Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year


Happy New Year to all our readers from far and wide!


Best wishes for the coming year from wikiHowl.com


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cephalopods.......and stuff

I wonder why we had so many articles about sea creatures in 2008! We have the thing about how to defend yourself against octopi, or octopusses or whatever is correct these days when getting across the idea of octopus plural. And that is a good thing to have, because you never know what is going to happen. By the way, once you get something like that out of the sea, you are seriously going to need to know how to give it a bath. After all, when your little chicken-of-the-sea is suddenly out of that super wet environment some might call The Ocean, how can it possibly keep itself clean? So into the tub it goes, and you have yourself a clean jellyfish , just like that! Sponges are another story, of course, because these days, a lot of those are going to be synthetic. But if you are lucky enough to get hold of a real one, why restrict your circle of conversation? Yes, you are going to want to know how to talk to that thing. As we speed towards the New Year, we can look back and be thankful for all the sea creature articles we have had this year, and be thankful, and hope for more in the next!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all our readers!


Love from all at the wikiHowl penthouse.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Office

We at wikiHowl do seem to have a bit of an entree into the inner sanctum of work life, do we not? If all our readers need to know is stuff about how to operate pencil sharpeners and highlighters, we totally have that covered. Of course some of the world's more challenged office staffers will need to know the essentials preparatory to heading out to the office in the first place, such as how to make yourself smell good and maybe even how to look great when you choose from your work wardrobe. The MOST industrious workers, such as those in bureaucracies and other sundry governmental offices (where the real work in this world gets done, lol) may need to catch up on how to get some entertainment going, and then stare at for all the frickin' day at that cathode ray tube. But you can't really do anything at all in any office without having first mastered how to get into a comfortable seated position. Anyway, whatever those in the world of office work need, they can relax in the knowledge that wikiHowl has saved for them a whole bunch of funny how-tos which are going to make life in the office a whole heck of a lot easier.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

iGoogle Gadget

Well, here is great news. Our popular iGoogle Gadget has had a major revamp.
As we found ourselves moving into the realm of being the world's largest collection of funny how-to articles it became obvious that new readers/gadget users wouldn't be getting the full benefit of our collection. It was nice to use the Gadget to showcase the latest and greatest as they were published but we wanted to do more.
Much research, coding, chocolate eating and head scratching was completed by our in-house development team and Randomly wikiHowl was born. Our gadget's new iteration now offers a random pick from the entire wikiHowl collection on every iGoogle page load. Very nice, now we can share the golden oldies alongside the latest and greatest.
The name Randomly wikiHowl is just a starting point, we would love to hear your suggestions for a super new name. Let's call it a competition, name the Gadget and win something chocolatey. Entries on a postcard or in a comment to this post, usual(?) rules apply. Closing date is when we find a winner and announce it...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Deep Disappointment


You are kidding me, Dave! First, The How-To Manual YOU Can Laugh At fails to become the 2008 Winner of the Open Web Awards; and now we have no chance of a fair hearing over at Number Ten? This just does not add up, no matter how big a calculator you use.

I am crushed. Are the bureaucratic pinheads unaware that wikiHowl has the largest collection of funny how-to articles anywhere on the planet? That ought to garner us some kind of favor with powers that be. (Oh.......wait, if they do know, that would not exactly work in our favor, would it.) And the British are supposed to be known for their sense of humor!

Well I won't wallow. No, I am too busy putting the finishing touches on a seriously silly series of how-to guides soon to be set free on the site. Coming right up, we will witness the unwrapping of wacky way-to-do-its about ghosts, gassy roommates, and pants. (That last ought to be good for Letterman fans). Those wanting to leap into the land of the Legendary will be able to see to that small task, and then smuggle their phones into school, fend off a few Giant Squid, and then go on open doors with abandon. (Yes, we will soon have full instructions on this elementary but eerily elusive maneuver!) In the New Year, you'll be able to get all the girls to like you, and then KISS them! And don't forget, this all on top of our already brimming section on that side of things. Oh what fun our readers are going to have as we charge towards 2009.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Secret Government Illegal Ninja Moves

So, we are very pleased with the popularity of our article How to Get Secret Ninja Moves from the Government and assume it is working well for those that try it out. There is a problem though, it is very specific to the United States of America, and of little use to our readers elsewhere.
What could we do? An idea! We'll approach another government and see how possible it is get similar information from them. After many minutes of research we identified the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as our target. Their open and honest (no sniggering at the back, please) government was just what we needed. Indeed the No. 10 Downing Street website provides the ability to petition the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Gordon Brown, directly.
Here is the text of the petition we submitted:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to: 'Reveal the Secret Government Illegal Ninja Moves'

Revealing your secret illegal ninja tactics can only aid the common man in his daily struggle against lawlessness and anti-social behaviour. Revealing this information would free up your secret ninjas for work abroad. You would not be setting a precedent, web sites such as wikihowl.com already provide the means to request the American equivalent from their government.

And the reply from 10 Downing Street?

I'm sorry to inform you that your petition has been rejected.

Your petition was classed as being in the following categories:

* Intended to be humorous, or has no point about government
policy

Hmm, obviously a conspiracy. Back to the drawing board...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We've just popped in to wish all of our North American readers a very happy Thanksgiving Day!

And of course, best wishes to all around the world celebrating their harvest festivals.

wikiHowl gives thanks to good health and the virtual company of our many readers!

Have a lovely piece of apple-cranberry pie!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bem Vindo


We have been having a ton of fun on Facebook as we scramble to accept a flurry of friends requests. As continually pointed out by persons unnamed, Facebook is way funner than MySpace. It is great to be able to share our articles over there, and a few pics, too. Getting some feedback from our readers is lovely.

Do you think our readers know, Dave, that one of the funnest things we do at wikiHowl is to search for just the perfect photo for each of our new articles? In fact, sometimes we have to delay an article for just a little while, because we really don't know how to illustrate it. Such was the case with today's upload. Thanks for being patient, Dave......that was one of the better articles we had waiting, and we have been sitting on it just a little too long, I know. It took me a while to depict the concept of Orkut, without actually using the logo of the company! But I managed; the young man snoozing on the chair, laptop in hand, has nicely done the trick.

Speaking of Orkut.....it's incredibly popular in Brazil, you say. Verdade? Creio que sim! With that kind of popularity, Orkut should not have any trouble staying around for a long time. Bom dia, boa tarde and boa noite to anyone who comes across our Orkut article from that amazing and alluring land to the south.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Open Web Awards

Okay, today is the day that Mashable start the first round of voting in the 2nd Open Web Awards. It is also the day that we found that wikiHowl had failed to get nominated.
Are we downhearted? Not one bit, our supporters new and old rallied round and nominated us like crazy nominating machines. It was a great team effort, just not to be this time. Next year we will return like returning things and get that nomination!
We're waiting for our I Ran In A Race certificate, and will proudly frame that for pride of place in the wikiHowl penthouse.

I think there's a favour we can do for another nominee, wikiHow.com, who were successful (congratulations) in their Wiki category. Take your vote for us and give it to wikiHow on this page please.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Winning, Candy & Zombies

Can we win, KiS? Well, that's a big question, especially as it's only the nominations for entries into the Open Web Awards at the moment. The actual voting, two rounds, will come later. Blimey we WILL have to work for this.
I'm not sure whether the schools don't have it right. We could get an award for just signing up, cool. My son used to run in school Sports Day races and came home proudly with his I Have Run In A Race certificates. Were there prizes for winners? Well, we weren't to find out. It turns out he was more of a Runescape athlete. Heck this would have been great in the Olympics, returning Olympians disembarking from their homecoming planes proudly waving their certificates! Wow, how off-topic is this? Ok, wikiHowl are attempting to enter the Mashable Open Web Awards and will be coming to you for votes if our nomination attempt goes well.

Freezing candy. Well, as previously mentioned by the illustrious (shiny?) KiS, Halloween brought a huge number of searchers to us. All seeking information on how to keep candy bars for later use. Just how much candy was collected!? We are STILL getting the seekers of the cool chocolate secrets more than two weeks later. Forget it, just eat it! Oh, did I say that out loud? No, if you have a genuine storage problem then consider forwarding your surplus sweet delights to the wikiHowl penthouse, we will find a use for it. Mmm...

A last word for now is a gentle warning. Please don't do as I did, and only scan our article about surviving a zombie attack. If you don't study it in detail you may end up as I did, demonstrating your woeful knowledge in an Internet quiz. Here are my results:

47%

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

When Everybody Wins, Everybody Loses

Are we going to WIN something, Dave? That would be wonderfully sweet. I have never won anything in my life. I never even got to the point where a teacher would read one of my assignments to the rest of the class! I was not a poor student, and yet I was always struggling in school, not struggling to do well, mind you, but struggling to get noticed for doing well. And it never happened! I never got any recognition whatsoever in elementary school or any other school. I also never got any awards just for showing up; I never was commended because it was Monday; I never had to stand up in front of the student body because it was my "turn" to be honored; and I am really glad about that. Had I been recognized for something inconsequential like "being enrolled in the school", I probably would have thought I was SUPER or something nutty like that. LOL. Really, what kid will fall for that? NONE. I am sure that kids today think the overabundance and absurdity of the school award culture is downright pathetic.

How can it be that never did a teacher recognize me for the hard work I did, and yet nothing bad happened ever happened as a result? This was in the days before schools were all about building self-esteem (handing out awards and ribbons to everyone for doing, thinking or imagining just about anything.) Yet, I think I kind of came out okay. Strange, don't you think? No one told me every day of my youth that I was a phenomenal, incredible, mind-blowing genius; could this actually be WHY I managed to learn? No one was fawning over me telling me how great I was, so I decided to try to work hard and do well! Anyway, I never got upset with teachers for not understanding that I had a little something on the ball, so I surely never thought to spend my time annoying a teacher or resenting the power structure in the school. At least not on purpose. No, indeed. Instead I kept toiling away and working harder academically, and it seems to have resulted in my knowing a thing or two now. So that can't be all bad.

There seems to be some kind of an Evil Education School Cult in this country which penalizes children by telling them they are already great, and making them think there is nothing more to be achieved. This is really lowering the bar and driving things down into the doldrums and making it impossible for children to do well, mostly because these saccharine-smile adults insist on convincing kids that the kids (and every one of them) are God's Gift to Mankind. Are today's students really going to bother working hard and striving, if they are told every day, in every way, that they are "all that" whether they work or not? Methinks not. But such is the sorry state of modern day education in America and that is not the point of this post, which is supposed to be about wikiHowl and awards!

Anyway, we could win an award and that makes me happy. Why? Not because I think we will actually will ever win one, but because when there are awards to be won, people who make zany how-to websites like ours probably work harder to fashion them into the best sites possible. And that is good for the vast world of people combing the web looking for intriguing material.

Long live awards which are not handed out on a silver platter. And may the best sites win!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

2nd Annual Open Web Awards - wikiHowl To Be Nominated?

Help your favourite funny how-to site, nominate us now!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Happy Birthday wikiHowl!

Happy Birthday wikiHowl!
So, wikiHowl is one year old this week. What a year it has been; frustration, tears, tantrums, chocolate, elation, and more chocolate. We initially came online with three articles, Fight a Unicorn, Sit in a Chair and Rabbit Eating Disorders. These were pre-launch in late October 2007 and set the tone for things to come. Has the time passed quickly? Oh yes, reaching our tenth article (How to Eat a Shoe) seemed to take forever, and now what seems a few months later we are preparing tomorrows How to Behave in Certain Situations at Restaurants which will be number 117!
We have made friends along the way, which among many include the fungis at Illogicopedia, our followers at Twitter, and the latest the recent emails swapped with a new reader requiring more information on how to become a vampire, (good luck with that young master Vang).
We realised just how small the Interweb has made our planet; when looking back over the last year we see we have been visited by readers from 142 countries. Wow, I cannot name that many. (Still nothing from Greenland though!)
I raise a toast now to all our readers past and future, "So long and thanks for all the fish!", oh wrong one... "Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to you, may all your dilemmas be solved by wikiHowl!" Cheers!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

How to Save Halloween Candy

Dave, have you noticed how many people are out there roaming the internet to find out what to do with candy bars now that Halloween has passed? It is great to see so many well-meaning moms landing on our article about same. I would imagine we have two groups looking to wikiHowl for the information:
1. Those who have bought excess candy and wish to save some for later (I would not know anything about that mindset, as my extra candy would never last long enough for me to get to the keyboard to do a little research!) and
2. Those who have very industrious children who have brought home a massive amount of the sugar-infested treats, and who, as disciplined and guiding parents, wish to save some of this candy for later (particularly the chocolate bars), so as to save their children from sugar overdose. Good for them. (Though, truth be told, this is another mindset I personally don't understand.)
Along with articles on How Long Can You Keep M&Ms in the Freezer? and How to Freeze a Snickers Bar, or How to Preserve Storebought Candy, I think the internet ought to have articles about how to deal with the chocolate addiction you are hiding from your children even as you pilfer their stash while they are away at school, or dutifully completing their homework. Hah!

Our readers are to be commended. They are better dads and moms than I!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ever Searching

So true, Dave. Yes, it was indeed The Captioning Department which let the world down on this one. We hope to avoid this in the coming weeks as we prepare both photos and captions for upcoming articles. We'll be presenting all kinds of things from the darling little Shar-Pei dogs (which as you may know, come originally from that great land known as China Middle Kingdom) to calculator breakage, to deeper coverage of emos and even veering into some territory involving a couple of girls, one of whom appears to be somewhat twitterpated.

(And speaking of emos, when did that whole emo thing start, anyway? There must be a History of Emos somewhere on the net; it is certainly a development which took me by surprise.) Anyway, we're working on it, all of it. And we are not afraid despite these rapidly approaching deadlines. (We do like to roll out these articles on a regular basis for our adoring fans). We have one nagging problem, though, as we seriously don't have a clue how to illustrate that age old problem of The Gassy Roommate. But The Captioning Department is kicking it into high gear and will take a deeper dive into our flirtationship with flickr.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Big Butt Captioning & Search Engines

Hiya KiS, thanks for the comments in the post below regarding the photo caption on our Get a Really Big Butt article. I'm a little confused, I remember writing the caption myself on the fly while uploading, but why was this? Our captioning department are usually pretty good at being up to date, did I just ignore them? Lol, I'm thinking it may have been a senior moment.
But, the caption you have shown is maybe just a little... long? Isn't there a chance it is as long as the article itself? And as for our Suggest a Caption slot on the left of this page, well... wouldn't we need our readers to have ultra-widescreen monitors to see all of that???

Anyway, this reminds me that we have a pair of recent of articles that are galloping up the wikiHowl Most Popular chart. Both Get a Really Big Butt and Eat a Hot Dog are strong contenders for being listed in our most popular articles section of wikiHowl at the end of the month.
How are readers finding them? Well, Big Butt visitors are using some really interesting Google search terms to get there. Here's a few:
how to get a big butt
bigg butt diet
how to get the butt you want
eating tips for a bigger butt
want a big butt
big butt cream (I have SafeSearch switched off, not a good idea for this search.)

How did we get along before search engines?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kerrang!

Nick Margerrison from Kerrang! Radio was kind enough to give us a few tips today during my interview, which was arranged following a previous appearance on the show. You Brits sure do love the wikiHowls, and we thank you for that!

I had a great time, but although it is a recorded interview you still imagine a million listeners wondering "what is this person talking about..."

I guess this latest talk will air tomorrow night at some point between 10 PM and 1 AM UK time. He has some really good how-to tips to share with the world, which those of you living on that side of the pond won't wish to miss. We did go over some very important strictly wikiHowl wisDom as well, such as How to Tell an Elephant Apart from an Apple... and also How to Stick It to the Man. Most useful of course will be How to Remain in Existence, a challenge for us all. Maybe Ben Bernanke or Henry Paulson could hurry up and read that one to the US Stock Market right away quick.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Caption Mixup

Days ago you must have uploaded the Big Butt article, Dave. I do think that will attract a certain amount of attention, given the lofty intellectual state of internet searchers these days. I guess you did not like the ORIGINAL caption, however, which was something more along the lines of the following:

There is no shame in sporting a ridiculously tiny butt, one which a myriad of girls and women might be envious of. However, if you MUST, you can use these handy instructions to set yourself up on a routine or working towards the time-honored goal of developing a most delightfully capacious derriere, much along the lines of those lovely ladies adorning a Rubens oil painting, which you may have at one time or another gazed upon in a museum. Start today and you might even achieve the look of one of the not-so-skinny movie stars who have become all the rage lately, as perhaps a Jennifer Lopez or a Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame.


Don't tell me you thought that was too long a caption or something.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Wisdom Of Crowds

I am a firm believer in the wisdom of crowds and certainly knock about with a bunch of them in the social collaboration world. Where they can come into their own is with the sourcing and sharing of information, and what better tool can they have now than the global internets?
Where does wikiHowl come into this? Well, one man's cartoon pie is another man's truth. Some of our articles have been shared and discussed by groups with their own very focused interests.
Here are a few groups and forums who at some time have linked to and visited in large numbers their own choice of wikiHowl informational pages.

Perdition, a European World of Warcraft guild showed an interest in how to stop bears.

Goonersweb, the Arsenal football club supporters who just needed to know how to eat a shoe.

The Smithies at the Daily Jolt made good use of How to Have a Bowel Movement at a Loved One's Home.

The lovely ladies at What to Expect were discussing the pros and cons of having sex in a fitting room.

The participants at Slolar.com and TV.com were intrigued by the thought of getting into a girl's pants.

And preparing for the raptor apocalypse was certainly on the agenda of the following groups, Warcraft3.com, FKMOD, Andy Weir's Comics Forum Forum and the-Ozone Forum.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Velociraptor Defence

Heh. Check out the link below, KiS.
Have a go, you'll not beat that score!
Of course, I prepared myself by reading our excellent guides, How to Prepare for the Raptor Apocalypse and How to Defend Yourself Against a Velociraptor...

ould survive for 1 minute, 3 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Creative Commons & Big Butts

Thanks for the reminder about our sharing policy, KiS. We do indeed welcome all, both online and offline, to share our glorious content. The Creative Commons license we share our content under has the usual fair share of legalese but the gist of it is; share, attribute, and don't explicitly sell. Any doubts just drop us a line. I have restated the attribution requirements on our Contact page, but the important thing here is to say we WANT to share. Let's see these gems of modern instructional writing passed around the world.

Big butts! Lol, just typing that makes me grin. Our latest literary marvel is a brief but functional guide to achieving a fuller figure. For me there is nothing politically incorrect about the theme; I am a fan of all the shapes and sizes we come in, and Queen got it quite right with "fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round..." Well, I'm rambling here, what I wanted to say is, I am SO over the moon having created a web page with big butt in the URL.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bizarre but true


Oh, yes, we really MUST alert the media about our having so many articles--especially now that there is the possibility of some cake. The cool thing is, that they might actually care! Why?? Why would they care, our readers may ask. And the answer is because all wikiHowl articles and photos are made available through Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. This means that any person or group, ranging from a tiny local PTA, church, or Rotary Club, to a huge news organization such as CNN, Forbes Magazine, or even the inimitable Oprah Magazine, is welcome to reprint any of our articles. All they must do is to attribute the work to us.

Our attribution requirements are easily satisfied. For internet re-publishing a direct link back to the article and prominent text stating the material came from "wikiHowl.com - The How-To Manual That YOU Can Laugh At" satisfies our attribution requirement. For offline distribution, prominent attribution to "wikiHowl.com - The How-To Manual That YOU Can laugh at" will suffice.

So now, let us get back to searching for more great articles to post in the coming weeks.........maybe we will find more on the how to make that elusive perfect balogna sandwich, or something more on very quiet potatos, or perhaps even another list of clever techniques on How to Lean Over a Bit!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

100th Article?

100 Articles, KiS? Wow, I'm glad you highlighted that. This is super news, I went straight off to Tweet that, add it to our RSS feed, and even gave it a mention on our latest iGoogle Gadget update.
I like how we ended up with a descriptive name that we could play with. Because it could easily have been last weeks How to Prepare a Hamster (very unpolitically correct, but funny too), or tomorrows, How to Defeat the Great Possum King of Possum Kingdom. (What the heck is that about? Did I agree to us using it? Was I drunk?)
So, will there be cake? I think there should be cake. Chocolate cake? Maybe 100 cakes? Ooh an idea... What about a competition, KiS? The prize could be one of those cakes. Can we post cake internationally? Too many questions, I will have to lie down. Let me know what you think, KiS.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Highlighting a Highlight

Just who IS our reader from Estonia, Montenegro and South Africa, I have to ask you, Dave? That is ONE cosmopolitan person, I must say. Our other reader will be mightily impressed when he finds this out..........or she.......as the case may be. And the other thing which may blow BOTH of their minds, and perhaps yours as well, is this. With our latest offering, we have hit our ONE HUNDREDTH ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, which is by the way, about highlighting.......so I just thought I would highlight that for you, Dave, in case you have not noticed. It is quite a highlight in our little pet project, don't you think?

Monday, September 01, 2008

I Wanna Be A Vampire

I want to say congratulations to our How to Become a Vampire article. Having just completed the end of month update of our Most Popular articles list on the front page, I am seeing this as a new entry. Becoming a vampire is obviously the thing to do this summer. While I've never personally considered joining the ranks of the undead, reading advice such as "Coffins really aren't the best sleeping places. Beds are good...", makes me think maybe it's not all about hardship. Cool.

As to who is reading this? Our site analytics prompt me to welcome our new readers from Estonia, Montenegro and South Africa to name but a few.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Turning on the Television


Oh yes, Dave, the upload is indeed complete. Those looking for Linda Ellerbee style ways to turn on the TV will be disappointed. Our new article is not about turning on the TV, as in rallying against the TV, but rather about how to turn the TV from off (a state which was hitherto thought unachievable by children in many supposedly developed countries, especially on Saturday mornings) to the on state. Actually it IS possible for a TV to go off, and some befallen by this tragedy will need our clever instructions to rectify the matter. Note to those against the exploitation of children: please avert your eyes.

Picture courtesy of Robin Hutton through Creative Commons.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Illogicopedia and Happy Holidays

Just wanted to thank the very sensible(?) people at Illogicopedia for teaming up with us in an orgy of mutual appreciation. Their blog post sums it up quite well. While we only use the unwanted good works of the cleverly silly, Illogicopedia takes things to another level. Fnurdletoot indeed.

Dave is taking a well earned break from the Interwebs, his opthamologist swears that he has a Google screenshot burnt into his retinas. So, it's a week at the Happy Productive Workers Enjoyment Centre on the East coast of England, enjoying battered foods and Siberian winds.

KiS, I leave everything in your girly but capable hands. I'm looking forward to your Monday upload which contains the classic "This works especially well when you are married to a simplicity-challenged spouse who has connected way too many electronic boxes of all shapes, sizes and functions to the TV".
You'll be replying to Kerrang! Radio? Sigh, more real world publicity work, what it is to be popular.
Oh, if our webspace host gets in touch, the unsigned cheque is in the post.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Nagging


Nagging you for music? Never! You are such a busy guy, Mr. Dave! Yes, there are many nice offerings out there, but the trouble is sifting through it. Maybe someone will send us a link to some good Creative Commons-licensed music some day! And we might use that for our next video. Possibly the famous musician we just recently had an article about, who may or not be pictured here.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Footed Pajamas

Heh, how could you have doubted the allure of adult footed pajamas KiS? Of course you can feel sexy while wearing them, this site proves it. Big-Feet-PJs.com. They come in lots of colours and sizes, and the really great thing is... celebrities wear them! That is SO funny!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

wikiHowl Blog Launch

wikiHowl blog launch! Well, here we are, finally public in the blogosphere.
This has been a handy development tool, along with our private wikidot wiki, but as we became more settled into wikiHowl's development our postings here became more musings and anecdotal and looked very shareable. We have had to rip out huge lumps of the archive though, far too much bad language and gratuitous abuse of minor celebrities. So consider it starting from scratch.
The blog description says it all, we will share the latest news from the wikiHowl penthouse and continue to ponder development issues, all while giving our reader the ability to leave comments (assuming we can get him to learn how to use a feed reader).

Hey, KiS. Yes, that's one popular YouTube video. And you managed to mention it without nagging me for some more creative commons licensed music for the next extravaganza. :-)
I don't think we're the only viewers, didn't we get fan mail from one of those complaints choirs? Ok, they sent it to the wrong user but who's complaining, lol.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Feeling Sexy Every Day in Every Way


Oh, Mr. Dave..........

Can someone point out to me WHY we are featuring an article this week on how to look sexy in some kind of pajamas that no one even owns any more? I have not seen anything like that in YEARS and YEARS, and certainly not in an adult size. This is a bit over-the-top, is it not? No wonder we could not find a picture of a woman actually wearing these things and had to resort to this shot of.......whatever it is......

wikiHowl Goes Youtube

Wow, Dave.......

Am I right we now have OVER one HUNDRED views on our Youtube video? How many more hits do we need before people will start calling this incredible phenomenon a viral event? (Assuming, that is, that no more than about eighty percent of these "hits" were generated by us, ourselves. As you recall, we did check in once or twice because we were so amazed we could make one of these things!)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Club for Fried Foods

photo of a bowl of linguini with battered hushpuppies for eyes
As you get older and you might learn more and more ways to search the internet for healthy ways to eat. When you are busy with stuff like that, it can get harder and harder to get out and meet people, so why not learn How to Join a Battered Food Club..........?

Excerpt:

Some people just LOVE battered food. So why not start a Battered Food Club? It's original, fun and (best of all) quirky! So cool!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Bible is FUNNY?

Hey there, Mr. Dave........

What is the story today, can you tell me? I see you have uploaded an article called How to Stop Being so Emotional and Crying while Reading the Holy Bible. I ask you, now, can that possibly be a good idea? What if someone thinks we are poking fun? I hope they know WE did not write that thing. Won't this just bring controversy out the wazoo? We can't do that on our site, can we? I mean, I know it is cyberspace and all, but is this really an anything-goes atmosphere? Let me know if you would....... (still just learning the internet, dontcha know....)

KiS