This encapsulates what makes xkcd so great. The characters lampoon the procedures of daily life through technology and clever non sequitur. Easy to reference, this comic is hilarious and a great introduction to the website.
Helm’s Deep No battle in Tolkien’s works is more defined by the environment than the climactic battle of The Two Towers (although Weathertop comes close). The ancient city where no army had ever been defeated oscillates between seeming an impregnable fortress and a certain tomb.
Eight proper studio albums and a wide variety of incredible music in them makes John Darnielle’s legacy a tough one to beat. It’s hard to highlight just one or two of these albums, because so many of them are top notch.
Modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, this early nineteenth century Orthodox church is beautiful on the inside and out. Located on Nevsky Prospekt, the central location in the city makes it an easy place to get to and be around.