Look What the Web Dragged In: Awful Library Books and Script Kiddies

There really is no way to properly rank or enumerate all the good and funky stuff the web throws our way on a daily basis, so we’re dispensing with the numbered list from here on out and just noting the most interesting stuff that’s bubbled to the top. For today–the Fall Equinox, by the way, happens at 11:09 p.m. EDT today–we’ll once again observe past verbal shenanigans from one of the web’s ‘favorite’ would-be Republican senators. We’ll also travel to the darkest corners of your local library, and we don’t mean that one computer carrel where that one weird guy always sits for a little too long, not looking up books, and remind ourselves that this, our fragile internet, can easily be smashed by one Aussie high school kid playing with javascript.

Christine O’Donnell Continues to Entertain and Delight People Who Won’t Vote For Her

Few politicians have factored into so many viral videos. Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate from Delaware, is now paying a price for having been a telegenic talking head in the past, as those opposed to her winning the seat continue to have fun with the dumb, strange or just controversial things she has said on TV over the last 15 years or so.

Blog Busts on Bad Books

There are many blogs and Tumblrs dedicated to things that are bad. Too often they tend to err on the mean side of snarky and can even devolve into cruelty. Then there is Awful Library Books, which is just hilarious. It’s also sad, but mostly hilarious. It ends up being a garden of bad ideas commemorated in print. Maybe they were rarely checked out from their home spot on the library shelf, but it seems like they’ve found the perfect place online.

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

These Kids and Their Crazy Computers

The ugly “onmouseover” flaw that nearly drove Twitter to its knees yesterday morning? The exploit was discovered by–and, well, exploited by–a 17-year-old Australian kid. Mashable explains: “Pearce Delphin, or @zzap on Twitter, says he exposed the security flaw by tweeting a piece of code with an onMouseOver JavaScript function, which caused a pop-up to appear when a user merely moves his mouse cursor over the message.” Let’s hope his parents haven’t let him drive yet.

Look What the Web Dragged In: Awful Library Books and Script Kiddies