Jan. 18, 2002

The Condiment Packet Museum
While some people collect priceless art or rare comics, the rest of us only have enough funds to collect packets of ketchup. This site shows us the vast variety of condiments available at your favorite fast food restaurants. Take your pick of ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, honey, soy sauce, mayo, salad dressing and more.

Lite Brite
If you're too cheap to buy a real Lite-Brite, or you merely want to express yourself creatively online, then this site is for you! This javascript Lite-Brite lets you pick virtual pegs in the colors of blue, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, green and clear. Unfortunately, there's no handy stencil of a clown or boat to use, but hopefully you can make your own masterpieces without help by now. And the best part is you don't have to worry about your cat eating any of the loose pegs.

Winged Cats
If you like The X-Files and cats, then you'll probably understand this site better than I do. I had no idea that some cats are born with furry wing-like appendages. On this site, you'll learn about this phenomenon, complete with convincing photos. There's no record on hand that claims these winged felines can fly, but who knows? Maybe that would get rid of our pesky pigeon problem.

Karma Ghost
What if every time you littered or banged up someone else's car door, you had a tiny ghost of karma following you around? In this clever animation, you'll watch the day in a life of one unfortunate soul who does nothing but collect bad karma ghosts as he knocks over a vending machine, upsets the homeless and kills a bug. You see that for every action he has a karma ghost that makes sure he pays for it all in the end. Be sure to wander around the rest of the BillyBlob.com site for more unusual animations and art.

Magical Beginnings
Why throw rice at the bride and groom when you can release hundreds of monarch butterflies? For a few hundred dollars, you too can buy anywhere from 16 to 100 butterflies for your event. They're not trained to come back or anything, but butterflies are a bit more regal than balloons. The beautiful insects are delivered overnight in a special box so you can be rest assured they are safe, fed and "content." The last thing you would want at your wedding is an angry swarm of hungry, peeved butterflies, right?

Industrious Clock
Need to know the time but don't want to stare at a boring digital readout? Treat your eyes to a clock made of hands scribbling out the date and time on pieces of paper. It's accurate and pretty cool. For each second a hand frantically scribbles out a new number!

Rocklopedia Fakebandica
If you watch enough bad TV sitcoms, or hipster movies, you'll come across a weird trend of fake bands. Willis in "Diff'rent Strokes" had his band the Banana Convention. Fake Swedish band Cube Squared was in the movie "Tapeheads." And of course, not to mention all the fake bands that show up in episodes of "The Simpsons" such as the Poison tribute band Cyanide, or Captain Bart and the Tequila Mockingbirds. Look up your own favorite fake bands complete with faux histories and a few photos!

Eric Harshbarger's LEGO website
While some artists use expensive oil paints, or watercolors as their medium, Eric Harshbarger uses Legos to create magnificent, life-size statues of pop culture icons. Check out his impressive site to see statues of Bart Simpson, anime characters, Alice in Wonderland (my favorite), R2D2 and Emily Strange. He even makes a working grandfather clock and a full-sized desk out of Legos! Bravo!

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