SAL9000 is going to Guam to marry virtual Girlfriend Nene Anegasak this weekend. The interesting part of this story, both are virtual players on the Nintendo DS game Love Plus. A public reception is planned.
Uncle Milton- the Ant Folks company has come up with a "toy" that allows one to move a ping-pong ball up a cylinder using brain waves. The toy- Star Wars: The Force will be available towards the Holiday season and be less then $100.
In the late 1980's there was a DOS video game that allowed you to pop balloons using brain waves. A head band was connected to your forhead, and you were able to control the balloons using thought. I would imagine this is using the same process.
McDonalds has a problem with an offensive Happy Meal Toy from the Movie Night at the Museum : Battle of the Smithsonian- the toy features Gen. George Custer on a Motorcycle, and Native Americans are pissed. Especially those where a local McDonalds serves them. From Missoulian.com : The fast food chain's decision to
circulate the toy in Indian Country is akin to circulating a Hitler
figure in Israel, according to Laurette Pourier, executive director for
the Society for the Advancement of Native Interests-Today. “It's
insensitive and disrespectful.”
To honor the 50th Anniversary of Mattel's iconic Barbie Doll, The Palms Las Vegas has created a "Barbie Suite" for fans that afford the $4000 a night fee, to enjoy. The Suite has a full bar, two-way fireplace, Plasma TV's, Steam Showers and more. But what about Ken???
I have had some strange experiences with Ouija Boards over the years, so I will make this short, because I don't want to piss off the spirits. Parker Bros. has produced a pink Ouija board for girls. I wonder if the spirits will look any differently on the users.
All using 10 point letters- the words "Za," "qi" and "zzz" have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary. "Za" is slang for pizza, "qi is the body's vital life force and "zzz" refers to snoring sounds. According to the Wall Street Journal : Because Z's and Q's each have the game's highest point value of 10,
those monosyllabic words can rack up big scores for relatively little
At the 25th annual Phoenix Scrabble Tournament, Laurie Cohen scored a whopping 725 points, to become a member of the Competitive Scrabble 700 Club, and along with her opponent Nigel Peltier, they scored a combined 1,127 points in a two player Scrabble game, surpassing the previous record of of 1,108. The record requires the tournament game be without "phonies": words not
found in the dictionary but sometimes successfully played without
challenge. This match had none, according to Arizona Central.com
Modelworks® has introduced a Mini Me® Smash Me Bernie Madoff Doll for $99.95. I guess the only folks that could afford the doll are those who weren't ripped off by the Slime-bucket Madoff. If you order now, you get a free hammer to hit the doll.