A UK toy store has eliminated its girls' and boys' toys sections, instead grouping toys by category. A blogger has claimed this decision as a victory, but the store says it's just responding to customer confusion. According to the Mirror, the toy store Hamleys has replaced its pink and blue signs with red and white ones, and changed its organization to group toys by "interest and type" rather than by the gender that's supposed to play with them. Blogger Laura Nelson writes that the change is a response to her campaign — she says she contacted Hamleys PR office as well as its parent company, expressing "my concern that the layout of the toyshop restricts children's and parents' choices and contributes to our society's inequality." Now, she says, "the campaign worked!" She concludes, Congratulations everyone! We still have work to do on the nature of the toys themselves, and the gender stereotyping of their marketing [...] but we have come to a milestone. Great work! … [Read more...] about Store Decides To Integrate Boys’ And Girls’ Toys; Apocalypse Ensues
Greetings, mail-keteers! Besides figuring out Marvel’s Inhumans plans (as well as the TV future of Ms. Marvel), we’re going to learn how much input DC Comics’ Geoff Johns has on the WB movies, what the most unsatisfying part of Game of Thrones is, and why Syfy loves handjobs! (Reminder: Somehow I technically get paid for this.) Inhuman Trafficking BL: So Marvel’s Inhumans film has been delayed indefinitely, all while Agents of Shield has been making a lot of headway with their Inhuman storyline, delving way more into the backstory of the Inhumans than I thought they ever would. This does make me wonder if perhaps Marvel has decided that the Inhumans are better suited for the small screen than an actual film. I mean by the time the film would have come out we would have been years into Inhuman backstory on Shield, and while the films don’t give the shows much love, Marvel runs a tight enough ship that I can’t see them willing to disregard and … [Read more...] about What the Hell is Marvel Going to Do With the Inhumans?
PROGRAMMING NOTE: I’m outta here next week to go do Christmas things. You’re not getting a Funbag. You’ll have to go mud-sledding or something. Deadspin founder and artificial Georgian Will Leitch will be your Jamboroo guest host. Got all that? Excellent. Let’s get on with your letters. Will: What is the best month to have a birthday in? Obviously, it’s not this month, because December birthdays are the fucking worst. Two people in my family have December birthdays, and I have the utmost sympathy for them and the token “extra item in the Amazon cart” they receive as a birthday gift. Even if you have a birthday in early December, you’re still ancillary to the holiday season. Your birthday needs to be 100 percent about YOU and all your glories! You must be the center of everyone’s attention for a full week of commemoration! Advertisement Anyway, I was born in October, and I’m a strong advocate for the October birthday, … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Birthday Month?
Sometimes, as borders erode, new fissures form in their wake. In 2019, more games flowed between PC and other platforms than ever before, but a single major division cracked the PC gaming landscape in half. This year’s central throughline was undoubtedly the titanic clash between Valve and Epic, with Epic snatching up every high-profile exclusive it could get its hands on, much to some PC gamers’ chagrin. But this year also saw longtime console exclusives like Red Dead Redemption 2, Heavy Rain, Journey, and Halo: Reach complete their years-long migrations to PC, with other heavy hitters like Death Stranding announced for PC as well. Games flowed in the opposite direction too, with the Nintendo Switch opening its doors to countless indie games that traditionally would have been PC-only affairs. Streaming and subscription services like Google Stadia and Project xCloud muddied the waters even more, putting PC-game-like experiences on platforms you’d never have imagined … [Read more...] about The State Of PC Gaming In 2019
Veloce is Italian for fast, and while it’s a bit of an aspirational title when it comes to today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Alfa Spider, it’s still a nice name to have. Let’s see if its price means it will at least be selling fast. Along with herpes, our current political climate, and salad frogs, I guess we can add diesel VW Beetle convertibles to the communal list of things entitled “I didn’t ask for that.” Advertisement Yesterday’s 2014 VW Beetle drop top not only had a fuel-sipping if not exactly clean-living diesel, but also a rare standard six-speed stick as compliment. Very few of you complimented the combination however, and at $19,991 even fewer of you lauded its cost of entry, giving the car a sizable 76 percent Crack Pipe loss. Okay, so today I think we need to hone in on what elements of that VW proved to be most egregious. Was it the convertible roof? Not likely. The manual transmission? Probably not. The price? Hmmm, … [Read more...] about At $3,500, Is This Kinda Rough 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Still A Pretty Slick Deal?