My Top 10 Websites of 2009

I recently discussed my favorite blogs of 2009. Obviously, I visit more than just blogs during my internet travels. I figured it’s year-end, might as well make another list, right?

So here they are, my favorite 10 websites of 2009:

1. PostSecret
is the one who turned me onto this particular website. And honestly, if it weren’t for finances, I probably would have gotten a book or two for her for Christmas. This website is a weekly addiction for me now. For those unaware, PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project in which people mail their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Sometimes these secrets can really hit home, others they can really amuse. Either way the majority of postcards shown are fascinating. Give it a couple of weeks (it’s only updated once a week on Sundays) and try to NOT be addicted.

2. Screen Rant
There are a LOT of entertainment sites out there. For me, though, this one hits all cylinders. Basically, this site scours the internet looking for rumors and stories about upcoming/current/past television shows and movies. If you wanted to know the ins and outs of the movie industry (including movie reviews and box office analysis), then this is the site for you. It’s updated all the time and always includes great links to movie trailers, as well. Basically, it’s a one-stop-shop for movie/entertainment news.

3. FAILblog
You’ve all seen these pics. Somebody does something stupid and the word “FAIL” is imprinted on the photo for the world to see. Well, this site provides examples of that on a daily basis. I absolutely love this site because…well…I guess I don’t really know why. It’s kinda cruel and mean-spirited. Ahh well…that’s just who I am, I suppose. Here are some examples:

4. What Would Tyler Durden Do?
This is an “iffy” pick for me. I mean, most of the time I really love this guy’s sense of humor. Then there are times when he’s calling women fat when, in reality, they’re still more attractive than 90% of “real women” out there (ex: Jennifer Love Hewitt). But still, this site is a daily addiction for me. It’s a site that makes fun of celebrities, but I don’t find it nearly as trashy as TMZ or that Perez douchebag.

5. There, I Fixed It
This website focuses on kludge. What’s that, you ask? Well, kludge is an ill-assorted collection of poorly matching parts that form a distressed whole. Need more info? Just check these out and I’m sure you’ll understand why I love this website:

6. This Is Why You’re Fat
The name of the website says it all, doesn’t it? You want to know why you’re fat? Here are some reasons…

7. KISS Army News
I would have never visited this site repeatedly in 2009 if I hadn’t attended a KISS concert over the summer. I’m not going to go into any long-winded detail about how much I love this band and what this concert meant to me, but suffice it to say that if you wanted to know ANYTHING about KISS or it’s former members, this is the website to visit.

8. Popeater
Call this the “polite TMZ”. This is another entertainment website but they’re actually nice to people (for the most part). I dunno…I just prefer this over the majority of celeb-sites out there.

9. WebUrbanist
WebUrbanist is part of an independent online publishing group that aims to educate and fascinate. They show all things urban: from urban design to subversive art and strange architecture. I remember first being turned onto their site via their look at abandoned cities and then my love of their site just grew exponentionally from there. Truly an amazing site.

10. Cake Wrecks
Quite simply, this is a website that is gallery after gallery of deformed, distasteful, and bizarrely decorated wedding and birthday cakes. Need some holiday examples?


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