July 2, 1999
Skateboarding isn't as easy as you think. In fact, there's quite a bit of science to it. This site
from the San Francisco Exploratorium science museum explains the physics behind fundamentals
such as the ollie, the frontside and Caballerials. See if you can do their suggested skateboarding
activities based on what you've learned, or impress your pals by spouting off
skate lingo from the glossary.
If tasty hamburgers are on your mind right about now, then you should do your stomach a favor
and visit the In-N-Out Burger site. There's an online menu and a history of this eatery.
Too bad they don't deliver.
The Stellar Acting Career of Troy McClure
Phil Hartman's untimely death also brought an end to Troy McClure, one of the most
beloved characters on the Simpsons. According to Troy, this self-obsessed character has
been in so many movies, TV shows and educational films, it's hard to keep track. This
site is a handy list of all his accomplishments. Who could ever forget Troy's performance
in Locker Room Towel Fight: The Blinding of Larry Driscoll or
P is for Psycho.
The Duh! Files
Forget that boring, normal news. You can read tales of stupidity every day! The Duh! Files
bring you headlines that only stupid people could make happen. Some of the more memorable stories
include a man who had to fish in the lake for his false teeth and a zoo visitor who was assaulted
by a giraffe.
John Hughes Files
Did the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off change your life? Can you identify with the nerd in The Breakfast Club?
Were you obsessed with Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles? Then you should join the rest of the members
of the John Hughes appreciation society on this site. The John Hughes Files has trailers of
flicks like Some Kind of Wonderful and Flubber. Check out all the films he's made, or look up
key words in the A to Z files. Test your memory in the trivia section, and see who originally was asked to
play the character Duckie in Pretty in Pink.
A good cover band is hard to find. However a cover band who goes beyond playing the
hits and reinvents the original sound is virtually impossible to contemplate. Meet the
the Moog Cookbook. You'll never listen to songs like Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun
or Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit the same way again. Check out the multimedia section
for audio and video clips.
Zane: The Last Clown
Imagine if all clowns were forced underground and they had to live like rats in the sewers. That's the
premise of this online comic about a clown gone bad - very bad. If you aren't afraid of men who
resemble Bozo, you will be.