Who needs to waste time? You do, you do.
Here are some of Bob's suggestions for places to visit.
The New Dictionary
of Cultural Literacy - 6,900 entries that make up the collective memory
of our American culture. Peruse entries such as Rachel
Carson ... "The
medium is the message"... Burgess
never met a man I didnít like" ... Dred
Scott decision. All of us should have learned these things in school,
because, as the Residents once
said, "Ignorance of your culture is not considered cool."
Find a Poem
- The Academy of American Poets. No more tossing and turning at night trying
to remember what comes after that famous first line. Also useful for inscribing
cards and books. Just give it a topic, press search, and pick your favorite.
Phrase Index - Features words that are relatively new and which often
have not yet reached the dictionaries. Be the first on your block to use them
in a sentence.
Legends - I found out about this site from my sister-in-law's baby-sitter's
cousin's friend, so it must be true.
Life - staff favorites. Listen to David Sedaris, Ira Glass, and Sarah
Vowel. Real Audio required, but it's worth the hassle to hear David Sedaris
read his own stuff. It's exquisite.
- Want to spot satellitessuch as the International Space Stationas
they move across the night sky? This site provides times of visibility and
detailed star charts showing their paths through the heavens.
Shemale quiz - I don't need to say anything else to pique your curiosity
on this one, do I?
Gun Archive - Spend hours here. Wadda ya wanna see? The Memphis Medical
Examiner's report on Elvis?
Britney Spears' backstage catering requirement for six cans of COKE?
Bill Gates' 1977 mugshot
by the Albuquerque, NM police after a traffic violation? It's all here.
Art - It's amazing what one man can do with a bunch of thick and thin
lines. This highly interactive site also features an animated sign
language clock, a clever loop depicting All
Is Zero And One, a color halftone self-portrait made with Ecstacy
pills... and of course a gallery of famous people drawn with bar codes.
Note Generator - As the site says, "Love, marriage, and relationships
can be difficult. Sometimes, all it takes is an apology. I've resorted to
using this simple form for all my butt-kissing needs."
Robert Bendesky 2006
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