This should kill more than a few hours, be you a writer, reader, television obsessive or movie buff, rabid fan, or some combination thereof – the TV Tropes wiki is a user-contributed archive of tropes and plot ideas from literature, film and television, computer games … pretty much any form of entertainment media you can think of. Plus lots of amusing commentary on the nature of fandom, and the wiki’s community itself. Funny, informative and lo-fi – a winning combination, in my book. Discovered via Dinosaur Comics, which is a source of great jollity in its own right if you’ve got the right sense of humour.
The Wikipedia haters out there love to say you can’t trust what an article says because you don’t know who wrote it. “For Christ’s sake,” they cry, “ANYONE can edit a Wikipedia article.” Well, to you haters I say check out this work being done at my alma mater: Wikipedia entries color coded phrase by phrase to represent the reputation of the contributor. [boingboing]