More Websites Of Which You Should Be Aware

First a few notes.  After posting the first edition of this list, which you can find here, I was told by a fellow writer that the proper title of the post should have been “More Websites Of Which You Should Be Aware.”  I apologize for my egregious error.

Secondly, you may have noticed that my last two posts have been lists, which is a direct result of me having an insane schedule these past few weeks.  Regardless, I want to make sure you as the reader are aware of some great sites out there.  So have a look at the list and please add your own thoughts in the comments section.  There are millions of sites out there that we do not know about and we would love for you to share your favorites.

The Clymb– The Clymb is essentially Groupon for outdoor gear.  Biking, camping, surfing, climbing, all purpose clothing, and more, the Clymb has it all.  I have already purchased several items from the site and plan to buy many more.  Plus, whenever you invite a friend and that friend purchases something, you receive a twenty dollars gift card.  The everyday deals are great, and the special sales are even better (I bought a 200 dollar pack for about 80 bucks).  I have been known to use my entire monthly budget within the first week of the  month on this site.  I highly recommend that you sign up for an account.

Anthony Bourdain’s Blog– “A continuous dribble of stuff we’re thinking about and think you should know about.”  Let me just say that I love Anthony Bourdain.  Last night was the final episode of his show “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel.  But take heart, he will soon be joining CNN on a multitude of formats.  If you have never seen his show and are not easily offended I would recommend that you watch reruns on the Travel Channel.

He writes, travels, eats, and sometimes hangs out with Roger Waters.

Best Made Company– Best Made sells outdoor gear.  Actually they sell hipster outdoor gear.  I rarely promote being a hipster or spending lots of money, but their products have an undeniable attractiveness, and make you want to be Steve McQueen.

Awesome People Hanging Out Together– Exactly what the title states, a photoblog featuring pictures of famous people hanging out.

Jimmy Page and William S Burroughs

Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly

Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali

Bearings– “A Southern Lifestyle Guide For Men.”  Think Southern Living, but for guys, and not lame.  The site is divided into four regions, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, and The Southeast.  You can find everything from recipes to guides on how to identify poisonous plants.  I enjoyed Coffee 101 part 1 and Coffee 101 part 2.

Retronaut– Retronaut is an archive of photographs, paintings, and other media from as far back as Before Common Era.  Some of my favorite collections include Bill and Hillary Clinton playing soccer (1975), Andre The Giant (1946-1993), Across Three Continents In a V.W. Bug, and Riding The New York City Subway by Stanley Kubrick (1946).

Yes that is Jimi Hendrix and Mr. Spock, just an example of the finds from Retronaut

Explore– “A discovery engine for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity.”  This is the tagline for the site and it most certainly delivers.  There is not another blog out there that amazes me more consistently than Explore.  It touches on all topics and there are numerous posts each day.  The format of the blog. in which they constantly reblog other posts, also allows the reader to discover a multitude of other great blogs.  Below is one of my favorite,  more recent posts, a history of film in a single chart.

Twig– Imagine owning a small piece of Middle Earth or Isla Nublar and setting it on your desk.  Twig is a store that sells small moss terrariums.  They also sell kits so you can build your own, a great DIY project.

The Other Journal– “An Intersection of Theology and Culture.”  There are some fantastic articles on this site.  Some of the more popular posts include Reconciling Sufjan Stevens: Religious Hipsters and The Inevitable Queerness Of Christian MusicCitizenship, Voting, and the Common Good, and The Confessions of a Cage Fighter: Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Fear of Losing Control.  These articles are not quick reads, but they are worth the time spent.

Huckberry– No list of great sites is complete without mentioning what is going on at Huckberry.  Right now they are featuring Syma Toy Helicopters.  As Drew mentioned yesterday, Winter is upon us and with Winter comes horrible weather.  So if you aren’t outside sledding, consider buying one of these little helicopters and entertaining yourself indoors.

Flight of the Huckberry from Huckberry on Vimeo.

Have a great week, and don’t forget to go vote today.

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4 Comments on “More Websites Of Which You Should Be Aware”

  1. November 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I might point out that, on the link for the Awesome People Hanging Out Together, I was taken to the History of Film site. That was disappointing. Otherwise, a great list. Got a couple new favorites from it.

    • curtisrrogers
      November 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up. I updated the link. That is what happens when I write a post during a Kentucky basketball game. Thanks for reading.

      • November 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm #



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