Monthly Archives: July 2014

Are WOOT.com’s Random Bags of Crap worth the effort?


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So WOOT.COM recently celebrated their 10th birthday.

And as part of the WOOT.COM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, they made 10,000 WOOT BAGS OF CRAP available to their shopping fans.

Web Watch has talked about what a Bandolier of Carrots, Birthday of Celebration, Box of Candy (aka any variation of the acronym B.O.C. you can think of) happens to be in the past, but let’s talk more about what you might get in your mystery shipment. Continue reading ARE WOOT.COM’S RANDOM BAGS OF CRAP WORTH THE EFFORT?

For owners, the most profitable section of a restaurant menu is the upper-right corner


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Eating out at a restaurant — even at a fast food restaurant — can be frustrating at times.

Ever have this conversation at work or with your friends/family?

“So, you want to go out for lunch?”

“Sure!”

“Okay, then where do you want to go?”

Look – you’re the one who said “let’s go out”, so why not try to have an idea or two in your head about some place to head out to?  Why do you always leave the suggesting up to one person who may not have wanted to decide themselves anyway?

“Oh, pick anywhere.  It’ll be fine.”

Then we’re going to the drive thru.  Happy?

Food Service Menus: Pricing and Managing the Food Service Menu for Maximun Profit
Food Service Menus:
Pricing and Managing the Food Service Menu for Maximun Profit
Continue reading FOR OWNERS, THE MOST PROFITABLE SECTION OF A RESTAURANT MENU IS THE UPPER-RIGHT CORNER

Video fun: Unicycles and Fire never get old


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We’ve seen this guy on the late night TV circuit after he made a claim to fame as the UNICYLING DARTH VADAR BAGPIPE PLAYER.

How do you follow that up?  With this: Continue reading VIDEO FUN: UNICYCLES AND FIRE NEVER GET OLD

The Most Expensive Dessert in the World


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Ordering dessert at a restaurant is sometimes a fool’s errand.

$6 for a scoop of ice cream that you can buy by the carton at the supermarket for $4? A “molten lava cake”? They’re not that hard to make if the contestants on FOOD NETWORK’S WORST COOKS IN AMERICA can make one.

So it’s no wonder that restaurant desserts have some of the highest markup of almost anything on the menu.  And no wonder why many restaurants think nothing of serving up a giant slice of chocolate cake for free on your birthday.

MARRY ME White Ceramic Letter Candy Dish
MARRY ME White Ceramic Letter Candy Dish
Continue reading THE MOST EXPENSIVE DESSERT IN THE WORLD

No joke: Your partner’s stinky farts may save your life!


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Everyone farts.

And everyone tries very hard to prevent farting in public.  That’s a lot of pent-up gas.

So why the pressure to not break wind in front of others?  Is it society politeness? Is it embarrassment of being labeled a Stink-a-roo?  Being stuck in an elevator with a foul odor for an extended period of time?

Subtle Butt: disposable gas neutralizers
Subtle Butt: disposable gas neutralizers
Continue reading NO JOKE: YOUR PARTNER’S STINKY FARTS MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Interactive: Weather forecast for your area in the year 2100


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There is one common denominator in most small talk conversations: “HOW’S THE WEATHER WHERE YOU ARE?

Why is the weather such a topic of discussion? Because it’s safe. Everyone has an opinion on it, and you can’t argue whether someone’s wrong.  If you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour – it’ll likely change.

AcuRite Digital Thermometer
AcuRite Digital Thermometer
Continue reading INTERACTIVE: WEATHER FORECAST FOR YOUR AREA IN THE YEAR 2100

What would you do for a dollar?


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What would you do for a dollar?

It’s a fair question.  Web Watch has offered $1 to many friends when they said they’d do “anything for money”.  Apparently, it seems, a single dollar was not what they had in mind when they made the offer.

We say that if you’re going to offer to do anything for money, you should definitely lower your expectation of what dollar amount is going to be offered to you.  What you think you’re worth may not be the same as what others believe.

Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank
Continue reading WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A DOLLAR?

Using hospital elevators can kill you


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Web Watch has told you about all the different ways physicians and other medical professionals spread germs and disease everywhere they go.

From dirty stethoscopes to dirty scrubs (or scrubs worn on airplanes, and then to who knows where!), nurses and doctors are constantly walking around in swirling packs of germs, like “Pigpen” from the Peanuts comic strip.

And it only gets worse from there.

Germ-X Wipes
Germ-X Wipes
Continue reading USING HOSPITAL ELEVATORS CAN KILL YOU

Selling your Android phone? You might want to read this first


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So you’ve decided to buy yourself a new ANDROID PHONE.

Nothing wrong with that.

But what are you going to do with your old device before you sell it?

Android Mini Collectible Figure
Android Mini Collectible Figure
Continue reading SELLING YOUR ANDROID PHONE? YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THIS FIRST

You don’t have to be smart to be good. Practice doesn’t always make perfect.


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Web Watch knows quite a few professional sports players, and in the off-season, we regularly see them continuing to practice honing their skills.

They don’t sit around and eat Butterfingers all day – they really do live, breathe the sports that they love getting paid to play.

The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
The Click Moment:
Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Continue reading YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART TO BE GOOD. PRACTICE DOESN’T ALWAYS MAKE PERFECT.

Top Ten Record Albums Worth the Most Money


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How many of you still own some vinyl? (Record albums, for those of you who don’t remember, are how people listened to music before cassette tapes or CDs came along)

And of the albums you own, which one do you feel is the rarest? The most expensive for you to have to replace, if you were able to hunt a copy down somewhere?

The Quarrymen - The Band that started The Beatles
The Quarrymen – The Band that started The Beatles

Continue reading TOP TEN RECORD ALBUMS WORTH THE MOST MONEY

Video Fun: Star Wars in Real Life


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This is what it would look like if we lived in the Star Wars universe today:

The Most Hated Company in America


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Who is the MOST HATED COMPANY IN AMERICA?

That’s an interesting question that was answered in a recent HARRIS POLL. They based their results on a combination of the following six areas, as rated by over 18,000 people:

Hooked On Customers: The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies
Hooked On Customers:
The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies
Continue reading THE MOST HATED COMPANY IN AMERICA

Which are the least friendliest cities in the country?


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Everyone likes to say that they love where they live, that they’re amazed when people move away claiming that they just didn’t care for the place.

Face it – some people love wherever they are, others need to be more acclimated.

The Friendly Book
The Friendly Book
Continue reading WHICH ARE THE LEAST FRIENDLIEST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY?

THESE ARE THE TOP 50 MOST PATRIOTIC AMERICAN BRANDS


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Nothings says “AMERICA” like pure, unadulterated consumerism.

Whether it be across the country or around the world, Americans are defined by what they wear, what they use, what they drive, what they eat and drink.

TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE
TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE
Continue reading THESE ARE THE TOP 50 MOST PATRIOTIC AMERICAN BRANDS