Little reminders of GOODness
I recently discovered a website and I love it (next to terry* of course). I’m not sure if any of you know of it, but I figure the internet’s for sharing so here it is: Good. With a name like that, it’s gotta be [okay I’ll refrain from my very lame humour]. I figure I should create a little matrix for moods and meandering in cyberspace.
A) You want to be amused and informed:
–www.good.is: I am not sure how well known it is but it has some wonderful articles. My favorites being: the Wordtastic blog ( Blackberry the phone > blackberry the fruit, in the dictionary) and the Good 100 series (latest one being ‘cowpooling’ or the act of sharing your meat).
B) You want to laugh:
-look up the Yes Men (in particular, this hilarious video of the US Chamber of Commerce confronting an impersonator by demanding a business card as proof, or this ridiculous impersonation of an Exxon executive presenting a new biofuel made out of the remains of oil industry victims).
C) You want to have hope in mankind.
-counterpart to the more well known fmylife.com, Gives Me Hope has real life stories that briefly restore a sense of humanity to the rest of us who are overwhelmed by problems.
D) You have money woes.
-look up Socially Responsible Investing. Mutual funds, stocks, bonds: they can all be human rights-friendly and green! I use Vancity’s, and avoid consumer guilt.
E) You want to play.
-Look up Crayon Physics. Way addictive: be forewarned.
F) You want to not think and relax.
-Use Grooveshark, an online music streaming service that I find simple, user friendly, and full of the music you want… A testament to sharing and playlist-naming.
I hope you lose as many hours as I did on this sites. Feel free to share your goodness sites in the comments! We all love new ways to cyber-procrastinate.