There is no worse cheater than the one who watches “your” TV show alone. 79% of DVR owners watch at least one show with their partner. It’s what they do together. If you both work, it’s what you got Monday-Friday a lot of the time. But there’s a whole lot of cheating going on. 51% say they have watched episodes they hadn’t seen together, alone. There’s now an app called Roamio or Else that lets you send a digital postcard warning your significant other not to watch the next episode without you. Some are based on specific shows. One for The Voice says, “If you watch The Voice without me, I won’t turn around my chair, EVER.” One for Mad Men says, “If you watch Mad Men without me, I’ll drink all your scotch.” Just remember to sleep on the couch. No one wants to hear you snore!
Miley Cyrus has a new job, pushing Pistachios. The nut is pushing nuts. She’s going to be paid $5 million for just 30-seconds of work and will be the highest-paid celebrity to ever to star in a Super Bowl commercial.
The record was set last year by Psy, who is the ” Gangnam Style” guy. He was paid about $4 million for his commercial for them last year. But somewhere, somehow they think Miley is worth a million more. Well, GoDaddy said they were taking the raciness out of their ads this year, so someone had to pick-up the wrecking ball.
Oprah Winfrey recently raised $600,000 for charity through a “yard sale” of her personal possessions held Saturday in California. But before you picture the TV superstar sitting at a card table in her sweats, arguing over whether a coffee mug is worth a quarter of fifty cents, know this… it’s not the kind of ‘yard sale’ you and I would have. See, she auctioned off a collection of art, antiques, furniture and memorabilia, with proceeds earmarked for her girls leadership academy in South Africa.
Ladies, if you have a girlfriend who, despite plenty of dates and relationships, can’t seem to stick with a man, you probably think she’s too picky. But she’s never going to be as picky as a group of women on the East Coast. According to a new survey, Brooklyn women are the pickiest in the country. Dating site AYI.com analyzed nearly a half-million online dating interactions and found that, nationwide, Brooklyn women were the least likely to respond to messages from prospective suitors.
The kids do the legwork but don’t get to keep the candy. I would have never let anyone touch my Halloween candy. If I was doing the work, I was reaping the reward, but more than half of parents say candy that’s brought home on Halloween doesn’t exclusively belong to the collector but is shared with everyone in the family. WHAT? That’s Candy Communism, I say! The only way I’d be for that is if I was the one who got to divide up who got what. I’d push the Mounds and Almond Joys (yuk) to everyone else and keep the rest.
With smartphones and gadgets in hand, we’re having a hard time dropping our work load when 5 PM rolls around. Even after an 8-hour day, many employees report checking emails and taking work-related calls after hours. Having constant access to our mobile communication streams tacks on an extra two hours of work a day. A good rule of thumb is… are you checking your smartphone constantly because you really NEED to… you’re expecting something to come in that CANNOT wait? OR are you checking it because it makes you feel important?
Facebook admitted this week what many teens already know: it’s not as cool to be on Facebook anymore. But while some stories would have you believe teens are dumping Facebook in droves, it’s not true. The company says while there is a decrease in “daily users among younger teens,” just about every teen in the U.S. is still using the social media service.
It’s turning out to be a not-so-scary Halloween…that is depending on how you view Miley Cyrus. Google data says tomorrow you can expect to see a lot of trick-or-treaters dressed as Minions from the Despicable Me. It was the number-one search over the last month and if you’ve been to a Halloween party you were probably among a couple. The second most popular looks to be the Miley Cyrus VMA get-up, with the bear face on the leotard. It’s been hot with the female celebrities. I saw a picture of Paris Hilton, she went to the Playboy Mansion Halloween part dressed as Miley. You know it’s bad when Paris Hilton is subtly mocking you.
You iPhone turning on you is a scary thought, and it may be the plot of a horror movie in the next few years. Early on in horror movies it was the monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula, then it turned to martians and things from space or swamps (creature features), then it more possession type movies which moved into slasher films…that’s been the evolution of horror movies and next up they think is technology turning on us. The brain trust in Hollywood says that will be the next wave of scaring us, technology going too far and taking us over, or cutting out altogether. Oh, the horror of having to actually have to speak to someone!
There is something worse than the person who hands out pennies or fruit for Halloween, it’s a note telling your kid they’re not getting candy because they’re fat. This note has been making the rounds online. A woman in Fargo, North Dakota, says she plans to hand out a letter instead of candy to kids she thinks are overweight. In an interview, the woman –identified only as Cheryl– said, “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.” In the letter she says this fight takes a “village”…and we just found this one’s idiot!