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What strange, creative websites/projects do you enjoy?
November 30, 2011 2:56 AM   Subscribe

What quirky, totally creative, strange but enjoyable websites/projects that you enjoy? I like these: Jessica Hagy's thisisindexed.com, Andre Jordan's abeautifulrevolution.com, postcrossing.com (amazing project), xkcd.com. Just tired of reading negative, fluff stuff. Looking for more projects like the above, can you suggest some?
posted by raghuram to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 127 users marked this as a favorite
 
Girls are Pretty might fit the bill.
posted by Johnny Assay at 4:46 AM on November 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


http://www.explodingdog.com/
posted by fozzie33 at 4:51 AM on November 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Improv Everywhere
PostSecret
My Milk Toof
posted by lovedbymarylane at 5:12 AM on November 30, 2011


Something's Not Right in the Playground
posted by lovedbymarylane at 5:16 AM on November 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you like My Milk Toof you might like My Cardboard Life and Articulate Matter
posted by jcrbuzz at 5:25 AM on November 30, 2011


I really dig Sinfest (despite the name, SFW).
posted by digitalprimate at 6:15 AM on November 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


What qualities do the things you name have in common?
posted by box at 6:35 AM on November 30, 2011


Leafcutter Designs
Hyperbole and a half
BookCrossing
This Is Not Porn
Pilot Call Signs
The Straight Dope

posted by TooFewShoes at 6:41 AM on November 30, 2011


While I second box's question, I can also intuit that you'll like cockeyed.com and many of the things linked in this classic AskMe post.
posted by clavicle at 7:00 AM on November 30, 2011


some of the links mentioned, I am not sure they are safe for work :D
So, I'll check them out later. Thanks to everyone who answered so far.
posted by raghuram at 7:04 AM on November 30, 2011


Missed Connections
posted by seriousmoonlight at 7:13 AM on November 30, 2011


clavicle, I'm not sure whether that's meant to be funny / clever or you just forgot to include a link. It is funny.
posted by gauche at 7:15 AM on November 30, 2011


Gauche, that link is to this same page, so it is recursive. Not sure if it is intentional, but it definitely is funny
posted by raghuram at 7:44 AM on November 30, 2011


Futility Closet
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire at 7:45 AM on November 30, 2011


Very Small Array (SFW)
Not Always Right (SFW; Censored Bad Words)
Dan Meth (Mostly SFW?)
Correlated (SFW)

+1 for PostSecret (which is occasionally NSFW).
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:36 AM on November 30, 2011


Hi Box,

The only thing they have in common, is they are unique and enjoyable. Indexed, for example, was the first blog to use venn diagrams (I think) to look at life - I believe there are quite a few others now. Anyway, just looking for something unique and enjoyable, not the usual fluff/rehashed stuff.

Thanks.
posted by raghuram at 11:08 AM on November 30, 2011


Hark A Vagrant
Everything2 (requires some digging)
The Laugh Out Loud Cats
posted by JHarris at 11:34 AM on November 30, 2011


I love, love, love Brain Pickings.
posted by stellaluna at 12:50 PM on November 30, 2011


stellaluna - yes, I like brain pickings too.
If you like trivia and interesting stuff, look for - damninteresting.com and this http://dlewis.net/nik/
posted by raghuram at 12:55 PM on November 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Traced — lived, written and drawn by Tracy White, guaranteed 95% true.
posted by not_on_display at 12:57 PM on November 30, 2011


Hurray, I'm unintentionally hilarious! Wish I had made that joke on purpose, but no, I meant THIS classic AskMe.
posted by clavicle at 8:29 PM on November 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really like Color Me Katie, which I think I discovered through an AskMe looking for the source of some amazing sparkly shoes. Certainly can be describe as positive, quirky and creative.
posted by carolr at 6:13 PM on December 1, 2011


Angry Spaceman (totally NSFW) can either be weird or funny depending what mood you are in.
posted by LittleMy at 6:56 AM on December 2, 2011


If you like photojournalistic stories, I suggest Pictory, a website that showcases curated photo stories within a theme.
posted by jermspeaks at 12:28 AM on December 13, 2011


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