Water Cooler Games
is a blog devoted to "video games with an agenda. It is about games that go beyond entertainment."
They cover pretty much all you would expect from the recent furor over JFK Reloaded
to Russian plans
to create "patriotic video games in hopes to replace the popular DOOM".
Along the way they found time to play the single most unsafe for anywhere anyone might conceivably see what you were doing game - orgasm girl
(link goes to the blog discussion, not directly to the game).
posted by thatwhichfalls
on Nov 27, 2004 -
"The community blog for weirdos like you."--just opened and trying to emulate Metafilter, without the politics...take a peek.
posted by Postroad
on Nov 20, 2004 -
Bloggers as TIME's "People of the Year" ? " Each year around this time going all the way back to 1927 the editors of TIME magazine sit down to debate and select their Person or People of the Year. Last year, if you recall, they selected the American soldier. In prior years they have selected everyone from Charles Lindbergh (1927) to The Computer (1982)...
The Person of the Year is defined as folllows:
"Person of the Year is an annual issue of TIME magazine that features a profile on the man, woman, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that "for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year"
Why not bloggers?
posted by azul
on Nov 16, 2004 -
is like a Metafilter for free, legal MP3s. Looks like it's been around a while, but never caught on.
posted by fungible
on Oct 22, 2004 -
Nick Nolte's (baffling) blog. Then I saw a middle-aged woman wearing a black t-shirt that had the word "Ferrari" printed on it. Maybe it was Ron's influence, but I found the woman mesmerizing and depressing but otherwise encouraging about the direction of human events. What a strange shirt, diary. Worn without irony or malice. Anyway, Manolo won't go clean out the bird cage, so later days.
's blog is not as cute as Melanie Griffith
posted by matteo
on Oct 15, 2004 -
A.1.Mail Art Archive. This is the first entry for my new blog about my favourite mail art that I have saved over the years ( since 1980 ) but some is even older - I exchanged mail that could be called art even though we knew nothing about the international mail art network at the time. [via PCL LinkDump]
posted by soundofsuburbia
on Oct 11, 2004 -
An interesting assessment of the war on terrorism.
I love it when blogs seem to be filling a void in media coverage. This one is taking a critical look at the war on terrorism and seems to be finding some holes. If you go past the partisan talk (and it seems like that blog is slanted, even though it claims to be centrist), there's a lot of interesting links in there.
posted by TNLNYC
on Sep 16, 2004 -
This is Jon's diary. Jon is in prison on money laundering and drugs charges.
"My new co-habitants are enduring the twin evils of a broken swamp-cooler and a cockroach infestation. A neighbouring asthmatic inmate happily described how he inhaled a cockroach that had crept into his nebulizer. He could feel the insect crawling around inside him and promptly vomited his stomach contents. Unfortunately the cockroach was not ejected, as it was lodged in his lung."
posted by urban greeting
on Sep 9, 2004 -
A Dutchman at Google.
His blog has some gems: a glimpse
into life as an Google engineer, and a brief history of searching
(going a short way into the future). Some of his projects are neat: Google talks
, Google tells you the best time to visit
any place. And he has a little Google joke: type "bush's foreign friends" into Google
and click [I'm Feeling Lucky]
posted by iffley
on Aug 20, 2004 -
The Wash Post Magazine does a freakishly in-depth feature on ex-Senate staffer Jessica Cutler and the Weblog she once kept, which detailed her supposed romantic entanglements with various and sundry Capitol Hill types. Excerpt: "The messages warning Jessica that her private little joke had just gone very public came from a girlfriend over on the House side. Reading it, Jessica says, she was too stunned to wonder how Wonkette had discovered her blog. Instead, the portion of Jessica's brain that had evolved to help humans survive marauding mastodons screamed: Kill the blog! Kill the blog!" (Via Obscure Store
posted by GaelFC
on Aug 16, 2004 -
: "The Voice to skull continues along with the attacks to my body" ... "some of the neighbors might be experimenting with a crude homemade device"... "They have child rapers in my fan club. Found it on line."
posted by snarfodox
on Aug 15, 2004 -
: Wired runs an article
called "Fark Sells Out, France Surrenders". Drew Curtis writes a response
(note the sycophantic totalfarkers and more annoyed normal-farkers) -- but, as the article says, "when pressed on the issue, Curtis refused to deny
that Fark accepts payment for placement of links". Was this really a case of one sales rep getting "a little overenthusiastic"? Is Drew ever actually going to deny selling Fark out, or will he just keep writing non-responses detailing his plans for selling it out even more in the future?
posted by reklaw
on Aug 6, 2004 -
The only thing that masks the pain is sleep, but even that's hard to come by.
I've occasionally checked in with 17 y.o. Markelle's blog for a year or two now. While I don't know her personally, I'd consider it unlikely that she's making this up. I'd guess it's more likely that her dad actually did commit suicide. "Best of the web?" Honestly, I don't know. Perhaps it's just a glimpse at a life that might benefit from your good thoughts.
posted by scarabic
on Aug 1, 2004 -
The lid is blowing off.
Tom Tomorrow reports that the story of the 107 imprisoned, tortured, and raped children in Abu Ghraib is beginning to break all over the world, as the US media remains in patriotic silence. We're already about to lose our first ally over this, Norway
posted by badstone
on Jul 16, 2004 -
- Name:Zena Amaar / Location:baghdad, Iraq
I am 13 years old. I am in the 2nd class in AL-MUTAMAYSAT secondary school whech means the secondary school for excellent student.
I spend most of my time working on computer and reading stories, i have a library of about 75 books some of them are stories and the others are poetical books. Also i help my mother in housework.
My father is a lucturer in the colleg of engineering. At the same time he is postgradute student. He is working hardly to get the PhD in computer engineering.
My mother is assestant prof. in the colleg of engineering.
I have only one brother. He is in the primary school in the 4th class. I love my family so much.
(via sylloge :
posted by kliuless
on Jul 13, 2004 -
is the weblog of a "freelance photojournalist traveling across the US on a mission to hit all 48 contiguous states." Some nice photos.
posted by kirkaracha
on Jun 23, 2004 -
The Emotional Costs of Fidelity
I recently came across Suburban Sex Blog
, the blog of a 30-something, married with children, sexually deprived male suburban dweller who posts about the frustrations of having a wife who just doesn't want sex. After reading this entry where his wife tells him to just "get over it
" after he confronts her about the complete lack of sexual contact between the two of them for months, I knew I'd found a blog that I'd be checking in on frequently. Guys blogging about their sex lives is nothing new you might think, but instead of filling their blogs with macho bragging about their conquests, there's a growing number of good blogs where
married guys are opening their hearts about the insecurities, depressions and fear that goes with trying hard to make a marriage work instead of giving into the temptation of cheating.
After going through some of these issues myself while my wife was going through a period of depression I know first hand how an emotionally distant wife can wreak havoc with everything from one's self-esteem, concentration and general mental well being. These blogs put things into a perspective that many men refuse to share, and many women never even suspect.
posted by DragonBoy
on Jun 11, 2004 -
Diary of a truck stop cruiser.
"B.J. Cruiser," a self-described obese gay man, shows us that California highways teem with repressed, married truck drivers waiting for an insatiable man like him. Can this blog possibly be for real? Hilarious text not safe for work.
posted by inksyndicate
on May 29, 2004 -
Blogging Festival in Iran:
"Attempting to form a society of the web Persian content providers, this festival tries to improve the quality of the published information by the means of discussing sessions, roundtables and the exhibition. This festival, backed by the PersianBlog
team, as the greatest Farsi weblog provider, and the National Youth Organization of Iran
, is the first practical attempt for sponsoring the bloggers and internet magazines."
posted by hoder
on May 25, 2004 -
Not exactly renewing my faith in humanity.
Evidently even mentioning Maury Povitch on your website will result in receiving hundreds of comments from people who believe they are writing to Maury himself. The results are predictably unpredictable. (NOTE: Have a sense of irony and 20 minutes handy before clicking)
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on May 20, 2004 -
Blah Blah Blogging
:: "The following is a meticulously detailed recap of a news segment that appeared on the Chicago FOX news affiliate on Wednesday, May 5th, 2004."
-- Intelligent blogger agrees to appear in puff piece about blogging for FOX news. These are the results.
posted by anastasiav
on May 12, 2004 -
The University of Minnesota is allowing students to create their own Movable Type
blog with just one step
. Just give your blog a name and a tag line, hit submit, and your MT blog is all set to go.
posted by MrAnonymous
on Apr 28, 2004 -
My Secret LIfe as a Prostitute
- A diary about my hidden life as an independent escort, erotic provider, prostitute, whore, call girl, hooker ... whatever you wish to call me.
Updated practically daily.
A truly fascinating read, probably NSFW, but no pictures save for the artistic one at the top and very little in the way of nasty sex-type words.
posted by ashbury
on Apr 25, 2004 -