It Takes You 18 Minutes to Find Something to Watch on Netflix

It Takes You 18 Minutes to Find Something to Watch on Netflix

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Do you find it really hard to pick something to watch on Netflix? Like, there are SO many choices, but you just keep scrolling and saying things like, “Do I REALLY want to commit to start watching ‘Jessica Jones’ right now?”

According to a new study, we spend an average of 18 minutes trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix or other streaming services. We’re actually faster when we are looking for something to watch on old-fashioned TV . . . that takes us nine minutes.

BUT . . . when you add it all up, the average person spends 15 months of their LIFE trying to decide what to watch.

(The Wrap)

Six Ways People Take the Fun Out of Halloween

Six Ways People Take the Fun Out of Halloween

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It’s okay if you’re not a huge fan of Halloween.  Just don’t ruin it for the rest of us.  According to a new survey, here are the top six ways people take the fun out of Halloween . . .

  1.   Showing up to a costume party in regular clothes.  You can get away with it if it’s a kids’ party.  But if it’s a party for adults, either wear a costume or stay home.
  2.   Not answering the door for trick-or-treaters.  At least leave your porch light off, so they don’t waste their time.
  3.   Refusing to let your kids eat ANY candy.  And pretty much everyone thinks it’s lame to hand out non-candy items to OTHER kids, like little bags of popcorn or pencils.
  4.   Refusing to carve a pumpkin.  Or refusing to even buy them, because you think it’s a waste of money.
  5.   Refusing to watch a scary movie.  Even if you think they’re lame, this is the one time of year you need to get over it.
  6.   Constantly talking about how much you hate Halloween.  Again, it’s fine if it’s not your favorite holiday.  Just try not to ruin it for everyone else.

(Female First)

10 Status Symbols That Now Make You Look Like You’re Trying Too Hard

10 Status Symbols That Now Make You Look Like You’re Trying Too Hard

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If you’ve got some money and you want to show it off, you might as well make people say, “Wow, I’m jealous” . . . not “Ugh, I’d rather be poor.”

A new survey found the 10 things that used to be status symbols . . . but now they just make you look like you’re trying too hard. Check ’em out . .

  1.  A personalized license plate.
  2.  A hot tub.
  3.  Flashy sports cars.
  4.  An expensive watch.
  5.  A giant TV.
  6.  A swimming pool.
  7.  Gold faucets in the bathroom.
  8.  A yacht.
  9.  A pony.
  10.  Fur coats.

So what status symbols ARE cool? The top five are: A second home . . . a personal chef . . . a vintage car . . . an au pair . . . and a gardener.

(Daily Mail)

What TV Show Did Your Parents Ban You from Watching?

What TV Show Did Your Parents Ban You from Watching?

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E! Online staffers discussed shows their parents didn’t let them watch when they were kids.  Their answers included “Sex and the City”, “The Simpsons”, “Ren and Stimpy”, “Singled Out” . . .“Beavis & Butthead”, “The Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under”, “The X-Files”, and “South Park”.

So that brings up the obvious question:  What shows did your parents forbid you from watching . . . and if you have children now, what ones don’t you want them watching?

(I grew up in the late ’80s and ’90s, and wasn’t allowed to watch “The Simpsons”, “Married with Children”, and “The Ren & Stimpy Show”, mainly because I think my mom thought it was too gross or something.)

(Cable shows are big now, so do you let your teenagers watch stuff like “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead”?  And how old are they?)

Rio Olympics Update (Randoms)

Rio Olympics Update (Randoms)

 

1.  For better or worse, Team USA’s first gold medal was in SHOOTING.  19-year-old VIRGINIA THRASHER won the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition.  (Full Story)

 

2.  The Olympics had just gotten started on Saturday when its first viral video was born.  French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg on a vault during the preliminaries, and it’s hard to watch.

(Careful!  This video WILL give you those bad wiggles down below.)

What could be worse than that?  How about the paramedics dropping the stretcher?  Yeah, it happened.  But Said’s tough.  He’s already promising to be ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

3.  German men’s field hockey teammates Linus Butt and Florian Fuchs released the 12-year-old in us all by standing next to each other.  (Full Story)

4.  Dutch cyclist Annemiak Van Vleuten was possibly heading for a gold medal when she crashed HARD.  She ended up in the hospital with a concussion and three cracks in her spine.  Meanwhile, an Iranian men’s cyclist named Samad Pourseyedi hit a concrete wall.

5.  NBC defended running stuff on delay, saying more women watch the Olympics than men, and they view it as a reality show, not sports.  (???)  (Full Story)