Some of the stranger stuff on the Web.


General Oddities

As you've probably noticed, there are a lot of odd things on the Web. Herewith a selection. Note — this sort of thing tends to come and go unpredictably. My apologies if the links don't work; presumably, somebody ran out of bandwidth or got hit with a takedown notice. Or just got bored.

Fight! Kikkoman

Flash animation. Strangely enough, this does not seem to be an ad for soy sauce. There's an English version floating around; I find it much more fun to speculate.


Hello Cthulhu

One of the staples of fan fiction is the crossover — dropping characters from one universe into another universe. An example would be having the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars run by the cast of Cheers. You know darn well that the copyright owners would never let this happen in the real media world, so the fans will do it for them.

Now, there are some universes that simply shouldn't be mixed. This one is a prime example, where Hello Kitty meets H. P. Lovecraft's Great Old Ones. Brrrr.

The Random Plot Generator

The worthy sucessor to the Evil Overlord List. (Don't miss Cellblock A and Cellblock B.) Rather than concentrate on the Evil Overlord him/her/itself, some advice for more characters, along with the EO.

Also contains Murphy's Laws of Combat, which are nowhere near as funny.


A collection of Photoshopped pictures of various people and animals. Some are beautiful, some are disturbing. All are extraordinarily well done.

Trojan Games

The other Olympics. Not even remotely safe for work (check out the logo!) Uses Java and Flash.

I'll bet this one would have gotten much higher TV ratings than the real Olympics .... (Hey, if we really had a liberal press we'd have this sort of thing on TV!)

A Heap of Trouble

Also called 9 Naked Men. Not safe for work, although it has a PG rating in Britan. (Tells ya something, don' it?) The site is seriously slow.

Kit says it's an allegory on Liberation Theology; I say it's just weird.


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