Wacky Web Week

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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There’s always gotta be a way out!

Have you ever gotten yourself stuck in a tight spot? Never fear! As this hilarious commercial illustrates, if you look hard enough, you’re bound to find a backdoor! This fly gives us all an inspirational (if a bit irregular) look at the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Schwinn Lake? Gears-elle? Ballet on a bicycle

The X Games have nothing on this woman! Watch as she tears up the hardwood on her bicycle, which at times seems to be an extension of her body. This incredible clip will leave you in awe of the sheer strength, balance, and skill required for these feats of two-wheeled wonder.

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So that’s why they’re called flip-flops!

Summer is here! But you may want to think twice before jumping into your favorite pair of sandals. Check out this hilarious clip of a friendly prank gone terribly, well… right!

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Even Death Stars can’t find good kitchen help

If you’ve already seen it — it’s been viewed more than 4 million times on YouTube — it’s worth watching again: Eddie Izzard’s take on Darth Vader trying to grab a bite for lunch qualifies as a true YouTube classic.

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