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Links to other sites that I’ve found interesting
(All recommendations, characterizations, and classifications
are purely subjective and are offered without justification or apology.)


Of a Serious, Scholarly, Literary, or Philosophical Nature

Silva Rhetoricae. The forest of rhetoric. The most complete source I have seen for rhetorical figures and other leafy branches in the groves of literary learning

Collected Thoughts. A showcase of great ideas from thinkers of our past, and a forum for the free discussion of those ideas. A lot of broken links, though.
Wikipedia. A multilingual project to create a complete and accurate open-content encyclopedia.Plagiarist.com. Poetry, articles about poetry, and a place for both scholars and students to comment on poems.
Legends. History, literature, folklore, fiction, the arts.Rhyming dictionary.  For that poetic emergency.
Ibiblio. The public’s library and digital archive. A well-stocked source of public-domain materials.Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. A comprehensive index to online and offline topics, designed as a dynamic reference work
Rainflower. A directory of Zen and
Buddhism resources on the Internet.
Sanskrit Academy. Practice your Devanagari.
Philosophy Pages. A resource and guide for students of Western philosophy.Generation Terrorists. Interesting selection of quotations.
Open Directory Project. The largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.Figure and ground. One of the concepts that help me order “reality” as I perceive it, interestingly explained here.


 

Of an Intriguing, Diverting, Illuminating, or Humanitarian Nature
Google Answers. A brilliant concept, brilliantly executed: customers ask, researchers answer, Google takes a cut, and anyone can read and comment. One of my top favorite online diversions and a seriously good resource.American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE). The bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship. Home of kidSPEAK!, the successor to Muggles for Harry Potter.
Unique and interesting websites. Google Answers researchers supply links in response to a questioner's request.Timepiece. A view of time’s passage that turned my understanding of time inside out. Needs Java plugin to run.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  A SF-based sorority of service to the community, irreverently disguised.Zen Hospice Project. Help with the work of dying.
Mark Harden’s Artchive. A virtual art museum. A CD is available, and a modest sponsorship donation gets you a password to an ad-free version of the site.Schickele Mix. Peter Schickele and his alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach, are one of my heroes. Deep musical knowledge served up in manageable portions with a helping of broad, quirky humor.
Netflix. DVD rental service that is as good as it sounds. I believe in supporting commercial enterprises that deliver what they promiseWebby Awards. Best of the Web. This is how I found “All Your Base Are Belong to Us,” a nominee in 2002’s “Weird” category.
Marbles. Good game, but addictive. And Bubblet is even more so.The Yak Site. Interesting-sounding guy who went everywhere on his bicycle.
Urban legends. Before you pass the story on, check here.Virus hoaxes. Before you pass the warning on, check here.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). EFF is a nonprofit group of passionate people — lawyers, volunteers, and visionaries — working to protect your digital rights.Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopaedia. Thousands of cartoons covering almost everything there is to know.
Peter G. Balazsy.  Unusual photographic art work featuring nudes.  Look especially at the “Living-Water” group.Perpetual calendar. Find out on what day of the week the American Revolution began or your ninetieth birthday will occur.
Internet trolls. If you’ve been plagued by them, read this analysis.TV Tome. A good source of historical information on television shows.

 

Of a Curious, Humorous, Bizarre, or Mind-Boggling Nature
How Much Is Inside. How much product does a can of shaving cream or a tube of lipstick really deliver? Rob Cockerham knows. Also visit his main page — and check out the pranks.Terence McKenna, as memorialized in the Vaults of Erowid. Terence wrote knowledgeably on hallucinogens, shamanism, and voyages of the mind.
Peeps theatre. See Romeo and Juliet in stunning brevity, performed by a company of marshmallow chicks.Rum and Monkey. Meaningless tests and other wasters of time.
Anagram server. Any expression anagrammed. Try your name.All your base are belong to us. I laughed myself silly. The kids said it was just dumb.

 

Of a Personal Nature
Dick’s page.Dick’s Mensa pages.
Damon’s page.Your page?


 

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