Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ultimate pick-up line revised: “Hey babe, what’s your number?” (Ours is 3.4 billion)


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Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits
Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits

Today they expect there to be 7 BILLION PEOPLE ON EARTH.

That’s a lot of mouths to feed, people to clothe, waste to process.

One could expect that the Earth — or our modern infrastructure — was not built to sustain this type of function.  More people just means more needs: from power to water, places to live, medicines, beds, etc…

No more does the old adage of a man and a wife deciding to procreate to have two children to replace them when the parents die; we’re seeing larger and larger families come around in countries around the world, putting a strain on systems that were never designed to carry that type of load. Continue reading ULTIMATE PICK-UP LINE REVISED: “HEY BABE, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?” (OURS IS 3.4 BILLION)

Is reading while in the bathroom good for you?


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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader

Show of hands: how many of you read while sitting on the toilet?

Yeah, we thought so — reading (or using your smartphone or iPad) while dropping the kids off at the pool has become a habit by almost everyone.  Web Watch cringes at those who take their office paperwork with them to the bathroom stall before a meeting, knowing that the next stapled handout we receive may be covered in fecal matter.

Yeah, not a pretty image to think about, is it?  But you’re going to think about it next time you see your boss head to the bathroom before your next staff meeting, aren’t you?  Yeah, we thought so. Continue reading IS READING WHILE IN THE BATHROOM GOOD FOR YOU?

Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2012


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Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD
Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System

With Halloween right around the corner, we’re at the start of the annual Winter Get Fat season (comprised of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day — combined with all those weekly college and pro sports that require copious amounts of beer and wings every week).

So it should come as no surprise that fitness companies are already figuring out what they need to do in order to help us stay fit and healthy — or at the very least, get us back on the healthy road for the rest of the year come January 1st. Continue reading TOP 20 FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2012

Top 12 Most Overrated Jobs in the World


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How to Better Hate Your Job
How to Better Hate Your Job

Web Watch knows that there are people out there who absolutely love what they do for work.  They wake up happy, go to work happy, come home happy.

Some jobs are just designed that way – to provide happiness.

Other jobs are more drudgery, and are done because somebody needs to do it and get paid for it.

CareerCast recently did a survey of the most overrated jobs, basing criteria on stress levels, physical demands, possible employment outlook down the road, regulatory or other pressures in the workplace, Continue reading TOP 12 MOST OVERRATED JOBS IN THE WORLD

Dancing with the Stars charges $233,482 per commercial


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TV Commercials: How to Make Them: or, How Big is the Boat?
TV Commercials: How to Make Them: or, How Big is the Boat?

Have you ever wondered how much it cost to buy a commercial on your favorite prime-time TV show?

Well, worry no more. Continue reading DANCING WITH THE STARS CHARGES $233,482 PER COMMERCIAL

Study proves that men really are funnier than women


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Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women (Studies in Humor and Gender)
Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers,
and the New Generation of Funny Women
(Studies in Humor and Gender)

Web Watch has heard from many entertainment professionals that men are always going to be funnier than women.

 Jerry Lewis said it, others have as well.

Heck, we’ve seen this play out in real life — with women-based comedies often getting short-changed at the movie theater (until Bridesmaids came along to prove everyone wrong).  TV is a different story, with female-lead comedies often leading the ratings, until something Horribly Wrong happens to have those shows suddenly and mysteriously cancelled.

Rosanne?  Laverne & Shirley?  The Lucy Show?   All written by men, we’ll guess.

Even Tina Fey, when she was head writer at SNL, said that it was tough to be a woman working in a man’s world.

Continue reading STUDY PROVES THAT MEN REALLY ARE FUNNIER THAN WOMEN

How to Dress Like Steve Jobs


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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Halloween is around the corner and Steve Jobs’ passing has led to an influx of people who want to pay tribute to the inspirational and creative business leader by DRESSING LIKE STEVE JOBS FOR HALLOWEEN.

But you don’t have to go to the store to buy a Steve Jobs Halloween costume.

All you have to do is the following: Continue reading HOW TO DRESS LIKE STEVE JOBS

What are you doing to afford holiday shopping this year?


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Mrs. Pinchpenny's Guide to Surviving the Holidays on a Budget
Mrs. Pinchpenny’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays on a Budget

With the holidays around the corner, people are starting to think about ways that they can get gifts for their families and friends without breaking the budget (assuming that they even have a holiday spending budget in the first place!).

A recent survey from COUPON CABIN of almost 2,500 people asked how people were going to afford the holidays this year, and this is some of what they found: Continue reading WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO AFFORD HOLIDAY SHOPPING THIS YEAR?

What’s the creepiest job in the world? How about “Forensic Entomologist”


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Maggots, Murder, and Men: Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist
Maggots, Murder, and Men:
Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist

As Web Watch looks forward to Halloween, we reflect on our job choice and whether we could have done better at working in a creepier career.

Something that, when talking about “what you do” at a social gathering, makes people cringe, say “oooooh”, and want to hear more about the fascinating life you live. Continue reading WHAT’S THE CREEPIEST JOB IN THE WORLD? HOW ABOUT “FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGIST”

How to escape the police in a high-speed car chase


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Lego City Police Chase 3648
Lego City Police Chase 3648

Web Watch would never suggest that you ever evade the police by providing this information to our readers.

Think of this merely as an explanation of how all those criminals manage to escape getting into police custody in those high-action summer movies.

You, being a law-abiding citizen, would pull over immediately upon seeing the flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror, right?  Right. Continue reading HOW TO ESCAPE THE POLICE IN A HIGH-SPEED CAR CHASE

The Most Relaxing Music in the World


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Marconi Union: A Lost Connection
Marconi Union: A Lost Connection

Web Watch is often asked about the best ways to relax.

Some people like to go to a spa, others like to go to the beach or pool and just lie there doing nothing.

Some watch TV, others read books.

And then there’s the group that like to relax by listening to music.

Continue reading THE MOST RELAXING MUSIC IN THE WORLD

Today’s Game: Cheese or Font?


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Fontest
Fontest

Today, Web Watch will keep it easy on our readers by offering a little game: Continue reading TODAY’S GAME: CHEESE OR FONT?

Save money by shortening your commute


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Music For Commuting
Music For Commuting

The longest daily commute to work that Web Watch has ever had to do regularly involved a car, two trains, and a 4-block walk.  Surprisingly, under the best conditions, this 60+ mile one-way trek could be done door-to-door in an hour.

It wasn’t an hour trip very often.

And let’s face it – long commutes kind of suck.  No wonder people often decide to move their living situation to be closer to work. Continue reading SAVE MONEY BY SHORTENING YOUR COMMUTE

Dear Cosmo: Your Sex Advice Sucks


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Cosmopolitan Magazine
Cosmopolitan

We’re all guilty of it, scanning the magazine stand while in line at the grocery checkout lane, when those alluring photos and attention-grabbing headlines do exactly what they’re intended to do.

We reach out and grab the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Maxim, or other gender-oriented magazine to start to find out what we’re doing wrong with our love life.

Continue reading DEAR COSMO: YOUR SEX ADVICE SUCKS

Don’t spam your neighborhood mailboxes – you’ll end up paying the price


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Mailbox
Mailbox

Here’s a story that Web Watch is 100% behind:  did you know that it is illegal to put anything that isn’t mail into or taped to a residential mailbox?

That’s right — every stupid pizza delivery flyer, real estate agent’s magnet, tree service, maid service, and more — anything that isn’t sent through proper mail channels is considered illegal use of a mailbox and those companies can be subjected to being billed by the Post Office. Continue reading DON’T SPAM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD MAILBOXES — YOU’LL END UP PAYING THE PRICE