Funny Internet News

Fixing Computers in Exchange for Sex

Have you met “Ray the Computer Guy”?

He posted an ad (since removed) on popular Internet classifieds site Craigslist offering TO FIX COMPUTERS IN EXCHANGE FOR SEX.

His payscale was pretty basic:  for guys, he’d only take cash.  For women, he’d leave it up to their discretion.

Basic repairs that were done in 15 minutes, he’d take a foot massage.


An Email Time Capsule

Want to send yourself a message in the future?  Use the EMAIL TIME CAPSULE to send that message a year (or ten) from now to the email address you specify.   They’re only taking message for the next month or so, so act fast!

Could be useful for birthday reminders, or telling that special someone how you really felt.

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One Red Paperclip

Kyle MacDonald has a mission in life: all he wants is a house.

All he had to start with was ONE RED PAPERCLIP.

He’s working on the bartering system, trading item for item until he gets his house.

He traded the paperclip for a pen, and then he traded the pen for a drawer pull. The drawer pull got him a Coleman stove, which he traded for an electric generator. The generator was exchanged for a keg of beer and a Budweiser neon sign.

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How to Verify an Internet Hoax

Ever wanted to pull off your own viral Internet hoax?

The Internet has made coming up with new and original ideas easy. Check out THE MUSEUM OF HOAXES for a list of stunts that have already been pulled off, and then think about putting your own unique spin on the event.

Still, trying to come up with a unique hoax idea or wacky news item that hasn’t been done before has been made more difficult by the proliferation of those forwarded emails that everyone must have received at some time or other. Just because your friend has sent you an email with a news item in it does not mean that the news item in question is true. As is often the case, the person forwarding the email may not have checked their facts before sending it. Remember – even though you were sent that forwarded email from a trusted friend or family member, they could have been duped somewhere along the way.  You should always check your sources as well.

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The Top Five List: Daily Internet Humor

Have you ever seen something in the newspaper or heard something on the news that just didn’t seem right to you?  News reporters are supposed to check and double-check their facts before reporting things, right?

Just ask The New York Times and ABC News anchor Peter Jennings what happened to them in the winter of 1999, when they had a report on mistranslated Chinese movie titles.


Top Internet Searches for 2002

According to the LYCOS.COM Internet search engine, the top 10 things being searched for in 2002 were:

  1. Dragonball-Z.  A japanese cartoon extremely popular with kids and college students
  2. KaZaA File-sharing
  3. Tattoos… although this could be a misspelling.  See below.
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Morpheus File-sharing
  6. NFL Fantasy football.  It’s so huge that the NFL has finally embraced the concept on their own website.
  7. The IRS
  8. Halloween
  9. Christmas
  10. Pamela Anderson

Other things that were notably popular include: