Do you remember the classic TV show, MAN FROM ATLANTIS?
It featured an actor with webbed fingers and toes, able to swim deep into the ocean to solve crimes. Our recollection is that he had gills and could breath underwater like Aquaman, but there’s been a lot of alcohol in our system since then so we may be confusing two different characters.
Whenever Web Watch goes on a trip – say to Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, San Francisco… wherever – we are completely dumbfounded by all the tourists and families who are trying to get “that perfect shot”.
They group their people together on one side of the walkway, then expect the entire crowd to stay out of the way while you compose the shot.
Have you ever been trying to get from Point A to Point B at any of these touristy spots without having to constantly stop to be courteous to these photo hounds? We’ve gotten to the point where we say, “Screw it – they’re using a digital camera or their phone, they can take another shot” and we walk right through the photo opp. We’ve got place to be, folks – so let us move on and get out of your way. Continue reading HOW TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL PICTURES OF YOUR FAMILY WITHOUT PAYING FOR A PROFESSIONAL→
Web Watch, like many of you, loves to take vacation photos. We all do it, in part, as a way to remember where we’ve been and seen, but also to capture those moments that we can later reflect upon as being relaxing, happy times with special someones.
Of course, as we review our own vacation photos, they mainly end up being about the food we ate rather than the places we went. C’est la vie.
Who doesn’t love to see how movie magic is made behind the scenes?
Web Watch has wandered a few movie and television sets of our own, and are constantly surprised at how simple and poorly-constructed some of the sets and facades are when seen in person and up-close. They don’t call it “movie magic” for nothing.
One thing that he is becoming known for is his ability to recreate classic Disney Princess animated characters and turn them into real-life models.
Take, for example, the above stock advertising photo for a Jasmine costume from Disney’s Aladdin. There’s nothing wrong with the photo or the model – it’s doing exactly what the marketing department requested. If you’re looking for a costume, it’s perfectly adequate… but if you’re looking for the “essence” of the character, you have to look elsewhere.
Not everybody’s parents are as cool as Dale Price.
Even if his son, Rain, may have been slightly embarassed about his father’s occasional antics today – what Dale has done for the past year is something that will definitely make for some awesome family stories 10 or 20 years from now.
And Dale didn’t really do anything too complicated.
All he did was the same thing any other modern-day parent does – they send their children off to school on the schoolbus every day. Of course, Rain is also a teenager, with all the typical teenage angst. So Dale thought he’d try something a little different this past school year.
And you know the best way to get a dog is to adopt an unwanted or abandoned puppy from an animal shelter rather than to go to a breeder and pay more money than necessary. Of course, if purebreds are your thing – then go for it, but if you listen to Bob Barker’s (and now Drew Carey’s) spiel at the end of every episode of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, you know that going to a shelter will give you the warm fuzzies – both literally and figuratively. Continue reading WHAT’S YOUR DOGGELGANGER? FIND OUT USING THE HUMAN-TO-CANINE PAIRING SOFTWARE→
Everywhere you look there are pictures of smug pregnant women.
Women who are thrilled with being pregnant, proud to show off their baby-oven – whether it be with belly casts or pumpkin paint.
And there’s nothing wrong with this. Many articles have been written about how some women become more beautiful to their spouses when they’re pregnant. How pregnancy only enhances her looks as she changes from “woman” to “mother”.
Some places are known for blowing the existing up and rebuilding from the ashes, history be damned. Other places embrace their history, making it difficult for any new development to take place lest it disturb the historical (in)significance of what’s present.
That’s why Web Watch loves websites like WHAT WAS THERE, as it tries to capture the glory of history, without worrying about keeping the march of progress down.