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Detective Comics #27, the first comic featuring Batman sold for$1,075,500, beating out the $1M that was paid for the first comic featuring Superman, Action Comics #1, just a few days ago. It is now the highest paid bid for a comic book.
Posted by Simon at 1:08 PM
The Cavs are giving away a authentic Snuggie featuring their logo and colors to the fans in attendance for their game on March 5.
An anticipated sellout crowd of 20,562 fans will receive a complimentary limited edition Cleveland Cavaliers Snuggie™ blanket courtesy of KeyBank that will be conveniently draped over every seat in the arena. Fans will be asked to wear their Snuggie™ blanket for the first five minutes of the game. In attendance will be Guinness World Records® Adjudicator Danny Girton who will then officially certify the new record. Once the record is achieved, every fan will receive a commemorative magnet certificate that will acknowledge they are a Guinness World Record holder. [Cavs]
Posted by Simon at 12:35 PM
PopCap Games released Plants vs. Zombies on February 15th for the cheap price of $2.99 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Today, they announced that they have reached the $1 Million mark.
Considering they sold 300,000 downloads in the first nine days and it takes 335,000 to reach $1 Million, they are probably way past that mark.
Talk about easy, take a great game for mac and pc and port it over to the iPhone and make an extra mil.
Posted by Simon at 3:58 PM
The Clink Room One in One-Fifty Caps are limited edition (only 150 of each, each is hand numbered) baseball caps made my New Era. They pay tribute to major and minor league baseball franchises. The name of the caps comes from the sound of beer bottles clinking together. They range in price from $25-$45 and are all fitted and selling out fast. [Clink Room]
Posted by Simon at 1:50 PM
One-time sports anchor Marvell Scott is under arrest on rape charges. WCBS-TV reports Scott, formerly with WABC-TV/Channel 7, surrendered to police this morning.
Police say Scott raped a 14-year-old prostitute in his Midtown Manhattan apartment.
Scott was scheduled to face a judge Tuesday afternoon. His attorney, according to WCBS, says Scott is the victim of a shakedown by two prostitutes and a pimp.
Scott, who turns 37 on February 28, left WABC in May initially believed to be on an extended vacation. However, he never returned. Instead, Scott went on to pursue a medical practice. Dr. Marvell Scott specializes in sports medicine.
He told the Daily News in June that he was in the final stages of his education and a fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton, N.J.
Jeezus, this story has everything, a sports anchor, a doctor, a underage prostitute, a shakedown. It must be true. [Examiner]
Posted by Simon at 12:24 PM
A man is suing the Kansas City Royals after an incident where the mascot, Slugger, threw a hot dog at a man's eye, leaving him with a detached retina.
The incident took place during a game last year where Slugger was launching hot dogs to fans using a hot dog launcher. Eventually he put the gun down and started tossing the weiners by hand. Unfortunately one was thrown at John Coomer who was struck directly in the eye (good aim?).
Coomer's complaint says that the mascot wasn't trained properly and was recklessly throwing hot dogs into the stands and is suing for $25k for negligence and battery.
Since the incident, Coomer has developed cataracts.
Wonder if he ate the hot dog or took it to go...[TMZ]
Posted by Simon at 10:44 AM
Street Fighter is coming to the iPhone. Eight characters, Ryu, Ken, Guile, Blanka, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, M. Bison and Abel will be available. The graphics look pretty good for the iPhone and it'll cost $10. It will be available sometime in March.
Posted by Simon at 3:34 PM
A couple got married at the Apple store on Fifth Ave. on Valentine's day. How lame. What's with all these lame Apple stories today?
Make sure you note that the priest or religious person was dressed like Steve Jobs and reading off an iPhone. And they never show the bride's face.
Posted by Simon at 3:24 PM
These leather gloves allow people to control the touchscreens on their iPhones and iPod Touches. Unfortunately they are quite expensive. They come in 5 designs (men and women), starting at $99.99.
Posted by Simon at 2:13 PM
A broken step from the spiral staircase at Apple's Fifth Ave. is selling on eBay for $2,500. The starting bid is $200. It's not even signed by Woz or Jobs. Lame. [eBay]
Posted by Simon at 1:58 PM
A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $1 million, smashing a record set just last year.
The issue sold Monday morning is a 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1, widely considered the Holy Grail of comic books. It features Superman lifting a car on its cover and originally cost 10 cents.
Posted by Simon at 9:08 PM
Google Buzz is built right into GMail. It brings all your social networking to one location including Picasa, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google Reader, etc. It lets you check out high quality pictures and share messages in real time. There's no need to set up anything since it's already built into your GMail. It also works as a mobile web-app for cell phones as well.
Google is rolling out the new feature, it will be available to everyone soon.
Posted by Simon at 6:24 PM
It's finally officially going to happen. The funnest game, Plants vs. Zombies is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch on February 15th!!! Here's a video of the game in action.
Posted by Simon at 5:42 PM
Word from the Wall Street Journal is that Google will be implementing (probably in some beta form) a new social networking feature into GMail (along with other Google products). Most likely it will be something that works along the lines of Facebook and twitter. It would allow you to post updates and status messages just like the other social networking sites. More to come at 1 p.m. tomorrow. [NY Times]
Posted by Simon at 4:01 PM
ThinkGeek's Arcade Mug changes design when it's filled with a hot liquid. It comes in 2 varieties so far, Pac Boy and Space Intruders (obviously no one wants to give them permission to use the real games). They're $7.99 each. [ThinkGeek]
Posted by Simon at 8:14 PM
From Aints to Super Bowl Champion Saints!
For the first time in franchise history, the Saints have won the Super Bowl. The former worst franchise in the NFL (Clippers next? Doubt it) has fully turned themselves around winning 31-17 over the Colts. Drew Brees will be named MVP. Let the party continue in New Orleans.
Posted by Simon at 4:45 PM
The filming of Lost's season six premiere looked very similar to the opening scenes in the first episode of season 1. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two shootings. I think they did a very good job of making them look the same.
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Just released by GelaSkins are Frank Miller artwork gelaskins to help protect your iPhones, iPod Touches, and laptops. There's artwork from 300 as well, but the Sin City stuff is just too awesome to pass up on. $15 for iPhone/iPod Touch, $30 for laptops. [GelaSkins]
Posted by Simon at 12:22 PM
New cereal by Wheaties helps curb that hunger between breakfast and lunch (or lunch and dinner in my case). Athletes such as Kevin Garnett, Peyton Manning and Albert Pujols helped design the new cereal with better ingredients including five grams of fiber, whole grains, a daily amount of five B vitamins, for longer-lasting energy. Also, one bowl contains 200 calories. You can buy it now for $5. It's the better breakfast of champions. [Wheaties Fuel]
Posted by Simon at 6:01 PM
Someone made a Tiger Woods game, called Tiger's Transgressions, where you have to hit golf balls to knock out women, presumably, Tiger's ho's, before they run and tell the media about their sexual relations with the infamous golfer. It's actually pretty tough, but hilarious. There are nine rounds with nine ho's and a hard mode as well. Check it out here.
Posted by Simon at 5:55 PM
Cookmate, an iPhone app, stores information on what you have in stock in your fridge and pantry. It will then suggest food ideas based on what you have. Sells for $1.99 in the app store.
Posted by Simon at 2:06 PM
This is pretty ridiculous. They would break away from the game to say "dat" to the dog that doesn't understand what the f is going on. It's cute at first, but turns retarded and annoying quickly.
Posted by Simon at 6:20 PM
Having two cameras is pretty simple, but if implemented into the real world, augmented reality would need hundreds of cameras simultaneously superimposing images on top of each other in real time.
Posted by Simon at 3:02 PM
This gigantic machine, called White Goat, turns regular paper into toilet paper. It can shred 40 pages of paper and turn it into one roll of toilet paper in about 30 minutes. It is expected to save about 60 trees a year and costs about $100,000. It should come out sometime this year in Japan. Genious.
UPDATE: It looks like single ply.
Posted by Simon at 2:57 PM
The Netflix Streaming collection just got a lot bigger. They'll now be allowed to stream over 300 more movies from the Criterion Collection, Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent. More to come!
Posted by Simon at 2:49 PM
Internet distractions are needed to keep people sane, at the same time, if they keep people distracted for too long, it can just cause more problems and more insanity.
Posted by Simon at 2:40 PM
The Logitech Touch Mouse app for the iPod Touch and iPhone can turn you gadget into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your computer. It works over wifi and you'll need to download software on your computer as well as get the app for it to work. Pretty cool and useful if you want to use your iPhone/iPod as a control your computer or media center without cords.
1) Get the Touch Mouse App for your iPhone or iPod touch from the App Store
2) Download Touch Mouse Server software and install it on your computer.
Here are some of the features:
* Multi-touch trackpad with the option for two or three mouse buttons
* Two-finger scrolling
* Keyboard with Control, Alt, Command/Windows keys
* On-screen text display while typing
* Show or hide the keyboard at any time
* Trackpad and keyboard are available in landscape and portrait modes
Posted by Simon at 2:35 PM
Stephen Colbert is possibly the only non-apple employee to have a personal iPad almost a month in advance!
Plan: Get my own tv show and beg Apple to give me their latest gadget.
Posted by Simon at 2:02 PM
Performed at the Grammys. A good chunk of it was bleeped out, but still a great performance.
Sad that the greatest rap song of the year wasn't even nominated, but at least Eminem got 2 Grammys. He did have the top selling rap album of the year.
The international version is has low volume, but less editing.