here are some of the more useful and/or entertaining websites i've found
out there. some are just entertaining, some are my friends' homepages,
some might be useful to you in your everyday life. please note that
i do not have control over the content of these sites, and while i have
marked some that obviously are not intended for the young or easily offended,
i can't monitor all of these sites on a regular basis.
generally interesting sites
- AOL Instant Messenger - If
you have an email account, you should sign up for this service!
It is just amazing. Real-time chat with anyone (look for kiggityca...).
It's great, it's free, just do it already would ya?! I currently
have 99 people on my buddy list, if you have a new account and want
to be the 100th buddy of kiggityca, let me know!!!
- Online directories that list alumni of any high school or college.
Good way to track down other alumni for events or to keep in touch.
- Big Dig- Well, the city
of Boston is a complete mess and the construction is making it very
challenging for me to learn the streets around here, but this website
explains the purpose for all the chaos. The ultimate goal - to take
the main expressway that runs through the heart of Boston, drop the
whole thing underground, add new tunnels and bridges, then demolish
the old road and cover it with acres of parks and new commercial buildings,
all without closing the highway down in the interim - is actually fascinating...
Just ignore the issues of fraud and embezzlement and the fact that it
is billions of dollars over budget heh heh... Actually very
interesting if you have ever wanted to know how anyone goes about building
a major roadway, tunnel, or bridge.
- If you have been ripped off or are pissed about anything from car
dealers to computer companies to high cable rates, this is a great place
to vent and maybe even get something done about it. I went here to list
my grievances with Ford, I'll let you know what comes out of it...
- BugMeNot - get passwords
for almost any website so that you don't have to provide your personal
information for a "free" registration.
- The Complete
Idiot's Guide To Washing A Cat - Also from the "How To"
family, this one is a must for anyone needing to bathe a feline, or
anyone who needs a good laugh. Poor little kitties, but no harm came
to them in the making of this story as far as I know... And I'd like
to say I am strongly AGAINST washing a cat for no reason at all.
- Dinosaur Barbeque
- If you visit Syracuse ya just gotta eat here at least once.
Basics (also try this
site) - It's a great sport, but a lot of chicks don't get it
because most football info is directed at guys. If you have the
time to learn the basics, you may find yourself actually enjoying
the games! Plenty of time to learn before Superbowl '02!
to Eat A Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate - All you need to know to
survive your first Rochester Road Trip...
To Troubleshoot a Fax Machine - From the makers of "How
To Eat A Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate" comes assistance for those
struggling with dysfunctional fax machines. If you liked the fax-bashing
scene in Office Space,
you'll love this!
- The Hunger Site
- All you have to do is click and the advertisers on this site donate
food to hungry children around the world. Click once a day and who knows,
maybe you will make a difference? Also check out the Breast
Cancer site, where you can help underpriviledged women
receive free mammograms, and Save
the Rainforests (also similar to The Hunger Site, who knows,
I clicked and it said I saved 12 acres of forest...)
- ING Direct - best rate
on a savings account you will find, convenient online account. if you
are interested in opening an account EMAIL
ME!! i can get you a $25 bonus!
- Kansas State University
- We love our Kansans...they were much more fun to lose to than the
- march '01 storm(from
NECN - I was out next to their truck on the town pier in scituate!)
- Newgrounds - Home
of such fun sites as Telebubby Land (Screw with those retarded Teletubbies),
Assassins (Beat the crap out of annoying celebrities), and Beep Me Jesus
(A funnier alternative to the Magic 8-ball).
- RinkWorks.com - Home
of the Dialectizer, which converts sites or text to more colorful forms
of jive, pig latin, redneck, etc. Due to lawsuits it will only
translate sites within its domain but it is still pretty funny to read
the explanation of copyright infringment translated to "moron."
beam me up to Syracuse- Don't wait to hear how much snow is
in Syracuse, or how much our friends partied on the Hill this weekend
- see it live now! Go to M-street or Clinton Square yourself!
You never know, you might see me there! (Provided by Syracuse Online.)
- Syracuse University
- Hey, I spent 5 years there so it's gotta be pretty cool...
- Um...I don't know how to explain this. Just have a look, it is a good
way to get sucked into a few lost minutes with something that probably
has no practical use in your life but is somehow mesmerizing anyway.
Also try the Nofronteran
site and leave your creature there for future generations to see.
Mine is the talking Martini glass.
- Tripod - Free homepages,
other free stuff, start your own chat service, etc.
- The Ultimate White
Pages - Quick link to a bunch of search engines that can find
the phone numbers or addresses you forgot. Switchboard and Yahoo! seem
to be the most helpful.
- Visit this site to answer the big question on everyone's minds,
"What Is Moving?" You may say, "That's easy, Moving is
a really sucky process of packing all your crap into boxes and breaking
your back to get some of it into a new apartment or house, while half
of it is broken or randomly vanishes into thin air, if you don't pay
someone else to break/lose it for you." Well you are right.
But it is also a cool project by a bunch of indie filmmakers to pack
up a bunch of film equipment, bring it to various locations, and try
not to break any of it while completely funding their films themselves
and through the kindness of volunteers. Not to mention that these
guys are extremely funny and the site itself is pretty snazzy!
- Webmonkey - Generally
a cool site, it's got lots of tutorials and links to learn anything
in about 3 days.
- Web TurboTax - Information
on your taxes, including how to file electronically for free if you
made under $20,000 in the past year.
- What's in a
Name? - Find out the meaning behind your name and how it influences
your life. Entertaining and interesting, whether or not it is malarkey.
Good resource if you are looking for baby names, tho the majority of
names listed are absolutely ridiculous and I hope no one uses them!
- Adam Sandler - nuff
- Badfish - awesome Sublime
Beavis and Butthead - Hilarious animated series aimed at
adults, full of interesting and amusing allegories to modern culture.
In other words, funny shit. Oh and lots of random 80s musio videos.
South Park has filled the void but I still miss my two little channel-surfers.
Farley - There are about a billion websites out there dedicated
to the memory of this absolutely hilarious actor/comedian who has been
severly missed since he fulfilled his dream of becoming John Belushi
- Chris Rock
- Might possible be one of the funniest people who ever lived.
He is also the reason I had a letter published in Rolling
- Database of Misheard Lyrics
- If you have ever had someone point out that Jimi Hendrix wasn't saying
"Excuse me while I kiss this guy," or catch a similar mistake,
find all the lyrics you think you know here. And no, Joe, Dave
Matthews does not sing "Whabba Would You Say."
- Dead Zone
- great show and the little former nerd is now a major hottie!
- Dr. Dirty - Highly offensive
but generally entertaining.
- IFuse Celebrity Flush
- Flush annoying pop stars down the toilet! Nominate the next flushee!
- Internet Movie Database
- A great resource for anyone with any interest in movies, or anyone
who can't remember the name of that movie with that guy... search by
movie title, actor, crew member, etc., find out what films/TV shows
someone has been in, etc.
Femme Nikita - One of my favorite shows, if you like it try
the movie of the same name [if you speak french or you don't mind subtitles,
otherwise try the American version, "Point of No Return"].
- The Onion - Online
"news" service of bogus and often hilarious stories and editorials.
Scooby Doo Ate My Balls Website - I love Scooby Doo,
this isn't anti-Scooby at all, it is really funny, part of the trend
of "...Ate My Balls" sites. Look for an amusing South Park
- The Simpsons - Hilarious
and long-running animated series aimed at adults, full of interesting
and amusing allegories to modern culture. In other words, funny
shit. (Notice a pattern here?)
- South Park
- Hilarious animated series aimed at adults, full of interesting
and amusing allegories to modern culture. In other words, funny
- View Askew Productions
- Have you seen Clerks?
Well then you may already have heard of the people behind those films
and other works of Kevin Smith, also known as THE MAN. If you
haven't seen any of them, you must die. Well ok you can live,
but I highly recommend that you rent these. Now. Check out
the latest installment of the "jersey trilogy," Dogma!!
Also find out about the next one, currently in production!
- The Wesley Willis Page
- Unless you are one of the people who has helped me leave excerpts
of Wesley Willis on friends' answering machines, or you happened to
catch him on Howard Stern, you have probably never heard of the guy.
Well let me tell you, give a schizophrenic homeless man a keyboard and
wackiness will ensue. This guy's CD is made up of about 25 songs using
only 2 pre-programmed keyboard beats. It's actually one song 25
times with a different subject every time (Check the lyrics to "Outburst"
for the general idea). But don't be fooled, they are all hysterical!
And great for prank calls! "Rock over London, Rock on Chicago,
Diet Pepsi, Uh-huh." This guy is my friend in the mix, he really
whips the llama's ass.
- Auric Blends - My
favorite incense and perfume oils - they smell SOOOOO good! Look for
them in a store near you!
- Bluefly - Some great
deals on designer stuff. I have coupon codes if you need them!
- CDnow: The Internet's
Number One Music Store - A great source for quick and easy music
purchases or to search for info about an artist/album, etc.
- EBAY - Find stuff cheap.
Find people who want to pay for your junk.
- Express - one
of my favorite stores
- The Free Site -
Free stuff. Some of it is useful, some not, you be the judge.
- Old Navy
from Columbia House - No more cards to send back, so you save
the effort of writing "RETURN TO SENDER" on some crappy CD
Boston - CitySearch's guide to Boston gives you all the inside
info on my current place of residence, including local lingo, places
to see, places not worth seeing, and how to not look like a total tourist...
personal home pages
- Ann's Memorial Page - Memorial for my friend Ann who passed away.
- August Project
- information on a cool and very funky band based in Syracuse, featuring
my friend Kinyatta on drums. Includes downloadable samples of
- Greg's World -
The man of many nicknames, such as G-Money and GSM-ONE, and his
world of info on Tupac, Dave, the Bulls, and friends you might hear
about here. Just don't tell him he looks like Matt Damon.
- House of Cheech
- Personal homepage for a friend of mine.
- MaraSong.com - A
friend of mine from high school moved out west to try to make it as
a musician, and it looks like she is doing pretty well! Check
out this site for more information about Mara and for samples of her
- Rubinville - Home
of one of my Syosset homies, Dave Rubin, with info on his appearances
at the finest comedy clubs in NY!
and Jason's Wedding, Trey
and Lisa's Wedding
Great idea, huh? A web page with information on the couple, how they
met, wedding information, etc. Congratulations Jason and Trey!
- Z's Side O' the
Road - Okay, for those of you who don't know, Z is THA
MAN. Visit his funky fresh web site for lots of cool sound bites
other sites i have developed
complete list of links related to the US tragedy
of september 11
- news sites: Newsday,
New York Times,
news photo gallery - collection of some of the moving images,
the horrific ones as well as the uplifting ones
- american red cross
- the best way you can help is by donating whatever you can, money,
supplies, anything. includes an online donation form (if you get
an error message on the donation page just keep hitting "refresh" or
"reload" - obviously their servers are very busy)
of resources (from lycos) - list of various resources,
including a number of ways you can help the relief efforts
- the white house
- official website
heartfelt thank you- this is a great site, be sure to turn up
the volume as you visit this site with photos from around the world
of how the entire human race has come together with love and support
for the US
- search for missing
friends or family - please do not use this site unless
you are geniunely concerned about someone or know of someone who is
- an important message to
all of us - this slideshow, created before the tragedy
but ironically using a photo of the world trade center, reminds us of
what is really important and includes an important message for us all
during these difficult times
- report from NYC - email
from my dad describing the scene with photos he and my mom took at ground
zero and on long island
- american flag site
- everything you need to know about the history and etiquette of the
- letter from one hero to another
- a letter written by a friend of mine, who happens to be a firefighter,
to a friend of ours in the military
- new york
online: a documentary - ok so i somehow wound up watching
this pbs documentary (flipping channels, saw the twin towers BEFORE
and had to stop to miss them) and it actually was kind of interesting.
did you know that the empire state building was built just AFTER the
stock market crash, at the beginning of the great depression?
new york decided to go ahead with the ambitious project to build what
was then to be the tallest building in the world (and was supposed to
include a dock at the top for blimps where passengers would unload in
the sky!) despite the fact that it was one of the bleakest times ever
in the city. the project would show the world that even in the
face of adversity new york would stay strong! anyway this website
describes the documentary series, with 2 episodes still to come which
i will definitely be watching!
of courage: life of a firefighter - yeah it's also a pbs
thing. but i didn't know that when i was sent the link.
lookame, supportin pbs! anyway this site has all kinds of info
on what it takes to be a firefighter.
- United States Air Force
- learn more about the people who are protecting us and fighting for
stuff to read - editorials that have been circulating
since the tragedy
images and jokes - Americans use humor to express their anger and
Note: These are not at all politically correct and may contain
strong language and offensive imagery