On this (once again) rainy Saturday in Seattle, some links I’ve found particularly enjoyable for “enterprising distraction:
- Blastr: Where is a nerd supposed to get all his/her genre news? Look no further, my friends: Blastr is here. Run by the people at the SyFy Network, an bizarre assortment of news and tidbits from worlds beyond.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library: A clearing house for scads of public domain written material from the two millennia of Christian history. Not always the most user friendly, but a good source to start exploring nonetheless.
- Mark Halperin’s The Page: Outstanding and concise comments on the state of American politics. A must-stop in this election year. See also the conservative Drudge Report, progressive Huffington Post, and more mainstream politics sites Politico and Real Clear Politics.
- Trekmovie: If the only news you care about is the new Star Trek movie, check out this site. Good stuff about the film and more!
- Alternate History: For historians like me, thinking about what might have happened can provide a break from thinking about what really happened. Check out the “what ifs” of history on this fascinating forum.
- Google’s Ngram Viewer: The ultimate time-waster. Track the prevalence of a word or words over time by means of their appearance in Google Books. Take a look at the use of the word “fart.” Really popular in the colonial era, apparently. Fascinating.