Gabe is a Jerk
Its not often I feel compelled to "pile on" a statment made by Cory Doctorow (Usually he says what says directly) but I think he missed the larger point on this recent Boing-Boing post. He didn't bring out the personal issue, I think. He made a comment on the larger, social issue, but he didn't and call the author of the article a douchebag. This is I service I am only too happy to provide.
In his Chicago Sun-Times column, Terry Savage boorishly tells a tale of how he saw some little kids giving away lemonade, so he and his brother stopped and harassed those kids about the economic and socetal implications of "free leomonade." What a Douchebag!
Here's the scary part: There are people in the world who feel they have some moral obligation to pull over and harange someone elses' kids with their political/economic agenda. And, worse, is that there are people in the world who feel they can serve the world by bragging about pulling over and harrasing some little kids with their political/economic agenda.
This, friends, is why newspapers and old media are dying. These are the kinds of assholes who write for them. Shame on you, Terry Savage, author of the Chicago Sun-Times column wherein the story is told. I hope that next time someone offers you a free cup of Lemonade on a hot day, you do the right thing and say thank you.
There is nothing wrong with sharing something for the sake of sharing it-- in fact, it's outright heroic.
The Fancy Nancy Dress Up Stick-Ons Game makes me crazy. Super Crazy.
- Colorforms are impossible to stick on something if you have cold little hands.
- Colorforms are small and probably going to get lost.
- The game shows you where the peices are supposed to go on the gameboard, but in some cases, especially with the wands, there is no way to stick the item in that location on the standee.Lame!
- Fancy Nancy is plenty fancy without getting all gussied up with "accessories." But that's not really the game's fault. That's my prejudice about Fancy Nancy and her inattentive, Kings-Crown eatin' parents.
However, G. loves the game. And here are some ways that the game is good:
- No dice. And the spinner is built into the box. (Look, there's nothing wrong with dice, but with little kids, dice are one spastic arm shake away from gone forever.
- The game can be played to completion in about 15 minutes .
- There is no board to move peices around.
- Gaia loves it.
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