these are links I collected from 1994 to about 1995 or 1996. So if they actually work, well, woah!
Friend Abbe Don reveals a gentle kvetching - online excerpts from her CD-Rom about her great-grandmother, Annie Shapiro No Soup, Just Matzo Balls. Wizened Jewish woman in photos and oraltext recounts family history and dispenses heartwarming homestyle advice.
...it sure beats commercials. Here's a few intriguing ones:
Funny story from my friend Patrick Combs. He got one of those "You may have already won $90,000!" sample checks in the mail, and deposited it at his bank. Few days later he looks over his balance, and discovers he has $96,000 in his account. He tells the story beautifully at his web site. Especially funny are his updates concerning the media feeding frenzy. A fascinating glimpse at the way media in this country pounces on a story. Since that first big break, he has posted a few of his other ventures.
an honest heart
The perspective on Patpong from a western woman. An excerpt from the book Patpong Sisters in Urban Desires 1.1 offers a unique glimpse inside Thailand's sex industry. Cleo Odzer has a lot of background knowledge and a lot of courage; she trudges through the trenches with a sociology textbook.
Kuwait Crime Beat: herein a collection of articles culled from the Arab Times Daily Newspaper. Interdicted intimacy, bizarre quarrels, damaging prowess.
Perils of modernity: Freak death with hotel card key - electrocution of a rain-drenched door to door magazine saleswoman. Computer sadism: the tale of the Bastard Operator from Hell should strike fear (or recollection) in the heart of any networked computer user. Written from the firsthand perspective of a truly pathological system adminstrator, this guy knows how to fuck with people through machines. Don't get any ideas! A first hand account of wartime with a happy ending; Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War. Between Hannah the home town sweetheart and Newton homeboy soldier a four year correspondence that ended in his safe return, their marriage, and spawning 11 kids. I found the concept more intriguing than the letters themselves, but his writing style is aged fascinating, for a little while. Sadly, I could not find her letters reproduced here.