Spam-O-Matickers Who Also Have Sites, And Where You Can Find Them (The
Sites, That Is)
- Chris Porter's Wizznuts
site, for fans of the Washington Wizards (née Bullets), uses
aggressively unreadable design to challenge the viewer: "Are you
as big a Washington Bullets/Wizards fan as I? If so, you will brave
the hazards of pointless animations, overlong home page and text-obscuring
background to glean valuable chunks of information about Washingtonian
professional basketball." A postmodern commentary on fandom sure
to please eggheads and Ben Wallace fans alike.
- C-Po's music site, "The
Suburbs Are Killing Us," breaks down a topic a day (or sometimes
a big topic over a few days) using MP3s and commentary. His ska-jazz
series illustrated vividly his subsqeuent article in Jazz Times, and
he's provided everything from hip-hop to indie rock to unavailable bonus
traxx for download. If you like music, you should be reading it.
- An anonymous person with good taste in music and jibes at the general
culture serves the blog-reading public at Kittytext.
He's got MP3s too. I'd comment more extensively except that I might
violate Kitty's anonymitty. (Ha ha! Purposeful spelling errors are funny!)
- Susan Abbott's work in watercolors has been featured on "The
Oprah Winfrey Show," but we shouldn't hold that against her. Rather,
we should go look at her website, www.susanabbott.com,
and nod our heads in remembering that that Oprah woman does have some
aesthetic sense. Susan's site now has a new sketchbook page a week,
which is one of the more fascinating things anyone I know has done on
the Internet, as it allows you to see the world with the same first
impressions as an artist does and provides additional commentary most
of the time.
- I don't know that I would exactly describe this anonymous person as
a Spam-O-Maticker, but he does link to me and I've been getting referral
hits from his site lately, so here's a link to TMFTML,
who doesn't need it. Yay! I'm actually participating in the blogosphere
to some small extent! I didn't know it was possible to be antisocial
in cyberspace, but I think I am.
- Nate Vaughan's Tiny Dinosaur
website is mentioned in discussing his profession on the
acknowledgments page, but those who aren't interested in having
him design a web outpost for them might nevertheless wish to admire
his artistic creations at his
- Jason Walther was never on Spam either, but he's so funny I always
forget that (along with everything else I'm thinking about) as soon
as I start reading his prose. See why I say that at Pancake
City, his very own personal blog.
- Jordan Baker's Pastepunk.com
combines effort, enthusiasm, and exacting standards to help keep his
selected corner of the musical universe tidier than it would otherwise
be. Check out the News link near the upper-left corner for regular updates
on Jordan's affairs, plus some other people's affairs. I don't know
those people, so they're less special.
- One of the side benefits of taking these ComedySportz workshops has
been meeting interesting people. One of these interesting people, Sandra
Hull, has a blog of which I have become a devoted reader. Sandra
is an extremely funny woman both in person and in print, and in the
finest blog tradition, quotidian tales of misspellings, inconveniences
and minor hazards of apartment living become hilarious and poignant
by turns as she renders them into prose. Check it out.
Anyone else who wants their website featured on this list, e-mail me
and let me know.
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