Wacky Web Week

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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Forget Freddy, it’s a nightmare on Windows Street!

Everything seemed to be going so well. The sun was shining and the fish were schooling as the seaweed drifted lazily through the waves. It was altogether reminiscent of the loveliest underwater desktop environment…

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A parody that’s as American as apple pie

In the U.S., campaigns are heating up in the month preceding the presidential election. As the candidates dust off their “A” games for the final debates, there are about as many different opinions as there are voters. This hilarious political satire pokes fun at all of ‘em!

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Finally! Your Windows error messages decoded

We’ve all experienced the frustration and anxiety that receiving a cryptic error message invokes. That tiny, unassuming gray box pops up on your screen unexpectedly, and as you read it you wonder, “Am I supposed to understand this??”

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It beats (ahem) ice-cold showers

Internet dating services have become overwhelmingly popular in our technologically savvy age. We are constantly inundated with advertisements featuring happy, loving couples who allegedly met online. If you believe the hype, everyone seems to be finding the love of their life via the Internet … everyone except Erik Weiner.

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These guys are a bunch of characters!

Superheroes have long captivated the hearts and imaginations of people worldwide. These sometimes-dark, colorfully clothed characters rise from the ashes of social injustice and treachery like a vigilante phoenix sent to right the wrongs of the world. Well, at least some superheroes do.

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This guy couldn’t spell ‘IQ’ with a dictionary

For many of our readers, September is back-to-school time. Even though most of us haven’t cracked a textbook in years, this season still conjures up images of academia and new beginnings.

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Groove is in the history books

Most of us remember John Travolta’s dynamite disco routine in Saturday Night Fever, and who could forget Michael Jackson’s epic moonwalk? Elvis and his gyrating hips simultaneously scandalized and captivated his audiences, and the Brady Bunch’s family-friendly fandangos charmed viewers worldwide.

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There’s nothing subliminal about this message

Throughout history, many great scientific minds have worked to unravel the male psyche. Freud and his ilk devoted entire lifetimes to understanding what goes on inside the mind of the common man… yet with one fell swoop, this hilarious commercial spoof has captured the very essence of the male attention span.

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