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The Homepage of Spam

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The Homepage of Spam

Wait, it’s not what you think! It’s not e-mail/Internet spam, but rather the SPAM that you eat! Who knew there was a Web page devoted to edible Hormel SPAM? There are lots of interactive features on this site. Can we find them all? Let’s dive in and find out!

Navigation is simple. Look below the big picture of the SPAM can and you’ll find the… Continue reading

Easter Bunny Name Quiz

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Easter Bunny Name Quiz

Well, this is just a fun little site that provides a great momentary diversion from the hefty workload and endless phone calls that might haunt your day. Momentarily at least, unless you are like me and feel the need to try out the names of everyone you know.

How does it work? Well, you just type in your first and last name and click… Continue reading

Plan 59

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Plan 59

Welcome to Plan 59, where you can check out nostalgic images of the mid 1900s. It has mostly 1950s art (commercial art) and I really feel that this is an art form that has almost been entirely lost. So, I’m glad to see that someone devoted time to saving the clean lines of the past.

I should mention that if you are a car fan, you’re going… Continue reading

PhotoCamel

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Photo Camel

Well I found this great photography forum site, where you can learn all about photography from the lens to the picture. The first thing you are going to want to do when you get here is to register an account, so that you can post on the forum and download pictures that people have uploaded.

To register, click the register button (the one with the red check… Continue reading

Infinite Wheel

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Infinite Wheel

This is a crazy little site that I ran across while surfing the Web. I was quite delighted and amazed at how fun and addicting it is.

You do need Macromedia Flash Player to use it, so you can download it here if you don’t have it.

How do you navigate? Well, you start by clicking any of the twirling weird little smiley… Continue reading

You Send It

Friday, March 24th, 2006

You Send It

Do you ever find yourself wanting to send larger files through your e-mail? I know that is a problem I have run into when I want to send movies or images to my mom through e-mail.

With this site, you don’t have to face that anymore. You can send files up to 50 and 100 MB. If you really want to send larger files, you can… Continue reading

California Coastal Records Project

Friday, March 24th, 2006

California Coastal Records Project

Our coastlines are slowly changing with each beat of the waves against them. Erosion over time is changing them forever. The project that this site talks about is to take images of the coastline before nature and man change them entirely. To find out more about the project, check out the About the Project link.

There are some really amazing photos of the coastline here… Continue reading

All But Forgotten Oldies

Friday, March 24th, 2006

All But Forgotten Oldies

Are you searching for a hard to find song or artist from the 1950s through the 1970s? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. Or, if you are just a music fan like me, you’ll still enjoy this site.

It’s really easy to navigate too. You can use the alphabetical listing at the top of the page or search by song title, which is… Continue reading

Lyrics Freak

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Lyrics Freak

I’m always looking for good lyrics sites, and I really like this one. It has a nice layout and is friendly to the eye. It also has links to live chat, guitar tabs and forums. So not only can you find lyrics and get tabs to play it on the guitar, you can chat about your favorite songs.

There are several ways to find lyrics. You can… Continue reading

Family Watchdog

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Family Watchdog

Sadly the world is no longer a safe place to live and it pays to be on your guard to keep your family safe. At Family Watchdog, you can take another step to safety. This site tracks sex offenders and allows you to be notified as soon as one moves near you.

I live mostly on my own except for when my roommate is around, so I… Continue reading

One Year on Mars

Friday, March 17th, 2006

One Year on Mars

While the whole Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a neat site to visit, I fully recommend that you check the rest of it out. I want to focus on the One Year on Mars section.

Here you have three navigation options: Flash Feature, Release: Rover’s Adventures Continue and Rover Home Page.

Flash Feature – there are two ways to explore this section. You can either… Continue reading

Sharing is Giving

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Sharing is Giving

Welcome to Sharing and Giving. This is a site devoted to free recycling. They claim to be “the alternative to Freecycle,” without the rules and politics. I’m a fan of Freecycle, but I like to keep my options open. :-D

It’s really easy to navigate this site too. All the links are in a list near the top of the page, divided into sections. The sections… Continue reading

Post Crossing

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Post Crossing

I love the concept of this site. Post Crossing is a site that allows you to receive postcards from all over the world. So, how does it work? Well, you have to register and then you send a postcard. You wait to get one yourself and then you can log when you received it. To learn more about the nitty gritty details, click Learn More on the… Continue reading

The Bratwurst Pages

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

The Bratwurst Pages

For some reason I just could not resist this site. It was submitted to me to review shortly after the Beans Around the World site. It’s just as quirky a topic, which is probably why I’m so excited to share it with you.

First, I’ll warn you, there is more to this Web page than just the bratwurst. There is also polka and a whole heck… Continue reading

The Dog Club

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

The Dog Club

“The Dog” has swept the nation by storm. You can literally find this dog art on everything. They even made “The Dog” McDonald’s toys. If you can’t tell, I love this art. Right now, I’m sporting The Dog Beagle wallpaper on my computer, as well as, a screen saver from this site.

The site is broken up into sections: The Dog, Pup-ography, Download and the Dog… Continue reading

The Song Tapper

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

The Song Tapper

I’m always getting songs stuck in my head. Mostly just one phrase or a line of a song and then I’m stuck. What comes next? Who sang this? Will it EVER go away?! :-) Since this happens a lot, I’m always looking for Web sites that identify songs for me. C’mon, you know I’ve written them up in the past! But this one is different… Continue reading

4 to 40

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

4 to 40

Now you may be scratching your head trying to figure out what’s so special about this site. I did at first. It’s a way to discover India.

This site is really easy to navigate. You can click the links on the rainbow colored hand or you can use the links directly below it. The categories are: Stories, Poems, Folktales, Activities, OMG, Q & A, Games, Katha… Continue reading

Frvade

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Frvade

This site is weird. It is a Web riddle. It’s hard. So I thought I’d share it with you and see if any of you can solve it. I can only get to level two. My brain is just not firing on all cylinders to solve this.

I suggest starting at the Information link. This is where you will learn how to play and why the author thought… Continue reading

The Serpant’s Wall

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The Serpent’s Wall

I was watching television the other day and on the program I was watching, they sidetracked from the main subject (renovating houses) to treasure hunting. One gentleman on the program was a treasure hunter. He had taken a metal detector and a shovel and went looking for Civil War leftovers. He went in search of such things like dog tags, bullet shells and things that were… Continue reading

70s Movie Rewind

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

70s Movie Rewind

Are you ready to take a blast to the past? This site is devoted to all those movies from the 70s. Even better, it is fairly easy to navigate.

Choose a movie from the Movies SmartMenu, wait for the page to load and bam you’re all set. It seems like only the ones in the brighter yellow color are updated.

This then loads the movie of… Continue reading

Spirograph

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The spirograph toy was one of my favorites growing up. I never had the joy of owning one and had to use the ones at my friend’s houses, but it was really one of my favorites. Relive your fond memories of spirograph with this site.

The way this applet works is that you modify the sliding bars on the side to whatever you want and this affects the picture that… Continue reading

Insects at the Smithsonian

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Insects at the Smithsonian

When you think of the Smithsonian, insects usually don’t come to mind, do they? But, this is a great site to learn all about insects! It’s even easy to navigate.

All the sections are contained in the white block in the center of the page. Just click the orange links to visit each section. You can also click the image next to each description to… Continue reading

The Seven Wonders: Other Monuments

Friday, February 24th, 2006

The Seven Wonders: Other Monuments

Most of the Seven Wonders of the world are lost to us now, with the Pyramid of Giza being the only one left standing. The others were ravaged by nature, time and even man. There are people out there who believe that new wonders should be chosen to replace those that have long since disappeared.

While I don’t think we should forget them… Continue reading

Stickam

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Stickam

Welcome to Stickam, a site that I am really excited to bring you. Whether you want to share your favorite MP3s, video or photos, this site makes it so easy that you are good to go.

I fell in love with this site and have been there everyday since it went live on February 15th. If you’re looking for me, my user name is Maeve. So, what you… Continue reading

Black History Month

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Black History Month

In America, February is Black History Month, where we celebrate all the marvelous contributions that have been made to our society by African Americans. Being American, I like to highlight this month, as there have been some great contributions to history.

In the News – this is a section about those who’ve hit it big in the news. You’ll find some news from 2005 and 2004… Continue reading

DC Flyby

Friday, February 24th, 2006

DC Flyby

This site is so cool. I always wanted to visit Washington D.C. when I was in school and never had the opportunity. I haven’t had the opportunity since then either. Maybe I’ll go with my mom and her school this year.

But until I can get there, I have this site which is very awesome. You can get a bird’s eye tour of D.C. Use the red… Continue reading

Secret Worlds

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Secret Worlds

View the Milky Way 10 million light years away from Earth or the Quarks of a leaf cell off of an oak tree. This is really cool. Watch the image once the page has loaded. It will automatically start paging through the images by starting at the Milky Way, as described, all the way down to the oak tree’s leaves. Then from the leaves, it… Continue reading

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