Monthly Archives: October 2009

Movember: Grow a Mustache for Charity


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Mustache RidesOctober was breast cancer awareness month, as Web Watch noted by sharing National Feel Your Boobies Week and other sites with you.

Not to feel left out, November is dedicated to raising awareness of various men’s cancers, with programs encouraging men to get prostate exams or testicular cancer checks.

Which is why every November, men are encouraged to sign up at the official MOVEMBER website to help spread the word and raise money for various organizations.

Why “Movember”, you ask?  It’s all about the “Mo”. Continue reading MOVEMBER: GROW A MUSTACHE FOR CHARITY

Need a last minute Halloween costume idea? Here are some ideas…


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Instant VampireHalloween is here, and Web Watch knows that you’re looking for That Perfect Halloween Costume to wear this year.

Considering the date, chances of finding the “perfect” costume is highly unlikely now.

But never fear — Web Watch is here to help you with this list of readily-accessible Instant Halloween Costumes, courtesy of THE KNOW-YOUR-INTERNET-MEME HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDE. Continue reading NEED A LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEA? HERE ARE SOME IDEAS…

This Decade’s Best Music Video is by the White Stripes (duh!)


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LEGO Rock Band (WII)Web Watch has been a huge fan of ANTVILLE’s VIDEO BLOG, which regularly lists some of the newest, greatest, most interesting music videos available online.

This week, Antville has decided to release what they are calling THE 101 TOP MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE DECADE, and with the number one spot being taken by the White Stripes’ FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL, Web Watch really can’t say that Antville got it wrong.

But what were the rest of the top ten of the 424 that Antville put up for vote?

Continue reading THIS DECADE’S BEST MUSIC VIDEO IS BY THE WHITE STRIPES (DUH!)

Video Fun: Star Trek overdub parodies


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Star Trek comic book collectionSome have called Star Trek a campy sci-fi classic.

That’s probably true, and William Shatner has not denied that his over-acting was a major part of the continued admiration for the classic series.

Here are a few clips showing how the Star Trek TV series has been repurposed into other works.

STAR TREK vs MONTY PYTHON

STAR TREK vs MONTY PYTHON
Continue reading VIDEO FUN: STAR TREK OVERDUB PARODIES

Want a laugh? Etsy has some really odd stuff for sale


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found on ebayTrolling through eBay auction listings can offer a laugh or two, with the misspellings, grammar, and unusual photographs with naked people in the background of shots (the infamous eBay teakettle, anyone?).

Have you wandered over to etsy.com?  Etsy is an auction site just like eBay, but instead of offering ready-made items available at the local store, Etsy is a community of sellers who make their own items for sale.  Some have called Etsy an “eBay for arts-and-crafts”.

Continue reading WANT A LAUGH? ETSY HAS SOME REALLY ODD STUFF FOR SALE

Are you a DINK? Prove otherwise with “The Office Kid”


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Games for kids in officesSometimes offices and cubicles can be intimidating, what with all the flower deliveries and personal knick-knacks on everyone’s desk.

DINKs (dual-income, no kids) have it rough by not being able to showcase their loving home life to their surrounding co-workers.

If this is you, then you may want THE OFFICE KID. Continue reading ARE YOU A DINK? PROVE OTHERWISE WITH “THE OFFICE KID”

Hungry? Check out the Wheel of Lunch!


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Wheel of RamonesSometimes the hardest thing about figuring out where to go for lunch or dinner is simply trying to figure out where to go for lunch or dinner.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just randomly select a restaurant from your local zip code, any time you wanted?

Well, now you can!

Continue reading HUNGRY? CHECK OUT THE WHEEL OF LUNCH!

How to Find Celebrity Homes on Google Maps


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Maps to Celebrities HomesSo you’re sitting around the house watching the REAL HOUSEWIVES marathon on Bravo, and you got to wondering:  we know that we always see these houses and townhomes in the shots, but where exactly do these women live?

Or maybe you want to see exactly where the Playboy Mansion is in relation to other celebrity homes in Hollywood?

Sure, you could do a couple of Google searches or type things into Google Maps to see what comes up, or you could do what Web Watch does and visit VIRTUAL GLOBETROTTER, because they’ve already done the hard part for you.

Continue reading HOW TO FIND CELEBRITY HOMES ON GOOGLE MAPS

What will the Top 10 Baby Names be in 2019?


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The Baby Name Wizard: Finding the Perfect Name for your BabyLaura Wattenberg  knows a thing or two about naming babies.

As the author of THE BABY NAME WIZARD book (shown here), she is often asked for her insights onto the hows, whys, and whens of getting that perfect name for your new child.

And since Laura is such an expert, she was asked to come up with what she thinks will be THE MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES in the future… say, ten years from now in the year 2019.  For those of you keeping score, that would be — more or less — about the time today’s 3rd – 5th graders would be on that early baby-making track (8th-9th graders for those willing to wait a few more years). Continue reading WHAT WILL THE TOP 10 BABY NAMES BE IN 2019?

You can never “use” enough “quote marks”, right? How many quotes are “too” many?


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Quotation MarksThe BLOG OF UNNECESSARY QUOTATION MARKS is as simple an idea as its name implies.

Sometimes you run into signage that shows that the “people” who posted the sign really don’t “understand” how quotation marks are supposed to be “used”. Continue reading YOU CAN NEVER “USE” ENOUGH “QUOTE MARKS”, RIGHT? HOW MANY QUOTES ARE “TOO” MANY?

I Just Made Love…but where? (insert Bob Eubanks joke here)


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Newlywed GameFinally, the answer to that perennial Newlywed Game question can be proven once and for all.

“Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever made whoopee?”

Continue reading I JUST MADE LOVE…BUT WHERE? (INSERT BOB EUBANKS JOKE HERE)

A Modest Proposal for Saturday Night Live: You Don’t Suck, You’re Just Airing the Wrong SNL Tape


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Mr Bill from Saturday Night LiveWeb Watch has just finished watching this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live episode starring Gerard Butler.  THIS WEEK’S EPISODE CONTINUED TO PROVE THAT THE SHOW CAN BE FUNNY if they have a host that is versatile.

As is often the case, some of the skits were hit-or-miss.  Opening monologue and the Beauty and the Beast sketch were amusing, as is what usually happens when the cast throws some comedic music into the mix.

We enjoyed Weekend Update as always, and Keenan’s “What’s Up With That” bit was worth the effort the cast put into it (we’ll see that one again, we hope).  Butler may not have been the strongest host they’ve had, but he certainly didn’t embarass himself – and he showed that he was willing to do anything for a laugh.  No complaints about him at all.   The lack of Andy Samberg and an SNL Digital Short is a different issue, but we don’t have time to get into that today.

Continue reading A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: YOU DON’T SUCK, YOU’RE JUST AIRING THE WRONG SNL TAPE

The Monopoly World Championships Begin on October 20th!


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Monopoly Wine CharmsThe 2009 MONOPOLY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS are taking place from Oct 20th – Oct 22nd.

International champions from 40 different countries will descend on Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace to compete for the coveted Monopoly Champion trophy, and a check for $20,580.

Web Watch knows what you’re wondering – why $20,580? Continue reading THE MONOPOLY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN ON OCTOBER 20TH!

How to Spell (or make a ransom note)… Flickr Style


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Call Now artIf you’re looking for some neat way to jazz up your website or presentation… or want to make one of those old-school ransom notes using that new-fangled “Internet” technology, then Web Watch just may have found a solution for you.

You can take the time to browse photo-sharing website FLICKR on your own, trying to find images that match what you’re trying to do, or Continue reading HOW TO SPELL (OR MAKE A RANSOM NOTE)… FLICKR STYLE

How To Live Longer: Don’t Live in Washington DC


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According to researchers, how long you live may very well be dependent on where in the country you live.

All it took was some good spreadsheet work and data from the US Census Bureau to come up with this CHART OF US LIFE EXPECTENCY.

Continue reading HOW TO LIVE LONGER: DON’T LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC