This Space For Rant!
"Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain."
-- Lily Tomlin
Trying to further modularize my web directory, I came upon the idea of a
section for rants. Why? Because the rant is arguably the oldest
and most established narrative form of UseNet, if not humanity, and because
a few (i.e., two) of my own original web writings have been rants.
Currently, there is not very much in here (certainly less than in the Trash Heap), but
that's only natural. I do not expect the Rant Space to grow
I am not the only one complaining:
- (01.11.95) The Outrageous On-Line Uncle
Al contains weird and funny stories, pamphlets, rants & raves
(mostly against them unAmerican liberal enviroNuts). Behold Dr Schund's arms race
analysis. Gran'pa Wilson is . . . impressive. Most articles display an
impressive command of the English language, too.
- (09.10.95) The Kooks
Museum contains material of and about real-world kooks. To give an
impression, a tiny excerpt from one of the rants (by one Mr. E. Dec, Esq.):
Worldwide open secret. Solely Mr. Dec heralds the true god in the entire
history of the universe. Not even in the Truth, oy vey, Pravda, is
Mr. Francis E. Dec Esquire's eight-page detailed letter exposing the
worldwide deadly Communist Gangster Computer God and the worst deadliest
enemy of the entire human race and the entire universe and the entire
history of the entire universe namely the Communist Atheist Conspiracy with
all of the Deadly Gangster unbelievable sophisticated Frankenstein
Controls, the Catholic Church. These facts, like the below facts, cannot be
found in the Communist Gangster Computer God concocted and manipulated
so-called history and news media.
- (09.10.95) The Virtues of
World-Wide Web Inanity (or, What's right about the Web as it is), is
dubbed an "anti-rant", by Pope Anonymous.
- (17.09.95) Brian's Jihad, or
new forms of restaurant critique. Brian's pages are notable for their use
of links as suspense/surprise elements.
- Stev0's Rant of the Month (was:
Rant of the Week, but Steve rant out of time) (archive of old rants)
Rants (only 4 so far)
- Jeffrey M. Glover's original Top Ten ways to tell if
you have a sucky home page, and the Cynical Internet-User
Version (much funnier)
- The first issue of the Texas Chainsaw
Magazine contains, amongst other things, a handful of micro-rants
called "gripe nuggets". (20.01.96: seems to be dead)
- Wednesday rants on the lame-ness of new-age
religion (I know this synopsis stinks, write a better one!)
- (14.08.95) When I read this interview transcript in
the CU digest, I simply had to mark it up. Porno panic alert!
- (21.01.96) John Reeke's Highly
Opinionated, etc., Page, on User Design and other things (the broken
links refer to pages on the /interface/ subtree).
Society and Its Future", a socio-political critique (better known as
"The Unabomber Manifesto". It took me quite a while to stumble over the
actual document; when the original brouhahah was filling the net ways, I
was unable to find out what it was all about, and ignored everything with
"Una" in its header line pretty soon.) For those without a WiReD password,
an alternative source is Pathfinder.
I am now a certified net.nazi.
The net is a great place for collectors of name lists, and newsgroups
ballots are already sorted by interest and opinion.
This page was last changed on Jul 30 1995, 13:43 by firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and corrections welcome.