Just calling a links page "Links" sounds stupid. And furthermore, just calling a links page "Links" might lead someone to believe that I was creating a page featuring everyone's favorite hero from the Legend of Zelda series. So, I'm calling this page "Bookmarks", cos that's essentially what it is. These aren't sites that I think are really great but never visit, and these aren't sites that my friends own that, in actuality, suck the big one. These are sites I visit on a weekly, if not daily, basis, and that I enjoy because of the usefulness, fun, or brilliance radiating out of them. I have listed them here because they are worthy of being listed.
They also give a more detailed snapshot of my oh-so-complicated mind. (And the things I tend to do on the Net.)
- Bored.com -- For when you don't have anything better to do.
- Car & Driver -- Great news and articles for those of us who are too poor to subscribe to the magazine. Perfect for my absolutely necessary daily auto fix.
- GameFAQs -- Far and away the most comprehensive and feature-laden video game strategy and code bank anywhere. FAQs, cheats, and GameShark codes can be found for a vast array of systems, and message boards and chatrooms can provide near-instant assistance in striking down that final boss.
- Hotmail -- Like they need any more advertising, but hey, most of us just can't live without it.
- The International Lyrics Server -- Annoying record companies have blocked access to a lot of these lyrics, but even so, a lot are still here. Very handy for figuring out just exactly what that guy is babbling about.
- The New York Times -- Sadly, I only receive on the weekends what is widely considered the finest newspaper in the United States. However, access to all the online articles is free with registration, so it is a favorite and informative destination of mine.
- Yahoo! -- This is my favorite search engine. While it annoyingly took over GeoCities a few years ago when my site still resided upon those hallowed servers, I was frustrated with the changes that took place. And yet, the simplicity and power of Yahoo!, whether one searches directly or browses through the logically-grouped categories, have allowed me to forgive their trespasses.
- Angry.org -- Lately I have not been able to access this site, but I remember it fondly as a wonderful place to vent.
- Bejeweled -- Bejeweled is the sworn enemy of all forms of efficiency, concentration, and productivity everywhere. I hate Microsoft, and I refuse to register to join its gaming zone, but this game is freaking addictive. No more to be said.
- Cognitive Distortion -- Absolutely a must-see. Fantastic, beautiful, super high-res 3D images which are perfect for desktop wallpaper. The art which the webmaster churns out is some of the most amazing CGI I have ever seen. On a similar vein, check out Visual Paradox and Digital Blasphemy.
- ElementUSA -- This site is a legitimate way for marketing types to get information and opinions from those in that prized 13-25 demographic. What you do is fill out surveys each month, and then you get free crap in the mail. So far I've gotten some mix CDs, but if you're, like, hardcore, you can get entered to win all sorts of crap. If you register, please note that you were recruited by "broadway"!
Cool Charities And Causes
- ASPCA -- An animal rights organization that is widely respected and gets things done to boot. I have already donated $57 from the money that was in my piggy bank.
- Equality Now -- Cos gourd dammit, what this world could use is some equality.