In the blazing sun, onboard the deck of a sailing ship, I stared at a page which asked me the question: “what is your favourite website?” The page was a customer satisfaction survey for the wonderful three day “sailing safari” I was returning from in Fiji. It was an odd question, being so very generic. Not “what is your favourite website for finding holiday information” but “what is your favourite website?” Without hesitation (aside from the obvious wisecracks about entering a porn site) I entered fusionanomaly.net, even though I have not visited it in years.
Sadly the main site of fusion anomaly is now hidden, with only a note saying that “history ends in green”. It is still possible to access the contents of the site though by navigating through an archived version (or just by bypassing fusion anomaly’s main page and accessing one of its nodes.
Fusion anomaly is a one man wikipedia on a grab bag of bizzare topics from technoshamanism and halucinogenic drugs to the illuminati; it’s all there, and it’s all mysterious and weird. I spent a quite few late nights perusing it’s pages, stumbling from link to link, amazed at the amount of content on there. Fusion anomaly is a relic of the internet, and nowdays reads like it might have been artificially constructed as part of some alternate reality game. It’s interesting not so much for the actual content, but more for the insight it provides into the man behind its creation (atomjack).
If it wasn’t for fusion anomaly, I wouldn’t have discovered the band with the best name on earth – Green nuns of the revolution. I would never have heard two vindaloos and an onion baghee or radioactive rain (actually by Mama Indica I believe, not Infected Mushroom).
So check out fusion anomaly. Those of you with a weird sense of curiosity will love it, though most will just say “wtf?” and move on. But remember: you are what you cache.