The Onion just nails it with their The 6 Best Companies To Work For. Goldman Sachs sounds awesome!
Though employees at Goldman Sachs work long, demanding hours, they are able to enjoy the unique luxury of having a dedicated 535-person team of U.S. congressmen working around the clock to cater to their every need. Between easing annoying filing requirements, offering discounted tax rates to the company and its highest-earning employees, or just reminding personnel they can do whatever they set their minds to, this army of legislators and federal financial regulators is always available to give Goldman Sachs bankers a pat on the back and help them do what they do best.
I think this site is trying to say something, but I am not sure what the message is. (* Profanity warning *) If only there were somewhere I could go to figure out the the context of what they are trying to say….
Cookit, The History Cookbook This is a very nice little site with historical English recipes. Some look very tasty, others less so but it is a nice view on how food has changed over the centuries, at least in England. One obvious difference is the bits we throw away, other than in hot dogs there are a lot of bits we just don’t eat anymore that once were considered delicacies and still are in many parts of the world.
One of the keys for success on the interwebs is to have a specific niche, mine doesn’t but I don’t always listen to good advice sadly. I have found a site however that is very well targeted indeed, it is Cutting Open an Animal and Crawling Inside to Survive a Storm in the Wild and it is about exactly what it says in the title. You never know when you will need this kind of specific info.
Boing Boing just ran an excellent series on cultural roots of music and how blind most are to them. It runs fifteen parts, each illustrated by a video and covers country, soul, blues, bluegrass, classical and each is worth watching. I love following the roots of music, as a society we ignore so much excellent music, it is nice to see some really great music highlighted. This is the first one, I think they are all worth watching.
David Malki of the brilliant Wondermark comic today has an absolutely essential list of supernatural collective nouns. Now when I run a D&D game I will be able to tell the players they are being attacked by an audacity of gargoyles. Remember, knowing is half the battle.