Wacky Web Week

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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Not your ordinary road hazards in Scandanavia

If you sometimes find yourself irked by your commute to work, microblogger Stevan Svartling has chronicled a mythic Monday morning ride of his own to help you keep yours in perspective.

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Hard news from Pippa the weathergirl

Whatever your opinion about global warming, it’s a topic as ripe for satire as it is for serious discussion.

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Maybe a bit too much miniature craftsmanship?

If you’re a model-train enthusiast, perhaps you know about the miniature world that Hamburg, Germany, has captured and placed on display in its warehouse district.

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‘Computer frustration’ is a video genre

When I’m having a miserable episode of computer life, I find it comforting to hear about bad days in other people’s computer lives. It’s not just that misery loves company. It’s also that fellow sufferers have survived to tell the tale.

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Shall we dance everywhere with Matt?

For about a decade, video-game developer and world traveler Matt Harding has danced enthusiastically — though not beautifully — in many exotic locations. In this latest of his viral videos, he dances with new friends in 71 places around the world.

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Digital sublimity: Typewriting the iPad

If you haven’t been dumbstruck with wonder lately by what someone will come up with next, here’s a cute little proof of concept: an iTypewriter.

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An argument for best use of credit cards

Most people don’t have enough plastic in their wallets to equip a band the way this band does: every one of its instruments incorporates a credit card (or quite a few of them) as material.

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Artists with paint cans strive for glory, too

Athletes from everywhere weren’t the only competitors who got on planes and flew to London this summer. So did a few graffiti artists from Zurich, Switzerland.

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World Order shows us “Machine Civilization”

World Order is a band and dance troupe formed by the retired Japanese mixed-martial artist, Genki Sudo. In this video, World Order comes to streets and monuments of Mexico, which induces a number of passersby to pause and photograph the event. Play the video