links to cool sites -- as told by Mary Forrest.
take advantage of my clickable bullets. They're not just convenient
-- they're purple!)
- Cork in the Water
delightful, attractive, and huge-brained friend Adam got himself
He has sage and clever opinions about a great many things. Get to
- The Democratic Party
am literally a card-carrying member of the
Democratic Party, and I think saying it here is more efficacious
than shouting it from a mountain top. Although, if I'm on mountain
top any time soon, it's one of the things I will surely shout.
Let's change the world together. It will be fun!
stumbled onto the brilliance of Nathan
Jurevicius on the cover of an issue of Computer Arts,
a periodical for which I am forced to pay too much on account of
it's published in the U.K. I sought him out online and found him.
Now you can, too! He's a brilliant animator and illustrator with
some very impressive work to show off on his site. He's also got
a new baby girl named Arkie and plenty of other accomplishments
to applaud. Click on the meat to get started, and don't forget what
clever girl sent you a-clicking (note: it's me).
yes you. the work of jasonshogreen
posted a link to youyesyou.com
on his blog in the Valentine's Day spirit. That's how I found Jason
Sho Green, whose illustrations inspire and amuse me. He makes me
want to buy more pens and make more of a mess of my sketchbook.
I really dig that.
love Salon.com. And I'm saying that in spite of the fact that I
own stock in the company. No one provided me with more comfort or
a greater sense of kindred spirit during those awful weeks after
the 2000 election than Salon.com. Those were harrowing times for
America and for me. So, I exuberantly endorse your
clicking. Also, it's one of those sites -- so very unlike mine
-- that updates its content daily.
Lileks is both my inspiration and my nemesis. His site is clever
and graphically superb. The Institute of Official Cheer is the comedy
stuff of the gods, particularly the Orphanage of Cast-Off Mascots
and the Gallery of Regrettable Food (featuring "Cooking with Seven-Up[TM]").
I'm tempted to say more, but I get all depressed acknowledging how
much better this site is than mine and how admirably diligent James
Lileks is about updating the content. Every time I find a typo or
an error in code, I congratulate myself that he's not perfect. Albeit
in shame and tooth-gnashing jealousy,
I click. Oh, and as if he hasn't outdone me on every other level,
James Lileks has recently published a book about his Gallery of
Regrettable Food, which you can buy
here. Curse him.
this site would be more appropriately featured on the "too cool
for me" page that doesn't yet exist. Would that I were hip and snazzy
enough to pull off some of these looks. Lucky for everyone, my younger
sister Beulah is amply cool and can wear shoes -- like the ones
you'll find here
-- in my stead. I make no bones about the fact that I can wear a
pair of OSHA-violating high heels better than anyone, but the one
pair of Doctor Marten's I own are sitting unworn in a box somewhere
taunting me with their Gen-X-ness and their price tag. If you listen
closely, you can almost hear them whisper, "Silly, Mary. You aren't
even cool enough to wear a pair of Skechers. Tsk, tsk."
MM Club's predictions about the new millennium
kids at John R. Good Elementary School in Irving, Texas, have made
some startlingly insightful predictions about the new millennium.
what they have to say, but prepare to be astonished. Maybe the
"R." in "John R. Good" really stands for Nostradamus...er, if he
spelled his name with an "R."
is my new favoritest place: stock.xchng.
I find photos that inspire me, that I can use in my portfolio work,
or that I can look at when I'm wondering why I haven't done more
with my life. Pretty photos. Of sunflowers. And clouds. And buildings.
And all the things that other stock photography sites want you to
pay for. Only this place gives up the goods for free! Seriously.
The quality of the content is as far from sucking as is possible,
and I'm so encouraged. I used to promote a clip-art and fonts site
here on my web site, but the membership fees got laughably high
-- especially when you consider how many truly laughable images
they had in their archives -- and they changed their affiliate royalties
provider and all of a sudden it was too much of a pain in the rump
to be worth the pennies it netted me annually. Anyway, this site
is much better than that. If you've been keeping track (and why
in god's name would you be), there used to be a plug for Spumco
here. But apparently that site is no more. And the cute little illo
of the beleaguered sausage was showing as a broken link. Broken
links bring me no end of shame. That's why I have to update my font
site. Before I die. When did this entry turn into my
Tick Apartment of Niceness
Tick Apartment of Niceness is much nicer than my apartment and
pays ample tribute to our beloved blue-clad crimefighting justice
Astounding B Monster (The Offbeat Film Authority)
B movie finally gets its due. Weekly video reviews, clever quotes
from B movie posters, sci-fi, horror, cult, interviews with the
actors who made films like "Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage
To the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent" possible -- this
site is a web treasure!
fun fun -- and milk! This
site puts me to outright shame. The bovine mascot (replete with
sunglasses to connote "attitude") seems to be taunting me with its
clever little udder and its quick-loading graphics. This was once
the home of the Bert
Is Evil page. But no longer. Finally, Ernie, you can breathe
a sigh of relief.
is an invaluable resource for those of us who cook. The searchable
recipe index is my favorite feature, but you can also learn how
to mix up a Tom Collins or plan a trip to Aruba. It's an acceptable
substitute for actually "livin' large."
you been hurt and embarrassed by the frowns of onlookers as you
mercilessly butcher the lyrics to popular tunes? Well, stop getting
it wrong! There is hope. Well, the International Lyrics Archive
is no more, but in its stead, I suggest Lyrics
World. Good luck to you. Excuse me while I kiss this guy...
you haven't visited the Internet
Movie Database yet, check your pulse, because I would assert
that you have not yet lived. I visit it more frequently than I care
to admit, and as a result, I know that the supporting cast of Small
Wonder never really did much of anything else in their careers.
Knowledge is power!
Stewart Madness -- It's a good thing!
am an avid supporter of Martha Stewart. I watch the programs, subscribe
to the periodical, place a modestly prepared tamale (with fresh
pico de gallo) on her shrine each night and beseech her for wisdom
in my housekeeping and entertaining endeavors. In all fairness,
I am well aware that there are those who question
Martha's motives. But for the rest of you non-blasphemers, I
endorse the Official
Martha Stewart Web Site.
mind if I do. I love the Muppets
and their creator Jim Henson. (Advice: Speak not ill of them in
my presence.) Imagine my glee and weepy sentimentality when I drove
by the Jim Henson offices on La Brea Blvd. and saw that big be-black-suited
Kermit on the roof. That same day I saw a rather ruddy-complected
and thick-legged Quentin Tarantino fetching dinner at Pink's, but
who cares about that. I have to admit that I just picked this link
at random and because it's "official." There are quite
a few cool Muppet-related sites, but you may just have to get off
your duff and hunt them down on your own. What am I? -- your mother?
alone and unwanted? Despair no more. Apparently Fabio
no shame to love ABBA. I dare you to prove me wrong. But you'll
have to speak up -- Super Trouper's on. [Note: It's no shame to
love ABBA, but it is a shame that none of the once-cool ABBA sites
seem to be available any longer. I have nothing to link you to here,
but take it on faith that Benny and Bjorn will change your life
if you let them.]
love mythology. Don't you? I also wholly endorse Encyclopedia
Mythica as a great resource for you, because you love mythology
as much as I do, and because you might want to look up your favorite
proto-god or ancient fertility festival one of these days. And if
you haven't already been to my own mythology
page, I suggest you mosey on over.
theatrical folk sure do love to dress up. The Costume
Page has a lot to say about that.
would be remiss of me not to include Peggy Wilkins' Marilyn
IRS Home Page
me dead for saying it, but the IRS
Home Page is undeniably useful and surprisingly well laid out.
There are even fun cartoon-ish graphics and bureaucratic attempts
at wit. Bravo, IRS -- parasitic vermin that you are.
Jo. She's magnificent in every way. And buy
her new CD. You'd be a fool not to.
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