My Favorite Sites
by Jonathan Barzilay, Senior V.P. & General Manager, Toon Disney & ABC Kids
This is a site for lovers of history and lovers of baseball. It provides virtual tours of all baseball stadiums past and present, as well as historical profiles of famous events that took place at each stadium. Since so many of the current stadiums are new, this site gives you a way to imagine what it might have been like to watch games at parks that are no longer in existence, and many times with teams that no longer exist.
Peter Himmelman is an extremely talented singer/songwriter who records albums for kids and families as well as his regular releases for adults. My Fabulous Plum is one of his family oriented albums, and his Web site adds dimension to the characters. The characters on the records are all rendered on the Web site, and kids who visit can interact with them.
Jump the Shark is a Web site that keeps track of the creative progress of television shows. The title is derived from an episode of "Happy Days" in which Fonzi jumped his motorcycle over a shark, which is the episode some people think marked the beginning of the end for the series. Essentially, on this site the users argue about whether or not a particular series has "jumped the shark" and is starting to go down hill.
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