The Hunger Site - Cool
Site of the Millenniums (Both of Them!)
Need a copy editor? Can't afford one? Try these writing
tips or calling Michael Friedman to get you through.
Tsunami Disaster Relief Site
Do what you can to help the survivors of the Tsunami.
Not Another Fruitcake?
Gift Mixer 3000 will help you avoid gift disaster and by findWriting
perfect gift for that special someone and your favorite coworker this
The best political cartoons from around the country to help you get
through the election.
Find out what's happening up in the sky at Space Weather.
Translate from English to several languages and vice-versa with Alta
Vista's Babelfish translator.
What do you mean
my seat doesn't recline?
View plane layouts and book the best seats with the Seat Guru's best
and worst seat guides.
The Sun'll Come out Tomorrow
Find out when the sun and moon set and rise in your city, or anywhere,
any day of the year, or century. Plan that perfect shot at sunset's
magic hour with the U.S. Navy's sun and moon guide.
So That's Why We
Could Never Get Along
Find out your personality type - and those of your friends, family and
coworkers to see if you're compatible.
To help you converse at the 2004 SCAN NATOA Conference.
Very Trippy Optical Illusion
Try squinting at it - it should stop moving.
Your Ballot and Find Out Your Polling Place in Los Angeles County
That's right, it's election time again. Use the link above if you
live in LA County, or
click here for
statewide information in California.
Earth Science Picture of the Day
National Geographic Photo of the Day
Earth From Above
Check out the beautiful aerial photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
One Stop Reference
Need to look up the tibia in Gray's Anatomy, use a thesaurus or a
dictionary? Check out this site for a one stop reference library.
Find out where all of those strange sayings that you use come from.
Notes from the Road is a project in experimental travel writing.
Notes from the Road is a travel site, not a travel guide site. It
does not try to provide readers with all-encompassing information on
what to see and do around the world. For independent travelers, that sort
of information is easy to come by on a number of excellent sites and
books. Notes from the Road is about subjective travel; the kind of
real world of random things and real people.
Live Mars Webcast
Watch Mars orbit
closer to the Earth than it will be for the next 60,000 years.
Unless you plan on being around for the next one. . . don't miss out!
And here are some
cool hiking spots to get away from
the city lights to see the red planet.
County Restaurant Ratings
Find out the rating of your favorite
restaurant or look up that new
spot you've had your eye on.
A Cool Ad
This is just a cool look at how smaller parts all interconnect to make a
e-Cards from Nature
Send your favorite SCANNER an ecard with an inspirational quote today.
Kunstbar - An
Eerie Journey Through High Art
Enjoy this animated short about a bizarre journey that starts in a bar,
then moves behind the canvas and inside famous paintings.
Freaky and a little unnerving, you'll watch the hero wander
through the imaginations of Bosch, Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Pollock, and
Kunstbar is best seen with a high-speed Internet connection,
and you'll need the
free Macromedia Flash player
to see it.
Go there now
A Little Music to Welcome in
Be sure to click on the musicians
Earth From Above
Some astoundingly cool photos of our beautiful planet taken by Yann
You can send
of his photos to your friends and family.
the Chinese New Year
The Year of the Goat
Picture of the Day
Keep an eye on this
GREAT LA RESTAURANTS
Eats in LA
Things to do in Chicago (Other than the National Conference)
Stop Following Me
Just a weird site - McScruff
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Part of The Library of Congress, this site lets you
search through all the historical
prints and photographs.
to the World
Part of The Library of Congress, this site lets you
virtually explore the world's countries and geographic
plus a bonus
link to the
How to Start a Government Access
Audio Clips From Your
Download your favorite line from a movie to use on your computer!
(Beware of the pop-up windows. . . .)
Find out your personality type and why you are the way you are. . .
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move
through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until
you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High
Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to
move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals
leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the
subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
Your Used Holiday Cards
Do something useful with your holiday cards this year and send them to
the St. Jude's Children's Ranch where the cards are recycled and sold to
raise funds for the children.
Great use of FLASH. ALSO - Don't forget to use
to send your favorite SCANNER a holiday card.
10 Tips to
Keeping Your Memory Sharp
Some good reminders for all of us as we enter
this season of eating and drinking.
Virtual Trip Through the Human Body
Be sure to go on the animated tour of the body!
Great cards to mail out for all of those birthdays we always hear about
with interesting information and environmental messages to boot!!
Real World Music
A cool site to see as you get ready to redesign your station or City
(be sure to go on the panoramic tour of the Real World Studios!)
405 - The Movie
You must register to see this, but for anyone who has ever
driven the 405 Freeway in rush hour (or any hour come to think of
it is worth the effort.
A Mystery from the movie A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)
Stanley Kubrick still at work after death.
Stick figures meet Matrix. Another simple yet amazing flash
Warning: Contains violence (I think?!?) Do not try this at
Be sure that you have a high speed internet connection and an hour or
set aside to check out all of the cool things on this site.
This is a very nice flash site. If you don't have high speed
connections yet, this is a good time to negotiate to get one. And
although we don't want to be commercial at Cool Site - the books are great
- go buy one.
Blue Mountain Cards
An old one, but a reminder to send a Valentine to that special Scanner.
In honor of the Superbowl - a look at the strange and
unique commercials in the world.
Lights at Night from Space
Neat NASA Photos
The Website Garage
A great site to help you tune-up your website!
Search for Movies or TV Shows
Plus a great reference guide for anything you need to look up.
Things To Do in LA During the NATOA
OK - we are obviously a bit biased here at Cool Site of the Month, but
this will help those of you coming to the conference find something to
do. If you are
desperate for a non-NATOA cool-site try the
Fishtank in Boston.
Send Your Name to
Feeling a little spacey lately? Have your name included on the
mission to Mars and get a cool certificate from NASA to show your
And yes the site is intended for kids, but kids of all
Thousands of downloadable fonts for your graphic presentations!
Need we say anymore?
Create your own really neat animated figures -
something to pass the time during conference calls?
In honor of NAB month - watch Las Vegas weddings online. Also -
are some really cool critter cams.
What Happened on
the Day You Were Born???
If your parents wont tell you, find out here!
MixMe Musical Cards
Send out a Singing Valentine to your favorite SCAN member.
A cool site that will give you instructions
on - well - just about everything including snowboarding, balancing your
checkbook, tying a tie, giving a speech,
being a maid of honor, whistling
Find out more about yourself, just in time for
those New Year's resolutions.
These should keep you occupied
for hours. If you get really stuck, call
Brenda Trainor, she solved
all but one in hotel lobbies, airports, on plane rides, etc.
post a link to the answers at the end of the month.
Blue Mountain Greeting Cards
Oh My Goodness Cards
Well, as the holidays start earlier
and earlier in shopping malls, so do we here at Cool Site of the Month.
So send out some Halloween cards, get a jump start on Christmas cards, or
just send a friendly hello to a fellow Scanner or your local cable operator.
Earthquakes in Southern California
As we head into Eastern Hurricanes - Let us not forget what's shaking out west.
What will they think of next? Very cool!
and more kid's art programs
This is great music-making fun to entertain you during those long conference calls.
It is also worth checking out the parent site at
for some great use of Shockwave Flash.
Digital Film Festival
Go to the movie-maker game and send your friends and co-workers your
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