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quesmark.bmp (2102 bytes)    Picture                                                                                                                                 

exclam.bmp (2102 bytes)    Irony

    Family photo 2005     Mike, Anna, Louis, Lola, and JoAnne

Some old family photos that I like:

  amen.jpg (13681 bytes)             trapeze.jpg (28163 bytes)                     family 3-20-02a.jpg (10308 bytes)

                                        


Useful Fun Stuff  

tourist.jpg (10154 bytes)   South Carolina Outdoors Links    Information on trails, local rivers, tides, conservation, etc. 

 Click for Charleston, South Carolina Forecast     Charleston Weather (Weather Underground)   Up-to-date and accurate.

   Edmunds.com   Looking for a used car? Here is a great place to do your research....

 howstuff.gif (4755 bytes)    HowStuffWorks.com    How does knuckle cracking work?  How do pawnshops work?  How do firewalls work?  If you've ever wondered about how something works, you will likely find the answer here....

adaccess.gif (22531 bytes)     Ad Access Project   Duke University archive of images and information for over 7,000 U.S. newspaper and magazine advertisements between 1911-1955.    

urbanleg.gif (1686 bytes)      Urban Legends and Folklore    Effectively documents and dispels new (e.g., hydrogen beer explosion, computer virus hoaxes) and classic (kidney snatching, gerbil) stories that you know are true because your good friend's friend said so....

ssalogo.gif (2243 bytes)    Popular Baby Names    Want to know the 100 most popular male names in the 1990's?  The 10 most popular female names in 1923?  The 5 most popular baby names in South Carolina?  Check out these lists generated by the Social Security Administration....

day.gif (40858 bytes)    One of My Favorite Movies  Great story, great visuals, great music....the 1951 version, not the recent remake.


Useless Fun Stuff 

 coweye.gif (9516 bytes)     Cow's Eye Dissection    Yep, that's what it is.   

    Internet Movie Database   According to the IMDB website, this is "the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet."

    Slipups.com        Extensive database of movie mistakes.

kissthis.gif (20239 bytes)    Kissthisguy.com--The Archive of Misheard Lyrics   Named for the oft-misheard Jimi Hendrix phrase, "Scuze me while I kiss the sky."

deadpeop.gif (1096 bytes)    Dead People Server  Ever wonder whether someone is dead yet?

findgrav.jpg (4828 bytes)    Find-A-Grave  Ever wonder where someone is buried?  Search by name, city, or claim to fame.

groovycandy.jpg (8842 bytes)    Groovycandy.com   Best source of candy from yesteryear (50s, 60s, 70s)–slo-pokes, wax lips, candy cigarettes, bubble gum cigars–all of your favorites!

roadside.jpg (37759 bytes)     Roadsideamerica.com   "Your online guide to offbeat tourist attractions."


Unusual Tools                                

earth.gif (793 bytes)    Today's Estimated World Population   Compare today's world population with other dates past and future.  Give the Java applet a minute or two to load.

internettraffic.gif (3337 bytes)    Internet Traffic Report   Ever wonder how fast the North American vs the European Internet is running? "The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections."

nist.gif (3663 bytes)     National Institute of Standards and Technology:  Boulder Atomic Clock Time   Set your clock exactly (the Java-based grey square will fill with current exact time in about a minute).

terraser.jpg (18264 bytes)      Microsoft Research Maps     "The TerraServer-USA Web site is one of the world's largest online databases, providing free public access to a vast data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States." I found satellite photos from the early 1990's for my home. This link brings you to the Charleston peninsula. Can you find the College?

seti.gif (18263 bytes)     Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence    This is for real--join with 1.5 million other home computer users and use your screensaver to analyze radio telescope data for coherent signals. 


Last revised on August 25, 2011

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