Date:         Wed, 21 Feb 2001 01:44:39 +0000
Sender:       The Internet TourBus - A virtual tour of cyberspace
From:         Bob Rankin 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 20 Feb 01 - Rider's Revenge #17
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           TODAY'S TOURBUS TOPIC: Rider's Revenge #17
One of the best things about driving the Tourbus all these years has
been hearing from many readers.  I can't always respond personally to
each letter, but I do try.  Speaking of letters... here's another
Rider's Revenge issue, where I share sites that Tourbus riders think
are cool.  If you have a favorite site that's of interest to an
international audience, send it along for the next Rider's Revenge!
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 Math Can Be Fun, Even Funny
My good friend Jim Bennett, from Poughkeepsie NY spake thusly:
> I've been looking at some of the multitude of web sites devoted to
> math and have come across one that really stands. It has puzzles,
> jokes, stories, lesson plans, problems of the week, and is a
> genuine delight to anyone who loves numbers. The content is a cut
> above the norm while the site is simple to navigate. It was
> created and is maintained by the math department at John Handley
> High School in Winchester, VA.  I thought you might consider
> giving it a plug some day on the Tourbus. 
 User Friendly
Mike Timpe, who may or may not live in Mississippi writes:
> Bob, Here is a site I check every day.  It is an irreverent look
> at geeks and tells the story of a customer support staff at a
> fictional Internet service provider. 
Editor's note: Hmm, I wonder if it would be possible to take a
*reverent* look at geeks.  Nah, too scary.
 Learn Nothing
A masked reader known only as QuoteNotes wrote thusly:
> For anyone interested in online learning, here's a parody site
> that spoofs online learning...their courses are developed from
> either their patented "Blank Page" Technology, or a team of typing
> monkeys. 
 Arbor Dude
Richard Reames, a "real rider" from Williams Oregon commented:
> On my web site I have collected the world's best examples of
> shaped trees. Trees growing into chairs, tables, houses and even
> a peace sign I grew myself by grafting a cherry tree. 
Editor's note: Consider this the long-awaited conclusion to
Patrick's "Buying Furniture on the Web" series.  :-)
 Find This Page
Rodney Favors, from Rogersville Alabama opined:
> Suzanne, I received my first issue of the Internet Tourbus today.
> The ezine is so well written I can tell that I will enjoy future
> issues. I have a page that I think would be a great beneifit to
> your subscribers. has a list of more than 20 of
> the most popular search engines, complete with search boxes.
> When you perform a search your results will open in a new window,
> but the great thing is, when you type a search term into any
> search box it is automatically copied into every other search box.
> That way if you don't like the results from one engine just close
> the new window, pick another engine and click submit again. 
Editor's note: I included this item for two special reasons.  First,
the writer thought my name was Suzanne, from which I got a giggle.
Second, he started his comments with unabashed flattery.  If you
follow those two simple rules, the chances that I will print your
comments in the next Rider's Revenge go up exponentially.
 Who Left The Lights On?
Cindy, presumably writing from somewhere on Terra Firma, says:
> Bob... Here's A web address for something special. No words can
> describe this... A shot of the earth from space with no clouds in
> the way.  If you don't check this out you will be missing
> something special... once in a life time.  ...cindy  
Editor's note: This photo taught me something very important.  They
need more light bulbs in Alaska.  It also alerted me to a related
site, which is very cool - NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, at: 
That's all for now, see you next time!  --Bob Rankin
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