Apr
06
2010
0

Scrabble updates rules to allow use of proper nouns…

From The BBC:

The rules of word game Scrabble are being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of proper nouns, games company Mattel has said.

Place names, people’s names and company names or brands will now count.

Mattel, which brings out a new version of the game containing amended rules in July, hopes the change will encourage younger people to play.

Previously Scrabble related:

Written by Peter C in: Cool Games,Entertainment,History | Tags: ,
Apr
06
2010
0

Ogilvy Montréal wants you to ‘getyourbuttseen’

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Creative Directors: Martin Gosselin, Normand Miron
Art directors: Bernardo Andrada, Diane Gosselin
Copywriters: Luc Dupéré, Gavin Drummond


Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Design,Humor,Sex | Tags: , ,
Apr
05
2010
0

Food for a week €4 — series of ads by Saatchi/Saatchi

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Originally posted 2007-06-28 16:30:35.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising |
Apr
05
2010
1

Chinese girl, 3, walks tightwire above tigers…

This may actually be worse than my post last week about the kids re-enacting Scarface. The good news is that “she [will] retire at the age of seven to go to school and eventually planned to go to university”. If she survives that long…

A Chinese zoo has been slammed for letting a three-year-old girl walk a tightrope eight metres above a tiger enclosure.

The little girl walked along the 130 metre long high wire above six hungry Siberian tigers at Changzhou Yancheng Zoo in Jiangsu province.

She was part of a routine which also involved two adult acrobats who crossed the wire using a bicycle and a ladder as props.

But the crowd gasped when three-year-old Zhang Xiaoyan started to walk along the wire, with a thin safety rope attached around her waste.

Witnesses said people screamed when she nearly lost her footing on the first step, as a strong gust of wind nearly blew her off the wire.

The little girl walked along the wire without even a pole, using just her arms for balance, as the tigers prowled below. One even jumped up towards her.

Horrified visitors criticised the zoo for putting on the stunt which they said amounted to child abuse.

“If she was my child, I would never let her do anything like that no matter how talented she is,” complained one parent.

A zoo spokesman said they had hired a professional group, the Jiangxi Elite Children Arts Troupe, to put on the routine which met all safety requirements.

Zhang Shenwen, director of Jiangxi Elite Children Arts Troupe, said Xiaoyan was the world’s youngest high wire walker, and had been training since she was just one.

“She has very good psychological control,” he added, saying she would retire at the age of seven to go to school and eventually planned to go to university.

Written by Peter C in: Weird News | Tags:
Apr
05
2010
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Apr
04
2010
0

I ‘heart’ beer

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Originally posted 2007-10-08 15:15:42.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Arts,Entertainment,Humor |
Apr
03
2010
0
Apr
01
2010
0

Do not dangle any doll

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and while you're at it, "DO NOT TAKE PHOTO"

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Originally posted 2007-07-25 14:41:51.

Written by Peter C in: Asia,Humor,Photography |

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