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Wed, Oct 13, 2004

ZNet Toons

The ZNet Toons collection provides a left-leaning look at our culture using cartoons. There are presently 1859 cartoons in the ZNet Toons database,  by 24 different artists. It contains a subcategory on Youth/Education that may be of special interest to our readers.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 10 13 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Wed, Sep 08, 2004

International Children’s Digital Library

Read free children’s books online at the International Children’s Digital Library, a project of the University of Maryland and the Internet Archive. While reading books requires a free downloadable plugin, the results are very nicely presented. The whole site is attractive to look at and filled with great cover art from books in many languages. The current collect offers 531 different books.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 09 08 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Thu, Sep 02, 2004

Online Portrait Icon Maker

You can definitely waste some time using this fun online portrait maker. You choose from existing parts for hair, mouth, eyes, etc. and then move them around and color them until it looks just right, or until it’s time to stop procrastinating!

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 09 02 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Tue, Jun 22, 2004

Official Rock Paper Scissors Game Strategy Guide

The worldrps.com website is the place to go if you really want to hone your skills playing the classic “Rock Paper Scissors” game. Apparently, there is a lot of strategy hiding behind this simple game. You can review various gambits and play against an online rps trainer. Who knows when the time will come to decide an important conflict by playing RPS…perhaps you should start training now!image

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 06 22 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Fri, Jun 11, 2004

Power Politics III - Ultimate Election Game

Rock the Vote and the Christian Science Monitor have teamed up to present a new election year educational game. From the award-winning designer of Power Politics, The Doonesbury Election Game and Spirit Wars comes Power Politics III, the 2004 presidential election game that casts you in the role of Campaign Manager as you try to guide you candidate to Oval Office!ÜÜ The game features detailed statistical models of both current andÜhistorical presidential candidates, a supporting cast of hundreds of real-world potential running mates, and a data-rich recreation of the voting landscape.Ü Power Politics will both entertain you and provide you with stimulating insights into the marketing and management of a modern-day presidential candidate. A flash trailer for the free game is available now, with the final release of the free online and deluxe downloadable games imminent.

Carefully blending entertainment with realistic gaming features, Power Politics III offers a unique opportunity for voters to transform presidential politics from spectator sport to a captivating, hands-on “what if” political testing ground.Ü If Gore had campaigned more in Florida in the last week of the election, would Bush be the incumbent in 2004?Ü Although John Kerry’s nomination is also but assured, is he really the Democrat must capable of challenging Bush in November?

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 06 11 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Fri, Apr 23, 2004

TV Turnoff Poster Collection

As part of annual TV Turnoff Week (April 19-25 this year), adbusters.org runs a poster contest. Check out the creative TV Turnoff Posters from 2002 as an example. I just hope mediabusters doesn’t decide to focus on turning off our computers too! Their message is hard to resist!
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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 04 23 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Sat, Mar 20, 2004

Collection of Op-Ed Cartoons about Higher Education

NewsArt provides a steady stream of artwork drawn for the opinion section of various news outlets, and it includes a category of illustrations addressing higher education. Have a look at how some of the issues facing higher education get depicted graphically.(Also of interest may be the Peacekeeping section…)

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 03 20 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Thu, Mar 18, 2004

Howtoons- Creative How-to Fun Guides

Howtoons are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids “How To” build things. Each illustrated episode is a stand-alone fun adventure accessible to all, including the pre-literate. Howtoons are designed to encourage children to be active participants in discovering the world through Play-that-Matters—fun, creative, and inventive—and to rely a lot less on mass-consumable entertainment. Learn how to build a hover hockey set, or a marshmellow shooter! Also included are videos of folks doing cool stuff.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 03 18 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Wed, Mar 03, 2004

Believe It or Not, Tapestry provides Daily Cartoons via RSS

Tapestry provides a series of RSS feeds for online comics. They help you keep up to date from within your favorite news aggregator, especially if you happen to miss a few days. Here (was) the latest Ripley’s Believe It or Not listings, via a javascript include. Hope it doesn’t “overwhelm” my blog! (Couldn’t get it to only display the latest cartoon, and 15 was too many…)

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 03 03 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Sat, Feb 28, 2004

Free “Got Conflict?” Bumper Sticker from Mediate.com

Mediate.com, a provider of conflict resolution information and web-hosting, now offers a free bumper sticker to reach out to folks who are banging their heads against brick walls.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2004 02 28 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Wed, Dec 31, 2003

New Yorker style Cartoons on Conflict Resolution

This collection of 31 cartoons humorously address conflict resolution topics. They are from the Cartoon Bank, a division of The New Yorker Magazine, developed under an agreement with Theodore Kheel. 

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2003 12 31 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Wed, Nov 05, 2003

The Worst Album Covers Ever…?

Have a look at these bad album covers. What were the designers thinking???

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2003 11 05 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Thu, Sep 04, 2003

Today’s “Joy of Tech” Cartoon

Here’s a thumbnail of the current days Joy of Tech cartoon. The image should refresh with a new cartoon each day if my code works right. Click on thumbnail to see full cartoon…

Latest Joy of Tech!

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2003 09 04 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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Campus-adr Game Room Provides Fun Distractions

Our parent site, Campus Conflict Resolution Resources, has a growing collection of games and distractions available for folks needing a break. Check it out sometime at http://www.campus-adr.org/Fun/funcenter.html

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2003 09 04 | Filed under Fun Stuff  

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