Wacky Web Week

“Jeb’s Jobs” is tech support on steroids

In a totally hilarious computer animation, tech support minion Jeb answers call
after call from clueless PC users who won’t let him catch a break. He finallly
loses it in a most spectacular way!

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Widgets go wild with new Yahoo backing

Yahoo.com acquired Konfabulator, the maker of those shiny little Widget thingies
for your Desktop, less than a week ago, and already there’s a subdomain at Yahoo
to promote the goodies.

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Protect your Ben & Jerry’s with a Pintlock

If your dissolute roommates are helping themselves to your ice cream while
you’re hard at work, now you can help them keep their mitts off your frozen
confections with the brilliant new Pintlock (photo, left).

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Darth Tater slices his enemies

With the release on May 19 of the final episode in the Star Wars double trilogy, the Organic
Trade Association has taken this opportunity to release its own 3-minute animated film.

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Replicator duplicates gold, now only $250,000 at eBay

Quick! You only have three days left to bid on the world’s first Gold Replicator
before the auction for this valuable fortune-building device ends at eBay.

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First radio station to play nothing but podcasts

A San Francisco radio station announced on Apr. 27 that it will begin playing
nothing but "podcasting" that is contributed its listeners.

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Microsoft AntiSpyware deletes Internet Explorer

Windows users who downloaded and ran Microsoft’s beta security program, MS
AntiSpyware, got a big surprise — the utility detected Internet Explorer as
spyware and removed it. In related news, Symantec Antivirus Research was quoted
as reporting that “virus sightings were down 95%.”

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Why wait ’til you’re dead to show in the Louvre?

Reuters, the New York Times, and many other news outlets reported today that a
British artist who goes the name Banksy has been hanging hilarious painted
spoofs (photo, left) in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums
around the world.

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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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