June 20, 1997
The Official Marching Band Dictionary
Did you play in high school band? Were you plagued by nightmares of falling out of step
while marching on the field at the Superbowl? Perhaps you, and only you, can
appreciate this marching band dictionary. Learn important terms such as band party
and slouching. This isn't a serious dictionary by any sense of the word, but you might
giggle a little from memories of playing the piccolo on a field early in the morning.
Geeky School Photo Contest
Do you hate the third grade school photo of you beaming in your Cub Scout uniform?
Put your embarassment to good use and enter the Geeky School Photo Contest. Sumbit
your most humiliating photo and join the ranks of those who were geeks before it was cool
to be one.
Do you like the song from the band Bauhaus called, "Bill the Goose is Dead," or
Aerosmith's hit song, "Love with an Alligator"? Do deejays snicker at you when you request
certain songs? Chances are you've misunderstood song titles and lyrics, as all of us have
at one time or another. Find out what your favorite bands have been mumbling all these years
and laugh at other people's misconceptions with this database full of popular songs. Next time,
you won't ask the record store clerk for a copy of that great song, "Lucy is this guy named Linus."
You don't have to be a carnivore to appreciate the Red Meat comics site, but
it might help. This official site promoting the comics of Max Cannon has an archive of his
best stuff, reviews of his work, and rather unusual meat recipes such as jellied-beef mold. Try your
hand at playing the Johnny Lemonhead Game, or read an interview with Max revealing all his
deep, dark secrets about his pets.
You have no idea what kind of peer pressure squirrels face every day of
their short little lives. Imagine if you were forced to stuff your face with
as many acorns as possible, or if you had to run in front of cars
while being chased by the neighborhood dogs. Here's a page that investigates
the horrors a squirrel must face in order to be accepted by his clan. It's not
a pretty tale, but it needs to be told.
Rejected State Mottos
No one pays attention to state mottos unless he is stuck in traffic and likes to read
them on license plates. Now's your chance to read rejected mottos that may have
driven tourism to, or away from, selected states. North Carolina's rejected motto is,
"Five million people, 15 last names." Can you guess which state has the rejected motto
of "We're lucky we can spell it"?
The Tackiest Place in America Contest
Forget the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty. For tips on where real Americana
can be found, see the contestants in the Tackiest Place in America Contest. From
buildings made entirely of corn to a thirty-foot plastic lobster, America has some
of the best, or shall we say worst, places to visit during your next roadtrip. Two
of the most interesting places include a house covered in beer cans and Carhenge.
500 Ways to Annoy Your Roommate
Sick of cleaning up after your lazy roommate? Tired of watching
your roommate eat your food without asking? Now you can get revenge
with a new tip every day on how to annoy your roommate. This database of
over 500 ideas will have your roommate packing, or least on her way to
group therapy. Try moving all your living room furniture to one side of
the room. Ask your roommate if she knows how much an elephant weighs,
then look at the floor on the empty side of the room with concern. Or
if you sleep in the top bunkbed, sleep face down under your mattress and stare
at your roommate all night through the springs.