I can accept the fact that The Angry Birds Movie won this weekend’s box office.
Animated films have broader appeal and a wider audience. Plus, last week’s number one film and very close runner-up Captain America has been out for three weeks.
My beef with the Birds?
What took them so long? This app used to be all the rage, but Candy Crush and other games occupy the top spots now. This movie is so late to the party, there is no party anymore.
Obviously kids will still watch it, but they — and their long-suffering parents — shouldn’t have to.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Games, Humor, Movies
Tagged Angry Birds Movie, animals, app, box office, commentary, games, Humor, Movies
When it’s a Lego duck that we made during a work event.
It’s customer engagement through play.
Posted in Animals, Business, Entertainment, Games, Humor, Travel
Tagged animals, Business, customer engagement, dick, games, Humor, LEGO, play, Travel
Dear Santa’s elves (cause let’s face it — the big guy is on a beach somewhere):
I want. No…I need.
I have extensive experience creating Lego homes with far fewer resources, so I will appreciate the level of detail in this Big Bang Theory recreation.
I hope my advance notice helps secure my ‘order.’
Hi to Rudolph,
Posted in Children, Christmas, Games, Holiday, Humor, Television
Tagged Big Bang Theory, children, Christmas, games, holidays, Humor, LEGO, Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, Television, toys, wish list
I haven’t been to Washington DC in a while, but I think I might go on this scavenger hunt the next time I’m in town.
Got any cash? You can, too.
Just check the back of the bills and find the buildings depicted there. It should be a pretty educational tour.
I also like the folded bill photo trick. Reminds me of squishing people’s heads between your finger and thumb.
I might add that to my tour, too.
Posted in Games, Humor, Travel
Tagged dollar bills, games, Humor, money, scavenger hunt, sightseeing, tour, Travel, Washington DC
I haven’t watched Cooking Channel much at all, but a commercial for Cutthroat Kitchen caught my eye.
Host Alton Brown is always good for a laugh.
If you haven’t seen the show, four professional chefs compete in cooking challenges while Alton Brown sabotages them.
But there’s a catch.
He actually gives each chef money at the beginning of the game so that they can bid to sabotage each other, making the timed competition even more challenging. The eventual winner keeps whatever money he has left at the end of the game.
As the episode comes to an end, I realize it’s not for me.
It reminds me too much of hazing…or those degrading initiation days that some of my high school clubs subjected new members to freshman year. The folks in charge are laughing, but it’s more mean-spirited than funny.
Just ask Jon Hamm. That stuff comes back to bite you in the butt.
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I have a pop quiz for you today on The Egg:
Can you identify the objects below?
Hint: They are not candy.
(I know — it’s shocking, considering who is asking.)
Place your guess in the comments. The answer and additional information in Wednesday’s Egg!
Posted in Children, Games, Home, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged brain teaser, children, comments, family, found objects, games, guess, home, Humor, life, photography, pop quiz, quiz, Wednesday
When we were young, my sister and I spent many a fun-filled afternoon playing “camping” with our Barbie dolls — and our brother’s GI Joe action figures — in our family’s formal living room.
(Other than Christmas, it was the best use of that room.)
The green carpet was obviously the grassy forest floor. We used Kleenex as sleeping bags. And Dr. Seuss books tilted open were the perfect tents. Plus, GI Joe had a jeep, so there were lots of four wheelin’ and other shenanigans.
Those were simpler times. Barbie wanted simpler things.
Posted in Children, Family, Games, Home, Humor, Toys
Tagged action figures, Barbie, brother, camping, carpet, children, dolls, Dr. Seuss, family, forest, four wheeling, games, GI Joe, Humor, Jeep, Kleenex, living room, simpler times, sister, sleeping bags, tents, toys, uptown girl
Guest blogger Rory Dog writes:
My Momma Dog is so silly sometimes…
It’s a good thing I don’t distinguish between feet and hands, or this game might offend me.
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Tagged animals, comedy, Dogs, entertainment, family, feet, friends, games, hands, Humor, life, momma, Relationships, silly, video
This morning many New Yorkers were puzzled by the presence of a particularly prodigious Rubik’s Cube, floating along the Hudson River on a barge.
Or maybe not. (They live here….they’ve seen everything by now.)
The colossal cube was created by the Liberty Science Center in neighboring Jersey City as part of their weekend-long celebration of the popular game’s 40th birthday.
While you are recovering from that punch to your sense of time and space, think about this —
What other games from our childhood deserve to be made ginormous and set afloat on a nearby body of water?
Easy Bake Ovens? Troll Dolls? Pet Rocks?
Cast your vote in the comments!
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