Why a Geek Will Steal Your Girlfriend in 2008

Chances are, this is the year that a geek steals your girlfriend. Don’t believe me? Check out a website called GeeksAreSexy.net. Their blog post got our researchers all excited. After they changed their pants, they offered up this highlight list of the reasons you’ll soon be crying in your beer because a Geek took your woman.

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Shocking: Giants Win, Falls Topless and Presidential Voting

I know you’re probably sick of us covering the Super Bowl and let’s be honest, none of us saw the Giants winning. Tomorrow’s another “Super” day, but this time we’re turning to politics. Be sure to turn in tomorrow as the Daily Idea makes its first “official” Presidential endorsement. So, jump in the comments and tell us who you’re voting for on Tuesday.
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How To Deal With Winter, As Told By Canadians

Nobody knows cold, snow and winter like our friends from the Great White North. In order to learn a few tricks of the trade, not to mention sever international relations, The Daily Idea sent Jason Falls to Canada to investigate. What happened was nothing short of hilarious … especially when he went ski-doo-ing. You’ll want to watch this one all the way through.

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Cold weather can certainly pose its fair share of challenges, so the Daily Idea wanted to offer up some advice on how to deal with the cold.

But, we live in the South and knew you were smart enough to see right through it. So we sent the always frigid Jason Falls to ask advice of people who should know: Canadians!

Jason had a little something extra for us in his report from the field. We’d like to caution you, however, what you are about to see is graphic, horrific and perhaps the funniest thing we’ve ever seen Jason do.

He is soooo embarrassing. Rest assured folks, Jason was okay and made it through customs safely. All the cold water hooch he tried to smuggle back, though, didn’t quite make it.

Wherever you are this winter, be sure to keep some safe, alternate heating sources around just in case the power goes out. And by safe, we don’t mean a steel bucket and some lighter fluid. Believe me I know … sorry to tattle, Dad. Bundle up and stay warm.

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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.

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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

Things to consider before you get married


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So you’re thinking about getting married? Before you get ahead of yourself, a few of the amateur marriage counselors here at the Daily Idea put together a list of some things to keep in mind before you get serious about getting hitched.

Link Resource: Dumb Little Man

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Nikki: Hi, I’m Nikki Key and you’re watching the Daily Idea. So you’re thinking about getting married? Well, it’s about time. But before you get ahead of yourself, a few of the amateur marriage counselors here at the Daily Idea put together a barely comprehensive list of some things to keep in mind before you get serious about getting hitched.

Romance (title on screen)

Nikki: Marital bliss is all about honesty. That includes your past relationships. It’s important to know a little bit about your partner’s previous partners if you know what I mean. You don’t want any major surprises after you’ve already said “I do.”

Girl: If we’re going to get married, I think we need to be honest with one another about our past.
Boy: You mean my past. Ok, fine.

[Each sits down to make a list. The girl has a 3×5 card. The guy has a legal pad. The girl scrawls on her card for about 3-4 seconds and she’s done. She looks over at the guy and he’s frantically writing still. He flips the page. Cut to clock on the wall. Cut back to guy frantically writing. Back to clock. You get the idea. Cut back to the guy finally finishing his list about four pages in.]

Boy: (still writing) And…I’m…done.

Girl: (disgusted) Nevermind.

Finance (title on screen)

Nikki: Research married couples fight most often about money and sex. You can avoid some arguments over both with a few honest discussions while you’re still dating. Start with review of everyone’s salary and savings, and especially any outstanding debt. This will help you get an idea of where you’d be starting financially and prepare you for any incompatibilities in your spending habits.

Girl: I printed this out for you. (hands page to Guy) I have about four thousand in savings and about a thousand in my checking. I keep all my financial records in here. They’re organized by type of bill, then by month. (points to a nice bank box with vertical files inside)

Guy: Wow. That’s quite a system you have there.

Girl: I pay all my bills as soon as they come in and I have no debt. What about you?

Guy: Uh, yeah…I have about eighteen dollars in my checking. I keep my financial records in here. (hands her his wallet, which is fat with receipts sticking out everywhere) They’re organized by folding them and putting them in sideways.

Girl: That’s quite a system you have.

Kids (title on screen)

Nikki: Talking about kids too soon is probably one of the quickest ways to find yourself single again. But once you’re both looking toward marriage, it’s a good time to find out if you’re both in favor of a family or not.

Guy (with a basketball): I can’t wait to coach the kids someday.

Girl: I assume you mean the neighborhood kids at the YMCA.

Guy: No, I mean my own kids. Are you saying you don’t want to have kids?

Girl: I really don’t like the idea of actually having kids. Maybe Brad and Angelina will just give us some of theirs. I’ve like the one with the funny name.

Religion

Nikki: Lots of married couples find out too late they’re faiths don’t match. Inevitably one party wants to get married in a church with an alcohol-free reception. The other party wants a five-minute ceremony with ice cold beer waiting in the parking lot. And that’s just the trivial stuff. There are a lot of much larger issues related to faith plays you should know before you’re both halfway down the aisle.

Guy: Ok, so how often do you go to church?

Girl: Usually two or three times a week. Sometimes Saturday, but mostly Sundays and Wednesdays. How often do you go?
Guy: I go two days.

Girl: Two days a week?
Guy: No, two days — Christmas and Easter.

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Nikki: And finally, while there are certain issues you shouldn’t discuss at dinner parties, that doesn’t mean you can avoid controversial topics at home. Issues that you very strongly about, your spouse-to-be may feel just as strongly about. On the opposite side. Take an evening to go over your hot button issues to see where you agree and where you’ll need to agree to disagree.

Girl: We don’t agree on anything, huh?

Guy: What about politics?

Girl: Democrat.

Guy: Green Party. I voted for Nader in oh four.

Girl: You just wasted your vote.

Guy: So did you.

Nikki: Maybe opposites really do attract. Apparently they also divorce about 50% of the time. So consider these issues before you start thinking about a wedding date. Oh, and let us know what you decide about the reception because we’re planning to get tanked.

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How To Understand Teenagers

Ever seen a text message or email from a teenager? Usually it needs more translation than hieroglyphics. This episode will help you crack the code on teenage net speak and texting and learn to message like a mall rat.


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Link Resources: Dumb Little Man, No Slang

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Hi, I’m Nikki Key and you’re watching The Daily Idea.

Each week here at the Daily Idea we get a handful of emails from viewers like you with show suggestions, feedback and, of course, offers on a good deal for Viagra. But every now and then we get an email from a teenager which needs more translation than hieroglyphics.

Since some of you out there either have kids or know someone who does, today’s Daily Idea will help you crack the code on teenage net speak and textting and learn to message like a mall rat.

Let’s start out with an example. Here’s an e-mail from Rachel in Arizona. It reads …

Dear Daily Idea, I-L-U-S-M I watch U every day and tell E-V, the number one, I know the number 2 D-M-A-F and watch the number 2. I … Less-than symbol, the number three u-r skit shows. They have me R-O-F-L-M-A-O. U rock. Oh, B-T-W, tell Jay he’s a Q-T-Pie. L-O-L. C-U L-8-T-R. Rach-L

ACTUAL TEXT FOR GRAPHIC: “Dear Daily Idea, ilusm. I watch U everyday and idk how many friends ive told 2 watch 2. I <3 ur skit shows. They have me ROFLAMO. U rock Oh, B-T-W, tell Jay he’s a qt-pie, lol. cul8tr, RachL”

Yeah, Rachel. I can haz cheeseburger, too.

Actually, if you know a little something about teenagers and net-speak, her message makes a lot of sense. She loves us so much, watches everyday and tells her friends to watch as well. She loves our skit shows, they have her rolling on the floor laughing her … butt off. We rock and, oh by the way, tell Jay he’s a cutie pie. That made her laugh out loud. Then she said, see you later, Rachel.

But how do you translate that without knowing the lingo? First of all, follow the Kiss rule … Keep it simple, stupid. Teenagers invented net-speak to not have to use so many keystrokes to type notes on their computers or cell phone keypads. All they’ve done is simplified the language to abbreviations and acronyms.

By looking at the letters O-M-G and recognizing the content … that it appears to be used as an explicative, you can deduce it means “oh my god” as in, “Oh my god, Becky. Did you hear what Todd said to Gina about Michelle’s prom dress? I was like, oh my god.”

“OMG Bky. Dyh what td sd 2 Gna bout Michls prom dress? I was lk, OMG!”

Another trick is to learn the basics. We’ve already talked about O-M-G. L-O-L is popular and stands for laugh out loud, meaning something is funny. There’s B-R-B (be right back), B-T-W (by the way) and R-O-F-L which stands for rolling on the floor laughing. If you stumble across one you don’t know, just look at the context and try to identify a common phrase that would fit into that space. If you still can’t figure it out, just type I-D-K … that’s I don’t know.

And if you have kids and happen to see something on their screen that starts with the letter “P”, that’s code for Parent. There’s P-I-R for parents in the room, P-R-W for parents are watching and P-O-S for parents over the shoulder. If you see that, your kid is trying to make sure their friend keeps it clean.

If you do see that, freak your kids out a little bit and type, W-T-F? Then turn off the computer.

And that’s another Daily Idea.