Yearly Archives: 2012

7 Most Germ-Filled Public Surfaces You Should Avoid Touching


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This year’s cold and flu season is said to be one of the worst ones in recent memory; that even with this year’s flu shot, you may still get sick with an unexpected variant that wasn’t identified early enough to make it into the vaccine.

Web Watch knows someone who – twice a day, like clockwork – wipes down their desk at work with antibacterial wipes.  Some would say that is taking being a germaphobe a bit too far. Web Watch says that they’re just being careful with their working environment.

It’s not like the old days, where parents would purposefully encourage their kids to play with other kids’ toys without first spraying them down with disinfectent – all with the goal of building and reinforcing their child’s immune system.

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What if Disney Princesses were Real?


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This holiday season, little girls all around the world were presented with pink gift boxes filled with costumes and plastic jewelry all designed to fulfill their every wish and dream to be a Princess.

And it’s reinforced with various “Princess” clothing, “Daddy’s little princess” bumper stickers, and more.  Raising a girl to be self-confident in herself is one thing; to raise her to believe that being a princess is the end-all goal is another, which is why some people tend to take a negative view of the continual Princess merchandising deluge found in toy aisles everywhere.

Even so, there have been many variations on the classic Disney Princess stereotype over the years, whether it be COSPLAY, PHOTOGRAPHY, or FICTIONALIZED CONTINUATIONS of the classic stories, such as the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by author Anne Rice.

But with all the gender-endoctrination of princess-dom, there can be one way to make the life of a Disney Princess not seem as glamorous as it could be:

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The Stupidest Game Show Answers, Ever


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Game shows can run the gamut from educational (Jeopardy) to family challenge (Wheel of Fortune) to just plain silly (Double Dare).

And game shows have led to a number of common catchphrases that we still use today in other aspects of life:

  • Come on down!
  • X gets the square!
  • Big money, no whammies!
  • In the butt, Bob

Yet while we’re sitting at home watching and playing along with the contestants who are competing under-pressure, we KNOW that we always get the answers correct.

But under the pressure of the TV cameras, sometimes the contestants on the shows just get things a bit wrong.

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Video Fun: The Best Local News Bloopers of 2012


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Here are some of 2012’s best Local TV News Bloopers of 2012. Watch, and enjoy!

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Why does your front-loader washing machine smell like mildew?


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The other day, Web Watch was asked whether we knew anything about FRONT-LOADING WASHING MACHINES.

Of course, we did. So we sat down on a nearby chair to hear our friend’s problem.

He was having trouble, as he had gone over to his girlfriend’s house to do some laundry (and, we’ll assume, have a little bit of “we time” while the wash was getting done).

But his girlfriend had a front-loading washing machine, and it just stunk up the place.  It smelled so bad, our friend said, that he was concerned about whether it would actually get his clothes clean.

Web Watch told him not to worry.  Front-loading washing machines are great.

But you have to follow these simple steps to ensure that it doesn’t get all stinky on you:

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Some kids are spoiled rotten. For them, Christmas Sucks


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Web Watch loves to participate in any gift-receiving holiday.  Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Arbor Day – you name it, if we’re pretty much guaranteed of getting a gift, we’ll embrace whatever holiday traditions we need to.

Yeah, getting too much stuff is never boring.   And as we’ve said previously, we had all our holiday shopping done in just a few hours, but we may have missed getting the Ultimate Christmas Gift for those we were handing out presents to.

Of course, if you followed the OFFICIAL WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE RULES, then you know that sometimes you may be the one who brought The Most Coveted Gift Of The Year, or have been left with a zonk.

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2012’s most pirated TV shows


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Filesharing on the Internet often gets a bad rap.

There are tons of legitimate – legal – reasons to use filesharing software programs and services such as BitTorrent to distribute gigantic files across the Internet.

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How much money do celebrities make per Tweet?


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So you’ve been following Web Watch on Twitter, and while scrolling throu our amusing Tweets, you’ve seen a Tweet from a worldwide celebrity talking about their favorite whatever of the day.

And as a consumer of said item, or as a possible advertiser of a similar (but significantly better one), you’ve often wondered what is in it for the celebrity doing the Tweeting?

Well worry no more. Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DO CELEBRITIES MAKE PER TWEET?

What would Batman eat?


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One thing about Superheroes – with all that spandex, certain body issues come into play.

Spiderman? Definitely.

Superman?  For sure.

The Hulk? Not so much.

But Batman – he has more issues than a subscription to LIFE magazine.

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The secret to losing weight? Eat more cheese


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Especially as we get deeper into the holiday season, it becomes more and more important to monitor our food intake to ensure that when January 1st hits that we’ll have less extra poundage on our bodies to take off as part of that traditional New Year’s Resolution to lose weight.

So what should you do?  Avoid eating altogether?

Don’t be ridiculous.

But there is one thing that you can do, one small adjustment to your diet, that can work wonders.  And you may actually like it.

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The one non-negotiable item you MUST pack in your suitcase


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Web Watch was on a trip recently, and as we often do, we found ourselves chatting with others in the airport.

And we sometimes find ourselves inquiring about people’s destinations and plans.  You know, to live vicariously through others ont their adventures.

One couple, for example, was on a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, and they were travelling lightly through the airport – as they shipped their luggage overseas to meet them at their hotel upon arrival (it was less expensive overall than flying with the oversized/overweight bags, and they already had confirmation that their bags were waiting for them).

Another person was going to spend a week in San Diego on business, and he was travelling with just his oversized computer bag.  He claimed that he had everything he needed in the one case for a week; he prefers to travel with as little complication as possible.

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What do Men want for Christmas?


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WHAT DO MEN WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

It’s a commonly-asked question.  If you believe retailers, all men want during major gift-giving season are the following:

  • Desk toys
  • Remote controls
  • Toys with remote controls
  • Other stuff that requires batteries
  • Underwear

These are the types of things that get stacked up in the Men’s departments of various stores, and women are expected to buy these crappy-plastic items in the hopes of pleasing their needy, child-minded partners.

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Your Office Underwear Checklist


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The other day, Web Watch was walking through an office when we – literally – stumbled upon an unusual sight: on the floor in the middle of the hallway was a crumbled pair of women’s underwear.

Hallway panties, as it were.

Nobody was around that location at the time, although this was the middle of the morning and the office was thriving in other parts of the building.  And yet there that underwear lay, waiting for its owner to come back.

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Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Chances are you haven’t


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As Web Watch has mentioned previously, we were done with this year’s holiday shopping weeks ago.  And let us tell you – there really is something about having that big checkmark off our list to really take a load of stress off of our shoulders.

We can drive by the mall or to the local Target or Wal-Mart and laugh and laugh at everyone else struggling to push their shopping buggy through the crowded throngs while we saunter around with our one or two items that we just happened to need to run in and get.

Like, we CAN go into Home Depot for a pack of light bulbs or batteries, and not be concerned about wasting time wondering what to get Crazy Uncle Dan this year that he won’t injure himself with.

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Buying online? Here are the Top 10 highest-spending online shopping days, ever


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If you’re like Web Watch, you probably did all of your holiday shopping online this year.  We were done, paid for, and shipped before December 1st even rolled around.

Shopping online has never been easier, less hassle, filled with more deals than ever before — and its gaining in popularity year after year after year.

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