These are good websites, too, but I just don’t have room on the entry page for everything.
The series of Earth’s Children novels by Jean Marie Auel (that’s pronounced jeen marie owl, not zhon marie awl, as many of us think).
Glory, glory to Old Georgia!
Biographies of every mathematician who ever lived—some famous, some obscure, some you’ve never heard of, and some that I swear they made up. (There are obviously going to be lots of scientists in here too, like Darwin, for some reason, Heisenberg, Einstein, etc.) From the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
My favorite Simpsons website. It has boucoup pictures, AIM icons, episode summaries, and quotes, quotes, quotes!
The “official” baseball history site. You ask, What kind of website would claim it is the official history site of all baseball? This one. If you can think of it, it has it.
The federal government has a new website, www.ready.gov. The thing is that the pictures from the site are so ambiguous, they could mean anything! These interpretations of the pictures are hilarious. This can also be found at about 200 other sites, like this one, which has many more, contributed by a lot of people.
The best science-fiction and fantasy novels, short fiction, TV and movies, and more from 1951 to 2004.
Awards from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 1965 to 2004.
I found this link in some random person’s Facebook profile. It is hilarious. It basically has pictures of all kinds of things from Asia, mainly Japan, that have funny misuses of the English language.
Butler Shaffer is really more of a philosopher than a political columnist. He writes about the human spririt, what makes it thrive and what makes it die, what the State does to society. These are the most inspirational of his columns to me:
This is where I got about half of my political and religious quotes from. They have over 1,600 of them and you can even sign up for a 3-quotes-of-the-day email list.
Oh, God, I’m such a nerd...
Yes, this is exactly what you think: A computer database that does the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon in about two seconds for any actor who’s been in a movie. (You can also scroll down and do the game for any two actors!) Also check out the Oracle of Baseball. Brought to you by the University of Virginia Computer Science Department.
Dr. Kaku is my idol. I want to be like him when I grow up (which I guess would give me about 10 years…). He has written several great books about physics for the layman, he has his own radio show, he teaches physics, of course, and this website is pretty nifty, too. Especially read the first article on his articles page, “The physics of advanced civilizations”, about the successive levels of technological advancement civilizations can achieve.
Some guy’s completely unofficial SNL site, it is extraordinarily well done, with current cast member biographies, list of cast members in each season, list of Weekend Update anchors and their years, a few Weekend Update transcripts, list of all the hosts, and more.
They’re funny. I promise you, it’s worthwhile.
A chapter from Mark Twain’s 1880 book A Tramp Abroad, this is an absolutely hilarious account of his misadventures with the German language and all the idiotic, confusing problems with it.
Oh, god, the horror.
Bob Wallace is one of my favorite columnists because he, like me, has a keen interest in the root psychological reasons people believe and do what they do. He is sort of an amateur scholar on myths, legends, fairy-tales, and the ancient Greeks’ theories on human flaws (hubris, mainly). He has written numerous columns about cartoons, childrens’ stories, the Garden of Eden story, Satan, and the path from Koros to Hubris to Ate to Nemesis (stability–excessive pride–madness–destruction). These are my favorite Bob Wallace columns, many of which are about these themes: