Maoam?

537295_551257641581729_1209481373_nWhilst procrastinating my homework, I was on Facebook and came across this lovely little tid bit. At first I was like, “Dafuq did I just see?” This had to be a joke, or at least a novelty candy for those naughty at heart. So I looked into it.

Surprisingly enough, it’s not a novelty thing. This is a legitimate candy from Germany, and webpage for the company says that this is a new package design to “appeal to its target group [with] a unique comic-strip figure … who symbolises the fun and crazy aspect of the brand.” The MAOAM man is a jovial figure who appears in many forms, but the company’s site doesn’t seem to say anything or doesn’t think that there’s anything wrong with their packaging design.

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The MAOAM package design during the 1990’s

This figure is new, and it wasn’t until recently that he was introduced. Before 2002 it was only fruit featured on any of the sweets.

 

Apparently I’m not the only one with a dirty mind, either. The photo above was featured on Damn! LOL, and some of the comments for the picture are:

He’s gunna pop those Cherry’s if you know what I mean ūüėČ

Insert Brazzers logo here.

Even parents in Europe are in outrage about it, and one such man, Simon Simpkins from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, went to Dailymail to voice his opinion. The father said that ‘The lime, whom I assume to be the gentlemen in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face.” The encounter was so distressing for the man and his family that his ‘wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park.’

I’m not going to lie, this seems like a good idea gone terribly wrong. It looks bad on both the designer and the company that allowed it to be mass produced. This may be bad promotion of the company’s part, but it could be great as far as selling the product. What better advertising and promotion than people clamoring and talking about your controversial product?

Sources:

MAOAM Webpage

“Father’s fury over children’s ‘pornographic’ sweet wrappers”

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Boy Do I Love Our Men in Uniform

That video has exploded on the internet, and even the U.S. Army pages have been sharing on their Facebook pages. I think that our men in uniform making adaptations of popular songs isn’t anything new. I’ve seen a lot of them over the last year, and I just love them. I like watching them because they’re hilarious, and it gives our guys a little bit of happiness while they’re being separated from their family and loved ones.

Now while I don’t condone the making and sharing of anything to do with the ‘Harlem Shake’, I couldn’t help this one. I laughed so hard. That and it happens to be my husband and a few guys from his battalion.

Native American Zodiac

Now I’m really into zodiacs, both Chinese and Western, and I love learning more about myself and about my loved ones. So, while trolling on Facebook, per usual, I stumbled upon this image:

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As I quickly searched the image, like many of you probably just did, I found my Native American zodiac sign was the wolf (My birthday is March 1st). And with that I was like, “Hmmph, that’s pretty neat. I’m a wolf”. But after that what do I really know? Nothing but the fact that I’m apparently a wolf. What does being a wolf stand for? Should I be happy with that? Should anyone be happy with merely knowing, “I’m a ‘whatsitorwhatever’?” No. No you shouldn’t. ¬†So I looked into it.

I had found the site, “Native American Encylopedia”, and they provide a detailed description of each of the animals. Below are links to each of the animals in the Native American Zodiac.

Goose     Otter     Falcon     Beaver

Deer     Bear     Woodpecker     Salmon

Owl     Raven     Snake      Wolf

So I was glad to learn something about myself, and what I had read was surprisingly true. This was not only for myself, but my family and friends as well. So does your zodiac describe you well? Are you happy with what you found out?

Happy Flooding!

Well, with daylight savings time on Sunday we can look forward to Spring soon! And we Michiganders are really excited to be getting rid all of this fluffy white stuff. The downside would be the flooding. Roads, sidewalks, yards, everything here is flooding over. I took this as a chance to literally get my feet wet and take some sweet pictures of all the lakes and rivers around my yard.

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Clinton Changes His Mind on DOMA

Yesterday our 42nd president, Bill Clinton, wrote into the Washington Post’s¬†“Opinion” section saying that, while it was something that ‘needed’ to be done at the time, he thinks that DOMA should be overturned on the 27th. ¬†He writes:

When I signed the bill, I included a¬†statement¬†with the admonition that ‚Äúenactment of this legislation should not, despite the fierce and at times divisive rhetoric surrounding it, be understood to provide an excuse for discrimination.‚ÄĚ Reading those words today, I know now that, even worse than providing an excuse for discrimination, the law is itself discriminatory. It should be overturned.

I’m personally very happy that so many politicians and public figures are realizing that DOMA is wrong. Things are going to change, and it’s about time. I understand that even if the law is overturned ¬†it won’t stop all the misunderstanding and hate towards the LGBTQ, but it will at least allow them to enjoy the benefits, love, and ‘misery’ of being married! And that is a yet another step on the path to equality.

For the complete article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bill-clinton-its-time-to-overturn-doma/2013/03/07/fc184408-8747-11e2-98a3-b3db6b9ac586_story.html

Erhmergerd! Twriright!

I have always been a huge fan of the Twilight series, and all you haters can go on and hate. It’s my guilty pleasure, and I can’t get enough of it. I was seriously disappointed in the movies, though.¬†If you had read my “books to movies” post, then you already know that I think that the casting for the movie was awful to say the least.¬†The only thing that was good about the movies were the soundtracks. Alas, the movies are part of the franchise, and I whole heartily paid the big bucks to watch each of them on opening night.

With this being said, I do love a good joke at the expense of the movies. I really do. So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon this. It’s just too funny! I’m not all that familiar with the “Honest Trailers” series, but these videos were hilarious!! It’s definitely worth taking a look at the rest of the series.

PS4 Announced!

Wednesday at 6pm was the big PS4 announcement, and boy was it good! They had explained new features that the PS4 and controller will have as well as changes to the PSN. There was also plenty of previews for games that will be coming out with the release of the PS4.

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New PS4 system specs. Click the image for a larger view.

The new PS4, to be released this holiday season, will be able to do all the things that the PS3 was capable of, such as play DVDs, Blue-ray, Netflix, etc; but they wanted all of this not to affect game play or the producers/designers of future games. They wanted it to be a flawless conversion, and, from what was shown and said from various game production companies, they did that pretty well. They did this through the advanced technology that went into creating the system.

712355-playstation-4-controllerThe controller is just as high tech as the system is. The new controller, while similar to the PS3 controller in shape and size, has several new components. The new controller now has a touch pad, that will allow you to explore your environments in your games in 3D. It also has a light bar that connects to an ‘eye’ sensor bar that will track the movements of the controller in the 3D environment of your living room as well as help differentiate better between players. ¬†They also added a headphone jack.

They also wanted to make the players connected to a larger community, so they added a share button to the controller. Sony did this by teaming up with the communications company Gaikai. Gaikai first presented the “Try it now” feature that will be new the PSN store. This feature will allow gamers to try ‘full’ (Obviously it would be the whole game, but it won’t be a dumbed down version of the first few levels like most demos are) versions for free if you would like before buying the actual game. This “Try it now” feature will also allow you to share games that you like with friends so that they can experience them, too. ¬†Which is excellent marketing on Sony’s part. What better way to get advertising than for free through their users? Brilliant.

The new set up for gamer profiles.

The new set up for gamer profiles.

Speaking of this ‘share’ system, they also wanted interconnectivity to be a must. In doing this they linked the PS4 and PSN with Facebook, making your player profile look much like a profile of a social network site. They will allow you to transfer information from your Facebook, allowing for a much more personal gamer profile. They will also allow you to share things, such as games you like and such, onto your Facebook page.

PS4-social-networkThe greatest accomplishment of this ‘share’ system, though, would be the new ability to broadcast your game live. You can post videos of your epic moments onto your social networking site, and your friends can broadcast your gaming as you’re playing. While they do this they can: 1. Talk to you about your game/situation 2. Take over ¬†or ‘Command’ your controller from where ever they are in the world (if you allow them to do so) 3. Post comments on your screen 4. Drop into the game with you.

This connectivity is taken a step further with ‘Remote Play.’ The PSVita will be totally connected to the PS4 system, allowing for instantaneous play from where ever you left off last on either of the systems. All games that will be offered and playable on the PS4 will be playable on the PSVita.

The only thing that is wrong with the PS4, in my opinion, is that there will be no backwards compatibility. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time, and am disappointed that I can’t even play my PS3 games on the new PS4. I was hoping that this would be a change that many gamers would have demanded, and that Sony would have attempted to listen. You’ll be able to do what we are currently doing, downloading older games from PSN Store and playing them, but I’ve had these games already for so long. Why would I want to pay twice to play the same games?

So what is everyone’s thoughts on the new PS4? Anyone else disappointed in not having backwards compatibility still? Will these new social features be useful or hinder game play?

Batman watching over us

I live near the city of Mount Pleasant, and go to school and what nots within the city, so the recent crime wave is a bit scary. For those who are unaware of the area, Mount Pleasant is a small college town, where nothing really bad happens. Crime occurs everywhere, yes, but here it’s all minor stuff.

That’s all seemingly changed within the last year, though. There had been 2 violent murders worthy of state recognition, and several armed kidnappings with one going as far as attempted arson of the people who saved the kidnapped women. Within the last week alone there have been five armed robberies. Each done by the same person, with the last one done in broad daylight. There haven’t been any injuries towards those who have been robbed, but there are people who are still afraid just to go to work.

I know that our MPPD is scrambling to find the culprit, but I don’t feel like much is being done. People don’t feel safe, and it still feels like we’re far from finding out who this thief is. Then I found this:

I must say, that this guy is probably isn’t the real Dark Knight; but I have to say we in the area really need some kind of comfort. A small laugh might not be much, but I can say that I feel better that Batman has started looking out for our small town. Teehee

The latest news and updates for the Final Fantasy Series

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Click the image for the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Q & A!

I’m not normally one to reblog things, but this was just too exciting for me not to! I’ve always been big into RPGs, and the Final Fantasy series is my favorite by far! The above link is for an interview for the latest FF, Lighting Returns: FFXIII.

It’ll be a continuation of the FFXIII storyline, featuring Lightning as the main character again. They don’t reveal much about the story line in the interview, but they go over design concepts, characters featured, composer choice, and game mechanics.

I’m personally a bit tired of the FFXIII storyline. I was unimpressed with the last story line for FFXIII-2, and am interested how they’re going to come back from that. I’m just glad that this is the last installment, and that we can move on in the FF series.