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Simply Fired: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.

This site hosts a monthly contest for outrageous stories about job loss, whether you call it getting fired, laid off, or downsized. August’s most amazing stories can be found under the Winners tab. Could you imagine being fired from your office over a leftover slice of pizza? Balloon animals? Mishearing the word “microfilm”?

It’s all happened to somebody out there, and now… Continue reading

Clever Caption

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Clever Caption

There are a lot of humorous pictures out there on the internet. At Clever Caption, you can not only see them but read captions that people have made for them. You could send in your own funny picture or make a caption for pictures already on the site. Either way, this site is a heck of a lot of fun.

On the Home Page you will find… Continue reading

WHT Map and panographies

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005


World Heritage Tour is dedicated to preserving the heritage of people all over the world through multimedia and to bringing awareness to countries at the benefit of tourism. “Independent travel is one of the most powerful forces for tolerance, understanding and democracy the world has.”

“The WHTour is creating a documentary and educational image bank of printable panographies and online virtual tours for all sites registered as… Continue reading

Kids Health

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Kid’s Health for Kids

This health site for kids is not only a great idea, it’s well put together. One of my favorite sections is “What to Do if You Don’t Like School”. I wish that I had access to it when my sister was going to school. It really picks apart the reasons why a child may not like going to school and what they can do about… Continue reading

Merck Manuals

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Merck Manuals

Basically this site has all of the Merck Manuals available online for free, which means a lot of medical information you can use to make informed decisions. You can access two reference books for patients and caregivers, The Merck Manual Second Home Edition and The Merck Manual of Health and Aging.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, and the Merck Manual… Continue reading

The History of Snoopy

Monday, September 26th, 2005

The History of Snoopy

A favorite comic strip in America since 1950, I bring you the history of Peanuts. Debuting in seven papers on October 2nd of that year, for over 50 years Peanuts has delighted and entertained readers worldwide. This site contains Last Strips, Timeline, Charles Schulz Tribute, and Home of Charles Schulz.

In the Timeline section, find out how it all happened. See the first strip… Continue reading


Monday, September 26th, 2005


This site contains over 900 vintage Chinese propaganda posters and is an interesting historical lesson about events in China from the 1960’s to 1980’s. These vintage posters have a strange amount of charm. So let’s enjoy the art and historical perspective.

“It was said, that the major elements of the Daqing Spirit were the Three Togethers (eat together, live together and labour together) and the “Iron Man… Continue reading

Howdy Doody Time

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Howdy Doody Online Show

“It’s Howdy Doody Time!” My memories of the show Howdy Doody come from my mom’s stories, but I was thrilled when I found this part of the history of children’s television. Some of you can revisit it, and for those of you like me who have never seen it, you can discover it now online.

Howdy’s History: This page includes an audio track and sections… Continue reading

United States Newspapers

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Do you have relatives in another state? Are you thinking of moving? Do you want to see what’s happening in your out-of-state college student’s city? Wonder how a national news event was covered by the home front? Have you moved recently and want to stay in touch with events in your old town?

Well, this is place to do that. If you are moving, this is a great way to… Continue reading

Painting the Weather

Friday, September 16th, 2005

This site is a fun jaunt into art based on weather conditions, and it’s very easy to navigate. From the home page, just click on the type of weather you want to see in the Choose a Symbol box and view all the art for that type of weather.

Once you have chosen a symbol, the site displays a listing of art with thumbnails. Choose the one you want to… Continue reading

Common Place

Friday, September 16th, 2005

“Common-place is a common place for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. A bit friendlier than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine, Common-place speaks–and listens–to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900. Common-place is a common place for all sorts of people to read about all sorts of things relating to early American… Continue reading

The Science of Gardening

Friday, September 16th, 2005

This site is amazing. Not just because of the videos, but because you really do learn the science of gardening.

Feed — This section has two videos: one about how carnivorous plants work and one about a garden in California and compost tea. They are both really interesting; you won’t be disappointed. This section also contains the interactive area called Garden Variety about the history of food and an article… Continue reading

The President’s Challenge

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

“It only takes a small change. Instead of telling yourself you can’t, tell yourself you can. The President’s Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the President’s Challenge can help motivate you to improve.”

I was scared of this site at first! As an adult who is fighting to get back in… Continue reading

Energy Fiend

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Well, an interesting title like that makes you wonder what the site is about! You can find caffeine-related information here, as well as blogger-style updates and articles.

They did a study linking caffeine and obesity. You can read about that here. Are you ready for the fun part of the site? Click “Death By Caffeine”. Start by picking your poison — your

Poker Tips

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

“This web site offers various tips and techniques for playing poker, both for the beginner playing for the first time, as well as the advanced player looking for new ideas.”

I have a vague idea of how to play poker and have a hard time keeping things straight in my head when I’m playing with real cards. Give me video poker or

Unicorn Collector

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

I’ve shown a lot of galleries of collections, but this one takes the cake for me. Being an avid unicorn collector myself, it was nice to see someone who had a collection online.

There are a couple of sections I want to share with you: The Introduction, The Collection, and Unicorn Resources.

The Introduction — here you will find the intro to the site, as well as unicorn legends, and… Continue reading

Lonely Socks

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Do you have a lot of socks with missing mates? Well, this site is dedicated to those lonely socks that are no longer part of a pair. Wherever their mate has gone they are now left alone to float through your sock drawer, because we all hope that we will find that missing sock someday.

I’ll confess I have a huge basket full of socks, some are missing their mates… Continue reading

The Las Vegas Matchbook Collection

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

I always find collections fascinating. And I have to admit that I love sharing them with you. And in this site you will find vintage and modern matchbooks from Las Vegas in an ever growing collection.

You’ll find navigation on the side menu with the options of Home, A-L, M-Z, The Cabinet, Collecting, and the Lounge Spot.

A-L — This is alphabetical listing of… Continue reading

Hubble Site

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

This site is huge and full of fabulously interesting things to check out. Under the category “Announcements”, the first entry “Tonight’s Sky” is my favorite of the whole site. Let’s visit it shall we?

Tonight’s Sky — To get them out of the way I’ll mention the resources, and archive links now. Take a brief look at them, then click “Play Movie” near the top of the screen. The movie… Continue reading

Circus Web

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Well it’s getting to be the time where the Circus is in town for us here in Toledo. They usually arrive around September here. So I was surfing looking for a great circus site. Let me tell you, I sure found what I was looking for.

If you click the “Circuses” button on the side menu it gives you an alphabetical list of Circuses from the United States, as well… Continue reading

The Virtual Stapler

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

I love staplers. I adore them. I even have a spiffy purple upright space saving stapler on my desk. But I don’t think I’d ever write Stapler poetry, and let me tell you some of the haiku was amazing. Check it out in the “Stapler Poetry” section where you can find Haiku, Limericks, and Poetry all about staplers.

I’d also recommend the Gallery where you can check out several different… Continue reading

Herbal Safety

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Herbal Safety

With all the supplements and herbs out there on the market now-a-days I think we should look into herbal safety. Thankfully, there is a site on this subject.

The Introduction to this site is well worth reading. It not only explains why this site exists but also gives great reasons on why you should be careful about using herbal… Continue reading

The Citizen: Anarchy Travel

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

The Citizen: Anarchy Travel

This site claims to be a unique travel guide for the anti-tourist. It is definitely unique and gives a lot more the nitty gritty than you would discover as a tourist. To get started you can click on “The Guides”.

“The Guides” gives you a list of cities from different countries that there have been guides written for. The guides are written with a lot of… Continue reading

Scottish History

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

“The historical articles on these pages reflect a broad swathe of Scotland’s history. The topics cover everything from settlement patterns in prehistory, through the wars of independence and on up to the Union of the Crowns.”

I have to admit that I am fascinated with Scotland and Ireland too. But Scotland holds a secret place in my heart. So I leapt at the chance to write up this site on… Continue reading

Scrapbooker Online

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Do you love scrapbooking? Well kick it up a notch with this site. I’ve got to admit, I love to scrapbook, but I just can never seem to find the time and leave it to occasions like birthdays, wedding, and holidays to justify making time to do it.

The first thing I want to talk about is my favorite part of the site. It’s the Idea Gallery where you can… Continue reading


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

I must confess thatI have a weakness for popcorn, but after checking out this site, I feel a lot better about eating it! I’ve also found quite a few new ways to eat it, too!

The sections of the site are For Kids, Teachers, Nutrition & Recipes, Encyclopedia Popcornica, About Us, and the Guest Book.

For Kids — this section is full of activities for kids. From a booklist, to… Continue reading

Cyber Cafes

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Well, are you looking for a place with coffee, some snacks, and internet access? Now you can find cyber cafés from all over the world, and go to the one that suits you.

You can use the City search, or the more advanced Country Search.

I did a city search: typed in Toledo, clicked “search”, and found out that there is one cyber café listed for my town. The city… Continue reading

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