Weird News Online
This could be called all the news that's not quite fit to print. Fashioned after the New York Times (it even looks like it) the Weird News items are actual weird news culled from various sites, including CNN, LA Times and others. On the day we visited the top stories included: Man Gets 25 Years to Life for Stealing Cooking, Man Attempts to Sever His Testicles and 100-Pound Pig Flies First Class.
And the Bride Wore...
In these cases the brides in question wore something quite, well, horrendous. Many examples are included, from the strange headwear the author did not know whether to "swat it or shoo it away" or the designer who has apparently watched Funny Girl once too often. Other equally unappealing sections include Sleeves Bigger Than My Head, Dual-Use Wedding Gowns and the delightful Flower Abuse.
And does the bride in question flirt? If so, she is encouraged to take part in this Flirting Survey that hopes to compile data on both online and off-line flirting. Users are warned that "students at UWS who feel psychological distress from filling out this survey, should see counselors on campus. Other individuals who feel any psychological distress from filling out this survey should see a local psychologist of their choice." Lots of fun and you'll also be helping out some students.
The Buffalo Commons
In 1987 Drs. Frank and Deborah Popper of Rutgers University showed that
hundreds of counties in the American West have a density that equals less than two people per square mile. Given the lack of people, it was further reasoned, why not give the land back to the original inhabitants, namely the buffalo. The Great Plains Restoration Council has taken this idea to heart. Visitors can find out how to contribute to this rather intriguing notion.
"Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." So it is written in the prologue to John Steinbeck's novel, Cannery Row. But it is also a place of uncommon beauty, as we discover at this site dedicated to the area. This is pure California and reproduced here in both pictures and word.