Monday, August 03, 2009

Alvinisms 894

"We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box."


Did you know: The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing cards.

Thought of the day: The beach was great today but there was weird green shit all over. I mean, the water looked like I was bodyboarding in Mountain Dew and there were green bubbles and foam everywhere. Apparently it wasn't bad since the lifeguards let everyone play but when the the bubbles popped randomly it was gross looking. After about and hour and half in the water I had to paddle in and shower. I wish you could have seen it, even though you probably wouldn't have liked to.

Food for thought:

Bacon nachos!?! Bacon instead of chips!?! Wow, it turns out I can say "no" to bacon.

-Alvinism of the Wildboyz

In the 18th and 19th centuries, sideshow carnivals known as misemono were a popular form of entertainment for the sophisticated residents of Edo (present-day Tokyo). The sideshows featured a myriad of educational and entertaining attractions designed to evoke a sense of wonder and to satisfy a deep curiosity for the mysteries of life. One popular attraction was the pregnant doll.

This new interactive toy from Japan involves sticking your finger in a hole on the side of the box to interact with a virtual environment.

OK, this one definitely tops the list for the most disturbing toy of all times! The super hairy ‘Shave the Baby' doll was created with added bushy tufts of bright orange hair protruding from her ankles, armpits, and most disturbingly, her pubic region, and was designed with the intention of giving the owner of the doll the pleasure of shaving it off.

Barack Obama supporters can buy action man figures of the new US President, wielding a samurai sword and a Star Wars lightsaber, thanks to Japanese firm Gamu-Toys. The dolls, which are 1/6 in scale and stand roughly 12in in height, come with interchangeable heads and hands. The weapons are not included as part of the package, leaving the way clear for fans of Barack Obama to accessorise the President as they see fit.

Kaba Kick is a Russian Roulette for kids, well in this case a Japanese Roulette. The player points the gun at his or her own head and pulls the trigger. Instead of bullets, a pair of feet kick out from the barrel (which is shaped like a pink hippo). If the gun doesn't fire, the player earns points. I would surely like my kids playing this healthy game.

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