Monthly Archives: June 2012

Proof that all Facebook users are alcoholic, drug-taking, irresponsible losers


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They say that everything that you post on the Internet becomes part of the public record, and could affect you down the road if a potential employer decides to do a little social media digging to see whether you really would be a good employee or not.

Sure, some things could be attributed to a little venting in your status updates, but there’s also the possibility of trends emerging that you may not see unless you’re looking at your profile with a fresh set of eyes.

Continue reading PROOF THAT ALL FACEBOOK USERS ARE ALCOHOLIC, DRUG-TAKING, IRRESPONSIBLE LOSERS

Name something you should have on your desk at work


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Web Watch knows that not everyone has a standard “desk” job in an office.

You know – the one where you may be sitting in a cubical farm or an actual office (with a door), where you and your co-workers all get together to generate some sort of product for your company.

Some office managers frown upon personalizing one’s workspace, while companies like Pixar go out of their way to encourage as much creativity as possible (one Pixar employee build a speakeasy in the back of his cubicle area, complete with secret hidden entrance!).

Continue reading NAME SOMETHING YOU SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR DESK AT WORK

That book you’re reading says you’re a total douche


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One of the better job interview questions you can ask to get to know the candidate a little better is “what was the last book you’ve read?”

Chances are, especially if the job candidate is a bit younger than average, they’ll be hard-pressed to come up with an answer as they’ve typically spent most of their waking hours online or texting their friends.

It tends to catch people off-guard as they struggle to remember any book that wasn’t required for class that they happened to read just for fun.

Continue reading THAT BOOK YOU’RE READING SAYS YOU’RE A TOTAL DOUCHE

How to be the perfect groom


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Maybe Angelina and Brad have it right — just don’t get married (or, at the very least, tell the kids that you’re going to get married… even if it’s “eventually”).

Couples that we thought were in it for the long haul — Johnny Depp, for example — can even surprise us by separating.

Over the years, Web Watch has seen any number of our friends get married, get divorced, and get married again.  For some, it’s turned into a comedy of errors as to how long their current marriage is going to last – whether it will be shorter or longer than the last one.

It happens.

Marriage isn’t for everyone.

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Who is Trader Joe? Meet the Man, the Myth, the Legend…


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Trader Joe’s.

Those two words conjure up all sorts of feelings from those who frequent any of the Trader Joe’s specialty grocery stores around the country. Inexpensive (do not call it cheap) wines, candies, and prepared frozen foods from around the world, brought to you by pleasant, happy, Hawaiian-shirt wearing, bell-ringing employees.

Shouldn’t every company be like Trader Joe’s?

Continue reading WHO IS TRADER JOE? MEET THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND…

Trending: Brides prefer cotton over silk


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It’s June, which means that every young woman’s heart turns to marriage.  And more importantly, weddings.

There’s nothing more special than a June bride (says everyone who has been a June bride).  That walk down the aisle, when the entire wedding party turns to look at you in your radiant white dress.  The music swells, the tissues come out…

All that pomp and circumstance for what?  Just to be able to wear one dress for one time, and then to put it away in a dress bag to hang in the back of your closet until you finally decide to throw that thing out.

Continue reading TRENDING: BRIDES PREFER COTTON OVER SILK

What type of smartphone are you using? (Some people don’t know…)


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Without looking, can you tell Web Watch what type of phone you have?

Who made it?  What operating system it’s running?

Well, chances are — because Web Watch readers tend to be smarter than the average bear — you can tell us what type of phone you have.  You may not get the operating system quite right, and a few of you may not know your phone’s manufacturer.

Well, it ends up that not knowing may put you in the majority.

Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF SMARTPHONE ARE YOU USING? (SOME PEOPLE DON’T KNOW…)

Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about embalming people


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How many of you can say that you’re friends with a mortician?

Every circle of friends has a car guy, a computer guy, a music guy, a sports guy.  Why not a death guy?

Besides, you almost need one of those around just to answer all the creepy questions that everyone inevitably has.  When was the last time that you spoke to a funeral director when death wasn’t on the line?

Continue reading HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EMBALMING PEOPLE

Today’s kids don’t like to pay for music. Here’s what’s wrong with that


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By now you’ve probably heard about that NPR intern who claims to have over 11,000 songs in her music library, but only paid for 15 CDs in her life.

Remember CRACKER?  What a great opportunity for someone in the music industry to write an open letter to that intern, right?

That’s exactly what DAVID LOWERY did.

 

Continue reading TODAY’S KIDS DON’T LIKE TO PAY FOR MUSIC. HERE’S WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT

Video Fun: Where in the World is Matt 2012


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Web Watch has mentioned Matt Harding before – he’s the guy who struck upon the absolutely perfect “job”, if you want to call it that, of traveling around the world and dancing.

And not just good dancing.

We’re talking really bad dancing.

And he’s been able to turn this hobby into a paying career of travel, music, Internet viral videos, and just bringing a little bit of joy and happiness to everyone he meets.

It’s a world-trotting flash mob.

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The Family Bed: More than just sleeping happens there


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Call it what you will: the FAMILY BED, COSLEEPING, or just being a parent who loves the comfort that sleeping near their children brings to them — sharing the parental bed as a family can be very beneficial to uniting the family unit – just as it may seem a bit unusual to those parents who don’t follow the same practice.

The Family Bed is different from having all the kids jump into the bed with their parents because they’re sick, had a nightmare, or are scared of the big thunderstorm that’s going on outside.

Web Watch will let our readers learn about what the Family Bed is – and isn’t – on their own.  We’re here to talk about it in a slightly different manner…

Continue reading THE FAMILY BED: MORE THAN JUST SLEEPING HAPPENS THERE

Do barbershops and haircut salons sterilize their scissors between customers?


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When was the last time you got your hair cut?

So you went to the salon of your choice (or local barbershop, or Hair Cuttery, Great Clips, Supercuts, Fantastic Sam’s, or even the neighbor down the street who happens to have the only working Flowbee in the surrounding 100 miles).  You sit down in the chair and settle in for your haircut.

And no matter what you pay, whether it be free, $9, $14, $45, or $150 — you all experience the same thing as you watch your Hair Professional pick up their trusty pair of scissors off their counter and approach your head with their fingers of steel…

“Did they sterilize those scissors after their last customer?”

Continue reading DO BARBERSHOPS AND HAIRCUT SALONS STERILIZE THEIR SCISSORS BETWEEN CUSTOMERS?

Comparing grocery store prepared foods to homemade: which is better?


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Web Watch is a fan of supporting our local grocery stores and their prepared food sections.

Whether it be picking up a hot rotesserie chicken from Sam’s Club, Costco, or the local grocery store; a rack of ribs, freshly smoked; a dinner plate made to order right at the meat counter; or even the fish department steaming your purchase while you shop — grocery stores have discovered that providing ready-to-eat food is a great way to supplement their bottom line.

Why? Because Web Watch likes to eat, but doesn’t always have time to cook.

Sure, we know it’s more expensive to buy a chicken that’s already seasoned and heated for us over going through that process ourselves, but for now we’re okay with that.

To paraphrase Cookie Monster, “prepared, ready-to-eat foods are a sometimes meal”.

Continue reading COMPARING GROCERY STORE PREPARED FOODS TO HOMEMADE: WHICH IS BETTER?

Take the Social Media challenge: don’t use any Social Media for at least 30 days


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Steven Corona is the Chief Tech Officer at Twitpic, according to his website.

So you would think that someone who is that involved with social media — such as the relationship between Twitter and Twitpic, that going even one hour without using any form of social media would be akin to telling a race car driver that he can only walk to work.

So can you do what Steven decided to do?  Can you give up all forms of social media for thirty days?

Continue reading TAKE THE SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE: DON’T USE ANY SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS

Proof that making a hit pop song is more science than luck


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Over the past few years, Web Watch has covered all sorts of information about what makes a pop song a hit.

We’ve talked about how you ONLY NEED FOUR CHORDS TO WRITE THE PERFECT POP SONG, how the KEY OF A SONG CAN PREDICT ITS POPULARITY, that MOST POP SONGS ARE ABOUT SEX, and even what the PERFECT SONG LENGTH should be for a hit song.

But now we have some science to thank for proving that everything Web Watch has told you in the past is absolutely true.  See?  It pays to read Web Watch and be on the cutting edge of everything!

Continue reading PROOF THAT MAKING A HIT POP SONG IS MORE SCIENCE THAN LUCK