Wacky Web Week

Our favorite movie scenes: Action!

A good action flick requires a hero or heroine defying death — frequently and at high speeds. Cue the stunt man.

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The best of Wacky Web Week — 2010

We’re not sure what to make of this, but the Wacky column is a Windows Secrets subscriber favorite — measured by the number of hits it receives — proving that our readers have a fine sense of humor.

So to end 2010 with a smile, we’ve put together a special Wacky — the five most popular of the year. We’ll start, however, with one of our all-time favorite videos. And at the end, we’ve tossed in two more of our particular favorites. Enjoy!

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Sometimes it’s better to stick to what you know

We’ve all had those times when a seemingly trivial task unexpectedly proves beyond our abilities. It often gives rise to a hidden stubborn streak — a need to accomplish the deed, regardless of the cost.

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Drunk as a skunk? No, drunk as a squirrel!

While taking a stroll through your neighborhood park, you hear a rustling in the leaves. It’s that always-cute and fuzzy squirrel. Odd, he seems to be having difficulty climbing his tree!

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Creepy uninvited guest tests diners’ patience

Most of the time, dining out is a pleasant change from our daily routine — interesting food, good conversation, and best of all, no cleaning up! But a rude waiter, poorly cooked food, or that obnoxiously loud conversation at the next table can quickly ruin the fun.

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Slippery Thanksgiving turkey wins round one

Ahhh, Thanksgiving in the U.S.! Outside, the leaves are changing, and we’re starting to feel that holiday spirit. It’s a time of family, friends, and gratitude — and lots of yummy food. For one day, life seems simple and uncomplicated.

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Fast-talking boy gets everything he’s after

It’s hard not to be amazed — and a bit jealous — when listening to people with a glib tongue. Those fast-talkers can connive their way out of a speeding ticket or wrangle their way into a hot new nightclub.

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How to compare a notebook to a dead fish

Most of us are all too familiar with the funny and somewhat obnoxious PC-vs.-Apple commercials. But back in the 1980s, Compaq took a more indirect but just as humorous swipe at the competition — IBM. Starring the famous and hilarious John Cleese, Compaq’s new portable computer is put up against a … 22-pound fish!

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PC and Mac put the bum’s rush on Linux

In the battle of Windows vs. Mac, the proponents of both often look at Linux with derision. But comparing stats, capabilities, and usability just doesn’t compare to one simple factor — how an operating system feels to its user.

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Pouring a cup of tea — with exuberance

Normally, preparing a morning cup of tea offers little more elaboration than nestling a lemon wedge on the teacup rim.

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