James Lileks and internet Americana

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Considering how long he and his web site have been around, I’m always surprised at how many people have never heard of James Lileks. A writer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Lileks keeps a rich personal web archive of pop-culture Americana and curiosities from around the world, fully annotated with sarcastic, witty, and sometimes downright hilarious commentary. This is the site I go to when I’m looking for a sure-fire laugh, and after a decade it has yet to disappoint. My personal favourites: The Engraveyard, The Grooviest Motel In Wisconsin, and of course the now-classic Gallery of Regrettable Food. One can spend hours on this site and never get bored. Complete with podcasts, too. Go on, waste a few hours.