Cats for Gold, Free Rice and Writing Badly Well

Some websites are esoteric and dedicated to a single bizarre purpose, which can be amusing but begs the question: How did they think of that? Here are a few of them.

  1. Disapproving Rabbits is dedicated to pictures of rabbits who look grumpy. That’s it. That’s all there is, although the captions underneath the photos are pretty funny too.
  2. Free Rice has a free vocabulary game you can play to earn rice for the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. It sounds like a scam, but it’s legit, and the game is fun too, especially for word nerds.
  3. Corpus Libris shows pictures of people holding up books with pictures of people in them so that they look merged with the real… okay, I can’t describe this site well at all, can I? Have a look and you’ll see exactly what it’s about. Some of the photos are pretty funny.
  4. How to Write Badly Well tells you how to do exactly that, with plenty of examples. Some of the writing advice reminds me of the Twilight series, frankly, but the examples are pretty dang funny.
  5. Astronomy Picture of the Day features a new astronomy picture each day, with an explanation of what you’re seeing. Educational and you also get to say "ooh, pretty!"
  6. Read-Along Adventures is dedicated to putting Read-Along Adventures (audio recordings meant to be listened to while you read the book that came with them) online, in the form of flash videos.
  7. People of Walmart makes fun of people who make horrible fashion choices (pyjamas, filthy clothes, a thong) and then go shopping at Walmart. It’s not very nice, but it is pretty funny.
  8. Totally Absurd archives some of the weirdest patents filed in the U.S. For example, the gerbil shirt, designed to allow a gerbil to run around in a shirt. Why? Who knows.
  9. Covered shows original comic book covers and then asks artists to remake them in their own style, resulting in a curious contrast and often, some pretty good art.
  10. And this isn’t a continuing effort, but it’s still odd. You too can trade your gold for cats! Change your treasure to cheshire! This site is an inspired spoof of the "cash for gold" website.

 

One thought on “Cats for Gold, Free Rice and Writing Badly Well

  1. I think that to receive the loans from creditors you ought to have a firm motivation. Nevertheless, once I have got a student loan, just because I wanted to buy a building.

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