Wacky Web Week

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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Here’s looking at you, Steven Seagal

Over a few short years, Andy Samberg has risen to fame as Saturday Night Live’s veritable King of Digital Shorts. Songs such as “Lazy Sunday,” “I’m on a Boat,” and “Like a Boss” — as well as some more-crassly-named shorts that I’ll refrain from repeating here — have become instant classics, dominating YouTube and breathing new life into the SNL franchise.

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Thanks to Amazon, reading is fun again

If you’re like me, you’ve got a stack of books you’ve been meaning to read that just doesn’t seem to get any smaller. Somehow, the idiosyncrasies of everyday life always manage to trump any reading time I’ve set aside … but what do you expect me to do? Ignore the season finale of “The Biggest Loser”?!? Come on!

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This food’s out to attack more than your heart

We’re taught from a tender age not to play with our food. Still, many of my formative years were spent slyly sculpting fortresses out of mashed potatoes and creating formidable moats of gravy — those green beans never stood a chance!

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Never put in an honest day’s work again!

There’s just not enough time in the workday to idly surf the Internet, work on side projects, update your personal blog, and get all your work done. When your boss is breathing down your neck about that overdue report, something’s just gotta give!

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‘Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!’

We all know the story of the Three Little Pigs who outsmart the Big, Bad Wolf. Their tale of survival in a time before building codes has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 150 years.

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Feeling twitterpated? You’re not the only one!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably been inundated by Twitter, the latest fad to take the social-networking world by storm. The 20-word tweets reflect every nuance of a tweeter’s life, down to the most mundane activity. Celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have hundreds of thousands of twits hanging on their every tweet, and the numbers are growing.

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Don’t be sheepish, they’re a shear delight!

Hollywood has spoiled us; it’s rare in this day and age to see a truly unusual, impressive feat accomplished and recorded without the use of special effects. When such a daring deed is pulled off by unassuming amateurs, it’s even more remarkable.

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