Taking madness to the next level…

And I mean that in the most flattering of ways. Let me explain.

Last year, I mentioned the blog Rogers Park Cheetos. For those who don’t remember (or can’t waste their time following links), Rogers Park Cheetos is a website that obsessively chronicles discarded used Cheetos bags in a North Side Chicago neighborhood. Now, while the blog was started in 2007, there hasn’t been an update since last year, June 21. Which, I suppose, the lack of recent posts could mean that folks are being more conscious of how they handle their trash. More likely, the blogger has grown tired of the burden of the upkeep of a blog. Or perhaps, the blogger has taken up a hobby that doesn’t require having an eagle-eye for neglected Frito-Lay products. Either way, there are plenty of other extremely focused websites out there to fulfill your obsessive tendencies. Below are two of my favorite recent discoveries:

Perry Mason Wiki
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First up is a Wiki site completely devoted to the original lawyer show, Perry Mason which ran on CBS from 1957 – 1966. Sure, through syndication and DVD season box sets, Perry Mason will always with us. But if you want to go even further, then this Wiki is for you. Dive deeper into every aspect of the show including an Actors List, which displays every actor that made an appearance on the show as well as which episodes they appeared in. One list my father would love is the Car List which documents the make and model of every car seen in the first two seasons (more to come, as this feature is a work in progress). However, my favorite aspect of this Wiki page is the detail given to recreate the floor plan of Perry Mason’s office. This page explains the long process of overtaking such a job, which included carefully examining every episode and taking an average account of the office, as in changed slightly through the years. This page actually shows the floor plan and includes stills from the series that show the direction of various views of the office. Truly, amazing.

Next up…

Third and Delaware
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If you around the age of myself than you grew up with the Conner family. I’m talking, of course, about Roseanne which ran on ABC from 1988 – 1997. Unlike the Perry Mason Wiki which showcases multiple aspects of the program, Third and Delaware is merely interested in one thing: fashion. Yep, fashion. This is a very funny, tongue-in-cheek website that “praises” the bold statements made by the Conner family’s attire, compete with their love of flannel, oversize T-shirts, and colorful yet non matching outfits. Truly, a work of madness, Third and Delaware claims to make fashion observations from every single episode. Check it out.

And finally…

Final Girl – 23:45
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Finally, I leave you with one of my favorite horror blogs on the web, Final Girl. While Final Girl is an insightful often hilarious look at the horror genre, it is the the 23:45 that I wish to talk about here. Somewhere along the way, Final Girl blogger Stacie saw to freeze frame whatever horror film she was watching exactly at the 23:45 running time. And then take a still of it. Sometimes, this frozen moment in time shows central characters from the film. Other times, we get a glimpse of a tree. More times than not, whatever ends up being caught at 23:45, seems to be a perfect representation of the feeling of the film. Click here for the complete 23:45 archive.

Enjoy!

One Response to “Taking madness to the next level…”

  1. Marmee says:

    Hayden,

    I always enjoy reading your comments. I always feel connected to you and Apryl whenever I see pictures and read about what is going on. Keep up the good work and stay warm.

    Love you both!

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