News, essays, and commentary. Sharp and insightful.
Romensko's Obscure Store and
Screw the New York Times. This is what every newspaper should be like.
A daily collection of amusing, interesting, informative, and downright strange
Timothy McSweeney's Internet
You'll either be very amused or very bewildered by McSweeney's. If the
"Lists" section doesn't make you laugh, you probably don't need to go further.
News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.
The Brunching Shuttlecocks
Humor, plain and simple as a hammer to the forebrain.
The Straight Dope
Fighting ignorance since 1973. (It's taking longer than we thought.)
Anyone ever tell you an incredible story that they insist "really
happened" to a friend of someone they know? Well, it didn't.
Childcare Action Project
Is your favorite flick just an instrument of Satan? Of course it is! Find out just
how much you've been corrupted with movie reviews from a hardcore Christian point of view.
I won't buy from Amazon because they're unrepentant spammers. Barnes &
Noble blew the Christmas order I placed with them. My online book purchases are made
through Powell's, an independent bookstore chain offering cheap prices, great service, and
lots of options.
Making me laugh, right this minute...
A guy named Paul Lukas does as site called Inconspicuous Consumption. He sees
the same products that you do in the supermarket. He just thinks about them more
than you do.
I really enjoy James Lileks' site.
He's smart, wordly, and writes with an effortlessness I wish I had. But if you're
looking to jump right to the funny, check out the exhibits at the Institute of Official Cheer,
especially the disturbing artwork of underwear afficianado Art Frahm
and the Gallery of
Kicking your brain's ass.
Get in touch with your inner slacker.
A neat demonstration of how the scads of fake celebrity porn filling the internet
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction
An annual contest to write the opening sentence of the worst-ever hypothetical
The Annals of Improbable Research
Celebrating scientific research which can not, or, more importantly, should not be
Craig is the creator of the now-apparently abandoned My boot, a website that inspired me. His homepage,
however, is even better.