Red: those of you who know Alan are
aware that he harbors a not-so-secret passion for women of the
naturally redheaded persuasion. Since going online, he's discovered
many kindred souls who share similar tastes, and they're
exceptionally outspoken in their worship of Vermilion-Maned
Goddesses. The most eloquent of the bunch is Tim Jasionowski; his
Internet Redheads has links to many worthwhile
Related Organizations. His droll commentary, a bone-dry
hybridized style of "satirony" that you might see here on occasion,
is a treat even if you don't follow his pointers.
- You want audio+tactile? We got
audio+tactile! Get your clicker finger ready to pop some bubbles on
World's BEST Bubble Wrap homepage and getcher
ya-ya's out! It's finger-clickin' good!
Not Stirred: if the trailer park is gettin' you
down, and you dream of livin' large, what do you do? Some people
head for the track to play the ponies, or fantasize that Ed McMahon
will announce their number. Every time we stop by the corner mini-mall
to throw away our money on the Lotto, we can't help but notice the
furtive, half-ashamed looks of our fellow players. As we guiltily stake a
portion of the weekly paycheck on our games of chance, we wonder,
"Isn't there a way to put some glamour into layin' a bet?" Although
most of us can't fly in to Monte Carlo for the glittering, global, jet-set
gambling scene, there is a cosmopolitan alternative available.
Lotto, in the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a charitable
foundation that raises money for worthy causes like the Red
Cross. For a minimum buy-in of about ten bucks (10 Swiss
francs, plus a flat 2 franc service fee) that's charged to
your credit card, you can set up your own offshore wagering
account! There's a weekly prize of over a cool million, and you
can play a franc at a time, or blow the whole ten francs at one shot.
It's not exactly rubbing elbows with James Bond at the
baccarat table, but it sure beats the heck out of fishing around in the
pocket lint for your lucky nickel to scrape that shiny crap off a
- Yahoo's suggestions on searching the Web: if
anyone would know, Yahoo would. Didja know that it stands for "Yet
Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle"? Neither did we...
Home Page has a beeyooteeful graphic map, click sensitive.
Search a mainframe in Spain, staying mainly out of the rain in the
of the comet was NASA's attempt to come to grips with
Hyakutake, but everybody knows
to the White House: drive Bubba and The Woodman bonkers
On Line mirrors an eclectic assemblage of sites - it's run
by a group of crazy Sardinians who give good interface, in enough
languages to impress Babel. They have everything from
Home Page (madness takes its toll - please have exact
change) to Fractal
pictures & animations (we'd explain it to you,
but then your brain would explode).
- Here's one of the most technologically advanced sites
we've ever seen - interactive video, surround sound, virtual reality
interfaces, the works. Oddly enough, it will display in any browser; but
perhaps most surprising is the fact that it's the newest offering
Click clock for
tick-tock (here=Back; update=Reload).
The Time Service
Dept. (formerly The Directorate of Time) at the U.S. Naval
Observatory keeps us all on time. You can link right into their atomic
clock, or find out why you can't rely on the local dial-up time. Discover
what "Universal Time, Coordinated" means, and boggle at their
"definitions of time". If you're pressed for time, and just want a quick
hit of UTC [=PST+8], activate the clock at the beginning of this
paragraph. If you haven't yet wasted enough time, get your red-hot
software. To find out how much time you have left (actuarially),
Clock will break the news. If you want to make time
for distant friends, consult the
Time Zone Calculator. Or you could mark time by visiting
the Prime Meridian. Ooops, we're out of...
for those of you who can't get enough of this online
twelve-step support thang, you might want to visit Webaholics
or Netaholics Anonymous. We're badge-sportin'
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