A few of my favorite sites.
For Pet Owners a Must Read:
www.entirelypets.com/toxicfoods.html - this site will tell you all things toxic for your pets. Some will surprise you, like did you know a grape or raisin can kill your dog?
Check to see if something on the Internet is true or not:
www.truthorfiction.com/ - You know all those e-mails that spread like wildfire but seem a bit too unbelievable?! ie; 'a special new spider that waits to attack you from underneath toilet seats'... or 'watch out for needles on gas pump handles'! Well this site will clue you in as to whether they are Truth or Fiction. I always go there now before forwarding any email to friends that way none of us look foolish :)
www.gardenersnet.com/ - Another must-log-onto site for gardeners. Any query you may have can most likely be answered here.
imdb.com/ - Okay how many times have you been chatting w/someone and either you or they are trying to remember; the name of an actor, what movie they were in, who directed a picture, or even who did the soundtrack. This site will instantaneously answer all those questions and more. Also a great cheat site to prepare for an upcoming game of Scene It!!
Thank our Troops:
www.letssaythanks.com/ Really great way, and super fast too, to say thank you to our troops. Just log on, pick a card to send and a message to include and Xerox will send the card to a soldier absolutely FREE!!! After all it wouldn't be home of the free without the brave; let's thank the troops for thier incredible bravery and show how much we appreciate them and thier sacrifices.
A TON of actors got one of their first big breaks on "Miami Vice" back in the '80s. MentalFloss.comhas a list of 27 of them, and it's surprising how many have become fairly big actors since then.
The list includes: Jimmy Smits, Ben Stiller, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Julia Roberts, Dennis Farina, Kyra Sedgwick, Benicio Del Toro, Viggo Mortensen, Laurence Fishburne, John Turturro, Ed O'Neill, Oliver Platt, Teller of Penn & Teller, John Leguizamo, Ving Rhames and Chris Rock.
We double-checked, and it's true that most of these people hadn't done anything significant before their work on "Miami Vice" . . . but there are a few on the list who had a notable role or two before doing the show.
They include: Chris Cooper, Liam Neeson, Michael Richards, Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Paxton and Michael Madsen.
(They did do "Miami Vice" very early in their careers . . . and none of their previous roles were enough to question them being on this list . . . but to us, they seemed a little more significant than being on "Miami Vice".)
Still, it's amazing that all these people did "Miami Vice" so early on. You can review the whole list at MentalFloss.com.
And for the fun of it .. the Theme Song set to a video tribute to M.V.