Wacky Web Week

Annoying tweeters meet their zombie demise

We all know them: Twitter addicts who constantly update their status with such breaking news as “I’m bored” or “I’m soooo glad it’s sunny out!” What makes these people think anyone cares?

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Water fights that will make you cry uncle

Remember when playing with squirt guns was the most fun a kid could have? The little streams of water kept you cool while also providing endless hours of fun. Then Super Soakers reinvented the water fight, blasting water at your foes in torrents!

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Go really green with Taco Bell’s artificial food

Think you know what it’s like to be green? Perhaps you recycle compulsively, use earth-friendly cleaning products, drive a hybrid, and wear only organic clothing. Or maybe you believe simply eating organic food is enough to reduce your carbon footprint.

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The transforming of the greatest ‘blanket’ ever

Everyone’s favorite blanket with arm holes — also known as the Snuggie — has returned with a vengeance. Once available only in solids, the new and improved version of the WTF blanket now comes in attractive dead animal prints!

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Too busy to eat? Try this bag on for size

In today’s hurry-up world, who doesn’t eat on the run? We drive, talk on the phone, catch up on e-mail, and do almost any other task while trying to consume a meal. Multitaskers take note: genius inventors have made eating even less of a hassle. Introducing … the fast-food feedbag!

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Can Microsoft make a name for itself in search?

When Google hit the Internet stage in September 1998, it changed the face of computing forever. Web searching was suddenly quick, easy, and fun. It didn’t take long for this burgeoning starlet to grab hold of our minds and mice. Soon Google had left an indelible skid mark on the information superhighway.

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The cure for the office cheerleader is here!

You know the type: the person who just never seems to have a bad day, who smiles cheerfully in the face of adversity, who always looks on the bright side of life…. Ugh! How annoying!

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Saving the world, one surprise ending at a time

Red herrings, plot twists, and cliffhangers are all part of the joy of losing yourself in a good movie or TV show. The story line weaves intricately through your mind, casting aside all outside thoughts and distractions as you breathlessly await the next revelation. So when some thoughtless cretin ruins the surprise with a careless comment, the results can be devastating.

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People are strange, when you’re on Craigslist

Do you need a job? A date? How about a massage, a private chef, or a bicycle? Anything and everything that can be bought, sold, bartered, or donated can be found on Craigslist. This social phenomenon has exploded in popularity over the past few years, eclipsing newspaper classifieds almost completely.

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‘Dude, I totally meant to do that …’

In the world of extreme sports, there’s never a dull moment. We office-dwellers, on the other hand, get our cheap thrills by living vicariously through the exploits of others. Don’t get me wrong: cubicle life begets its own set of dangers — carpal tunnel, stiff neck, tendonitis, oh my! — but somehow, it’s not quite the same.

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