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The 5 Worst Songs to Hear on Repeat


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A few years ago when the TV show SURVIVOR was unique and different and much more awesome than it is today (not because today’s version is less challenging, but because Survivor has become more mainstream when compared to other programming — and because Web Watch has an awesome idea for Jeff Probst and crew that we’d love to see implemented on a future season of Survivor… if only Probst would return our calls)… where were we?

Ah – yes, a few years ago when the TV show SURVIVOR was unique and different, Web Watch helped with a promotion entitled URBAN SURVIVOR.  The premise was exactly the same, with contestants living in unfamiliar circumstances and having to compete in challenges to survive until the end. Continue reading THE 5 WORST SONGS TO HEAR ON REPEAT

Year in Review: 2012’s most popular Web Watch articles and searches


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Thanks to all of you who took the time to visit WEB WATCH in 2012.

For those of you who weren’t able to read Web Watch every day, here’s a quick look at what everyone took a look at while they were here.

Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: 2012’S MOST POPULAR WEB WATCH ARTICLES AND SEARCHES

Why every office should be filled with kittens and puppies


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Are you watching the current BRAVO TV program LOLWORK?

It’s a reality TV program that allegedly shows the real-world behind-the-scenes workings of how the Cheezburger Network — home toLOL CATSand millions of other funny animal pictures and videos — does business.

While most the show appears to be purposefully driven to make what is supposed to be good TV, there are specific business-aspects that get aired that really for-real give a reasonable peek behind the curtain of what it takes to run a popular content-driven website.

Watching LOLWORK will give you a good reminder that it’s always hard work to create good, compelling CONTENT for your website, but that it’s that same content that also brings eyeballs to your site in the first place.  Focus on the content, let everything else fall into place later.

Continue reading WHY EVERY OFFICE SHOULD BE FILLED WITH KITTENS AND PUPPIES

How to dress like Honey Boo Boo (and other Halloween ideas)


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By now, Web Watch is sure you’ve seen the trainwreck of a reality TV show on TLC, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO.

We thought it would be a perfect time to tell you how to DRESS LIKE HONEY BOO BOO as the Perfect Halloween Costume for this year.

Continue reading HOW TO DRESS LIKE HONEY BOO BOO (AND OTHER HALLOWEEN IDEAS)

Which would you choose in a mate: Personality or Sex?


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Does anyone remember that FOX TV reality show MR PERSONALITY?

On this dating show, the male contestants all wore masks to hide their facial features from their potential love interest.  The concept was that for any pure relationship to work, one’s personality should take priority over one’s looks.

Obviously, with the subsequent success of shows without masks like THE BACHELOR, the American TV audience is more interested in the visuals and sex appeal of their reality TV contestants rather than the more sincere personality-driven programming.

Continue reading WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE IN A MATE: PERSONALITY OR SEX?

Who is Jeff Probst’s Biggest Fan?


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There are fans of the TV show SURVIVOR – like Web Watch and others we know, who enjoy the adventure and gameplay that Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett bring to our television screens each week (along with the hysterical ignorance of every contestant to Jeff’s constant advice to always be looking towards the end-game in determining how to best strategize your way to a $1 million dollar grand prize).

And there are Super Fans, folks who study every aspect of the show – who train themselves on show trivia and gaming techniques in the hopes that they too will be picked by the shows’ casting directors and added to the list of hundreds of Survivor contestants who have pushed themselves to the limits (both mental and physical) to claim the title of Ultimate Survivor.

Continue reading WHO IS JEFF PROBST’S BIGGEST FAN?

Year in Review: 2011’s most popular Web Watch articles and searches


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2011: Living in the Future
2011: Living in the Future

Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit Web Watch in 2011. For those of you who haven’t been able to visit every day, let’s take a look at what you did come and see while you were here:

The top ten most viewed Web Watch articles for 2011 were: Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: 2011’S MOST POPULAR WEB WATCH ARTICLES AND SEARCHES

Video Fun: Something we want to see on America’s Got Talent


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Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho

Holy crap.  Watch this. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: SOMETHING WE WANT TO SEE ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

Want to own a Reality TV house? Here’s what it will cost you…


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Real Housewives of Beverly HillsReal Housewives of Beverly Hills

We all watch a little bit of trashy Reality TV.  In part because we marvel at the extravagant homes and lifestyles these people live.

Who wouldn’t want to be them – sans camera crews – for just a day or two?

Who would want to live in one of those absolutely gorgeous homes?  Well, it turns out that you can, as many of them are available for sale or rent to anyone willing to pony up some cash. Continue reading WANT TO OWN A REALITY TV HOUSE? HERE’S WHAT IT WILL COST YOU…

Year in Review: 2010’s most popular Web Watch articles and searches


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2010
2010

Thanks for visiting Web Watch this past year. We thought we’d take a quick look at how 2010 has gone, and share some details on what our visitors were most interested in reading before we dive into 2011: Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: 2010’S MOST POPULAR WEB WATCH ARTICLES AND SEARCHES

Survey says Jesus Christ will return in 2050. Also, reality TV is more important than religion


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America in 2050
American in 2050

Over 1,500 young adults (age 21-26) in America were recently asked about WHAT THEY EXPECTED TO HAVE HAPPEN BY THE YEAR 2050.

40% of those surveyed said that they expect the second coming of Jesus to occur by 2050.

On the other hand, 31% said that they believe an asteroid will destroy the Earth in the same timeframe.

Some of the other items on the survey include: Continue reading SURVEY SAYS JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN IN 2050. ALSO, REALITY TV IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN RELIGION

“50 things that every person should learn in life” can be applied to reality TV


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Esquire's A Man's Guide to Life: The Rules
Esquire’s A Man’s Guide to Life: The Rules

Esquire’s book, A MAN’S GUIDE TO LIFE is just like THE MODERN MAN’S GUIDE TO LIFE or Denis Boyle‘s A MAN’S LIFE: THE COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS – books filled with rules and helpful instructions to let any man prove that he is, in fact, A Man.  Web Watch highly recommends offering any of these three books to graduating high school seniors (or even as bar mitzvah gifts, since that is when A Boy Becomes a Man).

Continue reading “50 THINGS THAT EVERY PERSON SHOULD LEARN IN LIFE” CAN BE APPLIED TO REALITY TV

Update to our Discovery Channel “Boom de ya da” Post


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Earlier this month, Web Watch posted about parodies of the Discovery Channel’s BOOM DE YA DA commercial.

How could we not include THIS TRIBUTE TO WEB COMIC xkcd featuring online favs like Cory Doctorow and Wil Wheaton, which was based on THIS xkcd cartoon, based on the Discovery Channel commercial (shown below).  Whew!

xkcd loves Discovery Channel

How to win at SURVIVOR or succeed in the real world – it’s all about game theory


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Introduction to Game Theory

In a previous post, Web Watch mentioned how GAME THEORY plays an important part in the reality TV show SURVIVOR.

The key to understanding what that means is to know what GAME THEORY is all about.  Luckily, Web Watch has found a way to boil it down into some bite-sized chunks for our faithful Web Watch readers.

Continue reading HOW TO WIN AT SURVIVOR OR SUCCEED IN THE REAL WORLD — IT’S ALL ABOUT GAME THEORY

Video Fun: Parodies of Discovery Channel’s “The World is Just Awesome” video (boom-de-ah-da, boom-de-ah-da)


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If you have watched The Discovery Channel on any regular basis over the past two years, you should have seen their musical promotional video. It’s either called “I Love The World” or “The World is Just Awesome” depending on who you talk to, and is also otherwise known as the “boom-de-ah-da”, “boom-de-yada”, or “boom-de-ya” song, depending on how you interpret the spelling of the refrain).

The clip features scenes from various Discovery Channel shows, such as DEADLIEST CATCH, MYTHBUSTERS, DIRTY JOBS, MAN VS WILD and others, with the stars and guests on the shows lipsyncing the catchy commercial song as they go about their business.

Here’s one of the originals:

And here the Discovery Channel stars themselves sing it live:

Continue reading VIDEO FUN: PARODIES OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S “THE WORLD IS JUST AWESOME” VIDEO (BOOM-DE-AH-DA, BOOM-DE-AH-DA)