Whoopi Goldberg smashes up her iPhone 4

As the iPhone 4 is tossed in the winds, real and imaginary, of public relations, one of America's most influential commentators admitted she had assaulted, nay, "murdered," her new iPhone.

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC's "The View" (required viewing by so many who live their lives outside of office environments), confided to her co-host Joy Behar and guests that her iPhone 4 didn't merely keep dropping calls, but generally behaved like, well, a 1972 Datsun.

People couldn't get hold of her, she said. They thought her phone was ringing. She could hear … Read more

A pan that will make you shout 'whoopie'

Whoopie pies are a special treat: moist cake with delicious cream filling. Making the cake portion of a whoopie pie can take some careful planning if you want to wind up with the traditionally thin pieces. The Whoopie Pie Pan takes the planning out of making whoopie pies. You can follow a traditional recipe or use this pan to make up unusual whoopie pies with red velvet cake, pumpkin cake, or any other favorite flavors. Just pour the batter into the 12 shallow wells on the pan--it holds 18 ounces--and bake. The results will be enough layers for six whoopie … Read more

Just sit right there

WhoopieCushion is a free and extremely simple app that attempts to replicate the classic, red-rubber toy of the same name. Like the original toy itself, there are countless competing imitations--offering everything from timers to motion sensors--so shop around to find the right flatulence simulator for you. WhoopieCushion stands out because of its price (it is free) and its clean interface: you just tap the photo of the "Whoopee Cushion" on your iPhone or iPod Touch screen, and the app will randomly produce one of a handful of "Bronx cheer" noises. No similar app--this one included--can quite … Read more