Aug. 11, 2000

Are these mod hipsters a real band, a forgotten cartoon or the imagination of some truly funky Web designer? Judge for yourself on the Huggabaloos site. Play games to help the bandmates buy snazzy outfits, or read their record and movie reviews.

So You've Decided To Be Evil
With this step-by-step guide to joining the forces of darkness you'll soon be on your way to either conquering the world or destroying it. Or maybe you'd rather just build really powerful weather machines? Regardless, this site is the key you need to unlock the door to chaos. Get helpful advice on where to put your evil lair and how to dress for menacing success.

Crazy Drunk Guy
Imagine sitting at your desk working like you do every day when some drunk guy randomly calls you from a pay phone. You don't know him, and he doesn't know you, but he asks to speak to Jack Webb from the classic cop show Dragnet, and won't hang up. This is Jeff's world. He sits at his desk designing Web sites and gets bizarre calls from a crazy guy who knows his number. Luckily for us, he's taped their recent conversations and put them online.

Sales Autopsy
So you want to be a saleman, eh? Well before you jump right into that retail job maybe you should read some true-life horror stories on Sales Autopsy. Even Death of a Salesman's Willie Loman would agree that stories like this can break even the most enthusiastic salesmen. One story tells the tale of two businessmen who stop by a convenience store for slushies before they were suppose to give an important presentation to some clients. The drinks gave them glowing green tongues. Oops.

Getting the Picture: The Art of the Illustrated Letter
A letter doesn't have to be boring. In fact, many artists and creative types enjoyed adding a little art to their lengthy letters. This exhibition from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art showcases letters written and illustrated by people who really knew how to doodle. Take a look at letters ranging in times from 1834 to 1987, that look just as good framed on a wall as they do crammed in an envelope.

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