You’ve probably seen IE’s famous “404″ error message every time you’ve made a
typo when entering a Web address. Now Anthony Cox,
a British blogger, has created an error message for our times: “These
Weapons of Mass Destruction Cannot Be Displayed.”
There’s talk of printing new currency for the shell-shocked nation of Iraq.
Perhaps the new design that’s floating around the Internet for Iran’s
cash will show the way. The wags at Aref-adib.com, a blog on Iranian
politics, have published a picture of
left, gracing a new-style Iranian bill, enscribed in Arabic, of course.
With his white beard, the actor looks just like an ayatollah. The site also
shows what Iranian money would look like if its revered leader was
George W. Bush.
But that’s a bit too close to the heart of the matter for some tastes.
You’re sure to learn business tips aplenty at this fall’s Nigerian E-Mail
Conference, scheduled for the Abuja Sheraton Hotel (photo, left)
in Nigeria’s new capital city. The conference’s Web site describes
many valuable workshops, including “Those Pesky E-Mail Headers” and
“Grammatical Errors: What’s the Optimal Number?”
It’s all a put-on, of course, engineered the J-Walk humor blog of
prolific author John Walkenback. Guaranteed to offend all Nigerians.
My thanks to reader Maurice Fuller for helping me find this.
The crazy guys at ZUG (which bills itself as “the world’s only comedy site”)
have pulled off a major prank, proving that no one
at retail stores even bothers to check that the signature on a charge slip
actually matches the one on the back of the credit card. John Hargrave,
who remarks that his normal signature looks like it was written “an
unusually talented chicken,” signed his charge slips as Shakespeare, Jesus,
Porky Pig (at Disneyland), etc., and no one batted an eye. He says he’s
thinking of legally changing his name to “I Stole This Card.” But I’ll stop
right there because you really have to read this hilarious tale for yourself.
Quick! Look through these photographs of healthy young men and women
and choose the one you find the most attractive.
Now here’s a Web service that proves the adage, “Content is King!”
The Eater of Meaning works on practically any Web site, and the results
are almost certain to be an improvement.
There isn’t much funny about Iraq right now, but humor rag The Onion
found an angle reporting that the country’s new leader would
be chosen audience members of a new Fox series,
In my last issue, I wrote that I’d found an ad on a
site for a
coffee-cup warmer (pictured at left) that plugs into your
USB port. Because
I can’t read Japanese, I couldn’t say how much the device
cost or whether it
was available in any countries outside Japan. But it
seemed like a very funny
Most laptop and desktop PCs today include one or more
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports. But you may not have enough USB
devices to keep all those ports occupied. Fortunately, someone’s come
to the rescue with a coffee cup that plugs into any spare
USB port to keep your beverages steaming. The site where this is
advertised is all in Japanese – which I can’t read – so I can’t
tell you how much the USB Cup costs or even if you can order one
yet. But thanks to a graph on the site, I can state
that the plug-in cup (works with Windows or Macs!) will keep your
java hotter than an ordinary cup a toasty 18 degrees F. (10 C.)
Is technology great, or what?
A simple layout masks a devilishly psychic power at The Flash Mind Reader
You’re presented with a list of every two-digit number, from 00 to 99, and
set of corresponding symbols that represent each number. You choose a
number, add the digits together, then subtract the result from your
number and concentrate – concentrate! – on the appropriate symbol.