February 3rd, 2005

Commercial Break

Maybe you’ve been wondering what sites I might recommend to you if you were of a mind to ask me to recommend sites. If so, you’ve come to the right blog entry! Some of these are already linked over there on the right-hand side of the blog, but I present them here with commentary:

NetFlix – if you’ve got a DVD player and you like to watch movies, here’s a service you should be using. It’s a monthly fee for as many movies you can get sent to you, watch, and send back in that month. They’ve got a great selection and a recommendation system that will help you find other movies you might like. The downside is that you’re at the mercy of the mailing time, so if you’re in a mood to watch Labyrinth tonight and nothing else will do, well, you might have to make other plans.

Dictionary.com – I literally use this site every single day. Whether it’s to check the spelling on a word or to get a more specific idea of what a word means, this is my go-to site.

Digital Entertainment News – sure, I write reviews for them occasionally, but I still check it for videogaming news daily.

Journal and Courier Online – it’s my hometown newspaper, in convenient webpage form!

Right Wing News – I’ll get the most complaints about this one, I’m sure, but I do like to see what he’s got to say about current topics. He also includes satirical bits that often poke as much fun at Republocrats as Democricans. If you’re conservative, you’ll like the news. If you’re a liberal pinko Commie who hates America*, you’ll like getting worked up into a lather over his articles. It’s win-win!

Slashdot.org – A news-gathering site for tech-related stuff, otherwise known as “News for Nerds.” Chances are, if you’re interested in the stuff they talk about, you already know about the site.

CNN.com – I’ve tried other news sites, but I always come back to this one, largely because of its layout.

Sharing Steve – I’ve linked to a few of the blogs I read on a daily basis, but this one is different. It’s a blog dedicated to posting news bits about Steve Martin. I found it recently and it’s a great source of info on him.

Internet Movie Database – If you need to know the name of a movie, or you need a list of what movies a person has been in, or you want to see if Jim Carrey was ever in a movie with Meryl Streep (he was!), this is the site you need.

Musicplasma – Like music? Want to know if there’s an artist you might like based on artists you already like? This site helps you. When you put in an artist’s name, it shows you visually (with all sorts of neat circles) some other artists that other people who have like your artist have liked. (That was a confusing sentence.)

The Official US Time – I reset my watch by this every so often because I’m like that. It’s accurate within 0.5 seconds!

80s Tees – Where else you gonna buy a Thundercats T-shirt, a Knight Rider T-shirt, and a Rambo T-shirt?

MC Hammer – I go here more than you might think.

The THorum – Of course. I’ve met a lot of great people over there, and there’s a good likelihood that if you’re reading this, you’re from there anyway.

I won’t link to all the comics I read, as that would take forever. You can get a sampling of them from the list on the side there.

So there you go! Maybe you found a new link, maybe you didn’t. Either way, I hope you have a fantastic day.

*This is meant as a joke, so don’t get all bent out of shape over it, I’m begging you.

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