Monthly Archives: May 2011

What Was There? A photographic journey through history


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World Map
World Map

The more things change, the more things change.

Some places are known for blowing the existing up and rebuilding from the ashes, history be damned.  Other places embrace their history, making it difficult for any new development to take place lest it disturb the historical (in)significance of what’s present.

That’s why Web Watch loves websites like WHAT WAS THERE, as it tries to capture the glory of history, without worrying about keeping the march of progress down.

Continue reading WHAT WAS THERE? A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

How to fix Internet Explorer from showing mobile versions of websites (like Disney.com)


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Snow White Apple Macbook Sticker
Sticker for back of the Apple Macbook:
“Snow White holding a Poison Apple”

Perhaps you’ve run into this issue yourself: you’re happily cruising around the Internet using Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 – most likely in Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Everything seems fine for pretty much every website you hit.

Until you visit a website… like DISNEY.COM… and you are shown a mobile version of their site. Continue reading HOW TO FIX INTERNET EXPLORER FROM SHOWING MOBILE VERSIONS OF WEBSITES (LIKE DISNEY.COM)

Invention of the future: A strap-on fetal monitor


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The Baby Owner's Manual
The Baby Owner’s Manual

Are you pregnant?

Ever wonder what it would be like if your belly had a big glass window like your oven does, so you can glance at your developing child any time you wanted?  Yeah, it would put new meaning to the phrase “a bun in the oven”.

It ends up that Melody Shiue has designed what could very well be the answer to your prayers: Continue reading INVENTION OF THE FUTURE: A STRAP-ON FETAL MONITOR

Science proves that size DOES matter. Taint so?


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Tainted Love
Tainted Love

Science is a wonderful thing.

You know how women say that “size doesn’t really matter”?  It ends up that size really does matter – but not because women think they like it better that way.

Nope.  It ends up that size has a direct correlation to sperm count.  In other words, the larger the size, the more fertile sperm are around to help in the baby-making.

It’s about this time that Web Watch will like to point out that we may not be talking “size” of the same thing here.  So let’s explain: Continue reading SCIENCE PROVES THAT SIZE DOES MATTER. TAINT SO?

The Perfect Game of Putt-Putt – it’s only happened three times since 1959


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Idiots on the Miniature Golf Course
Idiots on the Miniature Golf Course

Rick Baird from Charlotte, North Carolina, is not an idiot, nor does he play “miniature golf”. 

He plays Putt-Putt, and he’s really good at it.

Web Watch knows you’re confused — isn’t putt-putt golf and miniature golf the same thing?  No, dear reader, it isn’t.  Putt-Putt is a franchised company that defines a standard set of putting challenges that will be mainly the same from one Putt-Putt location to another.  Consistency is important here, and putting is a true skill to be showcased.

Miniature golf, on the other hand, is the one with windmills, gorillas, fake blue water, tunnels, obstacles, and other entertainment stuff scattered across the putting surface and environment.  Definitely not the same thing. Continue reading THE PERFECT GAME OF PUTT-PUTT — IT’S ONLY HAPPENED THREE TIMES SINCE 1959

Introducing a “Dating Site for Dogs”


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Must Love Dogs
Must Love Dogs

Woof.

Finally, a dating site that has a section specifically for bitches.  And one for real ugly mutts.

Yes, the Kennel Club has decided to jump into the online dating business by starting up MATE SELECT, a matchmaking program for dogs. Continue reading INTRODUCING A “DATING SITE FOR DOGS”

How far would you go to avoid panty lines or tan lines? Would you do this?


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Wedgie Tales and Panty Lines
Wedgie Tales and Panty Lines

Are you one of those women who go out of their way to avoid any semblance of panty line or tan line?

Just like you, Web Watch knows plenty of women who fear having panty lines so much that they are the first ones to admit that they invented going commando.  These women get angry at the thought of having to “be proper” and wear any sort of underwear that makes its presence known on the outside of their slacks or dresses.

Web Watch hears your screams.  We’re here to help.

Continue reading HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO AVOID PANTY LINES OR TAN LINES? WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Proof that Soylent Green is people: babies good enough to eat!


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Anne Geddes Baby Costumes
Anne Geddes Baby Costumes

It’s just another thing that parents do to embarass their kids: dressing up their kids in funny costumes and taking pictures of ’em.

Pictures that can be used for high school yearbooks, engagement party photo displays, bar mitzvah autograph boards — you know, anything that can be blown up to poster-size and put on display for the world to see.

Continue reading PROOF THAT SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE: BABIES GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!

Women primarily turn down casual sex for just one reason. Guess what it is


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Music for Casual Sex
Music for Casual Sex

A new study has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology entitled PERCEIVED PROPOSER PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS AND GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACCEPTANCE OF CASUAL SEX OFFERS by Terri Conley.  

Say what? 

Yeah – it’s a study on what men and women look for when entertaining an offer to have a one night stand. A hook-up. Friends with benefits. Casual sex.

So what did the study find out?  That men and women are basically the same when it comes to deciding who – or more importantly, why – we decide to hook up with someone or not. Continue reading WOMEN PRIMARILY TURN DOWN CASUAL SEX FOR JUST ONE REASON. GUESS WHAT IT IS

Calvin & Hobbes, 26 years later. If only it were true…


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Calvin & Hobbes, the last cartoon
Calvin & Hobbes’ Last Cartoon

Comic fans around the world mourned when Bill Watterson decided to stop writing CALVIN & HOBBES.  Considering how much demand there still is for various Calvin or Hobbes merchandise based on the sheer number of counterfeit “Calvin peeing” stickers one sees on the back of pick-up trucks around the country, it was only a matter of time before someone picked up the gauntlet for us fans.

Demand for Bill Watterson’s drawings is so high, any new art from him is newsworthy to the point where the Washington Post had to write an article about Watterson’s first released art in 16 years. Continue reading CALVIN & HOBBES, 26 YEARS LATER. IF ONLY IT WERE TRUE…

Video Fun: Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken


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Chicken chicken chicken, chicken chicken
Chicken chicken chicken, chicken chicken

Doug Zongker has made a name for himself, if only because he knows the proper way to do a business Powerpoint presentation.

You can read the entire paper here, but Web Watch has included part of the transcript from the presentation after the cut.   We all could learn a little something about what we can do with our own Powerpoint presentations here, as Doug’s presentation has become known as the Best Powerpoint Presentation EVER

Continue reading VIDEO FUN: CHICKEN CHICKEN CHICKEN CHICKEN CHICKEN CHICKEN CHICKEN

Today’s quiz: 27% of men and 23% of women have done… what?


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Erotique Digitale: The Art of Erotic Digital Photography
Erotique Digitale: The Art of Erotic Digital Photography

A new poll by our friends at Playboy has the answer to the question, “what have 27% of men, and 23% of women done?” Continue reading TODAY’S QUIZ: 27% OF MEN AND 23% OF WOMEN HAVE DONE… WHAT?

How much is your favorite celebrity worth?


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The Millionaire Next Door
The Millionaire Next Door

Do you live next door to a celebrity?

Well, let’s assume that you don’t know your neighbors very well.  In that case, it’s quite possible that you DO live next door to a celeb and don’t even know it. 

That’s because some celebrities like to keep a low-profile when it comes to their personal home life.  Web Watch had to pay a visit to a celeb’s house a while back (yeah, you’d recognize their name if we told you who it was), and their home was nestled in between two trailer parks out in the boonies – nice place, but not exactly living the glorified high life from a location viewpoint. Continue reading HOW MUCH IS YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY WORTH?

Take the 100 Thing Challenge #100TC


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The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul
The 100 Thing Challenge:
How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul

How much “stuff” do you have?

George Carlin used to joke about needing a “place for your stuff”.  Look around – it’s just a bunch of stuff lying around your house, isn’t it? 

Stuff you don’t need.

Stuff you can’t even remember why it’s there in the first place.

Stuff you have to decide to leave behind if a flood comes.  Stuff you have to recover if you were ever burgled.  Stuff you might need to list in a divorce proceeding. Stuff you’ll have to go through once your parents pass away years from now.

Have you ever thought that maybe you have too much stuff? Continue reading TAKE THE 100 THING CHALLENGE #100TC

How to maximize your gadget shopping dollar


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Intel Core i7 Processor i7-2600K 3.4GHz 8MB LGA1155 CPU BX80623I72600K
Core i7 Processor i7-2600K 3.4GHz 8MB CPU

Have you purchased a computer lately?

Once you get past the initial “MAC vs Windows” discussion, the choices typically come down to price variations.  Web Watch has always said — and it’s been holding true for the past 20 years or so — that the “ideal” computer that any computer nerd would want will cost about $2,000.

You’d be surprised that the $2k number holds up, even in today’s retail environment where a decent home computer can be had for around $500.  Note that we said that this was a computer ideal for a computer nerd, not just any machine that would get somebody through the next two years of English class at the local university.

And that’s because that $2000 computer is one that is going to last for a number of years because it has all the bells and whistles for today, and will likely not need to be upgraded anytime soon.

But Web Watch understands that not everyone has $2k in their back pocket. Which brings up that more important question:  if you had limited funds with which to buy or outfit a computer, WHAT SHOULD THE MONEY BE SPENT ON? Continue reading HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR GADGET SHOPPING DOLLAR