Monthly Archives: November 2010

True Fact: The most boring day ever was April 11, 1954


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Boring!
Boring!

April 11, 1954 was the most boring day… ever.

Apologies if that was your birthday, but seriously — what else is there to brag about?

Why the fuss over April 11, 1954?  Because a COMPUTER HAS DETERMINED THAT APRIL 11, 1954 WAS THE MOST BORING DAY EVER. Continue reading TRUE FACT: THE MOST BORING DAY EVER WAS APRIL 11, 1954

21 words of advice for touring musicians: #2 on the list? Claim your farts


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Fart in a Jar
Fart in a Jar

When bands travel around the country, they usually start out in a van of some sort before finally hitting it big and being able to rent — or if they’re smart, owning — their own tour bus.

And on every band tour bus that Web Watch has been on, they’ve all had one rule posted.

The toilet is only for pee.  No #2 in the bus toilet.

This same rule applies for rental RVs.  Those of you who have taken a weekend trip in one know exactly what Web Watch means about this being one of the most important rules to follow.

Musician Thor Harris has compiled a LIST OF 21 RULES FOR ALL TRAVELLING BANDS that is not just applicable to aspiring artists, but should be something that is posted for anyone planning a road trip with their buddies.  Web Watch has posted a few of Thor’s tips below the cut: Continue reading 21 WORDS OF ADVICE FOR TOURING MUSICIANS: #2 ON THE LIST? CLAIM YOUR FARTS

Pixar’s Toy Story is the #1 movie to make men cry


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It's Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry
It’s Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry

PLAY.COM has released their list of the TOP TEN FILMS THAT MAKE MEN CRY

Number one on that list is the original TOY STORY from Pixar.  The full list is below the cut: Continue reading PIXAR’S TOY STORY IS THE #1 MOVIE TO MAKE MEN CRY

The secret to being social? Having a big brain


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Winnie the Pooh Dressed as Tigger
A Bear of Very Little Brain

Science has determined what makes some of us more social than others – and it all has to do with THE SIZE OF OUR BRAIN THAT DETERMINES OUR LEVEL OF SOCIALNESS.

And using this information, it also explains why dogs are more social creatures than cats are — simply because a dog’s brain is larger than a cat’s brain. Continue reading THE SECRET TO BEING SOCIAL? HAVING A BIG BRAIN

Need money for the holidays? Stop wasting your money on this stuff…


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Quicken money management software
Quicken Money Management Software

With the holiday gift-giving season right around the corner, you may find yourself trying to find ways to scrape some money together.

Web Watch is a fan of making a big dinner, then eating leftovers for lunch the next day to avoid paying $5-$10 for lunch. Doing that can save the average office worker at least $20/week in lunch money – up to $50/week or more, if you eat at fancier places.  That’s found money.

If you subscribe to HBO, SHOWTIME or other premium movie channel – you may want to consider dropping those and switching to an “on-demand” movie service like NetFlix or Amazon on Demand (assuming you have a TiVo, PS3, or other box that will support those services).  The $10/month that you’ll pay is likely less than what you would pay for those TV channels.

Here are some other suggestions for HOW TO CUT UNNECESSARY EXPENSES OUT OF YOUR BUDGET, simply by changing your purchasing habits, or substituting different products for ones you use every day: Continue reading NEED MONEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS? STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY ON THIS STUFF…

Retailer’s Christmas Report Card: Victoria’s Secret is on the “naughty” list, of course


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Happy Festivus
Happy Festivus

For years, retailers have been struggling with whether to go the route of political correctness to avoid offending any group that was left out of holiday advertising and promotions, or just go with the majority rule.

Companies instructed salespeople to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”… and this generic greeting ended up insulting and angering millions of people for not recognizing the Reason for the (Shopping) Season.

It ends up that the AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION has been keeping a list of who has been naughty (those retailers who insist on being all-inclusive with their holiday messages) and who has been nice (retailers that proudly proclaim “Merry Christmas”). Continue reading RETAILER’S CHRISTMAS REPORT CARD: VICTORIA’S SECRET IS ON THE “NAUGHTY” LIST, OF COURSE

Wanna get lucky on Thanksgiving? Try baking pumpkin pie


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Pumpkin Pie Costume
Pumpkin Pie Costume

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well

Reading that nursery rhyme, have you ever wondered if Peter’s wife’s name was “Pumpkin”?

Well, it may be that Peter knew a little bit about modern science for liking pumpkin that much… and it may explain why women would keep avoiding poor Peter — it seems that maybe he was just a little too much Man for them. Continue reading WANNA GET LUCKY ON THANKSGIVING? TRY BAKING PUMPKIN PIE

Hottest Toy this Holiday Season? The TSA Security Checkpoint from Playmobil


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TSA Security Checkpoint Playset
TSA Security Checkpoint Playset

What is expected to be the hottest selling toy this holiday season?

Considering it’s currently sold out at many retailers, the TSA AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKPOINT PLAYSET from Playmobil is right at the top of the list. Continue reading HOTTEST TOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? THE TSA SECURITY CHECKPOINT FROM PLAYMOBIL

Nude Beach Etiquette as you visit the Best Nude Beaches in the World


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Nude Beach Corona Beer
Nude Beach Corona Beer

The only piece of nude beach etiquette Web Watch has known was from a joke we remember some comedian said.

In essence, it had to do with the very good advice regarding being sure to apply sunscreen liberally to places that may need a little extra protection.  The punchline was when the guy at the beach had a hand full of sunscreen lotion, looked down at his junk… and realized that maybe he hadn’t quite thought through the sunscreen application process enough.

The lesson is not to ignore the importance of sunscreen, but that perhaps the sunscreen in a spray may have been a better choice.

If you decide to visit a nude beach for the first time, you will want to consider your lotion options, as well as these other TIPS FOR VISTING A NUDE BEACH:

  • Remember that Seinfeld episode about there being “no such thing as good-looking naked crouching”.  Yeah, don’t do that.
  • No staring… but if you are going to, get a good pair of sunglasses and pretend to read a book or magazine.
  • No photos. 
  • The George Costanze “shrinkage” episode.  You know the one.

Continue reading NUDE BEACH ETIQUETTE AS YOU VISIT THE BEST NUDE BEACHES IN THE WORLD

The 50 Types of Shoes Every Man Should Own


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Clown Shoes
Clown Shoes

Clown shoes, unless you are a clown, are not one of the FIFTY TYPES of SHOES THAT EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN.

Web Watch will make this one a bit easy, as men should probably only own five pairs of shoes:

  • Sneakers
  • Black dress shoes
  • Brown dress shoes
  • Boots for bad weather
  • Flip-flops or other beach-appropriate wear

The average guy doesn’t need 15 different types of kicks, in various brands and/or colors.  Just pick a sneaker and wear that to play tennis or basketball, or walk around the mall in.  We’ll make an exception of mowing the grass — you should have a dedicated pair of old Keds for that, just because.

And you’ll get a pass for golf shoes or bowling shoes as well.  Web Watch does love some good bowling.

But let’s take a look at this list of 50 shoes that every guy needs.  Really?  What guy do you know who has more than maybe six different shoes — not counting Giant Moose Head Slippers?  Let’s take a look at the full list after the break: Continue reading THE 50 TYPES OF SHOES EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN

The History of the Green Bean Casserole


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Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole

Every year at Thanksgiving, families across the country descend upon their local grocery store and clear the shelves of French’s Fried Onions, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, and cans of green beans – all in the name of recreating that traditional holiday side dish of GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE.

But did you know that this fabulous holiday treat isn’t necessarily as traditional as you might think?  It was created by the Campbell’s Soup Company as a way to sell more soup. Continue reading THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

The 18 Types of Posts every Blogger should be Writing


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Blogger Inside
Blogger Inside

If you’ve been reading Web Watch over the years, chances are that you also have an interest in also writing.

And, as Web Watch has been around for a number of years – the secret to attracting visitors to read what you write is to try to have something interesting to write about.  Web Watch covers a wide range of topics — hopefully, you’ve found some of it interesting along the way. Continue reading THE 18 TYPES OF POSTS EVERY BLOGGER SHOULD BE WRITING

On November 19th – Take a Squat for World Toilet Day


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How to use foreign toilets, including the squat toilet

The WORLD TOILET ORGANIZATION has designated November 19th as WORLD TOILET DAY

And what is World Toilet Day, you ask?  In an effort to raise awareness and improve sanitary conditions for people around the world, the World Toilet Organization has decided that merely talking about how bad some countries’ basic bathroom conditions are wasn’t enough. Continue reading ON NOVEMBER 19TH – TAKE A SQUAT FOR WORLD TOILET DAY

Survey: Business professionals would rather go commando than give up their cell phones


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Underwear Phone
Underwear Phone

Today’s obsession with mobile devices has gone a little bit too far.

A survey released by presentation company SlideRocket says that BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS WOULD RATHER LEAVE THEIR HOUSE WITHOUT THEIR UNDERWEAR THAN LEAVE THEIR CELLPHONE BEHIND. Continue reading SURVEY: BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS WOULD RATHER GO COMMANDO THAN GIVE UP THEIR CELL PHONES

Cheer for Science! Cheer for Cheerleaders! Hooray for Science Cheerleaders!


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Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader outfit
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Outfit

Ever wonder what professional sports cheerleaders do in their real lives?

Because they certainly can’t make a living on PROFESSIONAL CHEERLEADING alone, making from $50-$100 per game each season, you’re going to need something else to fall back on to support yourself. 

Like a “real” job. Continue reading CHEER FOR SCIENCE! CHEER FOR CHEERLEADERS! HOORAY FOR SCIENCE CHEERLEADERS!