Monthly Archives: March 2010

Should there be a ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers?


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No Smoking Car Freshener
No Smoking Car Freshener

Doctors in England have released a report where they are calling for a BOYCOTT OF SMOKING IN CARS BY PARENTS WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT.

The Royal College of Physicians are claiming that over 22,000 cases of asthma and wheezing in children are being caused by exposure to secondhand smoke, resulting in 9,500 hospital admissions.

The study also shows that one-in-five infants that die from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is caused by secondhand smoke – about 40 infants per year.

Continue reading SHOULD THERE BE A BAN ON SMOKING IN CARS WHEN CHILDREN ARE PASSENGERS?

Some tips for extending your cellphone battery life


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Emergency Portable Cell Phone Recharger
Emergency Portable Cell Phone Recharger

It has happened to Web Watch, and we’re sure it’s happened to you:  you’re hanging out with your friends all weekend and you forget to plug your phone in to recharge, and now you’re stuck in a situation where your phone is on it’s last battery display bar and you still have 5 hours to go before you can get to your charger.

Sure, you can use a Duracell emergency recharger that you happened to have stashed in your glove box — but how many of us have bothered to pick one of these up the last time we were out running errands? Continue reading SOME TIPS FOR EXTENDING YOUR CELLPHONE BATTERY LIFE

The average American worker spends just 5.75 hours working each day


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Atomic Clock
Atomic Clock

Whatever happened to the 40-hour work week?  With each worker putting in a solid 9 hours a day (with an hour lunch break, off the clock)?

Well, it ends up that when an average American worker is at work, they spend just 5.75 hours a day actually working. Continue reading THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WORKER SPENDS JUST 5.75 HOURS WORKING EACH DAY

Which profession cheats on their spouses most? Teachers and doctors


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Best of Cheaters, Too Hot for TV
The Best of Cheaters, Too Hot for TV

By now, Web Watch is certain that our readers have heard of the “dating” website ASHLEY MADISON.  If you haven’t, then all you need to know is that the people who sign up for dating on that site are all currently married. 

Yes, there had to be a catch, right?  Speed dating is sooo 2002.

Continue reading WHICH PROFESSION CHEATS ON THEIR SPOUSES MOST? TEACHERS AND DOCTORS

Winnie The Pooh gets the ALIEN treatment, and Tigger finds out what Tiggers do best


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The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (and Tigger, Too)
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh

Winnie The Pooh and his pals have had many adventures over the years, and even though Pooh gets top billing most of the time, Web Watch knows that Tigger is the real star of the show.

Others seem to appreciate the timeless Pooh and Tigger stories as well, and every occasionally we will run across some Tigger and Pooh fan fiction – you know, those fan-created stories featuring their favorite characters.  Heck, in 2000, the Canadian Medical Association published their own fan fiction featuring the characters in the 100-Acre Wood entitled PATHOLOGY IN THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD: A NEURODEVELOPENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON A.A. MILNE that the Pooh characters suffered from various mental and psychological illnesses: Continue reading WINNIE THE POOH GETS THE ALIEN TREATMENT, AND TIGGER FINDS OUT WHAT TIGGERS DO BEST

For the record, Hungry Hungry Hippo is not a sport


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Hungry Hungry Hippo
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Now that the Winter Olympics are over, Web Watch will share with our readers the age-old debate that seems to crop up around Olympic season: WHAT IS A SPORT?

Continue reading FOR THE RECORD, HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO IS NOT A SPORT

Movie Review: Hot Tub Time Machine


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Hot Tub Time Machine
Hot Tub Time Machine

Rated R for language, nudity, alcohol, and bad 80’s fashion.
Rating: C

Web Watch loved those classic 80’s raunchy comedies, such as HOT DOG… THE MOVIE, CLASS,  LOSING IT, or THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN.  HOT TUB TIME MACHINE harkens back to those simpler cinematic days, when all you needed for a comedy was a weak premise, some decent jokes, a killer soundtrack, and an excuse to show people naked. Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: HOT TUB TIME MACHINE

Want FIGMENT and DREAMFINDER returned to the Imagination ride at Disney’s EPCOT? Here’s how


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Epcot's FIGMENT
Epcot’s FIGMENT stuffed toy

Fans of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park have a new mission: to RETURN THE FIGMENT AND DREAMFINDER CHARACTERS TO EPCOT, specifically to the Journey Into Imagination ride.

First, some history:  when Epcot first opened, the plan was for the park to not have any of the traditional Disney characters present at all.  Of course, “where are the characters?” was a common complaint from families who visited and expected to see Disney characters at any Disney theme park they visited – which, at the time consisted of just the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland…not exactly a large sample size to deal with, here.

But Epcot did have one cuddly, friendly cartoony character available – FIGMENT, the playful winged dragon of imagination — who, along with his mentor Dreamfinder, became the defacto face of Epcot when no other characters were available.

Luckily, park fans loved Figment and Dreamfinder, and together they made the original incarnation of the JOURNEY INTO IMAGINATION attraction a family must-see favorite.  Ask anyone who visited the park in those days if they could sing the “Imagination” song, and you’ll hear everyone share their version of “One Little Spark”. Continue reading WANT FIGMENT AND DREAMFINDER RETURNED TO THE IMAGINATION RIDE AT DISNEY’S EPCOT? HERE’S HOW

What would you do for $5? Better still, what would you pay $5 for?


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Five Dollar Bill
A Five Dollar Bill

Quick – what would you do for $5?  What about a million dollars?

Web Watch has made many proposition bets for $1 – because you’d be surprised what people will do for one dollar, and it’s usually worth the price of handing over that bill.

You know what’s worth a $1 payment?  Watching someone do a series of cartwheels across the fairway at The Masters tournament.  Yes, they earned their money.

Getting back to the original question, as the old joke says, once you’ve identified that someone has a price to do a particular task, the rest is just negotiation.

Continue reading WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR $5? BETTER STILL, WHAT WOULD YOU PAY $5 FOR?

How Many Classic Arcade Games Can You Name? (It’s the arcade version of Where’s Waldo?)


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Web Watch is a big fan of the classic video games that populated arcades back in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Not like today’s gaming arenas, filled with craptastic ticket-dispensing machines that teach kids different variations of gambling in order to “earn” enough tickets to buy a lousy stuffed animal that would have cost half as much if purchased directly from the local Toys R Us.

No, we’re talking the classic quarter-munching games like Galaga, Ms Pac Man, Defender, i-Robot, Dig Dug, Robotron, and others from the best game years.

Laugh all you want, Nintendo-boy.  We liked our games simple, with a single joystick and maybe two buttons.  Cheesy audio and bad graphics were state-of-the-art at the time… and you still felt as if you got your quarter’s worth every time you played.

Continue reading HOW MANY CLASSIC ARCADE GAMES CAN YOU NAME? (IT’S THE ARCADE VERSION OF WHERE’S WALDO?)

Can You Name the Top Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Characters of All Time?


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The Gay Cookbook

Web Watch admits that we watch a lot of TV.  And frankly, we’re willing to watch practically anything that the networks and various cable channels decide to fill our TiVo automatically-recorded suggestions queue with.

Which is why we don’t understand what all the kerfuffle is that some have about the types of characters that TV anf film writers and producers decide to use on their scripted shows.  Web Watch doesn’t care about the sexual orientation of the characters on the shows or films we watch – we just want what we’re watching to be good in the first place.

Continue reading CAN YOU NAME THE TOP GAY, LESBIAN, AND BISEXUAL CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME?

Blue Balls are Real: Not Having Enough Sex Proven to be Bad For You


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Sexual Anorexia

It may be hard to believe, but scientists have proven that there is a disease called SEXUAL ANOREXIA, where they’ve shown that NOT HAVING ENOUGH SEX CAN BE BAD FOR YOU.

Continue reading BLUE BALLS ARE REAL: NOT HAVING ENOUGH SEX PROVEN TO BE BAD FOR YOU

Tom likes beautiful women who can’t poop. (Memo to Tom: beautiful women don’t poop, ever.)


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It Hurts When I Poop

TOM HAS A FETISH ABOUT CONSTIPATION.

Specifically, a fetish about women who are constipated.  Beautiful women, that is.

Tom’s fascination with poop – or lack thereof, it appears – puts him into the same category as a klismaphiliac (a person with an enema fetish), a mysophiliac (a person with an excretion fetish), or an eproctolagniac (a person with a fart fetish).

Keeping the pipes clean is a four-step process:

  • Hydration:  more water in the colon helps keep the pipes clear
  • Mechanical: add bulky high-insoluble fiber to your diet
  • Irritation: the colon needs a little irritation, such as psyllium husks or flax seed
  • Stimulation: caffeine, nicotine, or exercise

If you’re not doing enough of each of these four items, Tom may take an unhealthy interest in you and your clogged-up bowels.

So Web Watch would like to offer this public service announcement to help our more attractive Web Watch readers avoid people like Tom and become more regular, with some of these HANDY TIPS TO RELIEVE CONSTIPATION:

  • Activia
  • Coffee
  • Cigarettes
  • Senna Tea
  • Suppositories
  • Sugar-free candy
  • a Reuben sandwich
  • Aloe juice (mixed with lemon and water)
  • 10 oz hot water and 1 lemon squeezed in
  • 1 cup Magen-darm tee (Really strong chamomile tea)
  • 3 shots of espresso
  • A tummy massage starting at the navel, in a clockwise motion up to above your pubic bone for 2 minutes
  • Touch your toes and reach up into the air and repeat for 2 minutes.
  • Eat fresh unsweetened, active culture whole milk yogurt with raw Quaker oats
  • Eliminate white flours and refined sugar
  • Increase intake of healthy oils like Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Constantly eat celery before, during and after meals
  • 2 tablespoons of raw wheat bran

March 20th is Obscura Day. How are you celebrating?


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Camera Obscura

March 20th is OBSCURA DAY.

This is a day celebrated around the world as a way to highlight obscure activities and hidden gems found in cities all over the world.

Perhaps there’s a secret underground tour that you’ve been dying to take, or a unique museum in an out-of-the-way town that nobody ever visits that should be brought to someone’s attention.  Obscura Day is your invitation to do those things that you’ve always wanted to check out.

Continue reading MARCH 20TH IS OBSCURA DAY. HOW ARE YOU CELEBRATING?

Video Fun: “TWITTER, The Criterion Collection” asks users to recreate their favorite tweets, visually


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The Official Twitter Song

This is what happens when you take creative people and ask them to create a short video piece based on some other person’s recent Twitter posting.

Presenting: TWITTER: THE CRITERION COLLECTION