Friday, September 17, 2010

Website of the week - Silent (Film) Era (1890's-1929)

Revisit such greats as Fritz Lang, Clara Bow, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and so many more. Everything you ever wanted to know about silent films is here. For the REAL oldie lovers! You can use the translator to see the site in any language. Or help identify unknown films with any information you may have. Isn't it sad that this information has been lost for so long? (Click information tab at page top to see the lists/sections of unknown films.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Website of the week - Pop Culture Madness

Want to know what the top 10 was in 1928? 1941? Or just last year? This also comes in handy for compiling lists of songs by theme. Maybe you are making a birthday cd for a certain year or a list of work songs to play on the job or a holiday compilation. They have their own custom themed charts/lists. If you can't find it here, it's nowhere!

They also have contests and other sections on movies & tv, Billboard, etc.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Website of the week - Open Library

"One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.

To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site.

To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!"

Want to help? Be sure and read the FAQ's for how it all works!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wacky Wednesday is on temporary hiatus - while we celebrate Japan's Disaster Prevention Day!
Have a fire drill with all your friends! Attend a reptile anti-venom making party. Go around removing doors from old refrigerators (for the children!) Buy yourself a new Richter scale. Assemble or update your typhoon survival supply kit. And as always, be on the lookout for Godzilla!