Friday, December 08, 2006

Glad I Don't Have Kids (or an Xbox)

Have you seen this??? The big-headed plastic freak (aka: Burger King) has teamed up with Microsoft to create three Xbox games for the holiday season, at $3.99 each. I found some commentary on the games, pretty funny. And glad I'm not alone in thinking the King is creepy. Apparently in one of the games, the King sneaks up on unsuspecting, hungry citizens. Sounds a bit stalkish to me. Read this review.

I do have to commend Microsoft and BK for cross-marketing, though. If the King wasn't such a freak, this would be a really groovy move.

Word to Scammers: I May Be Slow, But I Ain't Stupid

"Hi, my name is Bob and I live in apartment #319 in the building behind you. I need to talk to 100 people in my neighborhood to work on my social skills and earn points to go to college."

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.

I had a visitor at lunchtime, a scammer trying to pull the magazine-point scam on me. Have you heard about it? Young adults pretending to be high school seniors are dropped off in neighborhoods and go door-to-door claiming they need to raise points through selling magazines through working on communication skills. People who have given their credit card numbers have had unauthorized charges. Anyway, I won't bore you with the details, but this is the only pic I snapped of "Bob" who lives in fictitious apartment #319.

Beta, Baby!

I've been waiting to upgrade this blog to beta and I finally got the go ahead today. Yippee!! So bare with me as I figure out what beta actually means, I know all the cool kids are talking about it :)