Yearly Archives: 2010

What names do Justin Bieber (or other celebrities) use at hotels?


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Alias - Complete Collection (with Rambaldi artifact)
Alias

This week, it was reported that JUSTIN BIEBER USES THE NAME “CHANDLER BING” when he checks into hotels during his travels.

This got Web Watch wondering what other CELEBRITY ALIAS / PSEUDONYMs we could dig up along the way, in case you were going to check out the Four Seasons, St Regis, or Ritz Carlton to stalk your favorite stars. Continue reading WHAT NAMES DO JUSTIN BIEBER (OR OTHER CELEBRITIES) USE AT HOTELS?

96% of parents think their children are “well behaved”. (They must leave those kids at home)


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The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums

The NYTimes is reporting that a recent CDC survey on family life states that 96% OF PARENTS THINK THEIR CHILDREN ARE WELL-BEHAVED (see page 148 of report).

If you’ve been out to eat at a restaurant lately or shopped at the local mall, you know that perception just can’t be true. Continue reading 96% OF PARENTS THINK THEIR CHILDREN ARE “WELL BEHAVED”. (THEY MUST LEAVE THOSE KIDS AT HOME)

How to be popular on Facebook


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Friends Forever
Friends Forever

Are you on Facebook?

To be honest, the easier question to ask is “who ISN’T on Facebook?”. 

Yes, Web Watch knows a few people who still haven’t taken the Facebook plunge — but sometimes one has to go where the party is in order to feel like you’re part of the “in” crowd.

So once you’re on Facebook, the next question often asked is “how do I get more friends?”.  Well, on Facebook – as in life – gaining friends is based on how you interact with others.  Except in Facebook’s case, it’s all about your status updates and other online persona features.  Let’s take a look at what ONE FACEBOOK STUDY FOUND ABOUT WHAT THE POPULAR PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK ARE DOING: Continue reading HOW TO BE POPULAR ON FACEBOOK

The Top Words of 2010


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Merriam-Websters Dictionary
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

The fine folks at Merriam-Webster have released their LIST OF THE TOP WORDS FOR 2010.

The list is based on the popularity of word searches done on the merriam-webster.com website, as an indicator of how popular the words are in general usage.  Merriam-Webster has found that the more often an unusual word’s definition is searched for on their site, the more prevalent the word happens to be in recent news and event coverage. Continue reading THE TOP WORDS OF 2010

The Worst Song of 2010? TRAIN’s “Hey, Soul Sister”


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The VILLAGE VOICE has named their TOP 20 WORST SONGS FOR 2010, and TRAIN’s “Hey, Soul Sister” topped the list as the worst song of the year.  Here is the rest of the bottom 10: Continue reading THE WORST SONG OF 2010? TRAIN’S “HEY, SOUL SISTER”

An explanation of why the other checkout line moves faster than yours


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How to drive the bottom line with People First strategies
Built to Serve: How to Drive the Bottom Line with People-First Practices

A while back, Web Watch wrote about whether the EXPRESS LANE would be faster than a REGULAR LANE at the supermarket, based on the number of people you had to wait in line behind.

Some additional analysis has been done on the optimum supermarket (or large chain store) checkout practices, and you may be suprised at what they found:  THE LANE YOU CHOOSE TO WAIT ON WILL INVARIABLY TAKE LONGER THAN OTHERS. Continue reading AN EXPLANATION OF WHY THE OTHER CHECKOUT LINE MOVES FASTER THAN YOURS

Official Rules for your Holiday/Christmas/White Elephant Gift Exchange


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Blue raffle tickets
Roll of Blue Raffle Tickets: Keep This Ticket

Every year, the question comes up regarding how to properly do a gift exchange at holiday time.

Whether you call it a DIRTY SANTA, WHITE ELEPHANT, YANKEE SWAP, CHINESE AUCTION or something else, the basic concept is the same: everyone brings a gift, throws it into the pile, and then they get distributed out in some random manner, with stealing gifts from other people allowed to some degree.

Web Watch is here to present the OFFICIAL RULES FOR GIFT EXCHANGING that we’ve perfected over the years at our own shindigs. These rules work for us — they should work for you, too. Continue reading OFFICIAL RULES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS/WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE

2010 Christmas Trends – name your favorite holiday activities, music, and movies


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A Christmas Story Leg Lamp (Fragile)
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp (Fragile)

A recent survey of over 2000 adults asked what the respondents’ FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT THE  HOLIDAYS WERE.  Here is what they found: Continue reading 2010 CHRISTMAS TRENDS — NAME YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES, MUSIC, AND MOVIES

Eight underwear mistakes guys make


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Sad Underwear Poems
Sad Underwear Poems

Hard to believe, but there are EIGHT MISTAKES GUYS MAKE ABOUT HOW THEY WEAR THEIR UNDERPANTSContinue reading EIGHT UNDERWEAR MISTAKES GUYS MAKE

We’ve got the ultimate list of tacky Christmas light displays right here


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Christmas Light Show Music Programming Master 2.0 Holiday Lighting Control Software
Light Show Master 2.0 Holiday Lighting Control Software –
perfect for creating your own Music-Synchronized Holiday Light Display

About 20 years ago, Web Watch was lucky enough to attend a Toys for Tots benefit event, where each new, unwrapped toy allowed you to hop onto a beaten-up school bus with 40 other people and a keg of beer, and drive all over the countryside looking at the area’s craziest Christmas light displays for an hour.

Along the way, the bus driver got lost in the boonies, and the 60-minute scheduled trip ended up taking three hours (requiring an extra stop at a late-night liquor store for additional road supplies and a much-needed bathroom stop).  Needless to say, we did our own Tacky Light Tour the following year with much better success at getting home on time.

Fast-forward 20 years, and we can see how the Internet has really changed things dramatically when it comes to viewing Christmas light displays. Continue reading WE’VE GOT THE ULTIMATE LIST OF TACKY CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS RIGHT HERE

KE$HA tops LAST.FM’s Best of 2010 list


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KE$HA - Animal
Ke$ha – Animal

If you’re into listening to a customized playlist based on a core set of your own personal favorite artists, give LAST.FM a try.

Because if you take a look at LAST.FM’s BEST OF 2010 artist list, you’ll get a handle on what else other Last.fm users are finding interesting enough to listen to over and over and over again.

And looking at who made the top of LAST.FM’s chart, Web Watch doesn’t disagree — we find these top artists to have put out some quite entertaining music this year. Continue reading KE$HA TOPS LAST.FM’S BEST OF 2010 LIST

An even better list of possible baby names


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The Name Thang Baby Name Book: 15,000 Names with English, Spanish and French Translations
The Name Thang Baby Name Book: 15,000 Names with English, Spanish and French Translations

So the other day, Web Watch mentioned the TOP BABY NAMES FOR 2010.

One of Web Watch’s readers pointed us out to an baby naming book entitled BETTER NAMES FOR BABY, available for purchase on the linked website. Continue reading AN EVEN BETTER LIST OF POSSIBLE BABY NAMES

Three tips to avoid Facebook spam


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The Social Network 2-Disc Set
The Social Network 2-Disc Set

If you use Facebook, you’ve probably – at some time or other – received spam messages.

You’ve probably wondered where these erroneous emails were coming from.

Luckily, Web Watch has found a list of THREE TIPS TO FOLLOW IN ORDER TO AVOID RECEIVING FACEBOOK SPAM: Continue reading THREE TIPS TO AVOID FACEBOOK SPAM

OK GO’s Damian Kulash on how to make it in the music business


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OK GO Sheet Music
OK GO Sheet Music

OK GO’s Damian Kulash Jr has written a phenomenal piece in the WALL STREET JOURNAL that talks about the NEW ROCK STAR PARADIGM.

In th earticle, he explains that the old method of signing a contract with a record label is no longer the only way for a band or an artist to make a living at making music.

He talks about how OK GO is working directly with sponsors to help fund various projects – such as using State Farm’s money to help create and film the giant Rube Goldberg contraption for their video… all for a brief “thanks” message at the end of the video.

The Who Sell Out?  Not so much anymore.  Everyone seems to be doing it, as that’s where the money is.  Well, that — and iTunes.  Continue reading OK GO’S DAMIAN KULASH ON HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS

The Bed Intruder Song Christmas Carol (and other assorted covers)


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Bed Intruder T-Shirt
Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife

It’s the BED INTRUDER SONG, done CHORAL-STYLE (courtesy of Liberty University)



Continue reading THE BED INTRUDER SONG CHRISTMAS CAROL (AND OTHER ASSORTED COVERS)