Postings to the B-List.
Subject: B-List: Book of Spells
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 11:20:15 +0930 (CST)
T-Bone's Book of Spells
< http://www.boneland.com/toys/bos/index.html >
The latest Flash toy from boneland.com. Make sure keep trying till
you find the right combination.
Subject: B-List: Monty Python Sketches
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 11:23:04 +0930 (CST)
Sketches from the Monty Python crew
< http://www.ironworks.com/comedy/python/python.htm >
Both text and audio.
I love the put-down in the Architect sketch:
"Well, of course, this is just the sort of blinkered philistine
pig ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage.
You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds squeezing
blackheads, not caring a tinker's cuss for the struggling
artist. You excrement! You lousy hypocritical whining toadies
with your lousy colour TV sets and your Tony Jacklin golf clubs
and your bleeding masonic handshakes. You wouldn't let me join,
would you, you blackballing bastards! Well I wouldn't become a
Freemason now if you went down on your lousy, stinking, purulent
knees and begged me."
And if you want a more comprehensive selection of scripts,
< http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/Alphabetic.html >
Three other favourites:
< http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/TheBruces >
< http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/ContractualObligations/RockNotes >
[the origin of the band name "Toad and the Wet Sprockets"]
The Election Sketch
< http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/TheElectionSketch >
Subject: B-List: Ananova
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 09:31:49 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.ananova.com/ >
A news, sport and entertainment site.
There are some amusing stories in the "Funny Old World" section:
< http://www.ananova.com/news/index.html?keywords=Funny+old+world >
Parrot's call is dead ringer for a mobile
< http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_76589.html >
Bird-brained Gordy thinks he's a dog
< http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_6004.html >
Tagging bracelet could have put stripper out of work
< http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_70723.html >
Britney impersonator gets government backing
< http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_76124.html >
Spooky servants ghost in to hotel rooms
< http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_75227.html >
Honduran authorities to ask for ban on bizarre names
< http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_75141.html >
Subject: B-List: Muffin Films
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 15:11:03 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.muffinfilms.com/ >
Some silly flash movies about, you guessed it, muffins.
Subject: B-List: Most Neglected Site
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 09:58:37 +0930 (CST)
The Most Neglected Site on the Web
< http://www.mostneglectedsite.com/ >
Read about their mission on the opening page. I wonder if
I can convince clients to adopt this attitude :)
But they have a disclaimer:
< http://www.mostneglectedsite.com/disclaimer.html >
Some highlights ...
* Weird News of the Day
< http://www.mostneglectedsite.com/weirdnews.html >
* Wacky Fact of the Day
< http://www.mostneglectedsite.com/wackyfact.html >
* Funny Pic of the Day
< http://www.mostneglectedsite.com/picoftheday.html >
Definitely not something to try at home, or anywhere else
for that matter. Warning: you might find this picture a
Then go onto their Cool Site of the Day, but that will be the
subject of my next post.
Subject: B-List: dribbleglass.com
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 12:29:49 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/ >
"Sips from the Dribble Glass of life".
This is the perpetual Site of the Day at the Most Neglected Site.
* Six Degrees of Bacon
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/sixdegreesofbacon.htm >
A variation on the theme, but with a different "bacon".
* Who Wants to be a Millionaire?: The Spinoffs
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/millionaire/millionaire.htm >
* Some articles/essays
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/articles/Articles.html >
About various things, including sleep, hair, time, and
LoserVille, er Las Vegas
* Interactive Oracle
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/oracle.htm >
Predicts your future
* Obscure Words
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/obscurewords.htm >
Any fellow Librocubicularists out there? Other examples:
. Iatrogenic: illness or disease caused by doctors or by
. Oniochalasia: buying as a means of mental relaxation
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/phobias.htm >
. Ergasiophobia is a fear of work
. Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled with feathers
. Syngenesophobia is the fear of relatives
* Strange/Funny billboards and pictures
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/strange/pictures.htm >
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/billboards26c.htm >
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/strange/crop-circles.htm >
* Domain Names that are Still Available ...
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/domains.htm >
... but who'd want them?
* Is It Your Birthday? (Flash Animation)
< http://www.dribbleglass.com/Bday/bday.htm >
I guess this one would be for someone having a birthday :)
I haven't seen or heard it, so no promises.
Subject: B-List: Treviso
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 15:55:48 +0930 (CST)
Pictures from the Treviso province, where my dad grew up
< http://space.tin.it/turismo/rboccia/foto1.htm >
< http://space.tin.it/turismo/rboccia/foto2.htm >
< http://space.tin.it/turismo/rboccia/foto3.htm >
< http://space.tin.it/turismo/rboccia/foto4.htm >
He was actually born in Cavaso, a small town in the Treviso Province.
Here's the Cavaso town council's website:
< http://www.comune.cavaso.tv.it/ >
I think they may need some help.
Subject: B-List: Nutters.org
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 16:45:21 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.nutters.org/ >
"The Association for the Advancement of Alternative Concepts and
* The Nutters.org Pseudo-FAQ
< http://www.nutters.org/pfaq.html >
* Coping with Windows - the training course
< http://www.nutters.org/training.html >
* The Mathematics of Monkeys and Shakespeare
< http://www.nutters.org/monkeys.html >
Subject: B-List: Funny Pictures and Captions
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 09:54:20 +0930 (CST)
Funny Pictures - Caption Contest
< http://www.caption-contest.com/ >
This site has some funny pictures and invites people to submit
captions. You can vote for the captions you like.
Current contest pictures include:
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccview.cgi?30 >
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccview.cgi?31 >
You can also view archives of past contests:
< http://www.caption-contest.com/old/archive.htm >
Some of my faves:
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccold3.cgi?19 >
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccold3.cgi?16 >
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccold3.cgi?23 >
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccold3.cgi?14 >
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccold3.cgi?20 >
< http://www.caption-contest.com/cgi/ccold3.cgi?10 >
Subject: B-List: Anti Boredom Site
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:46:07 +0930 (CST)
The Anti Boredom Site
< http://antiboredom.cjb.net/ >
Online games, illusions and other amusements.
* Arcade Games
Asteroids, Missile Command, Break Out, Torpedo, Long Ball
* Card Games
Poker, Memory, Real Magic, Magic Meister, Casino
* Trivia Games
"Classic", Sports, Fashion, Entertainment
* Optical Illusions
< http://members.aol.com/gspz2/illusions/index.html >
< http://members.aol.com/realmagictrick/illusions2/index.html >
< http://members.aol.com/gaspirtz/illusions3/index.html >
< http://members.aol.com/realmagictrick/illusions4/index.html >
* Celebrities Exposed
< http://members.aol.com/realmagictrick/celebrities/index.html >
* Embarrassing Photos
< http://members.aol.com/realmagictrick/embarrassing/ >
Mostly from old yearbooks. Here's the Royal pic of the bunch:
< http://members.aol.com/realmagictrick/embarrassing/04.html >
* A Magic Card Trick
< http://members.aol.com/realmagictrick >
Worth a try. Shouldn't be too hard to work out what's happening.
Plus lots of other ways to idle away the time.
Subject: B-List: Why Files
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:33:50 +0930 (CST)
The Why Files
< http://whyfiles.org/ >
For those interested in science and how things work.
* Cool Science Images
< http://whyfiles.org/coolimages/ >
< http://whyfiles.org/coolimages/archivesframe.msql?cat=100 >
My favourite part of the site
* More Stories
< http://whyfiles.org/oldstorylist.html >
Broken down by topic, eg Biology, Sports, Technology
* Site overview
< http://whyfiles.org/welcome/index.html >
Subject: B-List: ExciteXtreme.com
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 09:58:09 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.excitextreme.com/ >
"Bleeding-edge" web technology site, probably requires various
WARNING: Probably not a good idea to try these out unless you're
ok with having your computer grind to a halt and/or crash.
* fashion clothing, with virtual models
< http://www.excitextreme.com/fashion/ >
* shopping ideas
< http://www.excitextreme.com/holiday/ >
* interactive music lessons
< http://www.excitextreme.com/music/ >
* ask sal
< http://www.excitextreme.com/asksal/ >
Subject: B-List: the ex-communica(ted)
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 12:24:36 +0930 (CST)
< http://communica.dotat.org/index.html >
This site has been set up by an ex-Communica and ex-Camtech employee
(no prizes for guessing who).
Check out the contacts page for photos of some people you may know :)
< http://communica.dotat.org/contact.html >
Subject: B-List: Bad Hair and Mullets
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:07:36 +0930 (CST)
Bad Hair and Mullets
1. Bad Hair
< http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/9501/hair.html >
A series of "bad hair" photos. Beware.
2. Mullets at mullet.co.uk
< http://www.mullet.co.uk/pages/page1.html >
A celebration of the "mullet" haircut. Featuring ...
* Celebrity Mullets
< http://www.mullet.co.uk/Celebrity/Celebrity.html >
* Public contributions from the web
< http://www.mullet.co.uk/Readers/Readers.html >
* Archives - Crimes of the Hair Kind
< http://www.tsmith.legend.yorks.com/archives.html >
3. Dan's Mullet Haven
< http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/southbank/pottery/3/index.html >
Subject: B-List: Chris Rae's Funny Pages
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:53:25 +0930 (CST)
Chris Rae's Funny Pages
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/ >
Lots of humourous stuff, some old some new.
* Classified ads
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/classifieds.txt >
. FREE PUPPIES: 1/2 COCKER SPANIEL - 1/2 SNEAKY NEIGHBOR DOG
. JOINING NUDIST COLONY, MUST SELL WASHER & DRYER - $300.
* Pre-flight announcements
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/preflight.txt >
* Newspaper headlines
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/headlin.txt >
. Survey Finds Dirtier Subways After Cleaning Jobs Were Cut
. Man shoots neighbor with machete
* What not to put on your resume
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/resume.txt >
* Anguished English
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/hotelsigns.txt >
. Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
. At a Budapest zoo:
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food,
give it to the guard on duty.
* Timesheet entries
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/timesheet.txt >
* The classic Idiot Test
< http://chrisrae.com/funny/idiottest.txt >
Subject: B-List: Interactive Train
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 10:17:28 +0930 (CST)
Interactive Model Railroad
< http://rr-vs.informatik.uni-ulm.de/rr/gui2/ >
Control the trains over the net.
Closer view of the trains:
< http://rr-vs.informatik.uni-ulm.de/rr/OtherView.html >
Subject: B-List: Hidden CD Tracks
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:38:16 +0930 (CST)
Hidden CD Tracks
< http://www.mwmw.com/pathetic/hidden.html >
Comprehensive listing and mini-reviews of hidden/bonus tracks
you seem to find on a lot of CDs these days.
Subject: B-List: Drinking-related humour
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 12:35:38 +0930 (CST)
1. Happy Drunk
< http://happydrunk.com/ >
"A Boozehound's Paradise!". Not that I condone such behaviour ; )
* Drunken Photo Album
< http://happydrunk.com/photo.shtml >
Lots of embarrassing photos here.
* Drunken Quotes
< http://happydrunk.com/quotes.shtml >
* Drunk Jokes
< http://happydrunk.com/jokes.shtml >
* Drunk Tales
< http://happydrunk.com/tales.shtml >
* Gallery of Happy Drunks
< http://happydrunk.com/gallery.shtml >
2. Hangover test
< http://www.hangoverpower.com/ >
3. Hangover Recovery
< http://www.hairytongue.com/ >
Cures, advice etc.
Subject: B-List: Paco's Funny Pages
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 10:04:53 +1030 (CST)
Paco's Funny Pages
< http://funnies.paco.to/ >
Another collection of humourous stuff. Again, some of this stuff
has turned up before. A few highlights:
* Funny/interesting anagrams
< http://funnies.paco.to/anagrams.html >
. Mother-in-law <--> Woman Hitler
. Eleven plus two <--> Twelve plus one
. Slot Machines <--> Cash Lost in 'em
* Silly answers to driving test questions
< http://funnies.paco.to/drivingSchool.html >
. Q. Do you yield when a blind pedestrian is crossing the road?
A. What for? He can't see my license plate.
. Q. What are some points to remember when passing or being passed?
A. Make eye contact and wave "hello" if he/she is cute.
* Dan Quayle quotes
< http://funnies.paco.to/QuayleQuotes.html >
(For those who don't remember, Dan Quayle is a former Vice President
of the US)
. "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.
I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this
century. I didn't live in this century."
. "I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
* Bad predictions
< http://funnies.paco.to/BadQuotes.html >
. "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Chairman of IBM in 1943
. "640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates
* Silly Facts You Don't Need to Know
< http://funnies.paco.to/sillyfacts.html >
. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
* Real insurance reports
< http://funnies.paco.to/Insurance.html >
. A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
. An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle
* True lies
< http://funnies.paco.to/SkirtingTruth.html >
. "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest
crime rates in the country."
. "The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people
who make them unsafe."
Subject: B-List: Pumpkin Carver
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 09:49:09 +1030 (CST)
T-Bone's Pumpkin Carver 3
< http://www.boneland.com/more/pc3/index.html >
A Halloween-related Flash thingy. Design a Pumpkin head, with
If you like it, you can try the first two in the series.
Subject: B-List: Celebrities Exposed
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:33:56 +1030 (CST)
< http://www.xs4all.nl/~petramc/celebrity/ >
"Discover the human behind the celebrity".
Photos of stars on both good days and bad days.