How many times a day do you check your phone, whether it be for messages, emails, Twitter, Facebook status updates, Instagram, or actually making a phone call to someone? We’re not even talking exclusively smartphone users, who have those things glued to their hands at all times. We’re including all mobile phone users here.
Heck, you may even be reading this Web Watch post on your phone right now.
One of the greatest comedy movies of the 1980’s was Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in John Landis’ classic TRADING PLACES.
For those of you too young to remember (or too old to recall, take your pick), the film was a twist on either My Fair Lady or The Prince and The Pauper (also, take your pick), with a little bit of The Sting thrown in for good measure. But where The Sting dealt with scamming money through horse racing, Trading Places did it by investing in orange juice futures
Parents everwhere struggle with listening to that old child-friendly music over and over, trying to find ways to stop going mad.
Maybe it’s not the song that’s the problem, but the way that it’s presented that’s the issue. Maybe if you were able to take one of those ever-popular children’s songs that you absolutely couldn’t hear one more time, and heard what it would sound like when done in the style of the music of your generation (whatever generation you are from, that is).
Make an emergency kit, consisting of extra batteries, food, water. Try to have enough to last you at least 72 hours. Think about the essentials you may be without during that time (power, heat, clean water, etc)
If you think a tornado is approaching, grab and wear appropriate clothing for after the tornado has passed – sturdy shoes, jeans, work gloves, jacket/sweatshirt (depending on climate). These may be clothes you’ll need to wear for a few days in uncomfortable conditions
Have a contact plan with friends, family members, co-workers. Cell networks may be out of service temporarily, so don’t assume you can rely on your cellphone
While you can consider building a SAFE ROOM in your home, one tornado researcher says that if he’s caught in a tornado situation that he’s going to head for the nearest covered culvert outside. Stay away from grocery stores, gymnasiums, warehouses, or anything else with a large roof span.
Yes, it’s a sick game, for sick people. And funny as hell. Web Watch ends up giving away copies of the game to friends who want to take it with them immediately after Game Night is over. We’re single-handedly keeping CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY in business, it seems.
Well, perhaps not for the person leaving them – but for the person receiving them? Hilarious.
Now, the ones that get posted onto the Internet may or may not be staged. They may or may not be fake. Ones that include a note of “hey, leave me a message at ###” are almost definitely fake, one would think.
Some people don’t venture far from their own personal comfort zone when it comes to trying new foods. It’s why any FOOD CHALLENGE episode of any SURVIVOR season is always so much fun, as we watch people who are much hungrier than they normally would be throw their inhibitions away to get something – anything – into their stomachs.