Wacky Web Week

More exciting than circling classified ads!

In these tough economic times, even qualified professionals are having trouble landing and keeping jobs. The new year brings the promise of a fresh start, but what can we really expect in 2009?

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Even Santa can go a little holiday crazy

The pressures of the holiday season are enough to drive anyone nuts. Just think what it can do to a man who already spends his days amongst tiny toymakers and flying reindeer. It’s not such a stretch to imagine that Santa might snap — and take some of the denizens of the North Pole with him!

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Hang on, I’ve got the perfect song for this!

It’s no wonder that portable music players have become so popular. With the right song playing in the background, ordinary actions can be transformed into extraordinary experiences. Everyday activities beg for personalized playlists: get in the groove of your daily workout, rock out while cleaning the house … the possibilities are endless, even if we’re not!

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Too bad there’s no do-over for this ‘I do’

Picture this: you’re about to marry the love of your life in front of all of your friends and loved ones. Everything’s going swimmingly. Your best man stands by your side, ready to play his part in the ceremony. He’s the perfect choice: responsible, trustworthy … so what if he’s also a little clumsy? At this point, nothing can dampen your spirits!

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I’ll call you back, I’m about to hit a dead zone

Cell phones have become a relative social necessity. Most users have embraced some semblance of cell-phone etiquette in public. But we unwritten-rule-abiding citizens are too often plagued by obnoxious, inconsiderate users.

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Keanu has encountered an error and must restart

Science fiction has long been popular with computer geeks: sci-fi films such as Blade Runner and The Matrix glorify the techie life. Supercomputer fantasies are all well and good, but come on! How do the movie folks get that big iron to run so darned smoothly?

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Nothing’s lost in this 80s-video translation!

Music videos have been a significant component of popular culture since the 1980s, providing musicians with another artistic avenue to express their creativity. Production values run the gamut — from bare-bones to extravagant to just-plain bizarre (the same could be said about the ’80s as a whole!).

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Watch this video … before it’s too late!

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls are poised to haunt your doorstep on Oct. 31 in the innocuous pursuit of candy. But beware! Some of those innocent-looking revelers might just be zombies in disguise, walking the streets on a quest for brains and human flesh. Oh, no! How to tell the difference?

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Hush … Google knows what’s best for you

With today’s busy lifestyles, technological assistance seems indispensable. Cell phones and PDAs keep you up-to-date on anything that “just can’t wait” until the next time you’re in front of a computer. From the palm of your hand, you can now check your e-mail, peruse the latest headlines, manage your to-do list … and receive unsolicited dating advice?

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‘Chicken or fish?’ may max out your credit card

Remember the good old days, when virtually every flight came with a full meal? Airline food may have become a synonym for any dubious cuisine, but it still nurtured us and ensured that we arrived home with a full belly and at least one harrowing mystery-meat anecdote to amuse our friends.

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