If you’re interested in cheap knock-offs of popular games and gadgets, check out the YouTube channel of Stuart Ashen. He’s a snarky British gentleman who reviews all that kind of crap!
Monthly Archive for June, 2009
And they love each other…..aw shucks.
In this episode we discuss what we love/hate about Apple, Microsoft and everything in between. We also try in vain to get Ben Oviatt on Skype and somehow relate everything to ducks and quacking!
We also have a new segment called “Where’s Nelson?!?” where you listen to an audio clip (in episode) of me describing a location that you have to guess. You can e-mail us at email@example.com with the answer and if you guess the location correctly you’ll get a cool prize.
It may not be in New York, but I wanted to mention that I’m at the Brickworld 2009 event in Wheeling, IL for the weekend. It’s a yearly LEGO fan convention where folks come from all around to show off their creations, take part in workshops, and just generally geek out about LEGO products.
I’ll have some pictures up later in the week, so be sure to check our Flickr page in the coming days. See you when I get back!
Some of you may have heard of this already but i’m curious what you all think….
Should someone be convicted for posessing drawings of nude children?
That’s what happened to Christopher Handley who had amassed a collection of any manga he could get his hands on. That meant sometimes getting shipments with random manga inside and inside one of these japanese graphic novels their were drawings of nude children.
He now faces up to 15 years in prison possibly.
Here’s the full articled on wired.com.
The reason I choose an image of Astroboy is because he exemplifies a drawing that is basically a robot kid with his shirt off and in underwear. But no one freaks out about it. If you see the show…you realize he’s a robot kid and that there’s nothing coming close to anything perverse.
It still shows that japanese culture has less of a problem with nudity in general because you’d never see a child superhero with his shirt off…robot or not.
What do you think?
Did you subscribe to Disney adventures as a kid? I did. Anyway, somebody is selling “nearly every issue” (way to be specific) of the 1990-2000 run of the magazine on eBay, with a starting price of — wait for it — $1500. Or you can Buy It Now for $2000.
Ridiculous? Yes. I’ve bought a couple of back issues on eBay myself, and even if you were to bid on them here and there, you’d likely pay no more than $5 a piece. Thus, the entire 120 issues of that time period would run you around $600 max.
Yeah. Good luck with the sales, there, buddy.