Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Top Ten TV Theme Songs, 1980 through 2011


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Favorite TV Theme Songs
Favorite TV Theme Songs

Kids growing up today have absolutely no idea what a true TV theme song is. 

Now, they turn on any of the CSI shows and get a song from The Who.  They turn on Law & Order and get a “bum-bummmmm”.  They turn on Survivor and, depending on the intricacies of the episode plotline may either get the long-form, short-form, or some variation in-between of the show’s intro.

Web Watch was having lunch the other day with a group of people that included a woman who had recently moved to the United States after having grown up in a number of foreign countries. Continue reading THE TOP TEN TV THEME SONGS, 1980 THROUGH 2011

Want to own a Reality TV house? Here’s what it will cost you…


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Real Housewives of Beverly HillsReal Housewives of Beverly Hills

We all watch a little bit of trashy Reality TV.  In part because we marvel at the extravagant homes and lifestyles these people live.

Who wouldn’t want to be them – sans camera crews – for just a day or two?

Who would want to live in one of those absolutely gorgeous homes?  Well, it turns out that you can, as many of them are available for sale or rent to anyone willing to pony up some cash. Continue reading WANT TO OWN A REALITY TV HOUSE? HERE’S WHAT IT WILL COST YOU…

National Coffee Day is September 29th


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How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop
How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop

Ah, coffee.

For some, the smell of coffee is the equivalent of a new morning, a fresh day ahead.

Starbucks and other gourmet coffee shops have brainwashed the world into believing a $4 cup of coffee is superior to anything that you can brew at home for pennies a cup (we’ve since learned that’s not true – otherwise, why would those same coffee shops be selling coffee beans to take home for self-brewing?). Continue reading NATIONAL COFFEE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 29TH

80% of couples live together before getting married


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Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

Living together before marriage: it’s not exactly a growing trend, it’s just something that’s been done for years and years.

Heck, if you want to get technical, Adam and Eve “lived together” in Biblical times.  There certainly wasn’t a priest around to make their arrangement an official “marriage”, if you will.

And while Web Watch knows that some parents are perfectly fine with the permanent roommate situation that living together brings, we also know of some couples who purposefully hide their living arrangements from the parental units.  It’s all about avoiding the wrath and disappointment of the parents, combined with the realization that the living-in-sin couple might have to pay for their own wedding arrangements, we assume.  To each their own.  Whatever works.

Continue reading 80% OF COUPLES LIVE TOGETHER BEFORE GETTING MARRIED

Eddie Wong has never seen STAR WARS. What movies have YOU never seen?


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Star Wars Blu-RayStar Wars on Blu-Ray

Eddie Wong lives in Tokyo.

Tokyo, the mecca for pop culture craziness.

And he claims that HE HAS NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE STAR WARS. Continue reading EDDIE WONG HAS NEVER SEEN STAR WARS. WHAT MOVIES HAVE YOU NEVER SEEN?

September 26th is World Contraception Day


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America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation
America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation

World Contraception Day is September 26th.

The purpose of WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY is, according to their mission statement, “to improve awareness of contraception to enable young people to make informed decisions on sexual and reproductive health”. 

In other words, it’s to promote contraception as a way to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually-transmitted diseases. Continue reading SEPTEMBER 26TH IS WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY

First born? Only child? Your parent’s decisions effect your future job and salary options


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Birth Order Book, The: Why You Are the Way You Are
Birth Order Book, The: Why You Are the Way You Are

“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” said Jan, lamenting the fact – again – that she’s the ignored middle child on The Brady Bunch.

So while it was played for laughs, maybe she did know a little bit about what her future held.  And it’s not pretty. Continue reading FIRST BORN? ONLY CHILD? YOUR PARENT’S DECISIONS EFFECT YOUR FUTURE JOB AND SALARY OPTIONS

The Best SNL Skits EVER (so far…)


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The Best of Saturday Night Live
The Best of Saturday Night Live

Last season’s season finale proved that Justin Timberlake is the ultimate Saturday Night Live host. 

Practically every skit he’s ever in has been a slamdunk.  He can sing, he can act, he has absolutely no qualms about doing any thing for a laugh — all qualities for the most successful SNL hosts.

He’s won Emmy awards for his song-writing skills on the show too. Continue reading THE BEST SNL SKITS EVER (SO FAR…)

Just because you telecommute doesn’t mean you’re actually doing any work


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Adult Footy Pajamas
Adult Footy Pajamas

Web Watch knows quite a few people who either telecommute or work from home on a regular basis.

We even have a running joke amongst our friends about those “work from home” folks’ real job is that of refilling printer cartridges.  After all, if you work from home, you must not be doing any “real” work compared to those people who have to go to an office or other work location to do their job.

Apparently, you actually have to leave your house for your job to mean anything.  You can’t have surgery done over the phone, can you? Continue reading JUST BECAUSE YOU TELECOMMUTE DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE ACTUALLY DOING ANY WORK

Man, are you mad? Here’s at least one reason why you should NOT be on Facebook


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Christina Hendricks Esquire magazine cover
Christina Hendricks
Esquire magazine cover – May 2010

Christina Hendricks from Mad Men knows a little bit about what it takes for a man – a real man – to get her attention.

And back in May 2010, she penned a treatise on the subject entitled A LETTER TO MEN.  It’s just her little way of giving back, to help men everywhere know what they should, and shouldn’t, be doing if they want to score a fantastic woman like that.

Some of the tips she shares are: Continue reading MAN, ARE YOU MAD? HERE’S AT LEAST ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BE ON FACEBOOK

Surprise! McDonald’s doesn’t use Heinz Ketchup


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Heinz Ketchup packet
Heinz Ketchup packet

Did you know that Heinz Ketchup is NOT served in McDonald’s restaurants?
(disclaimer: it’s still served at McDonald’s in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, but try to go with the concept here, people)

We know!  Who would believe that any major fast food restaurant chain would serve anything other than Heinz Ketchup?

A few year’s ago, Web Watch was out shopping and saw a bottle of Hunt’s catsup in the shopping cart.  We asked about it, and we were told “Hunt’s is on sale, so we’re buying it.”

Now Web Watch has always been a Heinz Ketchup family.  No other ketchup even comes close in flavor to us.  We’ve tried those others, and they were just lame imitators of the true Ketchup King. 

End result, we said, “we’ll pay you the extra $0.30 you’re saving on that Hunt’s catsup if that means we get to stick with Heinz Ketchup.”  And it’s been Heinz ever since. Continue reading SURPRISE! MCDONALD’S DOESN’T USE HEINZ KETCHUP

The 2011 Dirtiest Hotels in America


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Hotel Hell
Hotel Hell

A while ago, Web Watch presented the 2010 DIRTIEST HOTELS IN AMERICA

We would be remiss if we didn’t continue the tradition by sharing those that made this year’s list. Continue reading THE 2011 DIRTIEST HOTELS IN AMERICA

Web Watch Rewind: Why do hotels charge for Internet access? Because minibars are on their way out


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Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies
Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies

Web Watch works hard to make sure our readers are ahead of the curve on various topics.  We like to be among the leaders, not a mere follower. 

Which is why, when we see articles on CNN about how INTERNET FEES IRRITATE HOTEL GUESTS, we secretly smile and go about our business in bringing you the good stuff, because we know that we already brought up this very same topic about hotel internet fees almost a year ago. Continue reading WEB WATCH REWIND: WHY DO HOTELS CHARGE FOR INTERNET ACCESS? BECAUSE MINIBARS ARE ON THEIR WAY OUT

The 10 jobs that people hate the most, and 10 jobs that people absolutely love doing


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The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers

With the economy and unemployment rates as they’ve been these past few years, it’s refreshing to see that there are people out in the workforce who ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEIR JOBS

Either they couldn’t imagine doing anything else, or they get so much job satisfaction out of the work, the business, or the clients that they wake up every morning with a smile on their face, eager to get to that day’s next opportunity.  To them, work is not drudgery — and it’s not “work” if it’s something you enjoy doing. Continue reading THE 10 JOBS THAT PEOPLE HATE THE MOST, AND 10 JOBS THAT PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY LOVE DOING

What’s a Sex Surrogate?


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Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate
Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate

Have you ever heard about a SEX SURROGATE and wondered what it was?

Fox News recently wrote an article about it, and summed it up with this:

“…some sex therapists turn to surrogate partners – people who help patients with intimacy issues using a hands-on approach. This can include having sex with the patient.”

What?  You mean to say that there are doctors who can prescribe sex to their patients, and there’s an actual service those patients can turn to that will have sex with them “for medical reasons”?

It sounds like it’s borderline prostitution, but where there is a medical need, what other choice does one have? Continue reading WHAT’S A SEX SURROGATE?