A father in Toronto has posted his 15-year-old son Isaac’s Christmas present on eBay after coming home and catching Isaac and his friends enjoying a little wacky tobaccy. The gift in question is this year’s “must have” item, none other than Guitar Hero III. You can read more into the story at the auction page found here.
On the one hand, I don’t think catching his teenage son smoking weed in the backyard was a big deal, but at the same time, in this age of super-consumerism and spoiled children, the father has chosen a creative and attention-grabbing punishment. If this was Rock Band, however, I don’t know if I’d feel the same way…
3-D mailbox just might be the stupidest program I have encounter this year on the internet. How is it acceptable that something this ridiculous be created in the year 2007? Everything about this program screams developed in the early nineties right down to the Indian Jones-esque trailer. What the hell is up with the graphics? Look at the damn shark! The whole project sort of looks like one of those games you could buy at the pharmacy on floppy disk in 1998. While I’m still trying to figure the program out, it looks like each of your email may be delayed for several minutes trying to get past the bouncer. But that sounds reasonable considering the element of fun that is added to getting an email.
I’m perplexed, usually I can at least figure out who the target audience of a program is but with this one I’m stumped. They cannot be aiming at people who use the internet heavily because it is too retarded a program for anyone who works on a computer and it won’t appeal to an internet novice because it just too confusing and obscure. Worst of all, the person who made the fucking thing is probably some sort of Internet millionaire. Apparently this fucking program runs with a staff of 40 leading me to ask one question, “Who the fuck invested enough money to get this ape shit off the ground?” Finally I should mention that while I absolutely hate that the first (and at this point only) level is in South Beach at a hotel called “3D mailbox hotel,” I do find it somewhat fitting.
The reason i hate the iphone, and most Apple technology, is because people become children when the use it. I mean the iphone does do some cool stuff but in the end it’s just a phone. I actually watched a guy who was playing with his I iphone ask someone standing right beside him to call him from about a foot away. I mean it is a phone so of course the call went through. When it started ringing people people all around this guy became very impressed. After a lot of Ewwwws and Awwwwws phone while still connected to the call was passed around to 7 or 8 people. Each person took their turn having a silly 30 second conversation, but I guess that because the two phones were so close to one another there was an echo. The funniest thing was that no one could figure out why the echo was happening and they equated it to a bad phone. The look on the owners face was hilarious, he was crushed until someone said that it was probably that the two phones were too close together. The owner of the iphone sheepishly took his toy back and walked away. It was the sorriest display of consumerism I’ve ever seen
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