When was the last time you went swimming in public?
Are you the type of man who feels it necessary to wear a t-shirt or a diving shirt when you hop into the pool? Or are you a man who proudly flaunts your man-boobs for the entire world to see? (no, you don’t get bonus points for having amazing abs — you are not the type of guy who would hide them in the first place)
They say that all the really unusual news stories only happen in Florida.
Texas may begin to disagree, especially after what Judge Biery ruled in his recent decision in the case of 35 BAR AND GRILLE, LLC (plaintiffs) vs THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO in what is officially being called the CASE OF THE ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY BIKINI TOP v THE (MORE) ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY PASTIE.
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.
We all have heard about young couples getting married straight out of high school, 18-year-olds who just KNOW that the person they’re marrying is The One for them.
And then there’s the Doug Hutchinsonand Courtney Stodden wedding, where the then 16-year-old Courtney married the 51-year-old actor. And while there is a significant age difference between Doug and Courtney, we can say that their love has outlasted at least one Kardashian marriage. So they do have that going for them.
But you should recall that when Courtney and Doug got hitched, there was a huge public outcry over not just their age difference, but also how Courtney’s mother gave permission for her 16-year-old daughter to go through with the marriage in the first place.
Look, if it was true love, Courtney and Doug could have waited two more years until she turned 18. Then, while still having a little bit of the creepy factor, it would at least be a legal union between adults rather than an arrangement with a minor (albeit one with parental approval).
For one things, we’ve always been told “never get into a car with a stranger”, and yet when it comes to riding in a cab — that’s exactly what we’re doing. Odd that this is typically the very first thing that we end up doing when we visit a new city. Who are these people? Where are they taking us? Are they ripping us off in doing so?
But don’t let a few bad apple cab drivers ruin the experience for everyone. 99% of all cab drivers out there are just good ol’ working folk, trying to make a living.
Web Watch has been lucky enough to have seen pretty much every major artist we’ve ever wanted to see play in concert.
Kenny Rogers? Check.
Neil Diamond? Check.
Village People? You betcha.
And for the most part, we had tickets or passes for every show. Now, we’ll admit that there may have been one or two where we did end up having to finagle our way into a venue or two, but we swear that we had a legitimate right to be there to justify our sneakiness.
Just because we didn’t have a ticket at the time doesn’t mean that we didn’t know where we could get one.
In some divorces, couples fight over who gets the toilet paper.
One of Web Watch’s friends wanted out of his marriage so badly, he left everything behind. The ex-wife got everything – including his clothes. He felt it was easier to just replace all his stuff then it was to have to deal with her in any way.
Yeah, that was a rough divorce, but rest assured that he’s in a much, much happier place now.
Web Watch has been around for quite a number of years now, having presented our faithful readers with thousands of websites, videos, news articles, and other tidbits of helpful information along the way.
And with that type of success online, we’re also subjected to having our content stolen.
It’s true — and we’ve had to file cease & desist notices to a number of websites that copied our original content and presented it as their own.
Silly rabbit – just because it’s posted on the Internet doesn’t mean that it’s free for the taking.
The food is typically well-prepared, and who doesn’t enjoy being waited on by a young go-getter who is eager to please and provide the Ultimate Dining Experience?
Ok, well maybe not every restaurant you eat at ends up being the Ultimate Dining Experience, but go with us on the concept here.
Let’s look at this from another viewpoint – if you were going to work at a restaurant, would you rather work at a restaurant that provided the Ultimate Employee Experience, or one that treated all of their employees without care?
One question that Web Watch hears a lot from our friends is “Why do some businesses use the term THE BIG GAME or PIGSKIN PARTY, while others use the term SUPER BOWL in their promotional material?” We’ve noticed this ourselves, and are often amused at the lengths some companies go to in associating themselves as being a part of the Professional Football Championship Game without actually mentioning any of the NFL’s trademarks.
Web Watch is not a lawyer, nor are we involved/affiliated with the Super Bowl, the NFL, and its various properties – but we can certainly share some of the things that we’ve learned over the years. Take the following as helpful suggestions, but if you are planning on using any of the NFL’s trademarks yourself – you may want to check with your own legal department and/or followup with the NFL themselves for your own DOs and DONTs list. Continue reading WHEN CAN WE USE THE PHRASE “SUPER BOWL”? AND OTHER SUPER LEGALITIES YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF→
Copyright is an important aspect of online life today, and not very many people understand it.
“The Internet is FREE”, they claim. “Everything on the Internet is free for the taking!”
No, not so much. Rule number one of Internet legalities: Just because someone posted it on the Internet doesn’t mean that there is no copyright or that the material is free to be shared/taken.
Fact is, the very act of writing something yourself gives you an automatic copyright to that material that YOU created. Let’s emphasize that YOU created portion again. It has to be original work from YOU for you to claim the copyright – and even then, you can only claim the copyright on the portion that YOU edited.
Even large mass-edited projects like Wikipedia have a copyright… but Wikipedia explicitly says that the individual Wikipedia editors can’t claim copyright on the text that is contributed directly to Wikipedia articles — just adding the text to Wikipedia grants Wikipedia a licence to make that text available for public use. (Content that is already copyrighted outside of Wikipedia and still contributed by the original author falls under a different set of copyright guidelines — be sure to read that WP article for all the copyright details that may pertain to you.) Continue reading IS THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO LEGAL? CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE COPYRIGHT SCHOOL TO LEARN MORE→