iOS 8 Causing iPhone 6 Bugs
Unusual Stuff

Dad Pays Daughter To Stay Off Facebook

Posted 2/07/2013 7:00 am by

facebook-deactivation-agreement

Lots of frustrated fathers are trying to keep control of their children on social media, but there are two different ways you can do that.  One way is to freak out and gun down your daughter’s laptop.  The other way is the way favored by executive-types like Scott Baier, the vice president for sustainability and research at Boston-based Groom Energy Solutions.  When it comes to helping someone quit an addiction, you can either use a carrot or a stick; Baier chose the carrot.  Scott Baier drew up a contract with his daughter promising to pay her $200 if she stays off Facebook for the next 5 months.

“This is two years of 24/7 teen discussion of friends, clothes, parties, etc.  They can’t get away from it.  I’m proud she recognized the benefit of a hiatus.  She plans to go on using it after the contract end,” said Baier, who added that the contract was his daughter’s idea.

The contract will keep the girl off Facebook until June, when school lets out.  If she can make it to the halfway point, she makes $50; if she makes it to the end, she gets an additional $150.  Seems fair to me!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Share this post, or Subscribe:

More Stuff Worth Checking Out »

Unusual Stuff

Counterfeit XBox Ones Put Hackers In Jail

Posted 10/01/2014 1:39 pm by

Given the less-than-stellar reception of the Xbox One, in hindsight it seems strange just how eagerly awaited the system was.  Everyone was looking to get their hands on a new Xbox One or PS4, and it seemed split.  Indeed, some folks wanted the Xbone so badly they were willing to break the laws to get […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Netflix To Make “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II”

Posted 9/30/2014 10:30 am by

Netflix has become an original series generator the likes of which the online world doesn’t see.  They’ve gotten critical favorites like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, crowd-pleasers like Arrested Development, and a 5-series maxi-series event with Marvel coming down the pipe, but Netflix isn’t resting on its laurels.  Instead, the company […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Say Hello To Facebook Rival Ello

Posted 9/26/2014 8:45 am by

This may come as a shock to you, but most people aren’t thrilled with Facebook these days.  In fact, it seems like everyone is working hard at finding a Facebook replacement, and companies are betting big bucks on ways to topple the top dog in social networking.  There have been efforts as humble as crowdsourced […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Hold Off On Updating To iOS8

Posted 9/25/2014 8:00 am by

Everyone wants to be part of the latest and greatest version of everything, but when it comes to updating your operating systems, you should always think twice before you push that download button, especially when it comes to Apple’s smartphone operating system.  Apple’s iOS is notoriously riddled with bugs with every new update, and it […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

iPhone 6 Tops 10 Million In Sales

Posted 9/22/2014 9:59 am by

The September 9 event was much awaited, especially since it was the rumored debut of both the Apple iWatch and the iPhone 6.  As it turns out, both of those things happened, and now that the first weekend of sales is over, Apple can start celebrating with solid-gold iPhones and other such celebratory goodies.  So […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Scotland Will Remain In The UK

Posted 9/19/2014 7:45 am by

It’s hard for Americans not to have an opinion on the politics of other countries, but especially when it comes to independence attempts.  After all, we know a little something about that, having broken away from England before it was cool and having watched as the rest of the British Empire eventually did the same. […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Aubrey Plaza Will Be Grumpy Cat’s Grumpy Voice

Posted 9/18/2014 9:30 am by

With NBC’s beloved Parks & Recreation entering its final season, it appears that the cast has already started finding other work.  Chris Pratt, who played Andy, is now a Marvel superhero in the biggest movie of the year.  Amy Poehler will be fine, as will Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari.  The other half of Parks […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Adrian Peterson Barred From Team Activities

Posted 9/17/2014 7:45 am by

The National Football League has no idea what to do with any of its players when they get in trouble.  Let’s just say that right up front.  And it seems that no matter what decision the NFL makes, be it suspend or play or wait and see, it’s the wrong choice in the eyes of […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The Return Of Surge, Coca-Cola’s Mountain Dew Competitor

Posted 9/16/2014 8:15 am by

Once upon a time, attitude was everything.  The wilder your commercials, the bolder your flavors, the more people liked you.  Consider it an anti-Guy Fieri.  One of the best examples of this came from the stodgy old minds at Coca-Cola, with their secret recipe and sacred formula.  Their entry into the x-treem citrus drink market […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Miss America Kira Kazantsev Makes A Miss New York Three-pete

Posted 9/15/2014 8:00 am by

It’s yet another clean sweep for Miss New York.  The name (and ethnicity) of the title holders keep changing, but the success does not.  Last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Miss New York replaced Miss New York as the reigning Miss America after another successful pageant.  That comes a year after Miss New York […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Bond’s Jaws, AKA Richard Kiel, Dead At 74

Posted 9/11/2014 7:30 am by

Veteran character actor Richard Kiel made a first impression in a big way.  It’s easy to do that when you’re 7 feet 2 inches tall.  His first acting role was as the giant Kanamit alien in the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man,” and he continued to work steadily for many years.  If you don’t […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Warning: Internet Slowdown Day Is Today

Posted 9/10/2014 7:45 am by

If you get online today and you find your Reddit is lagging,  your Etsy is crawling, and your Tumblr isn’t Tumbling as fast as it should, you’re not alone.  Everyone is having the same problems, and it’s all planned by the companies themselves.  Some 35 different organizations and hundreds of different websites have come together […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Denver’s Wes Welker Suspended Over Drug Test

Posted 9/03/2014 9:10 am by

Peyton Manning’s first year as quarterback of the Denver Broncos was a huge success.  He brought the team to a Super Bowl appearance, guided a record-setting offense, and generally turned around the fortunes of Denver by taking them from a playoff team to a championship-caliber team in the course of a single season.  Wes Welker […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Jail Break! 32 Teens Flee Tennessee Juvie Jail

Posted 9/02/2014 9:16 am by

When it comes to breaking out of jail, sometimes it seems like it’s just too easy to comprehend.  You walk out into the yard, you crawl under a fence, and you flee into the night.  That’s how an impressive gaggle of teenagers managed to escape from the Woodland Hills juvenile detention center in Nashville, Tennessee.  […]

Read »