Monthly Archives: May 2013

Favorite alcoholic beverages of adult film stars


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They say that being an adult film star is tough work.

All the lights, the pressure to perform on demand in front of a crowd of disinterested crew members. Having to remember one’s lines.

It’s enough to lead an actor or actress to drink… and to drink a lot.

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Video Fun: A music video in one single take by Eytan and The Embassy


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Web Watch has covered one-take music videos before, such as this LIP DUB.

And considering how hard it is to make a video in one take, the coordination involved, etc – doing one well is when we should take notice and remind people what videos are supposed to be about.

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Gallery: Old Playboy Models


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What does an old Playboy Bunny look like?

Continue reading GALLERY: OLD PLAYBOY MODELS

The average phone user checks their phone 150 times per day


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How many times a day do you check your phone, whether it be for messages, emails, Twitter, Facebook status updates, Instagram, or actually making a phone call to someone?  We’re not even talking exclusively smartphone users, who have those things glued to their hands at all times.  We’re including all mobile phone users here.

Heck, you may even be reading this Web Watch post on your phone right now.

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How much money did Winthorpe and Valentine make with orange juice futures in Trading Places?


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One of the greatest comedy movies of the 1980’s was Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in John Landis’ classic TRADING PLACES.

For those of you too young to remember (or too old to recall, take your pick), the film was a twist on either My Fair Lady or The Prince and The Pauper (also, take your pick), with a little bit of The Sting thrown in for good measure.  But where The Sting dealt with scamming money through horse racing, Trading Places did it by investing in orange juice futures

Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DID WINTHORPE AND VALENTINE MAKE WITH ORANGE JUICE FUTURES IN TRADING PLACES?

Video Fun: The Evolution of Music (twinkle, twinkle edition)


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Parents everwhere struggle with listening to that old child-friendly music over and over, trying to find ways to stop going mad.

Maybe it’s not the song that’s the problem, but the way that it’s presented that’s the issue.  Maybe if you were able to take one of those ever-popular children’s songs that you absolutely couldn’t hear one more time, and heard what it would sound like when done in the style of the music of your generation (whatever generation you are from, that is).

Continue reading VIDEO FUN: THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC (TWINKLE, TWINKLE EDITION)

Survey: women with tramp stamp tattoos more likely to put out on the first date


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This is a two part question for Web Watch readers:

a) for the women:  do you have a tramp stamp, ie a tattoo on your lower back just above your butt crack?

Okay, now put your hands down.  Next question:

b) for the men: what do you think of women with a lower back tattoo?

Continue reading SURVEY: WOMEN WITH TRAMP STAMP TATTOOS MORE LIKELY TO PUT OUT ON THE FIRST DATE

The Chip Shop Awards: What advertising should be


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Have you seen the classic Dudley Moore movie CRAZY PEOPLE?

It was about a burned-out advertising executive that decided that Truth in Advertising was more important than lying to potential consumers about what a product could or couldn’t do.

Like the oft-quoted line about Volvo cars back in the day, “Boxy, but safe”.  True on both accounts.

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Still relevant: Millennials love to shop at the mall


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Sure, Robin Sparkles may have made LET’S GO TO THE MALL a big hit in Canada, but that was a long time ago.

When was the last time that YOU, Web Watch reader, went to the mall on your own just to wander around?

Chances are, you haven’t.  Most malls and major mall retailers appear to be losing retail sales — except Apple Stores — primarily due to online retailing.   But should malls still worry?

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How old are you that you still get an allowance?


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Think back: if you did receive an allowance from your parents when you were growing up, at what age did they stop giving it to you?

Did they stop as soon as you got your first job?

Did they stop giving you a weekly allowance and switch it to “payment for services rendered”, as you completed chores around the house?

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25 Tornado Survival Tips


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From the NOAA:

  • At night, keep looking at ground level for tell-tale signs that a tornado is snapping powerlines, such as quick, bright flashes of either blue-green to white.
  • Not all tornadoes are funnel clouds. Some have no clouds at all, making them nearly invisible from a distance, save the flying debris and dust that may be seen underneath a set of low clouds

From the OLD FARMERS ALMANAC:

  • While they could occur at any time of day or night, tornados most typically form in the afternoon
  • Check out the color of the sky.  If the sky is a pale green color, that’s a common tornado possibility indicator
  • Other common indicators include large hail and dark low-lying clouds.  Approaching tornadoes sound like oncoming freight trains.

From NATIONWIDE INSURANCE:

  • No matter where you are, get as low as you can and get down. Get covered with a blanket, sleeping bag, or other heavy material that can protect you from flying debris.
  • Have a battery-powered (better yet, a hand-crank powered) weather radio that can also pick up your local news radio or TV station audio.
  • Don’t open all your windows “to alleviate pressure inside the house”. You may be hit by flying glass if you choose to do this at the wrong time
  • The southwest corner of your basement may not be the best choice to take cover in, as most tornados come from that direction
  • Caught while out driving? Don’t park under an overpass or bridge, as that can be more dangerous than taking cover in a nearby ditch.

From ABC NEWS

  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls
  • If you see a tornado while you’re driving, don’t try to out-run it.  Leave your car and find shelter immediately instead

From NATURE’S FURY:

  • If you’re taking cover in the basement, be sure that you’re not underneath anything heavy from the first floor, such as a piano or refrigerator, in case the floor above you weakens
  • After the tornado has passed, avoid going near down power lines.
  • Avoid lighting candles or using anything that could generate a spark, until you’ve confirmed that there aren’t any nearby gas leaks

From FEMA:

  • Make an emergency kit, consisting of extra batteries, food, water.  Try to have enough to last you at least 72 hours.  Think about the essentials you may be without during that time (power, heat, clean water, etc)
  • If you think a tornado is approaching, grab and wear appropriate clothing for after the tornado has passed – sturdy shoes, jeans, work gloves, jacket/sweatshirt (depending on climate).  These may be clothes you’ll need to wear for a few days in uncomfortable conditions
  • Have a contact plan with friends, family members, co-workers. Cell networks may be out of service temporarily, so don’t assume you can rely on your cellphone

From SECRETS OF SURVIVAL:

  • Half of all tornadoes each year happen during April, May, and June
  • On a regular basis, take an inventory of your possesions for insurance purposes, have that list documented and secured in an off-site location, such as a bank’s safety deposit box
  • When taking cover, stay away from corners as they tend to attract flying debris. You’ll be better off in the center of the room, underneath a sturdy piece of furniture.
  • Most injuries occur from flying debris, building collapses, or when trying to outrun a tornado in a car

From FIRST AID on ABOUT.COM:

  • Tornadoes usually travel about 30 MPH, but can reach speeds as high as 70 MPH. Note that travel speed is different from the rotation speed of the cyclone itself.
  • Try to get to the center room of whatever structure you’re in, preferably in the basement

From POPULAR MECHANICS:

  • While you can consider building a SAFE ROOM in your home, one tornado researcher says that if he’s caught in a tornado situation that he’s going to head for the nearest covered culvert outside. Stay away from grocery stores, gymnasiums, warehouses, or anything else with a large roof span.

How much money has Cards Against Humanity earned?


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By now, hopefully you’ve played that game that Web Watch told you about last year, CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY.

Yes, it’s a sick game, for sick people.  And funny as hell.  Web Watch ends up giving away copies of the game to friends who want to take it with them immediately after Game Night is over. We’re single-handedly keeping CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY in business, it seems.

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Video Fun: Drunk Girl Voicemail


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Drunk voicemail messages can be funny.

Well, perhaps not for the person leaving them – but for the person receiving them? Hilarious.

Now, the ones that get posted onto the Internet may or may not be staged. They may or may not be fake.  Ones that include a note of “hey, leave me a message at ###” are almost definitely fake, one would think.

‘Cause if it’s a real drunk voicemail, then you went ahead and posted your actual real-for-real phone number? That’s one of those THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T POST ON THE INTERNET.

Ah well. True love is blind.

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Video Fun: How to eat a Live Octopus


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What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Some people don’t venture far from their own personal comfort zone when it comes to trying new foods. It’s why any FOOD CHALLENGE episode of any SURVIVOR season is always so much fun, as we watch people who are much hungrier than they normally would be throw their inhibitions away to get something – anything – into their stomachs.

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Survey: Brides aren’t wearing matching underwear on their wedding night


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Planning what to wear for a wedding can be stressful enough — the dress, the shoes, the reception shoes, the post-reception shoes, the pre-party outfits, the hair and makeup outfit, etc.

But can you believe what the bride doesn’t panic about?

Continue reading SURVEY: BRIDES AREN’T WEARING MATCHING UNDERWEAR ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT