Monday, September 04, 2006

Five websites everyone (who stumbles across this blog) should have bookmarked

Don't get me wrong. I love the traffic. But I was just looking at my statcounter referrer logs, and some of the stuff people search for to get here surprises me. For example "Who starred in Big Comfy Couch" and "Weird News."

There are several major websites out there that people still don't know about. Rather than going over to your house and slapping you around with a wet fish, I thought I'd post some of them.



"For some of you, this will all be old stuff. You'll get over it."


5. Freecycle.org

I'm not sure what it is, but my referrer log searches constantly have the word "free" in them. You people need Freecycle. I've been using it for over a year now, and it's great. Here's what they say about themselves:
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.
Once you join, you find a group in your area. In the Tucson group there are 100+ messages a day, all about trading stuff. You look at the listings, and if someone is offering something you want, you shoot them an email and work out the details. Everything is always free. That's the rule. It's how I got my lawnmower.



4. IMDB.com

The Internet Movie Database. One or two clicks, and you have any information you want about any film or television show.




3. Snopes.com

Snopes is an excellent "Urban Legends Reference Page." You know that forward your crazy uncle Louie sent you the other day about how you have to boycott Pepsi because they're liberal scum who refused to put "Under God" on their cans when they printed the pledge of allegiance on them?

Is it true? Snopes knows.





2. Zabasearch.com

No screen shots for this one. If you want to find someone's address/phone number/age, use this site first. Sometimes the information is wrong or old, but if you're trying to hunt down that bastard Greg Winklebottom who owes you $47.00, this should always be your first stop.

You really want to freak yourself out? Type your own name in there.

1. Fark.com

People are always searching for "weird news." Fark.com is a massive website where news articles from around the globe are submitted, usually with a funny headline. The ones deemed best are placed on the front page. The news is always current.



I would wander into the comments sections only if you're not at work.


Bonus link:

How to commit suicide like a man. (NSFW) That's for all you perverts who get here by searching for naked pictures of Stephanie from LazyTown.


"Do you really think I would have anything to do with a fat, sweaty old man?"

9 comments:

  1. I love freecyle! I had to leave it because our car broke down and we could never get anything. They have a sister group called cheapcycle too.

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  2. Um... people actually look for naked pictures of a kid's show star? Sick...

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  3. First, how can you know what people look for to get to your blog. Please tell us so I can add that to my blog.

    And second... if not here, WHERE can I get Stephanie's naked pictures? J. K. ;)

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  4. Great set of links, but I don't see ChuckNorrisFacts.com - I will have to report you to the authorites for such a snafue!

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  5. Hey... Chucknorrisfacts.com stole a huge portion of their facts from a fark thread, including a fact I came up with!

    Carpe diem...

    statcounter.com

    Dama...

    About 25% of the google-hits here are people looking for kiddy porn.

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  6. When you enable referrer logging or stats for your site you usually a learn a lot about humanity that you wish you didn't :p I think the word "naked" in searches is some sort of universal constant - it appears in searches for all sites. Probably even the site for your 86 year old grandma :) (Please note, the "your" there was a generic one :p)

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  7. I LOVE the IMDB site - I could just get lost there looking up trivia for all of the movies I've watched. May try out Fark - I'm always on the lookout for weird royal news to blog about, maybe I can find something there!

    Thanks for the links!

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  8. I keep attempting to get more hits to my site for Aston West porn, but so far, no luck...

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  9. Awesome links- I've been a big fan of Snopes.com for a long time.

    Have you seen postsecret.com? Completely different genre, but equally interesting.

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