leisure 03.14.07

Hump Day

Our monthly spin around the web, part of an ongoing effort to reduce workplace productivity by 43%.

Cheese On Tour
Bert Lahr used to say that words that begin with K are inherently funny. We feel that way about cheese. This site collects pics of cheese in locations all over the world. Idiotic. Fabulous.

The Proceedings of Athanasius Kircher Society
The Jesuit, who lived from 1602-1680, is the poster boy for intellectual curiosity, maybe just curiosity in general. The site celebrates that spirit "and the sometimes hazy frontier between the plausible and the implausible…"

Instant Audience
Thanks to this site, almost all our phone calls are now accompanied by sound-effects. There's clapping when we appreciate what someone has said, laughter at their bon mots, and the occasional boos reserved for telemarketers and family members.

The Essex Mountain Sanatorium
Read the Prologue to understand why this sanatorium, established in 1907 and hurriedly abandoned in 1977, took hold of the imagination of Verona, New Jersey residents and the site's creator. Heebie-jeebie time.

Move along, nothing to see here. But there is something to listen to, though is it worth your time? Ay, yai, yai!

Adventure Lounge
A museum of early aircraft design, featuring drawings that were found in U.S. Patent applications. Some are cool-looking, some seem to have been designed by…well, see the Essex Mountain Sanitorium entry above.

Strange Houses Around the World
A small but intriguing collection of housing oddities.

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