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Got some spare time? This page is a collection of fun links to sites with links to thousands of sights, sounds, games, movies and other things that we hope will amuse and entertain you. Each link has been researched and selected for it's entertainment value and appeal to all ages. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! If you have any suggestions for sites to add, or find any dead links, please e-mail us.
How about some MUSIC to get things started?
COMPUTER AUDIO SOFTWARE
First things first. This section is for those of you who have not yet got the software which will make these sites more enjoyable. (If you already have the latest audio and video software you can skip down to the next section.) We suggest you read this Special Report if you are interested in a really good summary of the current status of delivering audio and video via computer - the site also has links to just about every type of digital music and video delivery system in existence.
The Big Guys
These are the most popular audio/video software programs out there.
Liquid Audio. This seems to be one of the best (computer) sound delivery systems out there and even boasts of having Dolby! This is their home page. You can download the latest version of Liquid Audio here as well as a large number of compatible music files. They also have links to other Liquid Audio sites.
RealPlayer. This is the other heavy hitter. You can download the latest version here, and of course they have links to lots of RealAudio sites. This is becoming more popular by the day and it's not a huge file, so it's worth keeping handy on your HD even if you don't use it today.
Quicktime. Apple's entry. This is Apple's site where you can download the latest version, and they even have Windows 95 and Windows 3.1 versions!
Microsoft Netshow. Naturally Microsoft has it's own ideas, this site will provide you with everything you need for their entry.
Billboard. What music section would be complete without the Billboard Charts? That and a lot more at this very well laid out site. Includes Stereo Sound clips in Liquid Audio.
Rolling Stone. The ultimate source of 'inside information' on the music industry. Slow to load but jam-packed with stuff once you get there.
Timecast.com. If you have RealAudio you will probably be interested in this site. It has a comprehensive listing of live broadcasts for both audio and video productions - they have had everything from climbing Mt. Everest to live broadcasts of Rock Concerts and Sports events - plus 'Over 500 Live Radio and TV Stations.'
AudioNet. One of our favorite sites. Calling themselves 'The Broadcast Network on the Internet. Live audio, video, and special events - even Audio books!
First Music. This site has links to radio stations, record companies, artists, music publications, record and radio charts, concert schedules, and a lot more. They call themselves 'The Internet's Most Comprehensive Guide To the World of Music'. All we can say is, if you are a music buff, you HAVE to try this!
Shareware Music Machine. Whew! They call themselves 'The World's biggest Music Software site' and we believe them. If you have any interest in doing anything with music or sound on your computer this site is well worth the visit.
Computer Music Journal. If you have a MIDI instrument then this site is a 'must have'. Everything related to computer music is covered.
Finally, here are a few more music-related sites for you to explore.
(HINT : For other Musical Sites try using the key phrase 'Music Links' on your favorite search engine.)
NOTE: IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is not as versatile as the chat you may have found on AOL or Compuserve. Most require a JAVA enabled browser, but there are also a number of other chat programs that you can download and experiment with. As a general rule, the closer you live to the chat site the less lag there is in the chat, so we've selected some local chat rooms as well as a few of the more well known ones.
AST Computer Realm Chat (Lincoln Based). You need a JAVA enabled browser, but this is probably the most populated and easy to use IRC chat around.
Heart of the Country A local (Lincoln) BBS with Chat and Chat links. They offer a number of different options for what software you use for chatting and also have links to other Chat sites.
Tripod. A LYCOS feature. This is relatively new but has a lot of neat features. You will need to become a 'member' by signing up, but it's free and well worth answering the few questions they ask. Once you do you can enter the CHAT environment (which has a 'private chat' feature as well as public chat rooms) and even build your own 'Home Page'. Check it out!
Yack They call themselves 'The ultimate guide to Internet Chat'. Listings for chatrooms by subject and links to hundreds of chat rooms.
Emporiums 'Chat Links from around the World - Just what it says - 350 Chat links in English, German, Spanish... you get the idea.
Joe's Select-a-Chat - (Lincoln, NE) It's a link to 3 chat pages, each with its own unique flavor.
(HINT : For other Chat Sites try using the key phrase 'Chat Links' on your favorite search engine - Alta Vista returned 4,000 of them.)
If you don't want to mess with technical stuff but would be interested in some amusing, interesting, bizarre, or just plain odd sights and sounds, you can always check out these sites.
EarthStation 1 - They call themselves 'The Internet's #1 Sound and Picture Archive' and who are we to argue? Too much to list but everything from Winston Churchill's speeches to special effects and even X-File sound bytes.
Soundamerica Over 24 THOUSAND Wav files! It can be slow to load sometimes but if you are looking for a particular sound to replace those annoying window chimes or spice up your answering machine, this is the place.
Video Games Online Everything you could ever want with regard to video games. Download Demo's, read reviews, get help to conquer your favorite game, search a database of Video Game links - even a page for people who want a job in the video game business. If you're a video game junkie, then this is paradise.
MeccaWorld 'Where the world comes to play.' Everything you wanted to know about Computer games. Includes a huge searchable database, reviews, gaming forums... you get the idea. If you're a 'gamer' this is paradise.
The FileZone Shareware, Freeware, Demo's... any kind of game file you want, if it's available on the Net you can probably find it here.
Shareware.com - If the FileZone doesn't have it, you'll probably find it here.
The Oscars! - The official Academy Award site. This is the home of 'Oscar', Hollywood's answer to the Nobel Prize. Get all the latest info on nominations, winners, and wannabees. Also includes a complete history of winners and a gallery of the best picture posters from years gone by. A MUST for movie buffs!
The Internet Movie Database - '...the ultimate movie reference source.....currently covers over 120,000 movies ... over 1,750,000 filmography entries .... expanding continuously.'
OnVideo - Rather stay at home and watch a Video? Check out this site for the latest releases on Video, LaserDisc, and DVD.
Siskel and Ebert - We couldn't have a section about movies without this - 12 years of their reviews.
Finally, here are a few more movie-related sites which you can explore if you still haven't had enough.
Netguide - Want to track down a famous person? Maybe send them an E-Mail or visit the web sites dedicated to them? This is a good place to start.
Celeb Salon - An offbeat magazine site with articles, pictures, and RealAudio as well as RealVideo and Quicktime clips of movies and interviews.
StarBuzz - A guide devoted to all celebrity fan sites. Information on over 1,000 stars and 2,000 web sites.
Movies2Go Database - Settle any argument about who was in what movie. Search by name of actor/actress/movie/Directors/Writers .... you get the idea.
The Celebrity Mall - Just what it says it is. Don't get lost, and remember where you parked your car!
No page on entertainment would be complete without a section on reading material. Here are links to sites of every conceivable form of reading material - selected for their entertainment value.
Amazon.Com - They call themselves 'The Earth's biggest Bookstore' and they may well be.
Barnes and Noble - They had to do it - finally. This is the Barnes and Noble online book store.
The National Enquirer - The ultimate source (and destination?) of all gossip.
Weekly World News - Going the National Enquirer one better! They even had a (supposed) 'Time-Lapse' loop of Lincoln's Statue 'actually moving' - it's ALIVE!
The Fortean Times Reporting Center - Seen a UFO lately? Know of a plot to take over the world? Got a crop circle in your backyard? This is the place to report it - and to see what other people have reported. A weird but fun site from the publishers of the English magazine by the same name.
NEWS and MEDIA - This is Internet Nebraska's very own NEWS page. Links to local, National, and International News sources. Includes Television, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine, and even Wire Service News sources - with separate SPORTS sections.
The National Press Club - 'Where the Press and the Public Meet.' This is their directory of News Sources. You can search by category, keyword, or organization.
AJR Newslink - American Journalism Review. Links to every media resource in the USA. Nice search engine and separated into handy categories.
DC Comics.com - You remember Superman, don't you? He's here, along with every other DC Superhero AND a bunch of other other brands like VERTIGO, and HELIX, and even MAD and Scoobie Doo.
The Dilbert Zone The comic strip, plus games and merchandise.
The Marvel family Web Site - An unofficial website, but extremely well done.
Diamond Comic Distributors - They call themselves 'The worlds largest distributor of English-Language comic books'. We doubt that, but there is some fun information and cool stuff here.
Hecklers Games, contests, jokes
Atomic Comics Previews, reviews, and specials. A fun site.
10 Laughs a Day 10 cartoons a day from the nations top cartoonists
Enews - An electronic magazine rack with links to over 2,000 magazines. Searchable by name or subject, and allows you to design your own 'News Rack' where you place your favorite links for future access.
Link Magazine Rack - Almost 3,000 links to magazine sites. Indexed and easy to find by title - now if only they'd add a keyword search.....
Flying Inkspot Zine Scene - over 1,600 links sorted by categories. Included here because it has a cool name and also because the categories are explained in an amusing and informative fashion. Includes a section with links to zines from Singapore, of all places!??
Global Computing - Large indexed list of technical magazines on-line.
NASA - That's right, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's official Web Site.
The FREE Forum - Just what it says. This site is a clearing house for FREE STUFF. Free videos, books, computer games, magazines.... everything is either free or yours for the cost of postage. It's even sorted by category so you don't have to waste time finding the stuff that's of interest to YOU.
HandiLinks - Hmmm.... how should we describe this? It's a database of thousands of links sorted by categories such as 'entertainment', 'humor', 'art'....it's really just a link-exchange but there is some real gold buried here.
After Hours - Names, Telephone numbers, and addresses for Amusement parks, Billiard Halls, Cocktail Lounges, and other fun places to go in Lincoln.
Webtickets - Want to buy (or sell!) tickets to a Concert, Sports, Theatre, or NASCAR event? This is the site to start with. They also have seating charts, schedules, area maps... pretty much anything you need to get to that special event.