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2 October, 2009
Rat Fink

Do you have a secret favorite site? If so, you must share it this day so the rest of us might benefit.

I have many, and as you might find completely unsurprising, one of my faves deals with etymology (*yawn*). For those who A) don’t know, or B) do know and don’t care:

et·y·mol·o·gy 1. The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by determining its basic elements, earliest known use, and changes in form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and reconstructing its ancestral form where possible.*

I know: geeky. But I do luv it so. Oh, here it is: phrases.org.uk

So share one of your favorite sites. Maybe I will bookmark it. It doesn’t have to be about anything geeky, mind. Just something you find really interesting. Ready, steady, go!

Headache this morning….yick. Karma.

FO

* American Heritage Dictionary
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Hiltbrunner
Hiltbrunner
2 October, 2009 7:14 am

http://www.coinflation.com/

Probably not something most people would use, but it tells you the melt value of coins. I collect silver coins so it always gives me a good baseline value before you consider the numismatic value.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Interesting! I had no idea you were a numismatist.

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kay
kay
2 October, 2009 7:26 am

http://www.thepeoplewhofeedus.com has short videos about people who are growing/producing food naturally and in unique ways. Lots of stories about farmers markets, co-ops, small farms and vineyards.

http://www.thislife.org has broadcasts from This American Life on PBS

http://www.themoth.org has stories told in live settings

All these keep me connected with someof the things I like best about home

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I loved the story about the chiles!

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
2 October, 2009 9:38 am

Well, this is sort of geeky – since becoming a Black(Pink)berry Storm owner, I’ve begun haunting a couple of sites. Keeps me up to date on new apps etc, and both have a forum where you can post questions and get (mostly) helpful answers. http://www.crackberry.com; http://www.blackberrycool.com. I also like http://mineralmadness.com/, a site for those of us who are addicts of Bare Escentuals mineral makeup. Of course, RtB has them all beat PK ReplyRat Fink Reply:October 2nd, 2009 at 1:42 pmI totally love BE! I have since run out and have had to buy store brands, which don’t hold a candle.… Read more »

Schmink
Schmink
2 October, 2009 10:02 am

http://www.heavenlyham.com/Corporate/Index.asp

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Mmmm. Ham for dessert.

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Stein
Stein
2 October, 2009 10:12 am

http://www.addictinggames.com/
or http://www2.onu.edu/~k-dougherty

The latter is a site full of quotes from my days in college. Ye be warned.

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STRUDEL???? HAaaaa

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Kodye
Kodye
2 October, 2009 2:24 pm

http://www.nintendo8.com

A bunch of classic 8 bit NES games. I think I’m about to go play some Super Mario Brothers 3 right now.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Whoa, son — old school!

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Meg
Meg
2 October, 2009 3:09 pm

My favorite website? Why gee that’s an easy one; finkweb.org

:)

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Rat Fink Reply:

Awwww. Thanks, Meggly. *^_^*

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RD
RD
2 October, 2009 4:56 pm

Here’s one I know you’ll want to bookmark: http://www.cubs.com!

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Rat Fink Reply:

HA

If the Indians continue to suck much more, I’m coming over to your side!

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Sam
Sam
2 October, 2009 6:58 pm

I’m not able to leave comments…

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Sam Reply:

I think your blog is marking my comment as spam, Finky.

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Rat Fink Reply:

Sorry Sambo! I have WordPress configured to hold all comments for approval if they contain more than one URL. I’ve had to approve most of today’s comments manually. I was AFK doing my (stupid) BU assignment, and didn’t hear the mail come in. It should be visible now!

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Suzanne
Suzanne
3 October, 2009 1:37 am

I have to admit that I have abandoned most websites (except this one of course) and hang out mostly at Facebook. :)

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Krissy
Krissy
3 October, 2009 8:51 pm

This one keeps me up-to-date on my favorite television series:
http://castletv.net/

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Will
Will
3 October, 2009 11:30 pm

I’ve become a huge fan of http://www.tvtropes.org. It’s a site that indexes the various tropes that occur in works of fiction. They’re exhaustive in their listing of occurrences and one can easily lose a few hours in about as much time as it takes to look up the meaning of the term “Hanging a Lampshade.” BTW, Hanging a Lampshade is anytime a writer takes something that threatens the willing suspension of belief, calls attention to it, often as a joke, than moves on quickly from there. ReplyRat Fink Reply:October 4th, 2009 at 5:56 amI’ve been there a thousand times, Will… Read more »