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Web Wanderings [ARCHIVED]: Sites J - P

**THIS GUIDE IS NOT BEING UPDATED** This is a listing of interesting World Wide Web resources that originally appeared in the SAC Library's newsletter, Library Soup.

This web site has mock practice interviews, sample questions, an interview question bank, interview etiquette, resume information, and other resources for both the first time job seeker and the experienced worker who is changing jobs.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
If you are unable to travel to the “Big Apple” for this annual Thanksgiving event, this is the next best thing. has gathered information on the history of the parade, the parade route, the featured balloons, the Macy’s clowns, and a photographic tour of Christmas in New York City.

Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
Designed as a web-based exploration of the six-hour 2009 PBS documentary series, Make 'Em Laugh provides an in-depth examination of the history and development of American comedy. It features interviews with some of comedy's brightest stars such as Carol Burnet, George Carlin, Cheech Morin, Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, and others. Videotaped tributes explore the contributions of some of comedy's greats such as: Fred Allen, Amos 'n Andy, John Belushi, Jerry Lewis, Mary Tyler Moore, and Gilda Radner, etc. Additional sections on My Comedian Hero, Great Lines, and Comedy's Evolution help to complete this survey of "how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life."

Mr. Breakfast Recipes: Thanksgiving
You have just enjoyed the perfect Thanksgiving feast. Now what do you do with all the leftovers besides making turkey sandwiches? Mr. Breakfast answers the question with a variety of recipes such as turkey and mashed potato frittata, turkey apple breakfast sausage, maple sweet potato muffins, and turkey breakfast pizza.

National Christmas Tree Association
The NCTA has released a consumer guide to identifying, selecting, caring for, recycling, etc. Christmas trees.

The Night before Christmas
This source uses texts and images to illustrate Clement Clarke Moore's poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as Twas the Night Before Christmas.

A Night in Old San Antonio ( NIOSA )
This four-night event celebrates San Antonio's diverse heritage with 250 food booths and various ethnic areas such as French Quarter, Irish Flats, South of the Border, etc. These areas focus on the tastes, sights, and sounds of the cultures that blend to form San Antonio's unique character.

Old Magazine
"Designed to serve as a reference for students, educators, authors, researchers, dabblers, dilettantes, hacks and the merely curious," this resource features cartoons, essays, fashions, historical reports, interviews, movies reviews, poetry, sports profiles, etc. from American magazines dated 1912 - 1940s. Pillbox

Out of this World Thanksgiving
Did you ever wonder how the astronauts on the International Space Station celebrate Thanksgiving? Wonder no more… this website gives details on their meals and includes images of their holiday meals and some spectacular space photography.

Patently Silly
Browsing through the thousands of patents issued each week by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, the webmasters select those patents granted by the USPTO that "are usually a) really weird, b) really cool, c)really scary."

This National Library of Medicine website allows the individual to identify tablets and capsules using imprint markings, color, shape, scoring, and size of pill. Once the pill has been identified, it leads the user to links for additional drug information. Although warns that it is not intended for clinical use, it remains an easy-to-use source for identifying unknown medications.

Plimoth Plantation
Discover some of the real history behind this cherished American holiday by visiting the Plimoth Plantation website. It contains a virtual tour of the re-created 1627 Pilgrim village with articles about colonial life, Thanksgiving recipes, and an interactive feature on the first Thanksgiving. Children can find coloring pages, make-it projects, and stories. They can even listen to recordings and learn how to talk like a Pilgrim.

Prints & Photographs Reading Room
The Library of Congress has digitized images of fine and popular prints, photographs, drawings, posters, and architectural / engineering designs. It includes baseball cards, cartoons, Daguerreotypes, Historic American Buildings Survey images, Look Magazine photographs, panoramic photographs, WW I posters, etc.

Project Vote Smart
Founded as an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit informational resource, Project Vote Smart focuses on the various candidates and elected officials, and includes biographical profiles, summaries of key issues, voting records, campaign funding data, etc.

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