Monthly Archives: September 2012

Quick poll: should you go naked when you get a massage?


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Quick poll:  should you get naked when you go to your spa for a massage or other treatment?

For those who are not familiar with getting a professional massage, such as at a spa or a resort, one of the most frequently asked questions is whether you should strip down nude or not.

Web Watch will make one part of this easy for you: if you’re getting one of those fancy poolside massages while on a beach vacation, chances are that you’ll want to keep your swimsuit on rather than get naked in front of the everyone enjoying their day in the sun.  You may be in a cabana, but cabanas aren’t always as private as they may seem.

In other words, save the nudity for the treatment room.

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Ten Snowshoeing Tips


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Growing up, Web Watch spent winters traversing across the countryside on cross-country skis (okay, it was mainly snow-covered golf courses, but to us it was the wild wilderness) .

There’s a reason why the NordicTrak is considered good exercise — cross-country skiing is hard work, and takes a ton of effort and coordination to do it right.  Especially when you’re 6-years-old in a Michelin-man sized snowsuit.

We fell down a lot, but we had fun.

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Fun with Photography: Water Wigs


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Men- are you going bald?  If so, what’s your plan?

Not every man can pull off a wig.  Web Watch knows some balding men that have either gone with the “short stubble” look, or completely shaved everything off.  At least in our circle of friends, we may have a few bare crowns, but there isn’t anyone that’s decided to do a complete comb-over like our grandparents would do.

One of our friends once contemplated getting hair plugs/grafts — at the time, he said it was a bargain for $11,000, and his girlfriend at the time really pushed for it.  But he had second thoughts and decided that he was going to work it out with what God intended him to have, hair or not.

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How much money does the tooth fairy bring?


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Parents: how much money do you leave under your child’s pillow when they lose a tooth?

Web Watch recalls that $0.50 was the norm for every tooth we lost, but we’ve heard more recent reports that the dollar value for a tooth has gone much higher today.

Before we get to the topic on hand, here’s another parent question:  what do you do with all those teeth?  Do you keep them? Toss them away?  Make a creepy “tooth necklace” out of them?  Be sure to tell us your family tooth traditions in the comments below.

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40% of women do not use any form of birth control


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Adults today may be more educated about the pros and cons of using (or not using) birth control, but that doesn’t mean that those same adults are following through and practicing safe sex.

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Playboy’s List of Top Party Schools 2012


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It’s that time of year again, where PLAYBOY magazine decides to release their latest rankings of the TOP TEN PARTY SCHOOLS in the country – this time they did in in their BACK TO SCHOOL October issue, rather than at the end of the school year as schools are ramping up recruiting efforts for incoming freshmen.

And let us tell you – there have been some significant changes to the list since the 2011 PLAYBOY TOP PARTY SCHOOLS list came out.

 

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Which fast-food burger tastes the best?


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Web Watch loves a good burger.

When done right, it’s phenomenal.  When done poorly, it’s still pretty good.  Of course, we make our own decision as to where we’re going to get that burger, and go into the establishment generally knowing what we’re going to get.

There’s a difference between a McDonald’s Dollar Menu double-cheeseburger and a burger from the Burger Gourmet Bar sit-down restaurant with the $21 Kobe beef slider down the street.  You get what you pay for, and as long as you’re okay with that, then the following won’t surprise you.

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Radio dominates in advertising impact survey


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How many people listen to the radio?

If you were to pay attention to technology pundits and the general news media, you would come away with the conclusion of, “well, practically nobody”. According to them, all those people who used to be radio listeners are bypassing that “old” technology for new offerings that the Internet has brought to bear, such as Pandora and Spotify. Cellphone playlists. Satellite radio, even, still makes a claim for being a popular alternative to traditional radio listening.

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How to write a comment on the Internet (It’s “Online Commenting Etiquette 101”)


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Commenting (whether it be on a blog, a Facebook page, or via Tweet) is a fine art.

Some people get it right, and are effective in rallying other readers behind their cause.  Others are looked at as Internet trolls, people who have absolutely nothing to add to the conversation.

Look, it’s really easy — we get it, the Internet is an anonymous cesspool of interaction, allowing anyone with a screen and a keyboard to shout out whatever they feel like, at any time they’d like.  The First Amendment does protect those folks in saying whatever they want, but the First Amendment doesn’t guarantee that they can say it wherever they can.  That’s why the DELETE and BAN buttons were invented.

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Top things to do on a first date


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When was the last time you went on a “first date”?

Can you even remember what you did on your first date with your current significant other?  Here’s a game to play — with your spouse, you each separately write down how you believe your first date went.  The where, what, how — as many details as you can each remember.

Then, hand your answers over to an impartial party (like your best friends or children), and have them compile the answers back to see who got the most portions of the story correct.  Bonus points are awarded for anything the two of you match on.

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How to dress like Honey Boo Boo (and other Halloween ideas)


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By now, Web Watch is sure you’ve seen the trainwreck of a reality TV show on TLC, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO.

We thought it would be a perfect time to tell you how to DRESS LIKE HONEY BOO BOO as the Perfect Halloween Costume for this year.

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10 Toxic products you should avoid


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Do you read product labels when you’re making household purchases?  Web Watch does try to avoid buying food that contains high fructose corn syrup or has “sugar” listed on the label — but we’re a creature of habit, and Pop Tarts taste so darn good.

But we don’t really take the time to read all those other funky labels and warnings that seem to be applied to practically everything we get nowadays.  Do we care that something was made in a plant that also processes “soy”, “nuts”, and “dairy products”?  Eh.  Not so much… but we know some folks who do care, so we’re not going to make fun of them for this.

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Um, what’s YOUR “crutch word”?


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A while back, Web Watch told you about how much we hate certain words – like “mancave” and “actually”.

It ends up that there’s a reason why some of these words really suck – and it’s not because some of these phrases are just stupid made-up things (“vajayjay”) that serve no purpose when other, more practical words can suffice.

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Whatcha doing on October 6th? Why not take the Caine’s Arcade “Cardboard Challenge”?


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Hopefully by now, you’ve heard the story about Caine Monroy and the arcade he made in his dad’s shop, where all the games were made entirely out of cardboard.

No?  It’s a phenomenal story.  Here – watch this, then continue…

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What’s the best AA battery?


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Web Watch had a rough childhood.

Our father was a bit of a tinkerer. A gadget-guy.  (Still is, actually.)

He loves to put things through their paces, then take them apart to see how they worked or if they could be improved upon.

For a while, when we were young, he was infatuated with battery-operated devices – like toys.  So he’d go out and buy the latest, greatest battery-operated toy (even better if it was a rechargeable battery).  And Web Watch would get to play with the toy for as long as we wanted to.

Go ahead.  Have fun with that.

Until Dad decided that it was time for him to take the toy apart and see what made it last as long as it did on that single battery charge.

Web Watch went through a lot of battery-operated toys during that time.  Sure, we got to play with all of them, but only for like a day.

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