April 28, 2000
75 Years of Band-Aid
If you've ever scraped your knee or gotten a nasty paper cut, you've probably at one
time or another used a Band-Aid. On the 75 Years of Band-Aid site, you can step
back in time and see the designs of Band-Aid tins over the years. Some are
stylish, others are cartoonish in style.
Neo Henshin Cyborg
G.I. Joe is so last millennium. If you want a toy that looks as futuristic as
it gets, try playing with Neo Henshin Cyborg. Part human, part robot, this
Japanese toy will probably intrigue you more than entertain.
The Guys Vs. the Girls Burping Contest
Feminism is alive and well even in belching competitions.
See which gender deserves the title as the best burper. Gloria
Steinem would be so proud.
Peace Corps Application
Are you tired working day after day in a job with few rewards?
Want to see other parts of the world besides your safe, little
suburban dwelling? Perhaps you should apply to become a member
of the Peace Corps and help someone who would truly appreciate
all your hard work and dedication. You might end up with something
more valuable than pre-IPO stock compassion.
Interview With the Search Engine
With all those search enigines out on the Web, it's surprising that
no eager journalist figured out a way to interview one. Until now, that
is. Read a thought-provoking interview with the bot behind Ask Jeeves.
Jeeves isn't the most coherent conversationalist, but he does have plenty to say.
Web-based artwork is particularly troubling when its main focus is
on surveillance, tracking and covert
activity. Click on the blinking dots to see where you might get pushed
out onto the Web. Will you find yourself gazing in disbelief at a military
Web site, or end up somewhere even more spooky?
Do you know how much a Web editor in San Francisco makes
as opposed to one in Denver? Want to find out if you're getting paid
enough to be a bartender or a hotel attendant? This site will either
depress you about your current salary, or encourage you to ask for a raise.