Monthly Archives: December 2013

Banned words for 2014 include “twerking”, “hashtag”


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Ever year, a new workd or phrase enters into the lexicon, and quickly provides cannon fodder for comedians for something that immediately dates the timeframe it was uttered in.

Was it just 40 years ago when The Fonz popularied “Heeeeeeyyyyy”?  Who says that anymore?  Or John Belushi’s “Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” rally cry?

No Twerking Allowed
No Twerking Allowed

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How much would you pay to eat at Applebee’s? Does it matter if it’s All You Can Eat?


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When was the last time you ate at Applebee’s?

Web Watch knows a couple who eats at Applebee’s at least once a week.  For them, it’s almost a second home.  And who really can resist a bowl full of riblets?  We know we can’t.

Applebee's BBQ Fever
Applebee’s BBQ Fever

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Which celebrity would YOU like to vacation with?


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Have you ever been on a vacation and had a brush with celebrity?

Web Watch has a few stories to tell — we ran into Kevin Smith out in LA, and another time we got to hang out for a few minutes with Carrot Top at an airport while we were waiting for our luggage (he had a few more trunks of stuff than we had.  Go figure).

The Best Guide Ever to Palm Springs Celebrity Homes: Facts and Legends of the Village of Palm Springs
The Best Guide Ever to Palm Springs Celebrity Homes:
Facts and Legends of the Village of Palm Springs

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What’s your New Year’s Resolution going to be?


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It’s getting to be about that time of year, where everyone stops celebrating the holidays and starts looking more towards things that they can do to improve their lives in the upcoming year.

Many experts all say the same thing — you shouldn’t be worried about making a New Year’s Resolution, but rather make yourself a New Year’s Commitment.

The difference is that commitments are more binding, mentally and physically, over a mere resolution where you try to achieve something that may or may not happen.   It’s all about committing to your stated goal, forcing that new habit to take effect.  A resolution?  Beh.

Fitbit
Fitbit

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How to identify The Best electronics for any category


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Whenever it comes time to buy the Latest, Greatest gadget, you’ll always find yourself wondering if the item you’ve decided upon buying is, in fact, the absolute latest/greatest version of whatever it is you’re purchasing.

Rest assured – no matter when you decide to buy something, a newer version of said item is going to be right around the corner.  So maybe you should be asking yourself, “what’s the best item TODAY” instead of saying “what’s the best item EVER”?

Wirecutters
Wire Cutters

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How anonymous is your unlisted phone number?


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Quick show of hands: how many of you have an unlisted phone number?

Especially in today’s world of cellphones, the notion of a “phone book” that is printed on paper and delivered to your house is almost laughable.  People purposefully have their phone numbers listed in a phone book as part of being neighborly and accessible, but with the Do Not Call list and robocalls and other phone annoyances, more and more people are choosing to go off the grid (for personal or professional reasons).

With a cell phone, your number is pretty much already unlisted.  Nobody should be using your cell number unless you provided it to them.

And so what’s the big deal if someone had your number anyway?

How to Find Unlisted Phone Numbers (What you won't find in the phone book)
How to Find Unlisted Phone Numbers (What you won’t find in the phone book)

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Poo-Pourri’s Business Plan Stinks. Here’s what they should do instead…


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It’s happened to everyone.

You’ve had to go, and you’ve had to go bad – and you’re not at home where it’s typically safe to do so.

Look, everyone does it — we just don’t want to share that fact with our friends, neighbors, or family.  Web Watch was talking with a couple the other day who did not have the pleasure of living with each other before getting married.  On their honeymoon was the first time that either had experienced The Smell from the other… and she made him leave the hotel room while she took care of her business.

Ah, young love.

Poo-Pourri X-Large 8 oz bottle Original Scent bathroom toilet air freshner odor masking spray
Poo-Pourri Original Scent bathroom toilet air freshner odor masking spray

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A Social Media reminder from CNN


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As Santa takes his final moments today to check his list twice, to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice – it’s a perfect time to offer this friendly holiday reminder that we gleaned from CNN this week over the JUSTINE SACCO incident:

Naughty and Nice Santa Hats
Naughty and Nice Santa Hats

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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


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Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade chocolate chip cookie?

Web Watch tends to buy ours at the store, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the hard work that others put into baking us delicious treats.  In fact, as we type this we are anticipating our annual delivery of homemade cookies from some friends who pride themselves on making the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER… but only choose to do so once a year, in order to make them even more special for those of us who receive them.

Are they good? Definitely.  Could they be better?

Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share
Martha Stewart’s Cookies:
The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share

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Things to do in Las Vegas for Women ONLY


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Who doesn’t love a good escapist vacation to Las Vegas?

Granted, it all depends on whether you can appreciate everything that Las Vegas has to offer, whether it be the gambling, the sun, the food, the celebrity sightings, the nightclubs, or the random hook-ups with complete strangers resulting in waking up in a bathtub with a note about how your kidney was stolen and sold on Craigslist.

It happens.

Cocktails! Ten Years As A Las Vegas Cocktail Server
Cocktails! Ten Years As A Las Vegas Cocktail Server

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The real reason why Santa’s reindeer stink


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Everyone knows the song RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.

But have you taken a really good listen to what the song’s actually about?  It’s very telling — not about Rudolph, but a better description of what the OTHER reindeer are actually like.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Stuffed
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Stuffed

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Why NORAD Tracks Santa


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Every year we receive the same news reports from NORAD about Santa’s progress around the world.

Have you ever wondered how NORAD got into the Santa tracking business?

The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas
The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas

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OMG! It’s the KITTEN BOWL!


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It’s what some media analysts are already calling the SUPER BOWL SHOWDOWN OF THE CENTURY, and the NFL has absolutely nothing to do with this one.

It’s all about creating the most entertaining alternative programming during the annual Football Championship Game, and there’s a new challenger in place this time that is making a lot of noise.

Puppy Bowl
Puppy Bowl

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The Most Hated Companies in America


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If there’s one thing that Social Media has taught us it’s that people love to bitch about lousy customer service.  You don’t often hear people Tweeting about the awesome customer service that they receive (perhaps they’ll tweet about a news story about someone else getting some company loving, but it’s rarely from the recepient themselves).

What’s the old adage? If you like something, you’ll tell 5 people. If you hate something, you’ll tell EVERYBODY?

I Love The Work, But I Hate the Business
I Love The Work, But I Hate the Business

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Want time to go faster? Change the way you look at the clock


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You know the old saying, “time flies when you’re having fun”?

It’s not always the case, and you know it.  Sometimes time just drags on and on — but it’s really just an issue of mind over matter.  Time itself doesn’t change, it’s just your perception of it.

Countdown Timer
Countdown Timer

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