Monthly Archives: September 2010

How to saber a bottle of champagne


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Wine Sabre
Wine Sabre

Have you ever wanted to open a bottle of champagne like they do in the movies or the fancy restaurants, where the sommelier takes a sword and thwacks the cork of the bottle out?

Apparently, it’s easy to do – as evident by the recent WORLD RECORD WINE SABERING attempt by Harry Constantinescu.

Continue reading HOW TO SABER A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE

Surveys prove that Americans hate ants, bedbugs kill romance


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Disney-Pixar's A BUGS LIFE
Disney-Pixar’s A BUG’S LIFE

The NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION has released the results of their 2010 Pest Control Attitudes and Usage Survey, and it’s not pretty if you’re an ant.

According to the survey of over 1,000 US homeowners, ANTS are the number one pest in American homes.  Termites, spiders, cockroaches, and mosquitos follow on the list.  Some of the highlights include: Continue reading SURVEYS PROVE THAT AMERICANS HATE ANTS, BEDBUGS KILL ROMANCE

September 29th is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY. Which professions need the most coffee?


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I NEED COFFEE!
I Need Coffee!

In honor of NATIONAL COFFEE DAY on September 29th, Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder teamed up to identify the PROFESSIONS THAT REQUIRE THE MOST COFFEE.

They asked over 3,600 office workers about their coffee-drinking habits, and found that 32% of office workers require a cup of coffee to get through the workday.  43% said that they are less productive without their morning Joe.  Web Watch figures this is why the majority of offices offer their staff free coffee — it’s a small cost to pay for happy workers.

Continue reading SEPTEMBER 29TH IS NATIONAL COFFEE DAY. WHICH PROFESSIONS NEED THE MOST COFFEE?

The Top Ten Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2010 are…


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Jersey Shore Snooki Wig Costume
Jersey Shore Snooki Wig Costume

Americans are expecting to spend $66 each on Halloween-related costumes, candy, and other items this year.  To help you out as to what you will be spending that money on, SPIRIT HALLOWEEN, a nationwide Halloween costume and accessories store, has announced what they are predicting to be the TOP TEN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR 2010:

  • The cast of the Jersey Shore
  • Toy Story 3
  • Vampires
  • Nintendo characters Super Mario and Luigi (it’s their 25th Anniversary, you know)
  • Lady Gaga
  • Flappers and gangsters
  • Gumby and Pokey throwback styles
  • Star Wars
  • Iron Man 2
  • Pirates

Continue reading THE TOP TEN MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR 2010 ARE…

Play the COUGARTOWN Movie Title Mashup Game


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Cougartown
Cougar Town

On the season 2 opener of ABC’s Cougar Town, the cast sat around drinking wine (as they are apt to do on this show) while they played their new MOVIE TITLE MASHUP DRINKING GAME.

Let’s let Ian Gomez explain it to us:

Continue reading PLAY THE COUGARTOWN MOVIE TITLE MASHUP GAME

Why your 2-year-old is cussing you out, and the 10 most frequently used curse words


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Polly the Cursing Parrot
Polly the Cursing Parrot

Web Watch is always careful when we visit with our friends who have small children to watch our language.  After all, it’s common courtesy to not recite George Carlin’s list of Dirty Words in front of those who are too young to appreciate the nuance of language, or who may be offended overall by hearing words in polite company that would be later yelled out the car window at the a-hole who just cut you off in traffic.

But it may end up that Web Watch has been overly cautious.  While we don’t want to be the ones who introduces foul language to our friends’ children, it may be that the deed has already been done long before we showed up for the pot-luck.

Why? Continue reading WHY YOUR 2-YEAR-OLD IS CUSSING YOU OUT, AND THE 10 MOST FREQUENTLY USED CURSE WORDS

September 20-27 is NO MAKEUP WEEK


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My First Makeup Bag
My First Makeup Bag

Did you know that September 20th through September 27th was NO MAKE-UP WEEK?

That’s right – for these seven days, women around the world are purposefully going out of the house without blush, base, mascara, lipstick, eyeshadow, and other beauty products in order to prove a point:  that women prefer other women to wear makeup.  (This comes from a study that claims that 80% of women prefer that their female co-workers wear some sort of cosmetics over women who didn’t wear any.)

Continue reading SEPTEMBER 20-27 IS NO MAKEUP WEEK

True Fact: Artificial vanilla extract is made from coal tar. Yum.


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Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Extract

TODAY WE FOUND OUT is a website that allows you to submit exactly that – things that you just found out about something. 

There are a few rules to what you submit, such as “factually accurate”, “not based on entirely on Wikipedia”, and the common “give credit to your sources” items — but if you truly did learn something interesting today, why not take the opportunity to write about what you now know?

Continue reading TRUE FACT: ARTIFICIAL VANILLA EXTRACT IS MADE FROM COAL TAR. YUM.

Processed food is not the only reason girls are entering puberty at younger ages


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Early Puberty in Girls: The Essential Guide to Coping with This Common Problem
Early Puberty in Girls: The Essential Guide to Coping with This Common Problem

The news has been filled with all sorts of reasons and explanations for why young girls are entering puberty at younger and younger ages these days.

CNN reported that “Early development in girls has been linked with poor self-esteem, eating disorders, and depression, as well as cigarette and alcohol use and earlier sexual activity,” with other news reports stating that girls are entering puberty before they reach the ages of 9 or 10.  Sometimes, puberty can be triggered from an injury or a brain tumor that kickstarts the body’s processing.

Continue reading PROCESSED FOOD IS NOT THE ONLY REASON GIRLS ARE ENTERING PUBERTY AT YOUNGER AGES

According to Fox News, it’s the worst Laffy Taffy joke ever written


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Laffy Taffy
Buy some Laffy Taffy

Web Watch is not beyond sharing a good joke or pun once in a while.  Heck, we enjoy sharing BAD jokes and puns even more.

But we don’t eat Laffy Taffy, so we didn’t know the joy that the jokes written on the inside of the Laffy Taffy wrappers could bring so much joy to so many people of all ages.

That is, until WE STUMBLED UPON WHAT FOX NEWS IS CALLING THE WORST LAFFY TAFFY JOKE EVER WRITTEN. Continue reading ACCORDING TO FOX NEWS, IT’S THE WORST LAFFY TAFFY JOKE EVER WRITTEN

The Desirable Armpit – making armpits more pleasant for all


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The Armpit of Desire
The Armpit of Desire

Armpits are stinky, moist places that can be rather unpleasant, both for the armpit owner as well as those who encounter someone else’s armpit.

But that’s why ODEGON is hoping that people think that all armpits are nasty, because they sell a new ARMPIT DEODORANT PAD that is designed specifically to absorb all that stink from your pit. Continue reading THE DESIRABLE ARMPIT – MAKING ARMPITS MORE PLEASANT FOR ALL

Food Humor: Why don’t cannibals eat clowns? Because they TASTE funny!


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Rude Food: The Collected Food Writings of Vir Sanghvi
Rude Food: The Collected Food Writings of Vir Sanghvi

Because inside every one of us is an eight-year-old kid who like to laugh at fart noices, sometimes just reading a menu or wandering an ethnic grocery store can make you laugh.

Whether it be the PEE COLA or SPOTTED DICK, foods from other countries may taste perfectly fine… but the names of the products will just make you laugh out loud. Continue reading FOOD HUMOR: WHY DON’T CANNIBALS EAT CLOWNS? BECAUSE THEY TASTE FUNNY!

Can you identify a virgin by scent alone?


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Jitterbug Perfume
Jitterbug Perfume

WHAT DOES A VIRGIN SMELL LIKE?

According to Christophe Laudamiel, a French fragrance designer who has designed scents for Abercrombie & Fitch, Estee Lauder, and Ralph Lauren (among other big names) – a virgin smells “white”. Continue reading CAN YOU IDENTIFY A VIRGIN BY SCENT ALONE?

Wal-Mart predicts a surge in underpants and sock purchases this holiday season


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Always Wear Clean Underwear
Always Wear Clean Underwear

A while back, Web Watch wrote about the UNDERWEAR ECONOMIC INDEX, the theory being that people buy more underwear when they feel that the economy is doing well – and that people will make do with their existing underpants when the economy is doing poorly.

Based on that piece of stellar reporting, Web Watch is confident in saying that WAL-MART BELIEVES THE ECONOMY IS GROWING, as WAL-MART CEO BILL SIMON PREDICTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO BE FILLED WITH UNDERWEAR AND SOCK PURCHASES for adults. Continue reading WAL-MART PREDICTS A SURGE IN UNDERPANTS AND SOCK PURCHASES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

September 17th is “Seventeen Two-Second Turnoff Day”


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Turn off Cell Phone
Turn Off Your Cell Phone

Driving while texting is being banned in more and more states, and rightfully so.  It’s hard enough for Web Watch to walk down the street with every passer-by so engrossed in their Blackberries or iPhones that they’re not paying attention where they’re going – we know how bad it could be with those same people behind the wheel of a car.

Driving has enough distractions as it is, especially for teenagers or other inexperienced drivers.  That’s why SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE and AAA have TEAMED UP for the SEVENTEEN TWO-SECOND TURN OFF DAY on September 17th.

All they want you and your teenagers to do is to take two seconds before you start your car, and turn off your cell phone.  That’s it.  One less distraction for you as you weave in-and-out of traffic on your way to work, school, or fun.

Don’t think it’s necessary?  Let’s take a look at some statistics about how badly distracted teenage drivers are, taken from a poll of over 2000 male and female drivers, age 16-19: Continue reading SEPTEMBER 17TH IS “SEVENTEEN TWO-SECOND TURNOFF DAY”