& Amusing Places to Go and Things to See!
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Mr. Eha's Interplanetary Hard Drive Cleaner (Free Home Version). Don't delay! Download today! Might work to help relieve symptoms of certain Martian computer viruses! Conditionally guaranteed! Works best when used as part of a conscientiously applied regimen of computer hygiene including, but not limited to, the following free real programs, all of which I myself use with no problems on a fully updated Windows 7 machine:
Note: There is no security program in the world that will protect you 100% against your own stupidity or lack of good judgment.
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|Not So Utilitarian Links|
|I have visited the Museum of Jurassic Technology myself, and I have no reservations about recommending that you do the same should you find yourself in Culver City, CA, with a couple of hours on your hands. My favorite exhibits are The Eye of the Needle: The Microminiatures of Hagop Sandaldjian, Dogs of the Soviet Space Program, Garden of Eden on Wheels: Selected Collections from Los Angles Area Mobile Home and Trailer Parks, and Rotten Luck: The Decaying Dice of Ricky Jay. Perhaps you'd like to go directly to the gift shop?|
are many thousands of free ebooks available at the Project
Gutenberg site from which millions are downloaded every month.
What are you waiting for? And while you're at it, swing over to ManyBooks.net.
As its name implies there's a lot to browse through at this very well-organized
lost theme songs? The infamous Dorothy Gray Cold Cream commercial of 1955?
Satan as a product spokesman for Lays Potato Chips? Romper Room Confidential?
Who killed TV's Superman? The amazing 1964 fall season? All this
and much, much more at TVparty.com!
is my hands-down favorite architectural style. "What's Googie?"
you ask. "Googie architecture was born of the post-WWII car-culture and
thrived in the 1950s and 1960s. Bold angles, colorful signs, plate glass,
sweeping cantilevered roofs and pop-culture imagery captured the attention
of drivers on adjacent streets." Check it out for yourself at SpaceAgeCity.
are the Google
search results for Lynda Barry, the brilliant cartoonist,
novelist, and teacher who draws and writes so wonderfully well about
the real, the near-real, and the surreal experiences of life, among
other things. Use the search link I have provided on the left to search
for her titles at Amazon.com. I suppose you could order your Freddy
books from there, too, but I'd recommend Ms. Barry's 100 Demons,
instead. It is truly a work of art on several levels. (Is it too
obvious that I'm a great fan of Ms. Barry's work?)
Zippy the Pinhead,
who advises, "If you can't say something nice, say something surrealistic."
Read the "Zippyisms" first and then forge on! "Are we having fun yet?"
You bet! Will you, too, accept provolone into your life? Who knows! I'd
start with fried bologna and a cold beer first, myself.
McPhee & Company, the self-styled "Outfitters of Popular Culture,"
offers completely vulgar, yet somehow strangely attractive merchandise.
Find the perfect gift here! For example, the porkophile you know might
enjoy an item from the bacon
Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring
those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways." This is
one of the Martians' consistently favorite sites, or so I gather through
their telepathic emanations.
the 1950s! The Golden Age of Centerboro! I'll bet you think it was the
best of the last 100 decades, don't you. But, don't forget that this was
the Cold War era, when little schoolchildren practiced crouching under
their school desks to protect themselves from the flying glass shards
caused by thermonuclear explosions! Want to learn more? Go to the Conelrad
A link to FlyPower®, "the only site on the Internet totally devoted to the intricacies and pursuit of fly powered avionics." Pages here include information on the FlyPower Model Airplane Kit ($4.95), historical FlyPower through the ages, how to catch an "engine," fly facts and other goodies, fly cryogenics (the fundamentals of "eternal life" for your engine), and engine maintenance.
Delphion Gallery of Obscure
Patents? Would you believe a bird diaper? a braille slot machine?
a human slingshot machine? a self-containing enclosure for protection
from killer bees? a combination bird trap and cat feeder? These and more
at the gallery! Unfortunately, the lunatic Benjamin Bean's patent application
for his "Increasingly Loud Alarm Clock" was rejected, so you
won't find mention of it here.
Warnings, where you may see the consequences of numerous pointless
lawsuits. This site is dedicated to helping companies fight this menace
which is plaguing society today. In addition to Dumb Warnings, this site
will also feature Dumb Instructions, Rules, and other information frequently
placed on packages." Really, visit this place! You will not believe
is but one of the many curiosities on exhibit at the Subtly-Askew
Museum. What's so curious about a dead fly, you ask? You'll have
to go to the museum to find out! From the Museum's homepage: "Dr."
Subtly-Askew (b. 1842) made his fortune in the hard-edged world of manufacturing,
and remains world-famous even today as the "Hasp King" of Cobbledecook,
New York. Self-educated, highly demonstrative, humble, remarkable in every
way, gifted with nearly supernatural quantities of kindliness, benevolence,
and trust, survivor of at least two industrial and one post-industrial
revolutions, he is the oldest and perhaps the least sceptical human being
who has ever lived on the face of the earth. During the course of his
long career as a voracious collector and accumulator of precious objects,
he has given those who venerate him ample cause for thanks, and in 1926,
as a token of their undying esteem, his grateful purchasing agents and
employees presented him with the title ("Doctor") which still appears
on the letterhead of his well-known mobile stationary."
|If you go back to the top of the page and click on each of the little piggies, you will be taken to five more swell sites!|