This is really just a big list of assorted stuff I like. How original.
(The different style is a holdover from when the main site was using MT.)
Home of the One/The Revenant/Entity/Entitron 3000/PimpDaddyP/whatever alias INTERPOL is looking for this week. And you thought olives were bitter...
Portland's newest crackhead. Her older entries can be found here
Web developer, Mini Cooper afficionado, and SO of the aforementioned crackhead.
A fairly well-known person around the Unix community for his work on emacs, Netscape, and xscreensaver. His blog is always full of weird tidbits.
He used to be the Matt Drudge of the gaming world, digging up juicy rumours and stories of cheating, office politics, misbehaving GMs, incompetent companies, and more, at his old lumthemad.net site (now gone, though it has successors of sorts at places like Waterthread
). Time has mellowed him out a lot now that he actually works at one of the MMORPG companies, but he still has a few good insights here and there.
He doesn't update much anymore now that he's a Legit Writer, but his site's still full of miscellaneous funny stuff.
Well it's not like you're going to find a lot of Canadian news on CNN.
Fairly decent world news coverage without too much bias either way.
The obligatory geek news link.
A collection point for the stranger news stories, photoshop contests, and more. If somebody tells you a "Hey did you hear about..." story, you can probably find it here.
Reminiscent of the classic Calvin and Hobbes but...fuzzier.
It's nothing but clip-art, but that just seems to make it even funnier. A bizarre combination of kung-fu, office politics, and current events; don't miss "get your war on."
Sci-fi comedy (think Red Dwarf) with a shifty alien captain, his incompetent robot helper, and their 'borrowed' engineer.
Jerkcity cannot be explained, it can only be experienced. Preferably with the help of bonghits.
If you're not a gamer, you probably won't get it.
Actually there's only one goat. But they do have an evil chicken named Diablo. And a fish who lives in beer. And zombie barmaids.
A comic for girls! Girls who are serial killers in training, that is.
Yes, even more obscure gamer comics. Often funny and well-drawn, though.
As their motto goes, "The Internet Makes You Stupid," and they've got plenty of proof of that. Be sure to check out the Cliff Yablonski
section. He hates you, you know.
These days it's getting harder and harder to tell news satire apart from the real thing...
Where I've spent way too much of the last
five years. One of the biggest online RPGs, and despite its numerous problems, it can be quite fun with the right people. (I've pretty much abandoned EQ for now; there's still plenty I haven't done in it, but not enough time in the day to keep playing it...)
I was guildless in EQ for a very long time, but eventually hooked up with these folks. Not very 'uber' as we're a long ways behind a lot of other guilds and probably won't ever even get close, but they're great people and a lot of fun. Attrition due to recent troubles
has left us kind of adrift at the moment.
(I used to own the domain name for them, but finally let it expire, so the link has been updated to point to the old ezBoard, in case any old members stumble across it here.)
The other place where I spend a fair bit of time playing, usually when there's nothing going on in EQ. Whereas EQ is fun because of your friends and guildmates, I find AC's fun more in the actual mechanics of fighting, looting, and questing, despite the more primitive graphics. Although AC2 is out and much more impressive-looking, reports are that unfortunately it's all style over substance.
Oddly enough D2 is still pretty popular even years later now, due to the addictiveness of the search for that just slightly better item that you know is going to drop any moment now... When I play on the realm, you can probably catch me as either *Cabrius or *CabriusLdr.
A construction set for building your own D&D scenarios, offline or online. I wish I had more time to tinker with this thing...
Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in... I've been playing this a lot lately. A lot like EQ, but with all the annoying stuff fixed. Very friendly to casual players and non-ubers, so far.
Sick and Twisted
The classic, of course.
The internet is a big place, filled with numerous dark corners where horrible, terrible things lurk. And you'll find them indexed here, with accompanying mockery.
A wealth of detailed information on various famous murders, kidnappings, gangsters, etc. It's interesting to see how these people grew up, what motivated them, how they got away with it for so long, and such.
Or if the sick stuff isn't to your taste...
Cecil Adams answers all sorts of weird questions.
Tons of movie reviews by James Berardinelli, one of the better online critics.
A fan site for one of the print comics I collect, following the adventures of a rabbit samurai.