Dec. 31, 1999
Best of 1999
Nothing beats getting up early on a Saturday morning,
grabbing your favorite cereal and watching cartoons for hours on end. If
you feel nostalgic for cartoons from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s,
then you should feel right at home on YesterdayLand. This site pays special
tribute to cartoons and children's shows like Sabrina and the Groovy Ghoulies or
The Hamster Dance
It's funny how the simplest site can make you giggle the
most. All this site happens to be is a page full of dancing hamster
animations set to a cheerful melody that sounds like a little creature
yodeling. You won't be disappointed.
If you're the type of person who likes to stare at people
while they work, eat and sleep, you'll think All Cam is a gift from the Web gods.
This site is a comprehensive directory of live cams based on categories
such as theme parks, night clubs, pets, people watching, home, office, resorts,
sports, traffic and more. Think of it as the ultimate portal for spying on strangers
from the safety of your computer.
What does it mean if you dream about two carrots playing
pool. Or if you dream of saving someone from drowning in quicksand? You better
check the Dreaming@Swoon site to be sure. You never know when a dream
can turn into a prophecy, or a profit.
HotWired: Animation Express
If you can't get enough cartoon viewing in your life, then
go to HotWired: Animation Express for your daily fix. The site features a
variety of short animations of everything from a dog who refuses to fetch,
to dim-witted space aliens who just want to go home.
If Donny Osmond and David Cassidy made your heart beat a
little faster as a preteen, you'll appreciate this homage to teen idols from
the 1970s through the 1990s. The site has brief biographies of singers that had
short-lived fame but plenty of hype. Think Hansons vs. the Partridge Family.
When you ride the city bus, do you ever take a look at the
other passengers and wonder what their lives are like? Clarke Robinson doesn't
just wonder, he snaps their photos and asks them questions. Read brief on-bus
interviews with a Russian immigrant, a symphony conductor, a chef and a punk
The Skinny On
Why do cars stop in traffic for no reason? Does giving
someone the evil eye work? Will a full moon really make you go nuts? The Skinny
On site from the Discovery Channel answers questions that most scientists
don't bother researching. Written by Hannah Holmes, this column makes
for interesting reading when it comes to age-old questions, like why
there's no Channel 1 on your TV and why you twitch while falling asleep.