Everybody knows someone who spent all day doodling on their school notebooks.
And once in a while, you’d look over and say, “hey – that looks cool. Draw me!” And that never actually turns out the way you’d think, like Jack drawing Rose on the Titanic. It ends up something more… grotesque.
Web Watch readers can generally agree – the Best Comic Strip of All Time is (was) Calvin & Hobbes.
Sure, there will be some naysayers that will claim that the best comic strip was The Far Side, or maybe Bloom County. Granted, those comics were awesome in their own way, but they never really captured the heart of what a daily strip was at the time to be looked at 20 years later in fondness for what might-have-been had it continued.
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.
Are you that Web Watch reader who’s stuck at work, just hankering to look at some images that your company would consider to be NSFW (that’s “not safe for work”, for those new Web Watch readers who may not be familiar with the term).
Look – Web Watch understands that some of our readers may be a bit addicted to pornography, so we’re here to help. We’ve found a website that’s perfectly acceptable for you to view at work, even though it is 100% filled with explicit, pornographic images.
Jirka Väätäinen is a Finnish design student at Bournemouth, and he wants to be very clear that his name is pronounced “Yirka”, not “Jerk-a”.
Web Watch has no reason to quibble with him on this, as he’s doing some phenomenal work on RE-IMAGINING DISNEY PRINCESSES as if they were real-life people.
Sure, we’ve seen some other examples of this with live models, but Jirka is taking a slightly different approach on this with his photo-realistic, manipulations that are designed to showcase what the Disney Princess would look like as an actual person.
Not a cartoon caricature, but really-for-real people.
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.
The Photobomb. It was a great picture… until somebody walked into the shot.
When it comes to vacation pictures at popular tourist destinations, a photobomb is inevitable. Someone always will get in your way as you try to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Web Watch’s friend Chip recently posted an article entitled HOW TO GET THOSE EMPTY DISNEY PARK PHOTOSwhere he goes on to describe an elaborate process that many people do in order to get that classic “nobody is in front of the Castle” shot down Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom.
While Web Watch was able to get our own photo of the Castle without any people in it by running down Main Street immediately after the rope-drop and taking the picture before the throngs of madly-rushing people behind us got in our way (it’s a great picture, in case you were wondering) – Chip’s solution is to make an early-morning breakfast reservation in the park, and take your picture while you’re heading over to the restaurant before the park opens for the day.
SURVIVOR is one of those shows, especially as it is about to enter its 20th season this month with an all-star HEROES VS VILLAINS theme, that Web Watch loves watching – if only because the show somehow always figures out how to be fresh, exciting, and surprising season after season.
Jeff Probst has even given all future contestants one vital hint on how to survive Survivor, and it all comes down to studying game theory, which Web Watch will cover in a future post.
One thing that Jeff didn’t feel the need to mention is that one key part of being on Survivor is that at some point during the game, you’re going to be naked.
Sure, the CBS censors may pixelate your NO NO ZONE, or the contestants may decide to show off their newly-buffed bodies in an attempt to increase their Survivor-provided 15-minutes of fame — but after 20 seasons (and approximately 300+ contestants), there was bound to be a glut of Survivor contestant nudity available at some point.