Online Places to Get Crazy
Online Places to Get Crazy
It's a mad mad mad online world. If real life isn't making you crazy, here are some online places to get crazy. Point your browser at our cornucopia of crackpots, our plethora of preposterous publishers, and our gaggle of general weirdness.
What a letdown.
Crazy.com is a 'parked' domain that simply publishes advertising. We Internet surfers expect more from such an obvious domain name. Certainly we would be more understanding if we browsed to "lets_get_crazy_online01.net" only to be assaulted with Google ads. Everyone has to make a buck somehow.
On the other hand, owning the obvious domain "crazy.com" comes with a modicum of social responsibility. At the very least, Crazy.com should include original content interspersed with links to hilarious jokes. Some advertising would be understandable. A page packed with paid links to third party sites does not contribute to the greater good.
We did locate a tiny bit of craziness. Clicking on the Humor link brought up another page of sponsored links, but the links were ever so slightly diflugled to the point of being amusing. Evidently, an automated link generator started with the word "Humor" and derived a set of links pertaining to such. It didn't work out so well.
The first link, sponsored by the Accounting Software Company Intuit, and linking to QuickBooksOnline.com, was titled "Basic Accounting Humor".
Another link, sponsored by a check printing company, linked to BargainChecks.com and was titled "Heavenly Humor Checks."
If can't get crazy online at crazy.com, perhaps we can get a little nutty at nutty.com. Surely we'll find a joke or two...
Not so much.
Nutty.com hosts the home page of The Nutty Company, a manufacturer of fasteners. Nuts, bolts, screws, washers, rivets, pins, threaded rods, and associated hardware can be browsed and ordered.
Surely we all need a nut and bolt now and then, but our quest for online craziness continues to crash and burn.
loon·y or loon·ey also lun·y (ln) Informal
adj. loon·i·er also lun·i·er, loon·i·est also lun·i·est
1. Extremely foolish or silly.
2. Crazy; insane.n. pl. loon·ies also loon·eys or lun·ies A foolish or crazy person.
Looney.com wouldn't even load. The hunt for online craziness has hit a new low.
Our faith in mankind is restored. Funny.com provides sufficient videos, jokes, pictures, and news to equip a small country of stand-up comedians. Jerry Seinfeld probably uses it as his home page.
Internet security is no laughing matter, but funny.com does allow you to create your own account, referred to as MyFunny.com. From your account you can add bookmarks to items that amused you, submit your own particular funniness, examine your history, and manage your subscriptions.
Funny.com boasts a Google Page Rank of 5. By comparison, HubPages.com sports a rank of 6.
Cable channel Comedy Central provides content for Jokes.com. The site provides a slick and professional interface for all things humorous recently seen on TV.
A very cool search tool at the top of the home page allows web surfers to drag their mouse over each letter of the alphabet and view clips from comedians whose last name begins with that letter. Letter 'A' offers Ted Alexandro, Aziz Ansari, and Dave Attell. Letter Z provides links to Rena Zager and Chris Zito. Hot Tip for aspiring entertainers: No comedians have last names beginning with the letter 'X'. Change your name and go for it.
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