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How to design a flag in 5 easy steps


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Everybody needs a flag to rally behind.

But who wants to use the same old flag that everybody else gets to use?  Why not design your own?  Betsy Ross did, and look how well that did for her…

But design your own flag?  Why do that when there are so many existing flags out there to choose from?

The American Flag: Art, Design, Fashion
The American Flag: Art, Design, Fashion
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Video Fun: Your balls are beautiful; so are you.


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Yes, it’s a parody.

Yes, it was released some time last year, but it may be new to you.

And yes, it’s funny. Even funnier if you can figure out a way to hire a police sketch artist and do this in real life. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: YOUR BALLS ARE BEAUTIFUL; SO ARE YOU.

The worst website you’ve ever seen


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Remember Geocities?

That was the service that really loved to make you go into epileptic seizures with lots of blinking text and crazy colors.  It was painful to visit, let alone read any of the content people bothered to post on their sites.

So fast-foward to today… and guess what?  We really haven’t moved very far away from what Geocities had left us with.

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Art as Music. Music as Art. (or, How to visualize a song)


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Do you – or someone you know – suffer from SYNESTHESIA?

That’s the neurological condition where someone experiences one sense at the same time (or in place of) experiencing it in the traditional way.

One of Web Watch’s friends has this condition, and when they hear specific words, they also end up visualizing that word in front of them at the same time.  Some people see colors by smell, or can hear what tree bark sounds like by touching it.

Look, we know that the above isn’t the best explanation about what’s going on in some people’s heads, but the point is that some people just are better at visualizing things in a manner that the rest of us could just never understand.

Continue reading ART AS MUSIC. MUSIC AS ART. (OR, HOW TO VISUALIZE A SONG)

Children’s drawings reimagined into awesomeness


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Are you one of those parents who look at your child’s crayon drawings and know exactly what it is that they drew?

Or do you just mumble something along the lines of, “Oh, that’s very nice, dear. Let me put this in the kitchen for everyone to see,” where you then casually and mistakenly throw it away?

Because really, are any child’s drawings really any good?  Coloring books don’t encourage creativity – all they do is stifle a child’s natural tendency to create something that they like.

Coloring between the lines is for followers, not leaders.

Continue reading CHILDREN’S DRAWINGS REIMAGINED INTO AWESOMENESS

Just in time for MOVEMBER, the “Moustair”


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Mustache Mug
Mustache Mug

Are you one of those guys who decided to grow a mustache for Movember, to bring awareness for men’s health issues?

Some of you may remember that Web Watch brought Movember to your attention a few years ago, and we’re thrilled that it’s grown into the worldwide phenomenon that it has become, in part because of us. Continue reading JUST IN TIME FOR MOVEMBER, THE “MOUSTAIR”

Decorating the office with Post-It Notes


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Post-it Notes
Post-it Notes

When non-destructive, office pranks can be fun.

Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with inflated balloons?  Fun.  Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with Silly String?  A little bit of a mess to clean-up, and usually left to the victim to do so on their own.

Web Watch has even covered an entire office’s items in tin foil and wrapping paper.  Definitely time-consuming and an absolute waste of money, but entertaining.   The best one we did was sheetrocking over the boss’s office door and painting the wall so it looked like the office was never there in the first place.  Oh, we’re still laughing about that one.

But sometimes it’s nice to include others in your office shenanigans. Continue reading DECORATING THE OFFICE WITH POST-IT NOTES

Make your own Customized Crayola Crayon Box


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Crayola Crayon 6464-crayon Crayolas

There is a hierarchy of crayons in school.

The average child starts out with the standard 8-color box of Crayola crayons.  Web Watch is quite fond of this one, as we never really got past the fact that there are different color Reds and Blues in today’s world. To us, it’s either “red” or “blue”, with none of those various shades.

As you got older, you would get the 16 or 24-count box of Crayolas.

Eventually, you’d be lucky enough to get the holy grail: the famed 64-count box of Crayola Crayons with the built-in sharpener in the box.

Eventually, even that was too boring, and Crayola came out with the 128-count box. Yeah, those kids were living the good life.  They may not have been able to draw worth a darn, but they had all the tools available if they tried.

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Celebrity tattoos (you know you want one)


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Tattoo Nation: Portraits of Celebrity Body Art
Tattoo Nation: Portraits of Celebrity Body Art

Do you have any tattoos?

If so, are they the same old ones that everyone else has, such as a tribal armband, butterfly on the hip, or an oriental letter on the back of your neck?

Yeah, you thought getting a tattoo would make you unique – but because you got the same tattoo that everyone else has gotten, you’re really just following the crowd. Continue reading CELEBRITY TATTOOS (YOU KNOW YOU WANT ONE)

Monkeys may have thumbs, but they can’t draw worth a damn


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Paul Frank's Julius Monkey
Paul Frank’s Julius

That old adage, about putting a million monkeys into a room with a million typewriters and eventually they’ll write the collective works of Shakespeare, may not necessarily be a realistic statement anymore.

At least if by “writing Shakespeare” is the same as “painting art masterpieces”.

So says a recent study from Boston University that says that PEOPLE PREFER ART PAINTED BY OTHER PEOPLE, AND NOT BY MONKEYS.  We know, how could you go wrong with something like this? Continue reading MONKEYS MAY HAVE THUMBS, BUT THEY CAN’T DRAW WORTH A DAMN

Want some twisted takes on Disney Princesses? Check out Jeffrey Thomas’ art gallery


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Sleeping Beauty series of books by Anne RiceThe other day, Web Watch wrote about Brianna Garcia’s artistic take on the Disney Princesses.

Compared to this artist, Brianna’s princesses are all sugar and spice and everything nice, because JEFFREY THOMAS’ PRINCESS ART has a decidedly different twist.

Continue reading WANT SOME TWISTED TAKES ON DISNEY PRINCESSES? CHECK OUT JEFFREY THOMAS’ ART GALLERY

Brianna Garcia’s Disney Princess art gallery inspires real-life Princess photo


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So the other day, Web Watch was browsing through TheChive’s Daily Randomness when we ran across this picture:

Disney Princesses making Funny Faces

Disney Princesses making Funny Faces

And we said to ourselves, “by golly, we’ve seen this before.”

And sure enough, we had.

Continue reading BRIANNA GARCIA’S DISNEY PRINCESS ART GALLERY INSPIRES REAL-LIFE PRINCESS PHOTO

The Crazy Art Lady is Selling Everything She Owns for £1


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Crazy LadySara Burden is self-proclaimed crazy.

She is SELLING EVERYTHING SHE OWNS FOR £1.  (She is careful to note that she is not selling her son or his toys)

Sara is doing this as an art project to show how people are defined by their stuff, and she wants you to participate.

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