. Here is a samplke video:
That is just one of many videos just from today. Basically the site is pretty easy to navigate, all of the daily finds are in the center of the front page, The staff’s favorite videos are on top, and the features section is by the links of the day. Great site to find some funny videos and other websites for that matter.
It’s Halloween night and I’m sitting outside. You might think it’s strange, but actually it’s kind of fun. My dogs are in the house relaxing and I’m out here watching all the ghosts and goblins run by. This year we decided to change up our give – aways, we are giving out cans of Play-doh. I thought it would be a disaster, but actually everyone seems to really like it. The parents especially since Play-doh doesn’t promote cavities. Anyway, I’m way off on a tangent. I decided to do a dark and scary web review. The best place to find that is on a site for dark rides. You may be wondering, what the heck is a dark ride, well basically, its a ride, found in amusement parks and fairs, where the ride is indoors. Usually a Funhouse or some ride where you sit in a car and move around a track in the dark, seeing ghosts and goblins. Well I found a site that tells you where you can find dark rides almost anywhere in the US it’s Laffinthedark. When I was growing up, I used to love going to Palace Amusements in Asbury Park, NJ. Two reasons, the most amazing fun house and the coolest indoor roller coaster. Both were considered dark rides and probably one of the best in NJ. I still try and go on the dark rides, they don’t really scare me anymore, but it’s still a lot of fun to do. See if there is a dark ride near you, its always fun to revisit your youth.
A big website just dedicated to stupid but addicting games. The premise of each game is very easy. But if you might think you need some help, each one has a set of instructions. Just while reviewing this site, I’ve probably played about 5 games. The have all types of games and you can even submit your high score. Trust me if time needs wasting, then just add this to your long list of sites. Dumb, fun games!
I started reading Weird NJ a number of years ago when I lived in NJ. There was always cool local legends where we grew up and to see them all tied into a magazine was really cool. I guess I am not alone because Mark and Mark (the Weird NJ/US founders) now have their own TV show on the history channel. The site is Weird US and just writing this blog entry I’ve found myself lost in their website. They have strange stories from many states an entire website dedicated to New Jersey. Right now I live in North Carolina and there are even a few stories from around here. This goes pretty well with the Roadside America link I did about a week ago. Just to read some of these strange stories, makes your skin crawl. Head on over and see if your state has some weird things happening. It’s fun though, to go out and actually visit some of these sites.
Yet another website that is guarenteed to make you waste some serious time. Got a meeting that starts in 20 minutes and you don’t want to do anything until it starts? Go to Bored and have a blast. Recently I went there and got tied up with the falling sand webpage. There is so much stupid little stuff to do on this site, ye, its as fun as squeezing packing bubbles. You don’t know why you do it, you just do!