Wacky Web Week

The dance-off of the geek movie stars

Who would win the ultimate dance competition — Napoleon Dynamite, the
nerdy high schooler from last year’s MTV movie of the same name (upper photo at
left), or Fender, the star of
Robots (lower photo), which opens across the U.S. on Mar. 11?

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The naughty bits, brought to you by parents

The Parents Television Council wants there to be less sex on TV, right? So they
bring the most titillating clips together on a single Web page so we can catch the parts
we missed.

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You’ve got a good head on your shoulders

A digital photographer, Susan Hesse, is creating a stir with her Web gallery of
faces overlaid on various objects, such as a Napa cabbage bearing the
visages of her and her husband, Stephen.

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The little crocodile that ate Germany

The hottest thing in German music right now is a little ditty sung a 6-year-old girl about a crocodile.

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Gates gives the demo from Hell at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show, the largest tech event in America, just ended in
Las Vegas last week. The buzz, however, wasn’t about the latest widescreen TV. It was
about Bill Gates’ keynote speech, during which several Microsoft technologies
crashed or utterly fell apart.

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The best Webcomics of 2004

If you’re not reading any of the comic strips that are coming out of the Web
every day, you’re missing some of the funniest, strangest, and most creative
illustrated work available.

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Print your own 12-sided 2005 calendar

For your end-of-year festivities, one Web site allows you to define your
own 2005 calendar and print it out as a 3-dimensional, 12-sided object
that will surely amaze your friends.

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Reduce the buying power of your money

Just for fun, a company called Storeridge Engineering uses powerful electrical
bursts to actually shrink coins. This involves putting the currency into
a metal coil and then blasting it with more than 100,000 amps.

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Rock out with your favorite video-game characters

Everyone’s seen MTV music videos — but the music television channel is
now enlisting beings from video games to perform the latest pop songs.

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Can’t Crossfire take a joke?

Jon Stewart (photo, left), the star of cable’s mock-news program The Daily Show
on Comedy Central, made waves last Friday when he was invited to speak on CNN’s
Crossfire program.

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