Quirky News of the Web — December 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.

Let’s Have a Toast To The A**holes

We Do What You Don't Have The Balls To Do!

Ending a relationship is an emotional and generally unpleasant experience to all the parties involved. It’s a time when emotions run high and people are mostly high strung, so people might think twice before ending their long term relationships in person. To avoid the face to face interaction, people resort to a variety of non-confrontational methods such as phone, email, an SMS or even a tweet. The next evolution in breaking-up technology is certainly the website iDUMP4U, which will handle the mess for you for a small fee.

All you need to do is provide them with the information they need to call your partner and inform them on how they sucked, are not worth being around you and how they are not even worth your time to break-up with them personally. In case you wonder what kind of douche bags would do this for a living, make sure to check out their “accomplishments” on their Youtube channel.

The Plight of A Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and everyone is telling you “be of good cheer”. But how can you expect Christmas trees to be a cheer in the season which calls for chopping them off, dressing them up in drag and then disposing of them by the end of the month! The Christmas trees have been silent for too long, and one courageous tree has decide to break the silence and go on Twitter and becoming the voice for a mainly silent species. The result is nothing short of hilarious. Be sure to read it from the oldest tweet to the newest.

A Christmas Tree Tweet

Facebook as a Shopping Mall

JCPenny might have opened the flood gates for retailers to invade our Facebook. They have opened their latest store in Facebook, right around the corner from their fanpage. The store offers the full shopping experience of an online store from the comfort of your Facebook, where you can like, share or recommend different items to your friends. This certainly starts a trend that will be seeing more of by the beginning of the year.

See Anything You "Like"?

Law and the Multiverse

Are you the kind of geek who stays up at night pondering on legal conundrums such as “Can professor X read your mind, then testify about its contents?” or “Is Superman’s heat vision covered under the Second Amendment?” Then you need to head down to Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, super villains, and the law and ask the guys about what has been keeping you up at night. Given the amount of buzz the blog has been generating, you are safe to believe that either that you are normal or there is an over abundance of people who don’t have a life. Nonetheless, this is not a stunt that can be pulled off by anything less than an actual lawyer and the two culprit lawyers behind the blog are James Daily, from Missouri, and Ryan Davidson from Indiana, both 28 and both geeky as charged.

"is it safe to have people like Superman, Iron Man, Batman, or the X-Men just jetting around willy-nilly?"

So are there any pieces of news this month that you would like to share? An item you liked? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Hahahaha! IDUMP4U is amazing! Maybe I will use it one day :P

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Ouch, I hope that you don’t …

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