Here is an example ...
I have been subscribed to an email feed from DefenseLink that gives you pictures taken by DOD photographers. However, the links get messed up (BLOCKED) by the anti-malware software on the mail servers at work.
So I take the messed up URLs and save them to a text file. Then I run this script when I want to review the pictures:
property myURL : ""
tell application "TextWrangler"
select line 1 of window 1
set myURL to contents of selection
delete line 1 of window 1
tell application "Google Chrome"
set myTab to make new tab at end of tabs of window 1
set URL of myTab to myURL
Pretty easy. Meets my needs. Solves a problem. Good deal.