November 11, 2005

Kung Fu Shotgun

  • The MoodGYM Training Program (health, psychology, online)
    • Cognitive Therapy is showing results against anxiety and depression lately. This specific online program is reported to have shown effectiveness in some research trials.
  • - Horrton Hears a Heart (humor, literature, parody, writing, nostalgia)
    • What if you crossed E.A. Poe with Dr. Seuss?
  • TV Cream's Top 100 Toys (toys, nostalgia, history, 80s)
    • Nostalgia abounds in this list of the top 100 toys from the era of my childhood.
  • Paris Hilton doesn\'t change facial expressions (funny, animation, images, weird, wtf)
    • An animated image of Paris Hilton showing the exact same expression in a number of pictures. How does she do that?
  • occams_razor.gif (GIF Image, 320x70 pixels) (images, gif, atheism, philosophy, science)
    • It slices. It dices. It removes superfluous supernatural entities. (Animated gif from angry atheist site)
  • The Ministry of Unknown Science - Kung-Fu F--- You (funny, humor, video)
    • A master and his disciple face a bitter challenge in a lost art. Warning: rude gestures.
  • Mitch Hedberg: Letterman 2002 (humor, comedy, video)
    • Mitch Hedberg was a very funny man. A very troubled funny man, and it was sad to lose his talent. Here is one of his Letterman appearances. He is just a funny guy.
  • The Political Dance Party (flash, politics, humor, animation)
    • Semi-lame animation of "I'm too sexy" with political notables.
  • FREAKONOMICS BLOG (blog, science, news, economics)
    • The blog of the authors of the popular and excellent book "Freakonomics."
  • Copyright Website - Info (reference, writing, law)
    • Good site for copryight law. A reference, and a wizard to help you determine whether your intended use of a work falls within your rights.
  • I Will Survive (animation, funny, holidays)
    • A little pre-thanksgiving entertainment from a turkey.
  • Seventh Sanctum (writing, language, resources)
    • Tools for Writers, Gamers, Artists
Posted by James at November 11, 2005 8:37 AM
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I still have my Viewmaster somewhere, and I even have a Viewmaster slide of Plymouth Plantation featuring my aunt Jean, who worked there for several years in the '70s!

Wait until you get to no. 44:
"Amplified by the almost permanent presence of The Hobbit on 70s and 80s English Lit. syllabuses, Dungeons & Dragons offered those who were unpopular in the playground some solace in an imaginary Tolkein-esque world they could control."


Posted by: Patti M. at November 11, 2005 9:13 AM

And I'm still bitter that I wasn't allowed to play with my sister's Spirograph.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 11, 2005 9:20 AM

Spirograph sucked. Trust me. It was nowhere near as fun as it looked. And those weird-shaped cogs that supposedly made such neat designs? They never rolled right within the ring so you ended up with a big mess.

But, they still make them, if you want to exorcise that bitterness.

I loved the toys list. I noticed that many of the toys were similar but not exactly the same as what we grew up with over here - for example I had no idea the British version of Clue was called Cluedo (why??).

I had the girl version of the Evel Knievel toy. I don't remember what she was called, but naturally, everything was pink.

Speaking of toys that are needlessly pink, some years ago at a Toys 'R' Us I saw a monstrosity called Lego for Girls. It was like regular Legos except very cutesy and the pieces were pastel colors. Bleeeeh.

Posted by: Julie at November 11, 2005 9:43 AM

TCR, Check out toy #11!

Posted by: Julie at November 11, 2005 9:45 AM

I think I had almost half of the things on that list. And I wish I still had most of them.

I gotta get some rest. I thought that last link said "Seventh Scrotum". Had no plans on clicking it.

Posted by: briwei at November 11, 2005 4:19 PM

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