New Game "There" Puts you There

“By downplaying competition, There hopes to attract women to its universe, which is roamed much like the legendary computer game Myst. In fact, some areas look and sound like the mythical Myst island with the constant chirping of birds and distant roar of surf. ‘If we can build a product that women love, guys will show up,’ Melcher said. ‘The reverse is not true.’” –New Game “There” Puts you ThereCNN/AP)…

In Departure For Catholic Church, Pope Adding 'Blue Stars' to Rosary

“As his twenty fourth year as Pontiff comes to a close, the physically frail yet still forceful Pope John Paul II has told his clergy to add ‘Blue Stars’ to the revered rosary beads. These stars will replace every fifteenth bead on the traditional talisman.” –In Departure For Catholic Church, Pope Adding ‘Blue Stars’ to RosaryBroken Newz [satire]) The article creates an alternate history timeline in which the introduction of…

Fans Outraged at New Character in The Return of the King

“A recently leaked trailer for The Return of the King has Tolkien fans outraged over the apparent addition of a new character – Jar-Jaromir. The scene depicted in the trailer shows Jar-Jaromir shouting, ‘Gondora gonna fallsa’; he then trips over a corpse and knocks down a couple of Uruk-hai.” Brian Biggs –Fans Outraged at New Character in The Return of the KingBBspot [satire]) The comedy bits added for Gimli’s scenes…

2002 Year-End Zeitgeist

“2002 Year-End Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year’s major events and hottest trends based on more than 55 billion searches conducted over the past year by Google users from around the world.” Top 5 gaining Google queries from 2002: spiderman shakira winter olympics world cup avril lavigne Top 5 declining Google queries from 2002: nostradamus napster world trade center anthrax osama bin laden –2002 Year-End ZeitgeistGoogle) This listing…