You’re one of those old people, aren’t you?
Always living in the past, telling those young punks of today how easy they have it now. You begin every sentence with, “oh yeah, well back in MY day, we didn’t have the Internet. And we LIKED it!”
So time marches on – it happens.
We can all agree that all sorts of things have changed over the past 50 years for sure, but even more so in the last 5-10 years.
Continue reading THE MUSEUM OF ENDANGERED SOUNDS
Talking on the Phone While Sitting on the Toilet
Show of hands — how many of you have used your cell phone while using the bathroom?
Web Watch has one friend who does most of their best talking while sitting… although they are polite enough to not flush while the call is going on (we hope that they are only being that courteous while at home rather than being THAT person at the office who doesn’t flush).
Women, we can understand — they’re used to having full-blown conversations with the other gaggle of women who go to the bathroom en masse. So picking up the phone to take care of business while they’re actually Taking Care of Business is not a surprise. But men have that unwritten rule about no talking in the restroom, so when some D-Bag come barrelling in, yammering away on their Bluetooth headset as if they’re More Important Than Everyone Else kinda ruins the silent sanctity of the Men’s Room. Continue reading READ THIS IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHETHER YOUR CELL PHONE IS COVERED WITH FECAL MATTER
Knock Out Panties
Angela Newman is a woman on a mission.
Much like the heralded Sara Blakely who created Spanx because she was looking for underwear and nylons that served a specific purpose (footless pantyhose, and super-supportive Spandex), Angela had an underwear problem that she wanted to solve. Continue reading NEW HIGH-TECH UNDERWEAR FOR WOMEN PROMISES TO KEEP YOU DRY AND ODOR-FREE
I Wish I Hadn’t Said That:
The Experts Speak – and Get it Wrong!
Sometimes, history will tell us, that our visionaries sometimes lack vision.
That’s what Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky have to say in their book, I Wish I Hadn’t Said That: The Experts Speak – and Get it Wrong!
In other words, just because you are super-smart and know what you’re talking about, it’s possible to blurt out your opinion on a topic and have that thrown back at you years later by people who want to point out how funny you sounded at the time.
Let’s take a look at some examples:
- Lee deForest, the inventor of the vacuum tube, said that “To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth–all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.”
- Kenneth Olsen, founder of Digital Computer Corp: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home”
- Advice given to Henry Ford’s lawyer: “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.”