by The Phantom Websurfer
©2003 Bard and Cubist -- all rights reserved
This being the October/November issue, we couldn't let Hallowe'en pass completely unremarked. Under normal circumstances, we'd happily serve up a horror story or two, but that just wasn't practical this time around. Therefore, one of this issue's links is to a site which answers the musical question "what if Walt Disney did animated snuff films?", and the other is to a site which inflicts comparable violence upon unsuspecting words...
Crass cam node
If you haven't heard of the Internet Anagram Server, you should know that it lives up to its name; it transforms written English like nobody's business. Give it a string of characters -- a phrase, a name, random letters, whatever -- and it'll give you every possible combination of valid English words it can make by shuffling the letters of your input string. And if your input string is too damned prolific a source of anagrams? That's when you break out the advanced features. You can tell the Server to ignore any words with too few or too many letters, you can specify one or more words which must be in the resulting anagram, you can specify one or more words which must not be in the resulting anagram.
Visit: I, Rearrangement Servant and see for yourself.
La, la, la la la
It is said - - and not without justification -- that all comedy is born of tragedy. But can tragedy be born of comedy? If you answered "no," have we got a website for you!
The Happy Tree Friends are a cheerful bunch of cartoon animals whose carefree adventures inevitably take a turn for the violent worst. Death, dismemberment, decapitation, and even painful injuries that don't start with a 'D'; the Happy Tree Friends are intimately acquainted with all of these things, and many, many more. Trust, me, you haven't lived until you've seen a cartoon chipmunk's brains pulled out of its skull by the stalk of its dislocated eye!
Come on down and join the Happy Tree Friends for a jolly old afternoon or three!
If you know of any sites whose subject matter renders them suitable for inclusion in TSAT, send us the URL!