Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why do people move?


By web gangsta | Published:

Web Watch has always heard that in order to succeed at your career, you should always move whenever the company asked you to change locations.

And while that works for large-scale, across-the-country type stuff, Web Watch is fascinated by those people we know who just decide to move down the street for no real reason at all.  We know plenty of people who change apartments on a whim, or move within a mile or two of their current home just because they felt like it.

We also know people who bought a house next door to their childhood home, in order to stay close to their parents and friends in the local area.

 

Moving Without Mayhem: The Ultimate Guide To Selling, Packing and Moving To a New House Stress Free
Moving Without Mayhem:
The Ultimate Guide To Selling, Packing and Moving To a New House Stress Free

Continue reading WHY DO PEOPLE MOVE?

How much money is Candy Crush Saga earning King?


By web gangsta | Published:

By now, you’ve likely become addicted to CANDY CRUSH SAGA, that three-tile matching game that has taken Facebook and mobile by storm.

And you’re probaby wondering how King, the game’s publisher, has been able to make money by offering a game for free, or a “free-mium” game.

Candy Crush Themed Sweatshirt
Candy Crush-themed Sweatshirt

Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY IS CANDY CRUSH SAGA EARNING KING?

Everything I Know I Learned from The Brady Bunch


By web gangsta | Published:

Everybody knows the story….

…of a lovely lady.  Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.  All of them had hair of gold, like their mother.

The youngest one in curls.

Growing Up Brady
Growing Up Brady

Continue reading EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED FROM THE BRADY BUNCH

The History of the Guitar Solo


By web gangsta | Published:

Kids – no matter how much you’ll hate it now, you should take the time to learn a musical instrument.

Web Watch doesn’t care if it’s the piano, accordion, guitar, or marimba (heck, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots play music using plastic instruments, and that stuff sounds GOOD).  The key here is that you should be able to play something – anything.

Solo Guitar Playing Volume 1
Solo Guitar Playing Volume 1

Continue reading THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR SOLO

The problem with fake service dogs


By web gangsta | Published:

The other day, Web Watch was in a grocery store where we saw a woman with her chihuahua on a leash walking through the produce section.  The dog was wearing a “service dog vest”, indicating that this dog was specifically trained to assist the disabled in some manner.

And we’ve been seeing more and more of this.  Service dogs appear to be everywhere nowadays.  Have you seen this trend also?

Service Dog Harness
Service Dog Harness

Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH FAKE SERVICE DOGS

How many times per day do you fart?


By web gangsta | Published:

Everybody farts.

The question is, can you catch someone else in the act?  Look around the office – do you have a serial farter in your group?

Why not propose a game with your co-workers: whoever can fart the most without being caught wins the prize money.  It’s a game that everyone can play!

Despicable Me 2 Banana Scented Fart Gun
Despicable Me 2 Banana Scented Fart Gun

Continue reading HOW MANY TIMES PER DAY DO YOU FART?

When it comes to crowdsourced reviews, which websites should you trust?


By web gangsta | Published:

Whenever Web Watch wants to try a new restaurant in a new city, we turn to our online resources for hints and tips from the locals — because you should always eat where the locals eat.

Usually, the online reviews we find are relatively accurate.  In one place we ate at recently, the review said to avoid the paella.  We should have listened – it really wasn’t that good.

2013 America's Top Restaurants2013 America's Top Restaurants

Continue reading WHEN IT COMES TO CROWDSOURCED REVIEWS, WHICH WEBSITES SHOULD YOU TRUST?

Which colleges have the best food, best cafeterias?


By web gangsta | Published:

Web Watch can recall some good times eating at the college cafeteria.

From the unlimited double-cheeseburgers to the fresh scooped chocolate milkshakes (salad bar be damned!), the all-you-can-eat cafeteria was well worth the daily fee that the 21-meals a week program required.

Oh, there were some naysayers.  Some thought that they could eat better in their dorm room for $5 a day, cooking only with a hot pot and a down-the-hall microwave.  An in-room kitchenette?  A shared refrigerator?  These would be luxuries that were not available at the time.

Of course, today is different, and students are picking their colleges for their food as much as they are for their education.

Grabbin' Some Grub Care Package  by MyDormFood.com
Grabbin’ Some Grub Care Package
by MyDormFood.com

Continue reading WHICH COLLEGES HAVE THE BEST FOOD, BEST CAFETERIAS?

Playboy’s List of Top Party Schools 2013


By web gangsta | Published:

It’s that time of year again, when a young co-ed’s thoughts turn to partying down.

Over the years, Web Watch has shared with you PLAYBOY’S PARTY SCHOOLS list, but they typically are released in the Spring, when high school students are making their choices for where to attend school in the Fall.

This year, Playboy has decided to release their list in the Fall — probably to allow high school seniors a full year to consider where they would like to apply to over the coming months (and for incoming college freshmen to reconsider their collegiate choice, for at least one semester).

You Can Retake a Class, But You Can't Relive a Party!
You Can Retake a Class, But You Can’t Relive a Party!

Continue reading PLAYBOY’S LIST OF TOP PARTY SCHOOLS 2013

Guess how many pounds of bacteria are in your body


By web gangsta | Published:

Guess how many pounds of bacteria are in your body right now.

That’s right – we said POUNDS OF BACTERIA.

Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Bacteria:
The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Continue reading GUESS HOW MANY POUNDS OF BACTERIA ARE IN YOUR BODY

Men still don’t wash their hands in the office bathroom


By web gangsta | Published:

Office bathrooms are usually a stinky, awful mess.

You have any number of people who don’t wipe down counters, pick up paper towels off the floor.  And is there really a need in an adult environment to have to post a sign that says, “do not flush paper towels, they will clog the toilet”?  How many people are really doing this?  Who’s taking paper towels into the toilet stall in the first place?  Are they really that much more comfortable than the typical office toilet paper to use?  Really?  REALLY?

Mickey Mouse Hand Wash
Mickey Mouse Hand Wash

Continue reading MEN STILL DON’T WASH THEIR HANDS IN THE OFFICE BATHROOM

Dogs are welcoming our robot overlords


By web gangsta | Published:

Remember when Web Watch told you about how dogs prefer to eat human food?  Or, at the very least, they prefer to eat food that their human shows them is good to eat?

It ends up that dogs really are more aware of the people around them than we give them credit for. Perhaps the “man’s best friend” term really isn’t just a phrase, but something true and real.

Robotic Dog
Robot Dog

Continue reading DOGS ARE WELCOMING OUR ROBOT OVERLORDS

The Best Times of Day to Visit the Doctor


By web gangsta | Published:

There are two places that people dread visiting: the DMV and the doctor’s office.

For whatever reason, both places tend to make your visit an excruciating painful routine of waiting, waiting, and more waiting.

While Web Watch can’t help you with the DMV, we can help you with your doctor visits.  Common sense says to book your doctor’s visit first thing in the morning, before they get backed up with patients that talk too much or have more complicated issues than you do.

But is that really the best time?

Continue reading THE BEST TIMES OF DAY TO VISIT THE DOCTOR

The most ridiculous toilet ever made


By web gangsta | Published:

They say that you get more money on home resales by investing your money in two places: the kitchen and the bathroom.

But sometimes, as you walk through people’s homes, you have to ask yourself what could have possessed someone to make the decisions they did on various home designs and features.

The Kohler Numi Toilet
The Kohler Numi Toilet

Continue reading THE MOST RIDICULOUS TOILET EVER MADE

Eating milk chocolate makes you stupid


By web gangsta | Published:

Another entry from the YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT department – parents should stop telling their children that they’re eating too much chocolate, and instead should encourage them to eat as much chocolate as they’d like.

Why? Their future education and success depends on it.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Premium Dark Chocolate
Ghirardelli Intense Dark Premium Dark Chocolate

Continue reading EATING MILK CHOCOLATE MAKES YOU STUPID