Friday, April 28, 2006

I've been all over the internet in the last little while, and discovered a nice variety of sites that everyone should become familiar with. It seems I've finally figured out the full potential of the DIY Knowledge Pool that is the internet. I figure I might as well offer a comprehensive list of the many online havens I've found, for entertainment, information and, of course, infotainment.

Monkeycube - First on my list, I've been aware of, and at times actively involved with, this website that came in on the first wave of blogging. It used to be occasional rants ranging from the rational to the nonsensical, but it recently underwent an overhaul, and is now a more typical blog in format, but the Monkey is still anything but typical in his style. Still waiting for the forums to come back though.

Something Awful - This site doesn't need my help to get traffic. A source of highly irreverent humor and endless amusement, Something Awful also boasts a huge forum community, something around seventy thousand members, you can find conversation or information on just about any subject you want. Due to bandwidth needs on such a large forum, it costs ten dollars to join, but that'll be the best ten bucks you ever spend on the internet.

Die Puny Humans - This site is only about a week old, and already among my favorites. Founded by popular comic writer Warren Ellis, a devotee of all things shiny and new, this forum is used by its members to track outbreaks of the future. Discussions range from amazing new technologies, to behavioral studies to talk of the sociopolitical climate and speculation on the Grim Meathook Future that many puny humans have come to fear.

Wikipedia - Ok, I don't know anyone who doesn't already know about this, but it still gets a place on my list. The figurehead of the DIY Knowledge Pool, Wikipedia lets anyone become an authority on anything. Of course, there is always the risk of inaccurate information, but it's still a good place to start on an online research trip.

Christian FAQ - Sites like this are tragically rare. What we get here is a series of FAQ, namely the common questions that dog Christians of all kinds, answered by a Christian who is not a crazy fundamentalist, not an ultraconservative, and also not a radical liberal. the moderate point of view put forward is impressively reasonable and remarkably easy to agree with.

Encyclopedia Mythica - This is an amazing resource for anyone looking for information on just about any type of mythology, from pantheons, to places to people to critters. Definitely an excellent site.

First Church of Xenu, Xenu.net and Lermanet - Three sites devoted to the dissemination of information that will hopefully lead to the downfall of one of the most despicable organizations currently existing in the world: The Church of Scientology.

That's about all I can think of for now. If I think of any more sites important enough to show the world, I'll be sure to update further.

6 comments:

Indie said...

Mmm... L. Ron Hubbard wrote a book about how it would be easy to create a cult and make money off it.

Why no-one links this to the church of Scientologists still mystifies me...

I am an Individual said...

Wow. You got spammed. Feel honored, this site gets enough traffic to merit spam-robots!

I dunno if I want a b.ca in 2 weeks... I mean, I feel bad enough about doing an arts based course as it is...

The Angry Stereotype said...

I'm pretty sure you're the only traffic I get, Indi, so if the spam-bots haven't won you over, then they fail.

The Angry Stereotype said...

I just remembered how to delete those. Time to clean up my blog!

Indie said...

Sweet! Well, that's sure useful. Man, what you need to do is shamelessly self-publicize. As far as I can work out, that's the only way to get people to pay attention.

Post something absurdly inflamatory on someone else's blog, with a nice big link back to you.

It'll work... I think.

The Angry Stereotype said...

I'm not big on the absurdly inflammatory. People who read this usually only read one article that I've directed to because I thought it relevant to a conversation.