Quirky News of the Web — March 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

A Pickle Has More Fans Than Nickelback

Once upon a time a pickle had a dream, and it set out on its seemingly unachievable goal of being more popular that Nickleback on Facebook. So, it created a fan page for itself and asked the question “Can a pickle get more fans than Nickleback?“. It was the 3rd of February and only 16 days later the pickle’s dream was achieved and Chad Kroeger was pissed as hell! The frontman of the Canadian Rock Band, Nickelback. was infuriated and sent this to the page creator:

Is that really Chad?

Is that really Chad?

Safe to say, the page still exists and has almost 1.58 million fans (Nickelback Fanpage has 1.48) and has spawned others like the “Can this pickle get more fans than Twilight“, and I’m honestly cheering for that one!

Chatroulette Ben Folds look alike & Ben improvs

At first, this guy started posting videos of himself on Youtube just doing improvs for whoever comes on his Chatroulette, and everyone was impressed by how good he was and how much Ben Folds lookalike he is. It wasn’t that far fetched since Ben Folds is no stranger to social media pranks.

Surely enough, shortly afterwards Ben Folds did the same exact thing at a concert of his and it was EPIC!

Please Castrate Yourself

If you care about your virtual child, character or pet and spend more time taking care of him than your real child please make sure to do two things.

First, please castrate yourself.

Second, put your baby up for adoption.

A couple from South Korea have been arrested because they allowed their 3-month baby to starve to death while they were busy taking care of their virtual baby and playing up to 12 hours a night to do so. Now that’s bad, really really really BAD!

Twitter Illustrated

The Museum of Modern Tweets illustrates celebrity tweets and creates an amazingly disturbing image of what they where thinking when they tweeted. Simply hilarious! Check it out at tweetmuseum.com

King James Where are you?

King James Where are you?

“How to not Shoot yourself in the foot” Award

You Stole All my Honey You Selfish Honey B

I Knew You'll Take All My Honey You Selfish M*F* - Honey B

Lawyers at Sony Entertainment are very hard working; they are busy all night and day trying to protect their copyrighted material and making sure to take down anyone who posts their videos illegally. Their latest victim is non other than Beyonce who had her video “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” taken down because, apparently, Sony recording artists need permission from Sony to post their videos on the web. Congratulations to Sony entertainment for being the winner of this month’s “How to not shoot yourself in the foot” award.

Which piece of news was your Favorite? Did We miss any that we should’ve included for this month?

Let us know what you think.

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    Hahahaha! My favorite has to be: “A Pickle Has More Fans Than Nickelback” LOL! Nickleback found themselves in a pickle!

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