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“What new websites have you been to this week?”

Reptile
Rivendell


Aug 1 2007, 9:38pm

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“What new websites have you been to this week?” Can't Post

This is an idea that's been discussed a little over on The Pollantir, and there are some good recommendations there that you might want to check out. If anyone would like to add some suggestions here please keep them family friendly.

Here's a few from me:
http://lovemyearth.blogspot.com/
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/
http://wohba.com/

"If you listen closely, you can hear the gods laughing."


RosieLass
Valinor


Aug 1 2007, 10:06pm

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This isn't a "new" website, [In reply to] Can't Post

but check out the latest "Stuff on My Cat" contest, cats taking baths.

http://www.stuffonmycat.com/...php?itemid=4292#more

Oh Moon, lovely moon, with thy beautiful face,
Careering throughout the boundaries of space,
Whenever I see thee, I think in my mind,
Shall I ever, oh ever, behold thy behind.


--Edmund Gosse's house maid

http://mallika.vox.com/


a.s.
Valinor


Aug 1 2007, 10:25pm

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Folk tunes website [In reply to] Can't Post

Not "new", but I've been visiting it frequently lately, just...listening to and reading old songs!

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America

http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html

a.s.

"an seileachan"

"The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done."

~~Mother Theresa


Curious
Half-elven

Aug 1 2007, 11:07pm

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I love the sports economics website [In reply to] Can't Post

The Wages of Win Journal ( http://dberri.wordpress.com/ ). It focuses in particular on the NBA. David Berri is a sports economist who isn't afraid to make bold and unconventional statements about the NBA, and a few about other sports as well.

I also like the TrueHoop blog on espn.com: http://myespn.go.com/nba/truehoop

In general I find espn.com far and away the best sports website. I even coughed up the money for insider status. I particularly like John Hollinger on the NBA, Henry Abbots' TrueHoop, Bill Simmons (The Sports Guy), and Gregg Easterbrook on the NFL (Tuesday Morning Quarterback).

These are not obscure websites, but I regularly check out the top stories on Google News, and the list of most popular stories on the New York Times website.

I also check out Blog-a-Bull ( http://www.blogabull.com/ ) and the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times websites for news about my local teams.

I also check out rottentomatoes.com, metacritic.com, boxofficemojo.com, aintitcool.com and imdb.com for information about movies and, in the case of metacritic, about books and TV as well.

There are other sites I have visited in the past, but these days, if I'm on the web but not here, I'm probably checking out one of the sites I've listed above.


(This post was edited by Curious on Aug 1 2007, 11:12pm)


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Aug 2 2007, 2:47am

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Here's another folk site. [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.folkalley.com/

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a.s.
Valinor


Aug 2 2007, 3:02am

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oh VERY nice! Thanks! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"an seileachan"

"The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done."

~~Mother Theresa


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Aug 2 2007, 5:24pm

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Here's my favorite one: [In reply to] Can't Post

http://sniff.numachi.com/

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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GreenHeart
Rivendell

Aug 3 2007, 1:09am

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GMTA ! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was going to post this, too. I am completely hooked on this site. Meow! =^..^=


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 3 2007, 2:44pm

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Library Of Congress Online Catalog [In reply to] Can't Post

Action-packed and full of possibilities! ;P


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


TORn's Observations Lists


Owlyross
Rohan


Aug 3 2007, 2:47pm

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Sport based this week. [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, Rugby to be fair...

My local team's website

http://www.leicestertigers.com/

And the website for this year's Rugby World Cup

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/

Less than a month to go!

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin Franklin
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797)


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Aug 3 2007, 4:52pm

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I just this minute discovered Peterson Toscano's blog [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.a_musing.blogspot.com/

I had the good fortune to see his amazing one-man play, "Doin' Time at the Homo No Mo Halfway House" a couple of years ago. I'm delighted to find out that he's planning to put it on DVD and release it next year. He's a passionate and very funny spokesman about the damage done by "ex-gay reparative therapy".

He also has a website called
www.homonomo.com

I guess everybody's definition of "family-friendly" is different, but there isn't anything on either website that I wouldn't have let my own kids see at any age.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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Atlas
Bree


Aug 6 2007, 5:13am

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If you like baseball too [In reply to] Can't Post

You ought to check these out.

http://www.sabernomics.com/
http://www.baseball-reference.com/
http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/
For those last couple, I got a Play Index subscription for my birthday, and boy howdy is it fun coming up with the oddest queries you can think of. Like finding which pitcher surrendered the most walks while still shutting out the opposition. (Mel Stottlemyre, May 21, 1970)

"The grand scheme of God is inscrutable; the object of life is virtue, not pleasure; and obedience, not liberty, is the means of its attainment." ~Russell Kirk


Patty
Immortal


Aug 6 2007, 1:58pm

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Ancestry.com [In reply to] Can't Post

I never knew my paternal grandfather. I would imagine he is probably dead now, but I just found his last known address among some papers I've been looking through so I thought I'd try to find his info.

Riding with the Rohirrim!


Annael
Half-elven


Aug 6 2007, 2:52pm

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real live preacher [In reply to] Can't Post

You can find his blog here.

This is the blog of a man who was raised as a very conservative Southern Baptist, became a minister himself, then had a crisis of faith and found his way back to God through liberal theology. He remains a Baptist minister, but his ideas have broadened considerably. I like him because he sees all points of view and doesn't judge people.

He's also funny. I found the blog while looking for ways to deal with raccoons; he has an hilarious series about his own experience with a raccoon family living in his chimney. (He finally got them to move out by broadcasting Rush Limbaugh at them.)

Here he is talking about myths:


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Don't be so quick to dismiss myth as unworthy of your devotion. There is the popular way of using the word myth to describe things that are thought to be true but are not. That's really not what myth means. Read Joseph Campbell. Myths are the dreams of humanity. They survive by a kind of natural selection process. Myths address the issues that matter most to us and communicate their ideas across ages and cultures.

In truth, everything humans say is myth. You don't even know the truth of your own life. Your memories are fading quickly. What happened yesterday is already nothing more than your incomplete interpretation of events. We live mired in three dimensions, and everything we say is warped from the moment it leaves our lips. Who knows what reality is?

Think of myth as the longing that we all share. Who cares if the creation story from Genesis is scientifically true. Do you think science can describe reality any better? Or do you think that the shattering reality of Truth/God might be so far beyond us that everything we have said and will say can only be considered children's stories? That's what I think.


The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
-- Tom Clancy

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967

(This post was edited by Annael on Aug 6 2007, 2:57pm)


Kethry
Lorien

Aug 6 2007, 11:51pm

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A new (to me) comic [In reply to] Can't Post

Schlock Mercenary and the accompanying blogs by the author and his wife. A comic that I liked enough to read the extensive archives twice. The blogs, because Howard and his wife write very well. They've been added to my daily reading list.


A bright fire was on the hearth, but the sun was warm, and the wind was in the South. Everything looked fresh, and the new green of Spring was shimmering in the fields and on the tips of the trees' fingers.
~ The Shadow of the Past, Book 1


Curious
Half-elven

Aug 7 2007, 10:28am

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Baseball-reference.com is a little too intense for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not really a numbers person, so I prefer reading the written commentary on the numbers. But I've never been a huge baseball fan, either. I follow the local teams when they are doing well, but not like I follow basketball.

 
 

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