Sept. 5, 1997
Children's Past Lives
Your child might not be talking to an imaginary friend, but instead
regressing into past lives. If you're a New Age kind of parent, you might
want to take a look at this site based on the book by Carol Bowman.
For an excellent read, skip right to Chapter 1, entitled Chase and Sarah.
Read the story of boy who claims to have been a Civil War soldier
in a previous life.
Dewey Webb's Objet of the Week
What's cooler than a packet of Three's Company trading cards?
Perhaps a Colonel Sanders bank or a Magic Rock kit would be more to your
liking? Take a journey into junk, with this online museum of kitch
culture. Just be sure to keep hitting the link that says
"Previous Week's Objet."
Whether you're a beginning Web designer or an old pro, jazz up your site
with animated buttons from Elated.
You can download free graphics from the site's ButtonKits (like we did
here with the lava lamp animation), or download free Photoshop filters
instead. Some of the cooler animated GIFS Elated has are the TV set,
escalator and ringing phone. Don't leave this site without looking
through the gallery complete with cartoons and abstract art.
Spend an afternoon at Coney Island.
Also known to natives as Brooklyn's Playground by the Sea,
Coney Island has tons of fun things to do and experience. On this site,
you can peek into the sideshow tent to see posters advertising human
curiosities such as the snake charmer and the human blockhead -
he hammers nails into his skull - who continue to perform for crowds.
Read about other adventures to be had at Coney Island, including
the Parachute Jump, the Wonder Wheel and the Hell Hole.
Rebecca, or Weevil as she goes by online, has a hot tamale of a Web site.
Do you know anyone else who has an FAQ all about herself?
She's one heck of a story teller, too. She describes her quest for a
non-gender-specific login name, and her startling revelation in
discovering that her real name and middle name loosely translate to mean
"damp suicidal tied-up diseased cow." Go directly to the Weevil Cold
Hard Facts section to read all about her girating Elvis clock, her
fascination with Audrey Hepburn, and her dying house plants.
You won't be sorry.
Have you seen the hippest cartoon on Comedy Central, called South Park?
It's about a bunch of hyperactive lads who live in Colorado and always
end up in trouble. On the first episode, one was abducted by aliens;
another time one of them overdosed on protein drinks. The humor is
twisted and the characters aren't deep, but you'll laugh for hours
on this site. Watch Real Video clips of the show, or catch up on
missed shows with the episode guide.
It's like paper dolls, only you're dressing up a fat Elvis.
Choose his hairstyle, shoes and costume. The best combination: put Elvis
in a nun outfit, riding a skateboard.