Best of the Web, February 2, 2008
PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 February 2008 | UPDATED: 12:15 07 May 2010
Web Wonder - Thinking of getting away? Planning your summer hols? You'll get plenty of inspiration at www.worldtravelreviewer.com. Made up of users reviews and tips of some of the world's best treasures, just waiting to be discovered.
Web Wonder - Thinking of getting away? Planning your summer hols? You'll get plenty of inspiration at www.worldtravelreviewer.com. Made up of users reviews and tips of some of the world's best treasures, just waiting to be discovered. Contributors can add their views, rate places and add their experiences and photos. I'm getting itchy feet already....
Online TV - More web watching offerings, including an evening spent with the paparazzi as they successfully track Prince William (www.tinyurl.com/2er9ym).
t A look inside the iconic Hare Krishna temple in the middle of Soho, given to Hare Krishnas in George Harrison's will (www.tinyurl.com/2y4xdn).
t As Putin's Russia is evermore in the news, a report on the notorious Russian political refugee Boris Berezovsky (www.tinyurl.com/23vxjk). The pampered pussies at the CFA-Cat Champions in, where else, the USA (www.tinyurl.com/yua5wt).
t And Manila's notorious Payatas garbage dump, and the people who eek out a living and live among its mountainous refuse (www.tinyurl.com/22cvza).
On The Blog - In many ways an old-school blog (blimey, how quickly things move on), www.bellis.blogon.com is a homage to all things domesticated. It's mostly made up of knitting, cooking, useless home-making information and maybe a touch of family life thrown in for good measure. Strangely homely, in an old fashioned sort of way.
Podcast Pick - Already crowned critics' choice by numerous observers, let me belatedly jump on the praise bandwagon by recommending the top-notch comedy podcast that is Answer Me This! It features Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann milking laughs aplenty from questions submitted by the audience. Send your own via firstname.lastname@example.org. www.answermethis.wordpress.com
eBay Oddity - It's cold, grey and windy. But hey, cheer yourself up by buying your own palm tree. OK, it's a 6ft inflatable version, but it'll add to the illusion. Put on some hula music for the full tropical living room effect. www.tinyurl.com/ypgokl
Web Knowledge -
t The Hitler-themed hotel room, www.tinyurl.com/2z4u4h
t Genuinely clever adverts, www.tinyurl.com/2aktlp
t Seasick-inducing ships in storms, www.tinyurl.com/253hlr
t Insane TV game shows, www.tinyurl.com/2yfpae
t Caca-Cala and other Chinese rip-offs, www.tinyurl.com/ytnbay
t The instructions babies don't come with, www.tinyurl.com/ynmzml
t The longest words in the English language, www.tinyurl.com/2zskfo
t The really retro laptop, www.bored-night.com/?p=965
t Take the moon crash landing test, www.justsayhi.com/bb/moon
t How dated 1996 websites look now, www.tinyurl.com/2yx7av