Monthly Archives: January 2011

This year’s Jeopardy! online test starts February 8th, 2011


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Prisoner of Trebekistan - a Decade of Jeopardy!
Prisoner of Trebekistan – A Decade of Jeopardy!

Many years ago, Web Watch had an opportunity to take the JEOPARDY! contestant test.

It wasn’t easy – 50 rapid-fire questions that were asked so quickly so as to not give you the opportunity to go back and correct answers that you thought you’d be able to answer later lest you lose track of the current questions being asked.

Needless to say, we’re sometimes not the best test takers under pressure.  We missed the cut to move to the next round by 2 wrong answers.

It happens. Maybe next time. Continue reading THIS YEAR’S JEOPARDY! ONLINE TEST STARTS FEBRUARY 8TH, 2011

Use the Snow Day Calculator to determine the chances of getting a Snow Day


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Snow Day
Snow Day

Is your school one that shuts down when there is a threat of snow?

Do you live in a location where snow days are a less-than common happening?

If so, then you may want to check out the SNOW DAY CALCULATOR to help you determine if your school is going to close based on the upcoming weather forecasts. Continue reading USE THE SNOW DAY CALCULATOR TO DETERMINE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A SNOW DAY

Shopper beware! Your last name will dictate your buying habits


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Mister Mxyzptlk
Mister Mxyzptlk

Researchers have found that as you grow up, YOUR LAST NAME WILL DICTATE YOUR FUTURE BUYING HABITS. Continue reading SHOPPER BEWARE! YOUR LAST NAME WILL DICTATE YOUR BUYING HABITS

No surprise: the 2010 Carolina Panthers are the least exciting team in the NFL


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Carolina Panthers Sir Purr Bobblehead
Carolina Panthers Sir Purr Bobblehead

The WALL STREET JOURNAL has reported that the CAROLINA PANTHERS WERE THE LEAST EXCITING TEAM IN THE NFL this season.

Can’t say that we disagree, considering that would be one explanation of how the Panthers “earned” their number one draft pick in the next NFL draft. Continue reading NO SURPRISE: THE 2010 CAROLINA PANTHERS ARE THE LEAST EXCITING TEAM IN THE NFL

A Disney Dilemma: What will autistic children like Ben Miles do without the Snow White attraction?


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Snow White's Scary Adventures
Snow White’s Scary Adventures

SNOW WHITE’S SCARY ADVENTURES is a classic Disney dark ride in Fantasyland, one of the original rides at both Disneyland in California and at Walt Disney World.

Go out and ride the Walt Disney World version of the ride while you can, because it is going the way of Mr Toad’s Wild Ride.  That is, Disney is ripping the ride out to make way for a Disney Princess meet-and-greet.

What?

Web Watch will break this down for you, summing up what other websites have already said:  Walt Disney World is currently in the middle of a long-awaited (and much needed) multi-million dollar expansion of Fantasyland, originally with the following changes: Continue reading A DISNEY DILEMMA: WHAT WILL AUTISTIC CHILDREN LIKE BEN MILES DO WITHOUT THE SNOW WHITE ATTRACTION?

How often do you wash your jeans? “Never” seems to be acceptable


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Dirty Jeans
Dirty Jeans

How often do you wash your jeans?

Well, if you’re college student Josh Le, the answer is that you TRY TO WEAR YOUR JEANS AS LONG AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT WASHING THEM.  In his case, he wore his $165 pair of “Nudie Jeans” 330 different times over a 15 month period without washing them…. just to see if you could and what would happen.

A funky science project, if you will.

That’s over 60 weeks. Continue reading HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR JEANS? “NEVER” SEEMS TO BE ACCEPTABLE

Today’s Fun Fact: Utah has the highest percentage of porn usage in the country


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Small Vices
Small Vices

Jeff Wysaski has compiled an interesting chart, highlighting what each state in the country is worst at, in terms of vices, bad habits, and other shameful acts.

He calls this chart THE UNITED STATES OF SHAME. Continue reading TODAY’S FUN FACT: UTAH HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PORN USAGE IN THE COUNTRY

Sleeping with your pets can lead to disease


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Sleepy Dog
Sleepy Dog

Web Watch knows a number of people who have no problem encouraging their pets to sleep with them in their beds every night.  We’ve even seen our friends cuddle up with their dogs on the family room doggy bed to take a nap.  (We’ve seen the same people take a nap on doggy bed without their dog too, so maybe this isn’t such an unusual situation for them.)

But professors at the University of California-Davis school of veterinary medicine say that SLEEPING WITH YOUR PET MAY NOT BE AS GOOD FOR YOU AS YOU MAY THINK. Continue reading SLEEPING WITH YOUR PETS CAN LEAD TO DISEASE

Five Emotions Invented by the Internet


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Mood Ring
Mood Ring

Some people get mad at their computers when the computers act up.

Web Watch knows many people who have thrown their computers across the room or down the cubicle row at the office because they didn’t like how the computer was working. Continue reading FIVE EMOTIONS INVENTED BY THE INTERNET

What the heck has Obama done so far? Find out here…


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Obama image by Shepard Fairey
Obama, by Shepard Fairey

With the next Presidential election already being talked about, Web Watch thought it was appropriate to remind all our readers of WHAT THE HECK OBAMA HAS DONE SO FAR. Continue reading WHAT THE HECK HAS OBAMA DONE SO FAR? FIND OUT HERE…

Have a few dozen dead flies just lying around? Try this…


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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies

Some people have too much time on their hands.

Those are the people who are also usually fairly artistic.

Which brings up today’s question: WHAT TO DO WITH A FEW DOZEN DEAD FLIES? Continue reading HAVE A FEW DOZEN DEAD FLIES JUST LYING AROUND? TRY THIS…

Like your doctor? Hate your doctor? Here’s one way to share your opinion with others


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The Medical Entrepreneur: Pearls, Pitfalls and Practical Business Advice for Doctors
The Medical Entrepreneur: Pearls, Pitfalls and Practical Business Advice for Doctors

Web Watch knows a number of doctors and other medical professionals, and the ones that we know are all extremely competent at their profession (based on our experience and what they’ve shared with us).  At the very least, we know that the way our medical staff works and plays is completely different from what we see on those TV medical dramas.  Really – does every doctor sleep with every other doctor? 

Don’t answer that.  Some things we don’t really need to know.

The point is that at some time in your life you will either (a) need to find a doctor, due to changes in insurance plans or other reasons; or (b) have either the most awesome — or worst — medical experience and you just need to get the word out about doctors that everyone should go see, along with the ones that maybe aren’t as wonderful as they may think they are. Continue reading LIKE YOUR DOCTOR? HATE YOUR DOCTOR? HERE’S ONE WAY TO SHARE YOUR OPINION WITH OTHERS

Apparently, Michael J. Fox is a nice guy. And an alien.


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Back to the Future
Back to the Future

According to Tom Wilson, who played BIFF in the Back to the Future films, Michael J. Fox is a nice guy.

But why take Web Watch’s word for it? Here he is to tell you himself: Continue reading APPARENTLY, MICHAEL J. FOX IS A NICE GUY. AND AN ALIEN.

Dude – that was a Total Frat Move!


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The Real Animal House: The Awesomely Depraved Saga of the Fraternity That Inspired the Movie
The Real Animal House: The Awesomely Depraved Saga of the Fraternity That Inspired the Movie

While it has been just a few years since Web Watch last stepped foot inside a fraternity house, based on what we’ve read on TOTAL FRAT MOVE, it looks like things haven’t changed that much.

But once you peel away the torn up furniture in the common rooms, holes in the drywall, and floors still sticky from last week’s legendary party – you’ll see that fraternities are about bonding with your brothers in a way not often seen by those who haven’t been accepted themselves. Continue reading DUDE — THAT WAS A TOTAL FRAT MOVE!

The Lunchroom Social Ladder


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The Art of Social Climbing
The Art of Social Climbing

Sometimes art imitates life.

Take this chart, for instance:  A GUIDE TO LUNCHROOM SOCIAL GROUPS, THROUGH LIFE. Continue reading THE LUNCHROOM SOCIAL LADDER