As the digg user SanTe (provider of the link) said, "Your move."
Consumerist.com has been reporting for the past few days that CompUSA will be closing 100 of their 229 stores nationwide. While hopes of fire sales have been dashed by tipsters, no one knew which stores would be closing. Well, today it appears that CompUSA's website has revealed the stores that are closing by omission. If your local store isn't on this list (and Ann Arbor isn't), it's going to be closing.
Too bad, I like CompUSA. They may not have had the best prices on some stuff, but they usually had better selection on DIY parts and peripherals than Best Buy. Oh, and actual Apple products to drool over without going to Livonia.
Everything in Second Life seems to be coated in a preteen's understanding of sex. It was very titty-booby pee-pee doo-doo. From the fantasy asses to the cyber-ruins surrounding Freebie Warehouse, there really was nothing but clumsy cybersex. I wandered through this wasteland for a while, until I finally came to a normal-looking store, with windows, and people inside, so I went in.
The store sold penises, and penis avatars. I didn't actually get to see what they looked like, because I didn't have any fake money to spend (and I wasn't really interested in chipping in twenty bucks to these cats' weird sex trip.) A pet penis, which would follow you around and "come on command" (I'm guessing you have to right-click and load a script and wait thirty seconds is what they mean by "command") was 100 fakebucks, which converted to US$0.68.
Is there such a phobia? A fear of somehow outing yourself as a geek, nerd, or dweeb simply by getting a joke?
Also, I realize the whole "i'm in ur ___ doing somethin' to your ___" meme is old, but damnit, cats are funny. (They have to be, or I'd strangle mine.)
That said, this combines both of those sentences in one, hilarious image.
By the by, if you'd like to see almost every one of those cats pictures (and then some), go here.
Not content to be called a laughing stock by his own constituency, Boston mayor and opponent of reason Thomas Menino has decided that the best course of action now is to pursue a ban on guerrilla marketing.
As Techdirt points out, this is stupid on many, many levels, not the least of which is intent. The two men they've arrested over this promotion are charged with a felony, charges that were rightly mocked by the accused themselves.
Turner even gave the city a huge way out of this, offering to pay up to $1 million for the costs associated with the breathless fear mongering the city whipped up.
Is there no one in the mayor or governor's offices that can talk them off this path? Do they not understand the level of idiocy this has reached?
...the devices have been in place for two to three weeks in 10 cities: Boston; New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Atlanta; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Austin, Texas; San Francisco; and Philadelphia. [source]