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

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 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

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