Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to pick the best photos for your online dating profile


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Dating Online Christmas Ornament
Dating Online Christmas Ornament

Successful online dating requires a few things.

The least of which is an adequate photo of yourself to apply to your online dating profile.

There are some RIGHT WAYS TO SELECT A PHOTO FOR YOUR ONLINE DATING PROFILE, and some wrong ways.  Continue reading HOW TO PICK THE BEST PHOTOS FOR YOUR ONLINE DATING PROFILE

More than one-third of the Internet contains adult content


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Cyberporn: How pervasive is it?
Online Porn: How pervasive is it?

TIME magazine once asked about how pervasive online porn was?

Other than “a lot”, it seems that we now have a more definitive answer to the question.  According to a study by an online security firm, OVER ONE-THIRD OF THE INTERNET IS DEVOTED TO PORN. Continue reading MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE INTERNET CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT

10 Reasons to Date a Unicorn. 9 Reasons not to Date a Dinosaur.


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Pink Unicorn
Pink Unicorn

Some people have a fascination with unicorns. Nay, a unicorn fetish.  (Get it? “Nay”? Ha!)

Do they really exist?  Perhaps.  For now, let’s imagine that they do.

Now, Web Watch doesn’t want to get into the whole debate regarding former Arizona congressman J.D. Hayworth’s comments about GAY MARRIAGE LEADING TO PEOPLE MARRYING THEIR HORSE, but the comment was funny enough that it got us thinking — especially when there are books devoted to the subject of man-horse marriages, such as DUMP HIM, MARRY THE HORSE: WHY A HORSE IS A BETTER MATCH THAN A MAN

Continue reading 10 REASONS TO DATE A UNICORN. 9 REASONS NOT TO DATE A DINOSAUR.

Do you suffer from “Hourglass Syndrome” when using computers? You’re not alone…


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Windows Hourglass
Windows Hourglass

Do you suffer from “Hourglass Syndrome“?

That’s what computer chip manufacturer Intel has called the stress that waiting on slow computers to do their work causes.  Sure, it seems to be entirely a marketing gimmick, as Intel is focused on upselling to newer and faster computer chips – but there does appear to be some basis in fact as a general observation.  Who could blame Intel for taking advantage of the situation for their own profit and gain?

Continue reading DO YOU SUFFER FROM “HOURGLASS SYNDROME” WHEN USING COMPUTERS? YOU’RE NOT ALONE…

It’s easy to laugh at the Food Network, if you know where to look


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The Next Food Network Star
The Next Food Network Star

Web Watch is a fan of Food Network.

We like to cook.  We like to eat.  We like to learn about new places to eat, new cooking techniques, and maybe have some fun along the way.  

We’ve eaten at a number of Food Network-related restaurants: Guy Fieri’s JOHNNY GARLIC’s, Keegan Gerhard’s D BAR DESSERTS, Robert Irving’s EAT, and at any number of Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck locations across the country.  Sometimes the food at the celebrity restaurants is merely adequate; other times it’s been phenomenal and has lived up to the hype.  But the journeys to eat at each location are always worth the trips.

Web Watch is not alone in our enjoyment of Food Network.  Over the years, Food Network has developed so much cooking- and food-related programming that they were able to program a second cable offering, Cooking Channel.  Obviously, there’s a demand for Food TV.

But with the growth that Food Network has had, there had to be some speedbumps along the way to trip them up.  Continue reading IT’S EASY TO LAUGH AT THE FOOD NETWORK, IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK

How much money do competitive eaters make? On a per-calorie basis, not a whole lot of dough


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Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit
Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit

Competitive eating is not everything you may think it is.  It’s not all glory on the playing field, and unless you really want to devote your life to travelling around the country in order to eat yourself silly, there really isn’t enough money to be made in eating contests to call being a “Professional Eater” a full-time career.

One has to wonder if the lack of cost-of-living raises is one of the reasons that Takeru Kobayashi, the former World Champion Hot Dog Eater, refused to sign a contract with the IFOCE and ended up rushing the stage at this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

And considering the amount of effort that the IFOCE and ESPN put into making the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and its world-famous Mustard Yellow Belt a cultural lynchpin in our annual July 4th festivities, it’s really surprising that the NATHAN’S CONTEST WAS NOT THE COMPETITIVE EATING CONTEST WITH THE MOST PRIZE MONEY over the past year. Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DO COMPETITIVE EATERS MAKE? ON A PER-CALORIE BASIS, NOT A WHOLE LOT OF DOUGH

Video Fun: Reservoir Dogs mashup videos meet Cee-Lo Green’s F*** YOU


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Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack
Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack

So the other day, Web Watch told you about the NEW CEE-LO GREEN SONG “F*** YOU” and how awesome it was.

And it ends up that we were not the only ones who thought so.  FU has struck just the right cord with so many people, that they’ve quickly begun to do FU MASHUPS, where they take the Cee-Lo track and apply it to other films.

Here’s how it looks against THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION: Continue reading VIDEO FUN: RESERVOIR DOGS MASHUP VIDEOS MEET CEE-LO GREEN’S F*** YOU

Have a fantasy sports dispute? Let SPORTS JUDGE have the final word


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Negotiate like the Pros
Negotiate like the Pros

If you are active in a fantasy sports league with your friends, then you probably have run into a situation where you’re trying to make a specific deal and something horribly goes wrong.

Maybe its that you pulled some stunt regarding whether a player was on waivers or not.  Maybe you backed out of a deal at the last minute because you had some insider information that wasn’t available to the general public.  Really, it could be anything that really would make Ari Gold blush.

So what do you do after you’ve exhausted all reasonable alternatives and still have a stalemate?

You call in the FANTASY SPORTS LEGAL EXPERTS, SPORTSJUDGE.COM. Continue reading HAVE A FANTASY SPORTS DISPUTE? LET SPORTS JUDGE HAVE THE FINAL WORD

Movie geeks and the most quoted movie lines of all time


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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Web Watch was looking at plants at the local nursery the other day, and we couldn’t help but say, “Get me a shrubbery!” to the salesperson who was trying to help us.

Needless to say, we ended up making our own landscaping selections that day, and we can’t really say that we blame the retail shop for not providing a high level of customer service to any customer who decides that quoting Monty Python is the best way to get what we want.

But that’s how movie fans are. 

Once we see a film with a great line of dialogue in it, we want to quote that line over and over.  Run it into the ground, if we had the choice.

Continue reading MOVIE GEEKS AND THE MOST QUOTED MOVIE LINES OF ALL TIME

10 Vices that are Good for You: Wine, Chocolate, Sleeping…and more


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When one thinks about “vice”, they usually think of one of the following:

  • MIAMI VICE – the classic 80’s NBC TV show that glorified cops and crime in Miami with neon, pastel t-shirts, and loafers with no socks
  • VICE – the alternative magazine
  • The VICE SQUAD at your local police department – busting criminals focused on sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll
  • Or the sinfully-delicious habits that some of us partake in when we believe nobody is looking

Being sinful is sometimes just in one’s own mind.  And because of that, there are 10 SINFUL VICES THAT ARE ACTUALLY HEALTHY FOR YOU.  Because when we think “vices”, we don’t often think about why we enjoy these so much: Continue reading 10 VICES THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU: WINE, CHOCOLATE, SLEEPING…AND MORE

Cee-Lo Green makes an awesome radio-friendly single (if “radio-friendly” means “nsfw”)


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The song F*** You, from Cee-Lo Green‘s upcoming album The Ladykiller. How can you not want to blast this at full volume as you drive down the road, singing along with the windows rolled down? 

That’s what Web Watch has been doing – join in the fun!

Besides, Web Watch likes any artist who will rhyme “Ferrari” with “Atari”.

Full NSFW lyrics below the break, if you don’t want to read ’em in the video itself. Continue reading CEE-LO GREEN MAKES AN AWESOME RADIO-FRIENDLY SINGLE (IF “RADIO-FRIENDLY” MEANS “NSFW”)

Read “Cast Member Confidential” for behind-the-scenes Disney fun


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Cast Member Confidential
Cast Member Confidential -a Disney Employee Memoir

If you’re a Disney park fan, then one thing that you’re probably interested in is some of the behind-the-scenes stories about what it’s REALLY like to work at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Sure, you could read KEVIN YEE’s book MOUSETRAP: MEMOIR OF A DISNEYLAND CAST MEMBER, or maybe even Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World, The Project on Disney, based on interviews with former Disney employees.  Both are excellent books for what they cover, and Web Watch recommends them highly.

But sometimes works like those can offer some views of life at Walt Disney World or Disneyland that are a bit more whitewashed than how things actually were.  Looking at working at the Mouse with rose-colored glasses, if you will.

Sometimes we want to see a truth that’s a bit more unadulterated and unfiltered.

Sometimes we want to really pull back the curtain and see what life really is like to work as a cast member at one of the World’s Busiest Theme Parks. Continue reading READ “CAST MEMBER CONFIDENTIAL” FOR BEHIND-THE-SCENES DISNEY FUN

Hey college kids! Hope your parents don’t see your picture on PASSED OUT PHOTOS


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Peter Griffin Passed Out Drunk
Peter Griffin, Passed Out Drunk

Question for our Web Watch readers:  how many drinks does it take before you pass out?

Here’s a better question:  when was the last time you drank so much that you did pass out?

Better still:  does anyone have photos of you passed out?

Continue reading HEY COLLEGE KIDS! HOPE YOUR PARENTS DON’T SEE YOUR PICTURE ON PASSED OUT PHOTOS

Buying a car off Craigslist? Here are some things to look out for


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How to Buy a Car
How to Buy a Car

Buying a used car can be a scary experience, as can selling one.

A few years ago, Web Watch had reason to sell our 14-year-old truck, after 200,000 miles.  The vehicle still ran perfectly fine.  We kept up-to-date with oil changes and other maintenance, but it was starting to get some quirks that were becoming more annoying than not. 

The sunroof would leak on occasion.  The radio was flaky.  The dashboard illumination lights were starting to burn out.  And we think – but can’t prove – that there was an oil leak that would have been rather costly to repair.  The rear passenger door wouldn’t close unless you knew how to shut the door the right way.  There were a few other things, but the truck ran great and could get you where you were going.  Still, it was time to ditch the truck for something newer and sportier. Continue reading BUYING A CAR OFF CRAIGSLIST? HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Planning a Wedding? Here are some suggestion of things NOT to do…


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Wedding Planning for Dummies
Wedding Planning for Dummies

Your wedding is going to be wonderful.

You’ve been planning it for months, if not years.

You know every little thing that you can do to make your wedding absolutely perfect.

Yet, what you don’t know is that every single idea you have that you think will make your wedding “cool” and “quirky” — you know, to show off how much fun you and your wedding are — is something that every other bride has already thought of doing….and has run into the ground into cliche-ville. Continue reading PLANNING A WEDDING? HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTION OF THINGS NOT TO DO…