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It’s true! Men really ARE stupider than women!


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It’s an old TV sitcom trope, that the family is headed up by a smart mother and a doofus dad who always does doofus things.

While TV writers do this for laughs, maybe their main purpose of this isn’t really because it’s funny if dad is an idiot – maybe TV is just a reflection on life itself. Continue reading IT’S TRUE! MEN REALLY ARE STUPIDER THAN WOMEN!

Which country in the world has the best Work-Life balance? (hint: it’s not the US)


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Achieving the proper Work-Life Balance for employees is something that every company and manager tries to emphasize with their employees, but in reality we know that it really never works out.

Some would say that some countries in Europe have it better. We recall one story where a bank  requires – REQUIRES – their employees to take a full four weeks off when they go on vacation. The theory is that any banking irregularity could be hidden by an employee who can cover their tracks every two weeks, but a four week vacation should expose any particular issues that the employee was involved with.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Overwhelmed:
Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Continue reading WHICH COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HAS THE BEST WORK-LIFE BALANCE? (HINT: IT’S NOT THE US)

If your job suddenly required you to milk a cow, would you do it?


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Not everybody has to milk a cow as part of their job.  Farmers, sure. But every day folks? Not so much.

And definitely not celebrities. Not unless they were researching for a movie role or something.

Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain
Being Miss America:
Behind the Rhinestone Curtain
Continue reading IF YOUR JOB SUDDENLY REQUIRED YOU TO MILK A COW, WOULD YOU DO IT?

Weird News: Cows do not like Cowbells


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Web Watch will refrain from making any “MORE COWBELL” jokes with this story: COWS DO NOT LIKE COWBELLS

Giant Cowbell
Yes, it’s a Giant Cowbell
Continue reading WEIRD NEWS: COWS DO NOT LIKE COWBELLS

Hashtag Activism and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


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First – before you read any further, if you have either enjoyed the celebrity ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE videos or have participated in making a video yourself…. and if you have not already made a donation to ALS – then GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE ALS WEBSITE AND MAKE THAT DONATION.

And don’t think that just because you didn’t dump a bucket of ice on your head in the name of raising awareness for a charity that’s fighting the good fight for thousands of people, if you laughed even once at the antics of anyone who did do it – you owe ALS money.

I Survived the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I Survived the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Continue reading HASHTAG ACTIVISM AND THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Would you consider having sex with a robot?


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The classic 1973 movie WESTWORLD featured a high-tech amusement park where guests would pay $1000 a day in order to live their ultimate fantasies of being a gunslinger, a medieval knight, or a roman gladiator.

The catch? The vast majority of the park’s “employees” were robots, all designed to give the park guests the ultimate adventure.

And yes, there were sex robots.

Westworld
Westworld

Continue reading WOULD YOU CONSIDER HAVING SEX WITH A ROBOT?

How much money do corpse actors earn?


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Have you thought about the easiest way to break in to acting?  Sometimes you just need to play dead.

Literally.

Is He Dead?: A Comedy in Three Acts (Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain)
Is He Dead?:
A Comedy in Three Acts
(Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain)

Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DO CORPSE ACTORS EARN?

Another sign that streaming music royalty payments stink


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It almost doesn’t pay to be a musician these days.

We’ll take that back and rephrase:  it LITERALLY doesn’t pay to be a musician these days.  And yes, we are using the word “literally” correctly in that sentence..

With more and more businesses deciding to hop onto the STREAMING MUSIC bandwagon, one would think that the greater exposure would result in greater earnings for the musicians and songwriters who are getting their music spread far and wide.

Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties
Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties

Continue reading ANOTHER SIGN THAT STREAMING MUSIC ROYALTY PAYMENTS STINK

If it sounds too good to be true, it must be made up, right?


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They say that you shouldn’t believe everything that you read on the Internet.

That Wikipedia may (or may not) be the most reliable source of information out there.

It’s almost as if the Internet was designed as a way to implement the Ultimate April Fool’s Joke, just by saying to some naive friend, “hey, guess what I read online”? and having them believe you because YOU SAID IT WAS ONLINE!

Nothing false can be put online, you know.  It says so right here in this email our grandmother sent us.

Weird but True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts
Weird but True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts

Continue reading IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT MUST BE MADE UP, RIGHT?

Which is the Most Trusted TV News Outlet?


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What’s your favorite TV news channel for national-oriented news?

When it comes to local news, we all like to turn to our favorite local news ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX outlet.  Sometimes the local news we choose to watch is based solely on what we like to watch during primetime; sometimes the local news we choose to watch is on a specific station.

But what do we choose to watch when it comes to getting our national news?

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country
The Loudest Voice in the Room:
How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News–and Divided a Country

Continue reading WHICH IS THE MOST TRUSTED TV NEWS OUTLET?

Do you believe in evolution? You may be surprised who doesn’t


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There are people who believe in evolution, and people who don’t.

The question is, which side of the fence do you belong to?

Why Evolution is True
Why Evolution is True

Continue reading DO YOU BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION? YOU MAY BE SURPRISED WHO DOESN’T

Top YAHOO Search Terms for 2013


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In what will become an obsession for news agencies over the next 30 days, it’s time to begin reflecting upon what’s occurred over the past 11 months and use that information to fully represent what happened in the entire year.

Apparently, whatever happens in December doesn’t really count.

Miley Cyrus Twerking Foam Finger
Miley Cyrus Twerk Foam Finger

Continue reading TOP YAHOO SEARCH TERMS FOR 2013

Diet sodas are filled with poop. Seriously.


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How many diet sodas do you drink in a day?

Two? Three? Twelve?

There’s a reason Diet Coke is more popular than regular Coca-Cola — people just like the taste better, regardless of whether they’re drinking it because it’s a diet beverage or not.

But have you looked at the ingredient label lately?

Sweet Poison: How the World's Most Popular Artificial Sweetener Is Killing Us - My Story
Sweet Poison:
How the World’s Most Popular Artificial Sweetener Is Killing Us – My Story

Continue reading DIET SODAS ARE FILLED WITH POOP. SERIOUSLY.

New school policy helps spread head lice among students


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Parents have it tough when their kids get sick.

Do you keep the kids at home, where you have to either take your own sick day or find a babysitter?  Or do you send the kids to school so they can maintain their 100% attendance record?

Maybe you should just let the schools decide for you.

Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb, Professional Stainless Steel Louse and Nit Comb for Head Lice Treatment, Removes Nits
Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb,
Professional Stainless Steel Louse and Nit Comb
for Head Lice Treatment,
Removes Nits

Continue reading NEW SCHOOL POLICY HELPS SPREAD HEAD LICE AMONG STUDENTS

FAIL tops the list of Top Words for 2013 (whoops – it’s really “404”)


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Language is a funny thing.

Have you ever wondered how some terms become so well known, so indoctrinated, that you could travel around the world and hear the same words and phrases and know exactly what they mean?  Who knew that cab drivers everywhere would know what “fast, fast” means?

Words on a Shirt
Words on a Shirt

Continue reading FAIL TOPS THE LIST OF TOP WORDS FOR 2013 (WHOOPS — IT’S REALLY “404”)