Wacky Web Week

An up-in-the-air friendship revealed

What’s more exciting than a travel adventure? And what’s better than having it with a fun-loving friend?

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Stand-up sports choreography

In some stadiums, the action to watch is not just on the field. And we’re not talking about fancy scoreboards and instant replays.

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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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