I'm currently working on a post about author Tony Hawks but as usual, it's taking me longer than expected. In the meantime, check out some of the new links I added, thanks in large part to discoveries made via StumbleUpon.
The Maps of War link sends you to a cool and colorful 90-second explanation of the Imperial History of the Middle East, but there are other interesting maps in the site proper. Tangential side note: thanks to an ad I came across in my browsing there, I ended up at dianetics.org. If you ever doubted the insanity of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, take a look. My favorite part is when one of the guys in the testimonial video says, "It took me twenty minutes to figure out why I was depressed and the depression instantly went away." Not to mention the fact that they use the phrase "less accidents" in one of the FAQs. It's "fewer," folks. Anyway, that has nothing to do with traveling. I'll try to work it into something in the future, though. I'm a stickler for tying things together.
Breathing Earth is another cool, if slightly terrifying, site. I'd like to know who chose that particular sound effect. Rattling bones, anyone? Earth Album, on the other hand, has a much happier feel. Perfect for armchair traveling. And don't miss the World Sunlight Map!
In other news, The Armchair will be doing some actual traveling this coming week, all the way out to sunny Los Angeles! Stay tuned!
Come to think of it, what could possibly go together better than LA and Scientology? I guess I tied it together after all!