The Page of Cool through the month of May reflected many great stories told by E2 users. There was also a revered writer's death, a charitable appeal, a tool for Big Brother, and plans for a big party in the middle of nowhere.


In the middle of the month, the death of Douglas Adams brought many tributes and memories of his works. A definitive biography was composed, and the institution of a new holiday was noted. Adam's imaginitive writings are influencial on E2 users, not just because of the similarity between his h2g2 and this communal database, but also because his brand of humour is the standard we aspire to.

Soon afterwards, many adjustments to E2 itself were made. We now have a direct line to E2 Merchandise from each page, and an opportunity to donate to the Blockstackers Pizza and Caffeine Fund. We now 'earn' our next level, instead of 'reach' them, through our hard labour. A cute one-point box appears around the last /msg we sent (before this /msg was italicized. On some browsers, a dotted line appears). We can now send /msg's to other users straight from their home node, so we can tell them exactly what we think of their picture, motto, and Node-fu.

A new team has banded together, to fight cavities and bad breath in the mouth of the database. We've discovered out Patron Saint! ge2, a chatterbox client, has been around for a while, but now we have an online archive of the main room of the chatterbox. This has turned out to be particularly useful in tracking down what people are saying about you and your writeups when you are gone. The user most gossipped about? EDB.

The largest E2 gathering ever was looked forward to at the beginning of June; if ever there was a time when a disgruntled troll wanted to take out a core group of e2 talent, they just missed their chance.

118 Nodes were Cooled during the month of May (down 20% from last month). Below are categorical listings of some nodes, followed by the full list, in order of appearance.


superdoc

Donation Box

HOWTO

how to use less air conditioning

repeatedly cooled

The creation of the EDB
Bloom County
Content Editors and Gods can uncool nodes. This is usually done to recool them, bringing them to the current Page of Cool, if they want people to renotice something. Everyone is curious about the ever famished EDB, and Bloom County is an excellent example of factual and anecdotal writing.
Sometimes, a node is just removed from the Page of Cool. Falling in love with fictional characters briefly appeared, then was pulled. Read it to see if you agree it should stay off the pages.

the nodes of the rising sun

Behold The Wonders Of Japan
Heian and Kamakura eras of Japanese history metanode
Japanese numbers and counting
Minamoto Yoshitsune
Sei Shonagon
poka-yoke
Kun and San
the large number of Japanese culture related nodes last month might seem to be due to the surrounding hoopla to a certain movie released on Memorial Day, but this just isn't so. Several dozen nodes about Japan culture appear on the Pages of Cool (from A to Z), just because they're cool.

Don't forget to eat

baking bread
barbeque
free lunch
peanuts

pull up a chair and listen to a story

A teddy bear deity bestowed upon me a curse of apathy
it appears to be a sock castle of some kind
pineapple zoo ruler
the infamous button-hat
the unkindness of ravens
this ocean is angry but I might live through it
To that cute little goth girl sitting in the pizza parlour

people

Cadaver Synod
Celebrity Encounters
Daedalus
David Bowie freaked me out and then some
David Icke
Douglas Adams
Edgar Allan Poe
Englebert Humperdinck
Hecate
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Kenneth Rexroth
Leonardo da Vinci
Manfred von Richthofen
Minamoto Yoshitsune
Mr Loo
Navajo Code Talkers
Penny Lane
Romeo and Juliet
Rudolf Hess
Screaming Lord Sutch
Sei Shonagon
Simone Weil
Stooges
the Man
Truman Capote
Victor I
William Shakespeare
Zora Neale Hurston

Relating to Everything

Does E2 have the Buddha nature?
Editor Log: September 29, 2000
Everything ICQ repository
Everything2 is one of the last refuges for intellectuals
For Webster 1913, whenever I may find him.
GTKY
Letter from a Newbie to an Old Master
Never Ignore Chatterbox
Petitions to the Patron Saint of Noders
So You Want To Quit Everything2
The Content Rescue Team
The creation of the EDB
Websites that can improve your writeups
Webster 1913 is a fake


May 2001 Page of Cool

peanuts
Lemuria
cocaine
You cannot blow bubbles with gum arabic
Zora Neale Hurston
IRS Form 1040, circa 1913
pineapple zoo ruler
Death of a Yuppie
child care
Hello In There
HIST 3055-56: Civil War and Reconstruction at Virginia Tech
Everything ICQ repository
roadrunner
Buy a Gun
So You Want To Quit Everything2
The Joy Luck Fight Club
As Cool As It Gets
Victor I
Truman Capote
just a babysitter
Create a universe
barbeque
How Many Ways Can You Say "Ginger"?
Editor Log: September 29, 2000
Marathon 2: Durandal
Simone Weil
Hydrogen Engine... and Problems
baking bread
free lunch
Everything2 is one of the last refuges for intellectuals
Englebert Humperdinck
Automat
Mr Loo
The Fortress Unvanquishable, save for Sacnoth
What doesn't kill you can only fuck you up for a really, really long time
You can't buy Sudafed and Vick's VapoRub at the same time at Costco
Japanese numbers and counting
Douglas Adams
Petitions to the Patron Saint of Noders
Memento
XML
Minamoto Yoshitsune
Taleban
swooning lessons
Navajo Code Talkers
Edgar Allan Poe
Kenneth Rexroth
Quantal Response Equilibrium
The Indie Rock Girl's Guide to Dating Classic Rock Guys
Daedalus
Screaming Lord Sutch
Stooges
The Buddha of Suburbia
E Train
this ocean is angry but I might live through it
Delight in Disorder
the evolutionary purpose of human body hair
Behold The Wonders Of Japan
David Bowie freaked me out and then some
Donation Box
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
colonial mentality
We don't write poetry because it's cute
Celebrity Encounters
Prostatitis
Namaste
I don't
Bloom County
it appears to be a sock castle of some kind
Why haven't cephalopods made it on land?
Wooly Mammoth's appetite
Temporary Autonomous Zone
Schwarzschild radius
Masada
reclaim your sexuality
Mid-west E2 gathering - LAN games, sushi and whatever
For Webster 1913, whenever I may find him.
how to use less air conditioning
Manfred von Richthofen
Pennies from Heaven
Hecate
Never Ignore Chatterbox
GTKY
Leonardo da Vinci
Penny Lane
Towel Day
ten grave precepts
Kun and San
Imperial Beach Radio Receiving Facility
Letter from a Newbie to an Old Master
The Beale ciphers
ge2
Rudolf Hess
the infamous button-hat
The creation of the EDB
caterpillar drive
the unkindness of ravens
E2 Chatterbox Archive
Sei Shonagon
The Content Rescue Team
poka-yoke
Webster 1913 is a fake
Adventures in novel-writing
Romeo and Juliet
David Icke
To that cute little goth girl sitting in the pizza parlour
closer (I want to love you like a pikachu)
Heian and Kamakura eras of Japanese history metanode
split infinitive
Does E2 have the Buddha nature?
William Shakespeare
"Affect" and "effect" mean different things. Maybe you should look it up.
how a computer works
Websites that can improve your writeups
Cadaver Synod
A teddy bear deity bestowed upon me a curse of apathy
the Man
HOT DAMN! An E2 gathering in Ohio?!?!!


More about the Page of Cool has been gathered on As Cool As It Gets.

April 2001...June 2001

compiled by gnarl, June 2001

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