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Title: : the book for Web elitists
Hyams, Tor.
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New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999.
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x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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ZA4226 .H93 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Equal parts Siskel and Ebert and Beavis and Butthead, Tor Hyams and David Scharff review more than 125 sites on the World Wide Web. Known for their brutal honesty, cutting opinions, and feverish Loony Tune-style writing, is the most entertaining of online reference tools. rates Web sites as Fierce (the highest of honors), Unfierce (the farthest from Fierce), Not Quite (close but no cigar), Erotic, Useful, and Ridiculous. Divided into 17 chapters, covers everything from government agencies to health and beauty, television to music, erotica to religion.

Author Notes

Tor Hyams is a songwriter and musician. David Scharff lives and works in a Tibetan Buddhist teaching/retreat center. Tor and David have been on-line since on-line began. They created in 1996 and have respectively produced, developed, and marketed several diverse web properties.

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Library Journal Review

On their web page,, the authors offer highly opinionated reviews of mostly iconoclastic sites, ranging from the animal kingdom (Big Dave's Cow Page) to the erotic (Hot-N-Nasty Toons) to Zines (The Smoking Gun). This collection of reviews is not the Internet Yellowpages but rather a sourcebook for net surfing connoisseurs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 Resourcesp. 1
Chapter 2 Governmentp. 25
Chapter 3 Animal Kingdomp. 45
Chapter 4 Health and Lifestylesp. 59
Chapter 5 Corporate Scump. 77
Chapter 6 Televisionp. 99
Chapter 7 Sportsp. 121
Chapter 8 Womenp. 137
Chapter 9 Shoppingp. 167
Chapter 10 Eroticp. 183
Chapter 11 Religionp. 221
Chapter 12 Evilp. 247
Chapter 13 Out Therep. 259
Chapter 14 Filmp. 279
Chapter 15 Zinesp. 299
Chapter 16 Musicp. 321
Chapter 17 Artsyp. 345
Site Indexp. 365
Acknowledgementsp. 373