Wacky Web Week

Henri presents the best Wackys of 2012

Here are the Top 10 Wackys from 2012. But first, we must present a new video from one of our favorite online contributors: Henri, the philosopher cat.

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Real law applies to you et al. at Facebook

When it comes to the ownership of content posted on Facebook, most users are either misinformed or completely unaware. A few are simply self-deluded.

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Holiday sounds and lights in Sioux Falls

On the chance you’re not in Sioux Falls, S.D., for the holidays, you’ll surely want to check out this video of a display playing daily for the locals at the Western Mall.

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Middle Earth flies Air New Zealand

To celebrate the Hobbit, Air New Zealand has produced an epic safety video. It’s certain to surprise and entertain jetloads of tourists on their way to see the fictional and real life of a dazzling country.

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Zelda: Not an ordinary New York City matron

Most people acknowledge the mental toughness required for life in Manhattan, one of the most densely populated peninsulas on the planet. Zelda, who has lived in Battery Park since mid-2003, must be exceptionally resolute — and cannier than many of her kind.

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The art of domino toppling: A natural for video

Consider the pastime of domino toppling, in which structures rise for the specific purpose of falling apart spectacularly.

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Holidays burden the existential mind

We at Windows Secrets were distracted from Halloween last week by the debut of Windows 8. But Henri, the Francophone cat, was concentrating on that difficult holiday, happily for us.

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Upgrade to Windows 8 — or not!

Chris Pirillo is one of the more entertaining technology observers on the Net. In this amusing clip, he discusses the pros and cons of installing Windows 8. If our Windows 8 stories haven’t persuaded you one way or the other, surely Chris’ explaination will.

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‘Tis the season of unsettling events

Some of us (not saying who) watch televised sports for other-than-sports reasons, such as family peace. Or for the ads.

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Trying to make friends at Costco using song

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres sent one of her writers to Costco with an unusual assignment — to make friends with shoppers (on hidden camera). But to make the mission considerably more difficult, Amy could address new acquaintances only with song lyrics.

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