Monthly Archives: August 2012

What do 76% of adults do while driving their car?


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Everyone likes to think of themselves as a good driver.

So ask your friends the next time you’re at a party: how many people have ever gotten into an accident?  Caused an accident?  Gotten a speeding ticket?

Got the speeding ticket for the highest speed over the limit?

You’d be surprised to hear all these driving horror stories from your friends, yet they would still consider themselves “good drivers”.

How surprised should you be?  If your friends are anything like those in a recent survey – 99% of those surveyed all believe that they’re good drivers.

And yet there are a lot of idiots out on the road.  We can’t all be great drivers, can we?
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What’s your Secret Service code name?


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Everybody has a nickname.

And as Howard learned on THE BIG BANG THEORY, nicknames are usually assigned to you rather than something that you come up with yourself.  His nickname, if you hadn’t heard, is “Froot Loop”.

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How much money do kids make with allowance?


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A question for all the parents who read Web Watch: how much money do you pay your kids in an allowance?

One would think this would be a simply question to answer, but it’s really a bit more complicated than one would think.

Are you the type of parent who pays an allowance to their children, no matter what?  Or do you only pay an allowance as payment for specific jobs being done around the house?

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How young is too young to get married?


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We all have heard about young couples getting married straight out of high school, 18-year-olds who just KNOW that the person they’re marrying is The One for them.

And then there’s the Doug Hutchinsonand Courtney Stodden wedding, where the then 16-year-old Courtney married the 51-year-old actor.   And while there is a significant age difference between Doug and Courtney, we can say that their love has outlasted at least one Kardashian marriage.  So they do have that going for them.

But you should recall that when Courtney and Doug got hitched, there was a huge public outcry over not just their age difference, but also how Courtney’s mother gave permission for her 16-year-old daughter to go through with the marriage in the first place.

Look, if it was true love, Courtney and Doug could have waited two more years until she turned 18.  Then, while still having a little bit of the creepy factor, it would at least be a legal union between adults rather than an arrangement with a minor (albeit one with parental approval).

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The 100 Saddest Songs


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Elton John probably said it best: “sad songs say so much”.

We all have our own “go to” music that we listen to whenever we’re going through a difficult time.  Some use music to help reinforce one’s feelings; others use music to get the listener to a certain emotional level.

It’s no secret that there are “happy” songs; heck, we all thrive on toe-tapping hits that make us feel good.

But there is a market, a need for “sad” songs as well.

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The cost of having noisy sex? $315


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When was the last time that your neighbors called the police on you?

It could be for anything, really.  But generally speaking, Web Watch has found that neighborhood police involvement typically revolves around an abuse of noise levels in the area.

Loud parties, loud music, loud fights.   All are fairly common complaints.

But loud sex?  That’s a different story altogether, isn’t it?

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How to travel across the country using only social media


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Lindsay Rule is comfortable traveling by herself, which is unusual for a young single woman in today’s scary world.

Don’t get us wrong – it’s not that traveling by oneself that’s the scary part – it’s the way that Lindsay chose to do it that may have given her family and friends a bit of a scare.

On the other hand, if you think about what Lindsay did, she was probably traveling in the most safe way possible.  She technically wasn’t traveling alone; she was bringing hundreds of eyes with her, watching her every move.

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Want kids to eat more fruits and vegetables? It’s all about cartoon marketing


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Look, we all know that kids today are a little on the plump side.

They don’t like to exercise, they don’t like to eat anything but fast food.

Blame it on MTV, video games, and Ronald McDonald.

But there’s a reason for it – and it may have something to do with the same reason that Sugar Smacks had to be changed to just Smacks on the cereal aisle.

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What do you call 10,000 topless women, protesting?


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When you get 10,000 topless women together at one moment, it can be considered an art form.

When you get 10,000 topless women together for a protest about censorship, you get a movement.  Call it GIRLRILLAZ.

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10 Ways to Spot a Douchebag


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Sometimes you just want somebody to tell you that you’re being one.

Sometimes you like to point it out in others.

Let’s face it – douchebags can be lots of fun — especially to those people who feel that they’re not being a douche at the time.

But while it may have been cool to even be aHipster Douchebag, maybe it’s time to hang up the duckface and move on to other things.

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Pop Quiz: how well do you know your Victorian sex terms?


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Back in the day, Web Watch took a college course in Human Sexuality.

It was supposed to be one of those “easy A”-type classes, but sometimes when word gets around about the alleged “underwater basketweaving” reputation of a college course — even one seemingly as trivial as Human Sexuality — the Powers That Be decide to makde some dramatic changes by firing the teaching staff and hiring new professors to turn the class into something a bit more… challenging.

So now we were stuck with writing essays about the Human Condition, and discussing “feelings”.

It ended up being a much more difficult course than those who took previous semesters had experienced.

Damn them.

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How many dates should you have before saying, “I Love You”?


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Web Watch knows one couple who decided to get married after just one month of dating — and they’ve been happily married ever since.

There’s another couple we know that have been together for about a year… yet they haven’t yet appeared at an event together as a couple.  Friends are still asking when they’ll get to meet the other half – or if they ever will.

When it comes to dating, some people have specific rules:  no kissing until the third date, for example.  Or no sex until at least after meeting the parents (because meeting the parents represents a significant step forward in ones’ relationship).

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7 Underwear Features that Consumers Demand Most


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How much time have you spent contemplating your underwear?

Ladies – we all know that you have segregated your underwear drawer into “everyday”, “date night”, “special occasion”, and “laundry day” categories.  There may be more, but women seldom like to be privvy to their private stash.

Men, on the other hand, have “everyday”, “laundry”, and “not quite laundry”.

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Guess what: people tend not to respect you if you’re having too much sex


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It should be an obvious conclusion: if you’re having lots of sex — and Web Watch is talking about you having way more sex than your peers are — then you shouldn’t be surprised if those same peers have a lower opinion of you.

Which does lead to the obvious question, if you’re not having all that extra sex with your peers — then who ARE you having all that sex with?  But we digress…lets get back to the question at hand…

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Video Fun: You know who likes big butts? Every actor, in every movie, ever.


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You know what it takes to make a good music video parody?

Sometimes, it just takes about 250 different movie clips, a keen ear for details, and a few hours (days?) with a sophisicated video editor and a backing audio track.

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