How to Throw the World’s Worst New Year’s Eve Party

Hi, I’m Nikki Key and you’re watching the Daily Idea. It’s almost New Year’s Eve, gang, and we’re here to give you a few suggestions on throwing your very own party. Rather than competing with a million other parties that will be waaaay better than yours, why not throw the world’s worst party on New Year’s?

Start by inviting all the wrong people. Put together the worst possible combination of your friends and neighbors. Invite parents with annoying kids, but specify to your other guests the party is kid-free. Invite liberals, conservatives and mimes then start conversations about abortion and the need for more invisible prisons.

Bad parties can be saved with good food, but not if you serve the wrong kind and don’t serve enough of it. Serve foods at your party that aren’t easy to eat. Break out your old fondue set but only put out one of the skewer. Watch as people awkwardly try to share. Instead of using chocolate or cheese, go with something obscure like lukewarm hollandaise sauce with whole bananas. Brag that it’s your grandmother’s recipe. Continue reading

Christmas Guide to Gift Giving

Hi I’m Nikki Key with another Daily Idea. But first an announcement.

Christmas is only a few days away!

So how do you pick that perfect gift for all those special someone’s on your list? Heck if I know. I’m not a mind reader. I read a teleprompter for a living. But what I can do is help you avoid Xmas gift disaster with:

Daily’s Ideas Guide to Christmas Gifts You Shouldn’t Buy for Someone You Care About

So what makes a bad Xmas gift? Let’s start with the basics. Say you’ve got a friend who’s always complaining about how fat they are. Avoid giving that person a gym membership, unless you want to spend the rest of your friendship (which probably won’t be long) hearing such statements as “Well, off to the gym again! Because you think I’m a fat tub of lard.” The same rule applies to your friends with big noses and plastic surgery. Continue reading

Parenting Tips from Britney Spears

We usually turn to our own team or external experts for insightful tips. But today, we asked pop singer and mommy expert, Britney Spears to share her wisdom on being a parent. Britney called in to teach us all about raising a child.


Hi, I’m Nikki Key and you’re watching the Daily Idea. Responding to repeated requests to our inbox…(baby crying)…ugggh, not again…well, today’s topic was going to be can’t-miss stock tips, but I’m too tired for that. Now that I’m a big time online actress, I decided to accessorize with a baby. It’s not mine. I’m just borrowing it from my assistant for a few weeks to see how it goes. The jury’s still out.

I’ve been getting some tips on motherhood from Britney. We met at Promises a few weeks ago. Oh, sorry, I’m not supposed to talk anyone I met. So, to protect us legally, let’s just call her “Jaime Lynn.” Jaime Lynn taught me a lot. She sent me this email just yesterday. “The first thing,” she said, “is that being a parent is about convenience. You must schedule your c-section,” she said. “You might even need to go ahead and do it before you get pregnant.” Continue reading

What Type of Social Networking User Are You?

Millions of people use social networks every day, but you need to be aware of the three types of users. Your actions determine what type of social networking user you become, so watch this video to identify which of the three types are you!

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Hi I’m Nikki Key and you are watching the Daily Idea.

Today we are going to talk about social networking and determining what type of social networking user you are. Whether it is MySpace, Facebook, Freindster, Hi-5, Bebo, LinkedIn, Orkut, or Humble Voice each user usually fits a profile. Here at the Daily Idea we are going to help you figure out which profile you fit.

If you pro actively go out and attempt to gain friends, add anyone that comes into contact with you even if they are just trying to sell you ringtones, and keep track of your rising friend count like it was the NASDAQ than we consider you a friends wh…. Well let’s just say you have a “casual moral attitude” when it comes to adding friends.

Users like this aren’t usually interested in building a relationship but promoting something or just trying to accumulate numbers to fill a void in their heart. I guess it is better than using pain killers and cheap vodka to fill it.

If you are the opposite and keep your profile private adding only the closest people to you, than we consider you a closed networker or just an unfriendly person. These users are usually either super important or have a massive skeleton to hide. Most of the time though these people are usually trying to keep secret information from going public so it doesn’t impact their impending divorce trial, or so I have heard.

Just like Goldilock and the three bears there is one type of social networking user that is just right. Our third type of user is someone that is interested in genuinely connecting with other users and looks at social networking websites as a way to engage in multiple conversations with people that they wouldn’t necessarily be able to meet in real life.

They use social networking to create content, respond to others content, and share what they find with other users. We like to think of this type of person as the ideal citizen in the cyber world. A pro-consumer or a con-producer if you will…

We hope this helped you determine what type of social networking user you are, and hopefully if you are one of the first two we listed this will help you change and become that “just right” user.

If you’d like to be a part of our global conversation you can add the Daily Idea to your MySpace or Facebook account as well as sharing us with your friends. You know we always appreciate that.