Wacky Web Week

Hell hath no fury like a lunchbox scorned

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (of the popular televised competition “Hell’s Kitchen”) is notorious for his foul mouth and short fuse. Few and far between are the episodes that don’t culminate in crying contestants, as Gordon summarily rips apart their culinary slogs with a fiery enthusiasm. But where did he acquire such a dramatic and pigheaded disposition?

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New laptop does away with extraneous features!

At a time when technology only seems to be getting more complicated, it’s refreshing to see a company that’s looking to simplify its products. Slimmer profiles and abridged features are catching the eyes of savvy consumers. Out of fashion are the frills and embellishments that have hindered users’ productivity for years.

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My smartphone is smarter than your smartphone!

It happens every time: just when you think you’ve got the newest, slickest, most-awesome gadget on the market, a new model comes along that makes your posh purchase look like peanuts. Nowhere is this more apparent than with cell phones. Today’s latest smartphones top their predecessors by offering mind-blowing features that we could barely dream of in years past.

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Harmless new game, or ‘Bambi: First Blood’?

Computer games just aren’t what they used to be. The days of playing World of Warcraft from the comfort of your computer chair are giving way to smarter, more interactive interfaces. Every day, new technological advances blur the lines between reality and fantasy, introducing gamers to a virtual experience that stretches the limits of the imagination.

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More fun than reporting on stock-market carnage

TV news anchors have a pretty tough gig: delivering the news with a poker face. Whether it means masking their anxiety during a grisly economic report or suppressing a smirk while dishing on Christian Bale’s latest freak-out, they’ve got to remain cool and collected. But what happens when the cameras stop rolling?

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Giving up on society? Get one of these!

Every few years, a product comes along that is inexplicably popular. Despite tedious advertising, a questionable concept, and mediocre value, consumers hand over their hard-earned dollars with reckless abandon to own the next hot-ticket item. One such phenomenon is the subject of this hilarious infomercial parody.

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The Force is not strong with this one

Everyone’s tastes in cinema are different, but there are just some films that we, as members of society at large, are expected to have seen. The Star Wars epic is among the ranks of these esteemed classics. Few and far between are the folks who haven’t joined Luke Skywalker and friends on their intergalactic quest to defeat the Dark Side.

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I’d eat an apple a day to keep this doctor away!

It seems like every time you turn on the TV, there’s an eye-catching new pharmaceutical commercial airing. Each new pill is packaged more beautifully than the last, and drug makers’ lofty claims promise an enticing array of health improvements — as long as you ignore the dubious side effects.

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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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