Wacky Web Week

Saving the world with dial-up

It’s 1994. Who knew that in the day of single-word coffee orders and Netscape Navigator, the world of national security was such a struggle?
Luckily for us, and Jack Bauer, things have progressed a little since those days. Sorry, terrorists. Jack’s got his BlackBerry now!

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Your life vest clashes with your oxygen mask!

We’ve all been there. Flying these days has become increasingly drab, with long lines at check-in, privacy violations in the name of national security, and flight delays out on the runway.

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Playing with your food? Paint with it instead!

We all know that an order of fries isn’t the healthiest choice. Now this unique art video will make you think even harder before answering the question, “You want fries with that?”

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Global crash reveals modern Internet addiction

Ever wonder what it would take to crash the Internet? In the Onion’s mock newscast, we see what it would take to stop the World Wide Web and the repercussions such a catastrophe would have on mankind.

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Go a little ape with human Donkey Kong

Almost everyone has heard of Donkey Kong, the 1981 arcade in which the heroic Mario makes a laborious climb to rescue his sweetheart Pauline while dodging moving obstacles from a barrel-hurling gorilla. (Ah, the good old days!)

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Is it time for Tomb Raider to die?

Even those who’ve never touched a gaming console in their digital lives have heard of Tomb Raider, the influential video game featuring the exploits of the heroic — and seemingly indestructible — Lara Croft

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How Halo 3 makes the world a better place

A video’s catchy tune offers a humorously cynical — and not politically correct — summary of the world’s ills that will be cured after the overhyped release of Halo 3.

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Vista developers invent wild user interface

In this video spoof from the Codename Longhorn era, the former Windows Vista design team traces the steps consumers might take in customizing the user interface. (Everyone loves dogs, right? Right???)

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Nintendo promises Wii bit of excitement

We all know that gadgets are supposed to make our lives easier and more productive. Technology should give us time to pursue hobbies and interests, like tripping the light fantastic or playing ball in the park with the kids

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Danish engineers find low-tech speed limit fix

Making motorists stay within the speed limit is a problem in every country.
But not every nation brings the same level of creative problem-solving to the
issue as Denmark. With 70% of motorists going over the speed limit, traffic
engineers decided that something had to be done

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