Monday, May 31, 2010

The Anaconda Method

Have you smelt this stuff? Well, If you are here to report it works, then great!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Girls Are Like Radios

For a short while at wikiHow there was on file an article about How to Approach a Teenage Girl in India. I don't think I will add the article to our large collection of funny how-to articles, although it might fit nicely in our naive section. However, since we are all about finding and preserving the gems for posterity, I thought our readers might find this tip intriguing.

When you have started talking to a girl, make sure that you dont offer a secret to her, as girls are like radios.
What does that mean, exactly?

Thanks to providing the Creative Commons photo via

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How to Count to Fifty or 250 as the Case May Be

Sometimes the funny stuff on wikiHow is not visible in the silly articles, which as we all know, get deleted poste haste. So if you are looking for humor over at wikiHow, you might consider scouring the comments left in various places scattered across the site. For example, one anonymous user recently lamented thusly about an article about how to count to fifty in French:

Dear Authors,

This website didn't help me at all because it only counts to thirty-two and it lied because it said it was going to teach me how to count in French to fifty but it only counted to thirty-two. Hope you and your friends can log on today or tomorrow and fix this website so it will show me how to count in French to fifty and not thirty-two, okay?

Of course, this complaint is unfounded, blatantly false, one might say. There are 32 steps showing how to count to fifty, but perhaps the reader overlooked that subtlety. If you look you will see. But that particular article is not all that funny, and if you are not looking for funny articles, then what are you doing here on the wikiHowl blog? Oh, maybe you came here looking for something about French.........

Surely you would rather take a peek at a little something about how to tell if your rat understands English, or perhaps a petite piece about parrots. Those birds can be remarkably talented at learning a foreign language. Beyond that, the closest we get to an article about French is our article about the people who live in Canada. If those how-to guides don't work for you, there are 247 other articles you could try. After all, we've just published our 250th creative commons article to wikiHowl, the largest collection of funny how-to articles in the entire world.

Vous ĂȘtes Bienvenues.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Anyone See a Theme?

It snowed, so we had an article about how to shovel the snow. It is Valentines Day season, so we have an article about how to buy a gift. And now, because people drink soda we have now present an article to help you out there as well.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Best Candy Practices

Watch that candy consumption, Dave. Just in time for Halloween be sure to actually read our article about how to eat in the very best way! Snickers may be good for you nutritionally, but let's not take it too far.
Photo used by creative commons license provided by Abbamouse.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

No guesses?

I am going away, and not to Greenland.*

But I understand there may be an announcement of some kind in my absence, coming up quite soon. Oh wait. There won't actually be any absence, because I will have my wires with me, and where you have wires, you are connected to the world. And indeed, connected to wikiHowl. And to all the goings-on there. Or here. So I will feel like I am away, but I won't really BE away. Now I am starting to confuse myself. How is that for logic, Dave? Anyway, I will try my best not to get stranded, but if I do, I will just order a little smackerel of something to eat.

Have a nice time, all, while I am not away.

*GREENLAND. Yes, that is the answer to our little quiz. We have long waited for our first reader from Greenland and he (or she) finally decided to come in and visit with us on the date of July 11th. Welcome to you and yours from Nuuk, which as we all know was founded in 1728 by Hans Egede and is and enchanted place of reindeer on the land and humpback-whales playing in the fjord.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


Ah, but it IS location related. And it IS a large land mass, but I am not too sure about the penguins. Well, it LOOKS like a really large landmass, but only on the mercatur projection.

Are you getting even warmer than that reader of ours, now that you know these thoughts, Dave?

(Glad we're keeping quiet on the aquarium experiments and stuff! At least for now.........)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

That Special Day

So, KiS. We've had that special wikiHowl day.... the one about the thing, where the stuff happened. Oh yes. July 11th, I remember that well, people will be asking where they were when they first heard it had happened...

Ok, what happened??? I can't believe I have missed such a major(?) milestone..? And a groundbreaking day too? Oh! It's not location related is it? No it couldn't be, could it? Large cold land mass with penguins and stuff? I'll await your announcement with baited breath.

Umm... you have mentioned the giant squids KiS. The aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacle things. Have you forgotten the wikiHowl aquarium... the experiments... the growth hormones... the flushing.... Ahem, I think we'll say no more on this subject.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Very Special Day (At Long Last)

Exciting news for wikiHowl, the World's Very Largest Hilarious How-to Do It Manual, Dave! July 11th was a groundbreaking day for us.


And I bet you don't EVEN know WHY!

If you don't figure it out, I am not even sure a brain transplant would help, but you never know. Give if your best try, Dave. Say you will! Try to guess what happened on July 11, 2009. And if that viewer of ours beats you to it, I will be shocked!

Hint: You are probably warmer than he is........

Thursday, July 23, 2009

wikiHowl's Crystal Ball

Dave, remember our brainstorming session? When just after the new year we kicked back and thought about what we could do in the face of an invasion of giant squid. Or something. You know, just in case such a thing would actually happen a few months later. In the summertime. That led to us combing the archives of wikiHow to see if they had anything on the matter. And they did. At the time. Someone had written all about how to fend off a Giant Squid! So we rescued the article and threw it up on our pages for posterity because wikiHow does not keep that kind of article around. For long.

And sure enough, soon after that, a veritable swarm of aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles took a swim up to San Diego from where they had been congregating off the Mexico coast. Doubtless, many (perhaps BOTH!) of our California readers have read the article and have gotten hold of a "A solid gold blessed harpoon". That is what our article says you need to be successful in your bid for protection against the California invading Humboldt Giant Squid. After all, they can grow up to the size of 100 pounds, down there in the deep waters off Mexico, where they have been known to attack humans. So you need a nice big weapon, and gold is all the rage these days anyway.

Ooh, Dave! I keep forgetting we are a humor site, so this article might not actually work. Shall we just tell our SoCal readers to stay out of the water?

Monday, June 22, 2009


The funnest thing (as opposed to the funniest thing) about doing wikiHow (and wikiHowl, of course) has got to be that we learn so much, right Dave? I learned a new word last night, which is LOLCAT!

I had seen these before of course, here and there, but never really thought of them comprehensively as an internet phenom.....but of course they are. And it seems to have started back in the nineties, which may have perhaps been their heyday. Anyway, who knew?

It occurred to me that we really ought to have our own, so here ya go, world!

With appreciation to ColKorn1982 for the cat pic!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pink Shirts and other Vanity Issues

Dave, you are the best to go ahead and get that all wrapped up for us! I wonder how many people even KNOW that you can now get a custom vanity URL at Facebook? Usually internet and tech information filters very slowly from younger people (okay, downright children or teenagers or whatever you want to call them) up towards me. But in this case, the info went the opposite direction. So there were some very impressed people in my house recently for a good ninety seconds or so, until something came up and they were all on to the next exciting thing modern day life has to offer.

Anyway, speaking of cool internet communities and the fascinating things about modern day life, I did promise a photo of me (sort of) in a shirt, some time back, I believe. And here it is. I understand these free wikiHowl t-shirts you have been giving out over in Second Life have been all the rage!