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Game Promotions Gone Wrong

In my Intro to Video Games class yesterday, there was a (very) brief discussion of the game Bioshock and the scary bunny faces that appear in it. This reminded me of some lovely cartoons that got sent my way a while ago. They depict a series of “unused game promotions” that coulda, shoulda, woulda been. Then again, maybe not….

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Kulture with a Kapital "K"

So Grandma Jacque gave my two girls (Zoë, 9, and Talia, 7) a bottle of glow-in-the-dark nail polish. It turns out that my wife, Jacque (>9), put some on, too. (Picture above is for representational purposes only; not her real nails.) The best part, though, is that Zoë apparently ran around in the dark with just two fingers in front of her mouth singing “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” Performance art at its best!

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The Lego Bible (Literally)

I just came across this and had to post it because (a) it’s hilarious; and (b) I thinks it’s of real pedagogical value. This is the short version: The Reverend Brendan Powell Smith (although the “Reverend” part is apparently an ironic appellation) has spent about 10 years creating nearly 5000 scenes from the Bible with Legos. Here’s a scene from the Garden of Eden:

Excellent! And here’s a part of the Table of Contents:

I also like the “Adult Content” warning he has at the bottom of the page. (And I understand that, yes, in fact, the work is not entirely safe for kids.)

And you’ll be glad to know that he has a book out! (Several, actually, but this one is most germane):

So, there you have it. Make of it what you will but you have to give three cheers for Legos in literature!

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