The Week In Review

The Week In Review

Happy New Year! On the first Week In Review of 2010 we've got gun-toting Playboy witches, lawsuits over replicants, Scottish orc relocation, frumpy mothers invoking the devil and Disney couples on the rocks.


Playboy Gets Bitten by Cosplay Bug

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It takes a special kind of character to get Playboy to start doing cosplay, but apparently Bayonetta fits the bill because the official Playboy site is running an 'article' about the best looking Bayonetta cosplayer, from its stable of young ladies. It's not the best cosplay you'll ever see, as none of the girls really look all that much like the character, but if you're into that kind of thing, give it a look. (link)


You're In the Desert and You See a Tortoise...

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Is your phone a replicant? Probably not, but the estate of Philip K. Dick, is still up in arms about Google's decision to name its phone the Nexus One. According to Dick's daughter Isa Dick Hackett, the name is a clear reference to the Nexus-6 model replicants in "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", which became the movie Blade Runner. While there is a clear similarity in the names, Dick's legal team will still have to prove that the products are connected. (link)


Free to a Good Home: One Orc

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When you get an orc, you expect it to be for life, so my deepest sympathies go out to 42 year old Robert Cushnie, who had to choose between his orc and his bride. Robert's wife Dee found the full-size model of a World of Warcraft more than a little intimidating, saying "I just don't like it ... I'm only 5'3", so it towers over me, which is quite creepy." Dee gave her husband an ultimatum, either ditch the orc, or she was moving to Canada. Luckily, Robert found a new home for the model in Aberdeen, so their split was averted. (link)


Press X to Renounce Satan

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Electronic Arts? Eldritch Arts more like, at least that's according to Marla Jo Fisher, a staff writer at the Orange County register in her impartial and well thought out article "Videogames Were Invented By The Devil". According to Fisher, if Isaac Newton had had a Nintendo DS - and I assume that in her world, DS stands for 'Devil Satan' - he'd never have come up with the theory of gravity and that videogames will prevent children from becoming the leaders we need in the future. It's possible however, that she might be a little over sensitive, as this quote suggests: "On one horrible afternoon that scarred me for life, I even saw a kid walking out of the public library playing a Nintendo DS." The emphasis is mine by the way. (link)


Shock, Horror! Zac Efron Actually Human!

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Who'd have thought that Zac Efron,a man that most people assumed was from the Disney clone farms, is actually a human being after all? Not a good human being mind you, but human none the less. According to his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, who, along with Efron, got her break in the Disney Channel movie High School Musical, Efron spends too much time on his Xbox and not enough time with her in the regeneration alcove, or whatever it is she does for fun. (link)

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There have been idiots, there has been tragedies, there has been bad porn, and there has been awesomeness.

All in all, pretty basic week.

Hubilub:
There have been idiots, there has been tragedies, there has been bad porn, and there has been awesomeness.

All in all, pretty basic week.

Yep.

And we're in the middle of the worst winter ever and my water just got cut off and my computer just broke.

Blaah.

Crap, I missed the Bayonetta/Playboy thing. Glad I caught it this time 'round.

BehattedWanderer:
Crap, I missed the Bayonetta/Playboy thing. Glad I caught it this time 'round.

hehe, yeah! Pretty intresting!

That story about the mum was so funny, I am glad she is not my Mum.

Furburt:
And we're in the middle of the worst winter ever and my water just got cut off and my computer just broke.

Blaah.

Same down here in Cork. Sucks. I can't visit the ol' doll because the hill going up to her house is an icy deathtrap.

Hubilub:
There have been idiots, there has been tragedies, there has been bad porn, and there has been awesomeness.

All in all, pretty basic week.

Sounds about right.

You know, the fear that videogames will rob us of future leaders is probably the most unfounded one she has (except for the Satan thing).

What I'm wondering is why the Escapist is giving that crazy woman extra publicity? She's clearly just a fringe case, and should be ignored right along with the people who say 2012 is the end of the world and Roswell is the landing site for little green men from Mars. Her ramblings should never have even been addressed, except by those who know her personally.

You have found the most terrifying picture of Zac Efron known to man. That's the expression I imagine him wearing as he punches his way through a brick wall to kill me after I discover the Disney conspiracy.

I enjoyed the Playboy/Bayonetta section. I have always assumed that the good folks at playboy are just a bunch of cool dudes playing video games, and this pretty much helped confirmed my suspicion.

Who cares if it's cosplay? It's pretty... erm,... cute. Yeah, that's the word. That Bayonetta thing is quite cuddly. Really.

All in all pretty crazy, weird, awesome, idiotic week.

Wouldn't have been able to tell the difference if it hit me in the face

 

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