I do not know Toneh Perry.
But when he offered his thoughts in a hashtag game on Twitter yesterday, I thought he and his entry deserved a larger audience.
The hashtag — #confessyourunpopularopinion
It is not
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I did a spit take this morning — not on purpose, you understand.
It was Wayne’s fault.
I was working in the living room and Let’s Make a Deal was on TV.
That show be crazy.
If you haven’t watched Deal since the Monty Hall days, there are still bad costumes, big boxes, curtains, envelopes of cash and ZONKS. But Brady and his crew have given it a touch of improv that gives you the sense it could all go off the rails — and sometimes does — at a moment’s notice.
They sing. They dance. They do sketches, often using the audience members as part of the fun. I like having the TV on while I’m working for the background noise, but I gotta admit –
Wayne sometimes steals focus.
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just keeps finding more and more ways to get their audience involved in the show.
Hashtags. Screen grabs. Instagrams.
The show producers always pick the funniest ones…and who doesn’t like the idea of maybe seeing their idea on the show?
But think about it — we are creating content for Jimmy. Entire segments of the show. He gets thousands of entries, all written by us — the audience — for free. Oh well, it does give him and his staff more time to focus on new parody songs, shows and series.
Still. Brilliant way to play us, Jimmy.
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I watched the cast of Modern Family play “Modern Family Feud’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live this morning.
(Not really all that live, but still.)
The Pritchetts — Mitchell, Jay and Claire — defeated the In-laws — Phil, Cameron and Gloria — but the sides sometimes forgot to be competitive and shared answers across the aisle.
I realized about 10 minutes into the game that it was the first time I have watched Family Feud in almost 15 years.
My dog Rory hated the bells and buzzer they use for “survey says!’ so I could never watch. But now my little old man is deaf and didn’t even notice.
Aww…my puppy dog.
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Got a case of the Fridays? Not in the mood to work? Bored?
Ready to PRETEND hit something?
Visit Google today and click their logo! It turns into a pinata game!!
Take a swing or six or eight or ten and see how many pieces of candy you can get out of it. (My best round so far is 98.)
Take that, Candy Crush Saga!!
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I’m no gamer, but even I’ve heard of Grand Theft Auto.
Candy Crush Saga, it’s not.
It’s criminals or criminal-wannabes in the big city, trying to rise through the ranks in organized crime. Underworld kingpins give you different missions to complete, and violence ensues.
It wouldn’t be my cup of tea, and I’m sure a lot of parents wouldn’t want their kids playing it either.
But Grand Theft Auto V has another problem — it allows players to ‘run over, behead and kill animals’ as part of the game.
Jack Carone of In Defense of Animals, an animal rights organization, is calling for a boycott of GTA because of this senseless inclusion of animal violence.
If you agree that there should be a GTA boycott — as I do — vote “YES” in the poll at the end of the TMZ article.
Speak up for those without a voice!
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Tagged animal violence, animals, automobiles, Candy Crush Saga, children, criminals, gamer, games, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto V, GTA, GTA boycott, IDA, In Defense of Animals, Internet, Jack Carone, kingpin, life, news, organized crime, technology, TMZ, underworld, violence
Kids today have it SO GOOD.
Case in point: Charlotte, the daughter of my friends Amy and Chris.
Charlotte requested an Angry Birds-themed cake for her birthday. Did Amy pick up the phone, call a bakery and order the aforementioned birdie birthday baked good?
She made the entire cast of fierce, feathered friends in fondant. All by HERSELF.
Charlotte is one lucky little girl.
And Amy is rockin’ creative!
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February 2, 2013 in Business, Design, Games, Life, transportation
Tagged bridge, Humor, hump, life, photography, road sign, weird news
Do you play your numbers? Does anyone?
I drink a lot of bottled beverages, and I find these secret codes to be less than compelling.
I’m not even sure I know how to play. Do I visit a website? And what do I win? Is it worth the micron of effort that it will take?
Maybe if the code itself were more entertaining. This mis-mash of numbers and letters is random, no doubt, but enthralling? Exciting? Filled with possibilities?
I’m know I’m not bubbling over…except perhaps with carbonation.
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No doubt — John Irving wrote it better.
In A Prayer for Owen Meany, a woman gets hit by a baseball, dies, and her son and the boy who hit the killer ball remain best friends throughout their lives.
When it happens in real life, folks are a bit more litigious.
A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face by a baseball is suing the 11-year old catcher who hit her for medical costs and negligence. Her husband is filing a separate suit for the loss of “services, society and consortium” of his wife.
The total damages? Close to $500,000.
The catcher’s family, who says they can’t afford the jury trial the woman has demanded, thinks Little League Baseball should help defray court costs since the accident took place during a sanctioned warm-up.
I think they should call Irving. Maybe he can do a rewrite and give this story some heart.
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