Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro for using her name for her a hamster in its Littlest Pet Shop series of toys. "Hasbro's portrayal of Faulkner as a rodent is demeaning and insulting," says the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Her lawsuit says that in addition to sharing her name, the toy bears a physical resemblance to Faulkner's traditional professional appearance, including its complexion, eye shape and eye makeup design.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Maybe I'm going soft in my old age but I actually feel sorry for Markus Persson, the guy who created Minecraft, sold it and pocketed roughly a billion dollars in the process. Persson, known as Notch to cool people like me, recently tweeted a series of unhappy thoughts about life as a famous billionaire. "The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance. Hanging out in ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I've never felt more isolated. In sweden, I will sit around and wait for my friends with jobs and families to have time to do shit, watching my reflection in the monitor. When we sold the company, the biggest effort went into making sure the employees got taken care of, and they all hate me now. Found a great girl, but she's afraid of me and my life style and went with a normal person instead. I would Musk and try to save the world, but that just exposes me to the same type of assholes that made me sell Minecraft again." Half the internet thinks he is clinically depressed and needs medication and talk therapy. The other half thinks he's a whiny little baby who should shut up and realize how good he has it. But on my little corner of the internet I think he's just a guy going through some things that he doesn't know how to process. He probably never wanted to sell Mojang (Minecraft), but did so because it would greatly enrich his partners, investors and employees. He's just lacking direction and purpose in his life right now. He probably has a great time at these fancy parties and hanging out with his cool famous friends (Zedd tweeted at him and invited him to his show when he plays LA next month) but when he's at home and his friends are busy with work and family, he gets lonely and feels isolated. And in this case he decided to let it out. This is Markus Persson's house. He paid 70 million dollars for it.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
You may have heard the recent news that One Direction is breaking up. Maybe for only a brief time but I don't want to Google it to confirm. Either way it has to come as shock to Nagiru Hiramatsu. Two years ago when competing in the Little League World Series Hiramatsu told ESPN his favorite singer was One Direction.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Remember "Body by Jake" the 1990s fitness show? Well, Jake, whose real last name is Steinfeld, has had an interesting life.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Three videos from the internet that are worth watching: San Francisco Giants remake the "Full House" opening theme Daniel Negreanu does a clean version of NWA's "Fuck Tha Police" Best video of the Chinese Explosion. I strongly recommend you watch the entire thing