The Quiet Place Project


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Everyone needs a quiet place now and then. Some more than others. Others more often than some. Either way, The Quiet Place Project may offer what you're looking for. The front page has selfies of visitors and hovering over an image makes a quote about his/her experience pop up. 

There is also the claim that "millions of souls chose quiet" and a link to click to "see why". Once on the second page, an interesting interface opens up - just "squeeze" the spacebar to scroll through "cards" of text offered up by the creators of the site. Some music starts to play (the music is "Life and Death" - from 'Lost' - by Michael Giacchino) and eventually you'll be asked to like a Facebook page, follow on Twitter, etc....and donate a few dollars.

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Until now, Dr. Weird Web has ignored all of the weird animal sites across the internet. But the time has come to recognize one - ONE - site as an honorable mention for all the others out there. may be the most annoying of the animal sites out there. There are cat sites, more dog sites, and, yes, eel sites. None of them will be highlighted here. OMFGDOGS shows everything that is weird, amusing and annoying about the genre. Enjoy!

PS: If you are not sure how loud your speakers or headphones are set to, turn them down. You have a few seconds before the sounds starts blasting. The Doctor sees the audiologist Monday morning.

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Rainy Mood


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Claiming to be "The Internet's most popular rain experience", Rainy Mood shows a dark still image of a rainy street and an endless loop of rain sounds (along with thunder). There are sound machines which produce "white noise" to help people sleep, but Dr. Weird Web believes this is the only website offering a similar service. Makes one wonder if there's a "Sunny Mood" someplace out there... 

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Pointer Pointer


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How often do you visit a website only to find a blank black page, with a frame drawn in the middle of it? Not often, right? If you did, you would say "this is Weird"...right?

Well, that's exactly how Pointer Pointer starts off. But then you get an instruction to "Please move your cursor". And when you do, this site gets even weirder!

If you are visiting Dr. Weird Web you are looking for something weird, so we won't spoil it for you. Just believe us - it's WEIRD!


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The Living Room Candidate

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What has happened in the last 50-odd years that changed the way the United States elects its President?  Television.  Television rocked the way politics works in the US probably more than any other country in the world.  That's because so many voters had television sets and so many different networks and local channels sprang up around the country to present different opinions and programming.

The Living Room Candidate, a web project of the Museum of the Moving Image, hosts a collection of campaign commercials from each presidential campaign going back to 1952 (Eisenhower defeated Stevenson).  Updated for 2016 to cover the Clinton-Trump campaign, each commercial is played on the screen with a commentary about the salient points of the ad.  If you have never seen any of the "I Like Ike" ads for Eisenhower, treat yourself to sixty-seconds of down-home 1950's kitch.

While the Museum of the Moving Image has several other projects that could be weird on their own (check out the Computer Space exhibit on video games) the standout here is worthwhile for any seeker of the webs weirdness. 

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