Monthly Archives: April 2010

This is news? Couple tries to make love 30 days in a row… and fails


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I Love Daily

A couple in England thought that they’d reignite the spark in their 12-year marriage by vowing to each other that they were going to MAKE LOVE EVERY DAY FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH.

The pros of such an arrangement vastly outnumber the cons — it will bring the couple closer together by increasing the number of intimate moments, it reminds the couple of why they decided to get married in the first place (not for the sex, but for the companionship it brings), and a rekindling of the initial passion that the relationship had at its beginning but found waning due to other responsibilities that married life and work bring to the table.

In other words, general growing up. Continue reading THIS IS NEWS? COUPLE TRIES TO MAKE LOVE 30 DAYS IN A ROW… AND FAILS

The top reason to play guitar? “Enlightenment”. The top reason not to play guitar? ‘Cause you’re a girl


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Guitar for Dummies
Guitar for Dummies

A few years ago, Web Watch learned how to play the guitar.  It was just a beat-up six-string that we picked up from a second-hand store.  We weren’t very good, but we struggled through.  Never really started rockin’, but at least we were trying.

What kept us going was the TEN REASONS TO PLAY GUITAR:

  1. Mating – because every chick loves themselves a guitar god
  2. Piss off Your Parents – especially when the amp stays cranked up to 11
  3. An Alternative to the Sporting Life – face it, for every football team, there has to be a marching band.  And how many guitar players do you know in the marching band?
  4. Improve Your Vocabulary – songwriting and musical arts. Finding words that rhyme.  You know, English class stuff
  5. Be the Life of the Party – because the party don’t start til you show up
  6. Form a Band and Join the Circus – sometimes they’re one and the same
  7. Head start on a Psychology or Management Degree – ditto
  8. Versatility – “if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” applies to guitar players, too
  9. Slay Your Idols – just prove you’re better than they are
  10. Enlightenment – music is your life.  Learn it, live it, love it.

Continue reading THE TOP REASON TO PLAY GUITAR? “ENLIGHTENMENT”. THE TOP REASON NOT TO PLAY GUITAR? ‘CAUSE YOU’RE A GIRL

Out of other options? Why not sell your soul to the devil? (Here’s how!)


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Satan Loves You
Satan Loves You

It turns out that everything you could possible want to do online, is available nowadays.

The latest trend?

SELLING YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL, ONLINE.

Yes, it’s true – the Internet really has made getting things done more convenient.  Before, you had to wait by the side of the road and playing a fiddle before the devil tracks you down to take a bet that you won’t regret.  But now, selling your soul to the devil is just another online transaction. Continue reading OUT OF OTHER OPTIONS? WHY NOT SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL? (HERE’S HOW!)

Instants! Because everyone needs an awesome sound effects soundboard


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Trombone
Trombone

Because Web Watch knows how often you run into a situation where you just have to have instant access to a sound effects library, Web Watch is proud to point you to the INSTANTS! COLLECTION OF SOUND EFFECTS.

Just load up the page, and click the appropriate sound effect button for instant hilarity. Continue reading INSTANTS! BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS AN AWESOME SOUND EFFECTS SOUNDBOARD

How to Dress Like Justin Bieber (and why anyone would want to do so)


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Justin Bieber Wall Art
Justin Bieber Wall Art

If you’re a fan of JUSTIN BIEBER (and these days, who isn’t?), then one of the more popular things that his fans like to do is DRESS LIKE JUSTIN BIEBER

(What?  You don’t know who Justin Bieber is?  Then you need to read the JUSTIN BIEBER GUIDE FOR OLD PEOPLE before continuing on…)

Justin’s look all has to do with dressing simply and with the occasional splash of color.  Some of Justin’s outfits have consisted of:

Continue reading HOW TO DRESS LIKE JUSTIN BIEBER (AND WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO DO SO)

Today’s Fun Fact: By the time a child finishes elementary school, they will have witnessed over 8,000 murders


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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

According to a STUDY ON TELEVISION VIEWING HABITS by A.C. Nielsen, by the time a child fnishes elementary school, they would have watched over 8,000 murders on TV.  By the time they reach 18, that number grows to over 200,000 violent acts.

If it helps, the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV every day.  If that person lives 65 years, they would have spent at least nine years – about 13% of their life – simply watching TV.

Continue reading TODAY’S FUN FACT: BY THE TIME A CHILD FINISHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THEY WILL HAVE WITNESSED OVER 8,000 MURDERS

Just in time for the Kentucky Derby: The Ultimate Bourbon Ball Recipe


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The Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook
The Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook

Next week is the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

And if you’re like Web Watch, you will be tuning in to watch the race with friends – holding a mint julep in one hand, and a racing form in the other… all while trying to see the race through the forest of giant Kentucky Derby hats worn by the ladies in the room.

But Kentucky isn’t know just for this long-running horse race.

No, Kentucky is also known for bourbon.

So if you’re going to host or attend a KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY on race day, you may want to make something bourbon-related.  You know, just because.

Continue reading JUST IN TIME FOR THE KENTUCKY DERBY: THE ULTIMATE BOURBON BALL RECIPE

Geography lesson: can you pronounce these country names correctly?


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Animaniacs - featuring NATIONS OF THE WORLD
Animaniacs – featuring NATIONS OF THE WORLD

Web Watch presents LIFE MAGAZINE’s LIST OF IMPOSSIBLE TO PRONOUNCE COUNTRY NAMES.

How many of the following countries can you pronounce correctly? Continue reading GEOGRAPHY LESSON: CAN YOU PRONOUNCE THESE COUNTRY NAMES CORRECTLY?

Today’s Fun Fact: Why more women than men have herpes


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Lipstick Sampler
Lipstick Sampler

After yesterday’s WEB WATCH post about the percentage of herpes infections in the US, we received a few questions about one of the CDC’s survey results that stated that more women than men suffered from herpes.

The question?  “Why?”

While we know some men can be sleeping around with more than one partner, that certainly doesn’t mean that men are the sole means that the herpes virus can get spread around.

Leave it to more scientific studies to help Web Watch out when we need to know more about herpes in just a few days than we ever thought was reasonable.

Continue reading TODAY’S FUN FACT: WHY MORE WOMEN THAN MEN HAVE HERPES

Want to read the best paragraph ever written for a CNN news story? (Hint: it’s about STDs)


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Herpes Stuffed Toy
Stuffed Herpes Toy

Web Watch was reading a CNN article the other day that shows how important it is to (a) have a good, gripping  headline to draw a reader into a story; and (b) a phenomenal opening paragraph that lays out exactly what the story is about.

These are two rules that every aspiring news reporter should try to follow with every story that they file.

Case in point, the CNN article in question:  THE DOWNSIDE OF “FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS”. Continue reading WANT TO READ THE BEST PARAGRAPH EVER WRITTEN FOR A CNN NEWS STORY? (HINT: IT’S ABOUT STDS)

Eating a double-cheeseburger at home is less expensive than buying the $1 version at McDonald’s


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Double Cheeseburger
Double Cheeseburger

Web Watch has eaten many fast-food cheeseburgers over the years.

We’ve been to the standards – McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Hardee’s – and have visited the occasional In-n-Out whenever possible.

But no matter how tasty and convenient for road trips the fast food burger can be, Web Watch will stand by our philosophy that nothing beats a good burger, done right at home.

Trent at The Simple Dollar agrees:  he has done the analysis and concluded that IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE DOUBLE-CHEESEBURGERS AT HOME THAN IT IS TO BUY THEM FOR $1 AT McDONALD’S.    Continue reading EATING A DOUBLE-CHEESEBURGER AT HOME IS LESS EXPENSIVE THAN BUYING THE $1 VERSION AT MCDONALD’S

Playboy’s List of Top Party Schools 2010


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Playboy Shot Glasses
Playboy Shot Glasses

Playboy has released their list of the 2010 TOP PARTY SCHOOLS FOR 2010:

  1. University of Texas at Austin
  2. West Virginia University
  3. University of Wisconsin – Madison
  4. University of Miami
  5. East Carolina University
  6. Arizona State University
  7. Rollins College
  8. University of California – Santa Barbara
  9. Plymouth State University
  10. University of Iowa

Continue reading PLAYBOY’S LIST OF TOP PARTY SCHOOLS 2010

“50 things that every person should learn in life” can be applied to reality TV


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Esquire's A Man's Guide to Life: The Rules
Esquire’s A Man’s Guide to Life: The Rules

Esquire’s book, A MAN’S GUIDE TO LIFE is just like THE MODERN MAN’S GUIDE TO LIFE or Denis Boyle‘s A MAN’S LIFE: THE COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS – books filled with rules and helpful instructions to let any man prove that he is, in fact, A Man.  Web Watch highly recommends offering any of these three books to graduating high school seniors (or even as bar mitzvah gifts, since that is when A Boy Becomes a Man).

Continue reading “50 THINGS THAT EVERY PERSON SHOULD LEARN IN LIFE” CAN BE APPLIED TO REALITY TV

Little known NASA fact: astronauts can propel themselves in space by peeing in different directions


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Astronaut Costume
Astronaut Costume

Here’s a LITTLE KNOWN NASA FACT that you won’t often hear on any space-oriented TV show or VIP tour:  astronauts can propel themselves through space by using their pee as a propulsion method.

It’s true.

Continue reading LITTLE KNOWN NASA FACT: ASTRONAUTS CAN PROPEL THEMSELVES IN SPACE BY PEEING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

We all know men think about sex every 7 seconds. Here are 10 other facts about men’s brains


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Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain

It’s been commonly reported that MEN THINK ABOUT SEX EVERY SEVEN SECONDS.  But that’s not the only thing that scientists have proven about how men’s brains work.

If you consider these following ten items and compare them to what you know about the men in your life, you may be surprised about what is going on inside that noggin.  Here are TEN THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT A MAN’S BRAIN: Continue reading WE ALL KNOW MEN THINK ABOUT SEX EVERY 7 SECONDS. HERE ARE 10 OTHER FACTS ABOUT MEN’S BRAINS