Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why you should have an emergency fund


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Lots of financial experts will tell you how important it is to have an emergency fund.

Heck, even Web Watch has told you about the plan to have $10,000 in savings before you turn 30.  And while $10,000 in the bank today may not mean as much as what it did 10 or 20 years ago, if you’re able to pull this off then you’re still doing better than the vast majority of people you hang around with.

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Proof that old people are funnier than young people


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Young people tend to ignore older folks.

Advertisers tend to ignore older folks.

Even some older folks ignore each other at times.

But you know, sometimes we should take the time to listen to our elders.  They say some pretty funny stuff sometimes.

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At least one person sitting near you has a dirty picture on their phone


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Quick show of hands — how many of you have a dirty picture on your cell phone, right now?

Web Watch isn’t concerned whether it’s one that you’ve taken of yourself (selfies!) or one that was sent to you (sexted) from one we would hope would be a really close friend.

The question still stands – do you have a dirty picture on your phone, of anyone?

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Mad about outrageous corkage fees? Here’s one to make you angrier


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How many times have you decided to go to a restaurant, and instead of buying one of their (slightly) overpriced wines off their wine menu, you’ve brought a special bottle with you from home or from the liquor store down the street?

Web Watch likes to eat at one local favorite specifically because they don’t have a liquor license and encourage guests to bring a bottle of wine from home.  They ask only $5 per bottle, perhaps to cover glass cleaning and the servers’ time in presenting the cork to us.

But considering that a $5 per bottle corkage fee is extremely reasonable in today’s restaurant world, we’re happy to pay that instead of other options that could be made.

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It’s the one weight loss tip that EVERYONE can handle


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Web Watch knows how difficult it can be to stick to a specific diet plan.

It’s the one thing that everyone says that they’re doing (as we’ve mentioned in the past).  What’s the old joke?  “How can you tell if someone’s a vegan?”

“Don’t worry – THEY’LL tell you.”

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On a diet? Here are 200 calorie snacks you can have (some are better than others)


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It seems that everybody is on some sort of diet these days.

Low carb diet, no carb diet, Atkins diet, South Beach diet, Full Body Cleanse, Grapefruit diet, Almond diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem — the list goes on.   We could even throw kosher, vegan, and vegetarian diets into the mix, as those are also both active decisions to eat food from specific food groups.

Look, all diets that are for weight-loss purposes (as opposed to diets for health reasons, such as for lactose-free, diabetic, or gluten-free diets) all come down to one thing:  you’re supposed to take in fewer calories than you expend in a given day.

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Oscars


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The Academy Awards are an interesting concept.

It’s not unusual for participants in an individual industry to receive awards for outstanding work in their respective fields. Web Watch is no stranger to this, having received a few well-deserved (if we do say so ourselves) awards ourselves over the years.

But the Academy Awards – the Oscars  – and its brethren the Emmys, Tonys, and to a lesser extent the Grammys – that EGOT quad-award — are as unique an award presentation as any.

Not because there is such a thing as recognition of an acting job done better than others, but it’s the sheer over-the-top spectacle of a single industry celebrating the “art of making movies” (or TV shows, or Broadway productions, or music) where they believe that the entire world wants to see them present each other with awards for being able to cry convincingly on camera under a set of hot lights.

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What size rocks are used in stoning?


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In some parts of the world, stoning someone for legal, immoral, religious-based beliefs or other reasons is an accepted method of execution – whether the rest of the world believes stoning to be reasonable or not is a question that Web Watch will let others debate.

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Looking for a Prom theme for this year? Try one of these…


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It’s getting to be that time of year again, when young love turns to thoughts of spending Mom & Dad’s money on outrageous limo fees, overpriced dinners in linen tablecloth restaurants, ill-fitting tuxedos, dresses with WAY too little fabric, and a hotel room for the “after party” (if you know what we mean).

Yes, it’s prom season.

And it can be costly — last year, VISA REPORTED that the average prom family was spending upwards of $1,078 each for their kids to have the night of their young, impressionable lives.

And for the rest of us who have the joy of watching the restaurants around us get booked for weekend-upon weekend by loud — and occasionally first-time-drunk — teenagers, the biggest question we want to know the answer to is WHAT’S THE PROM THEME THIS YEAR?

Continue reading LOOKING FOR A PROM THEME FOR THIS YEAR? TRY ONE OF THESE…

Where do all the gay people live?


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Where are gay people most likely to live?

And to be more specific, where do people who classify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender hang out the most?  It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that some US states have more LGBT folks than others.  The question is — which states are those?

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11 More Words that should be Banned from Use


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Previously, Web Watch has shared with our readers WORDS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE USED EVER AGAIN, such as “literally” and “man cave”.

Would you believe that there are even more words that people would never, ever want to hear ever again?

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How to potty-train a cow


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Scientists are always looking for the next, best thing.

And in their quest to determine how much air and environmental pollution farm animals contribute to the Earth each year, it can become necessary to teach those same farm animals how to do their business on demand.

Think of this along the lines of you you’d housebreak a dog, or teach a cat to use the toilet instead of a litter box — all animals can be taught to associate bathroom time with a specific action, method or command — the object with farm animals is that you’re dealing with the same on a much, much bigger scale.

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The more sex you have, the more likely you are to abuse alcohol or drugs


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Web Watch has long heard the old adage that too much alcohol and drugs would lead to too much sex, whether it be promiscuous college adventures after druken fraternity parties with your secret crush or something more dubious from club dates or online hookups.

But all that may just be a precursor to what really happens later in life, especially with women (men, not so much)…

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How to be mediocre


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Do you consider yourself Awesome?  Are you great at what you do? Are you a stellar 5-star performer at the top of your game?

Chance are, unless you’re George Clooney, you’re not amazing at all.

Fact is, you’re very likely extremely mediocre.

And that’s okay.

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Video Fun: Butt Bongos


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Making music is supposed to be joyful.  At least for the artist performing the piece.

One would hope that all involved in the production enjoy themselves equally, from the roadie to the sound guy to the guitar tech on up the line.

Until you run across something that’s just a little, well… off the beaten path.  One of those times when you have to wonder if everyone got paid their fair share for their participation in the project.

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