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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Think of how much less efficient America’s workplaces would be had the motivational poster never been invented.


Workers tend to build a tolerance toward any morale-boosting gimmick, though. So the time has come to super-charge those posters with official Marvel Comics characters.

Just be careful which characters you use to deliver those pep-talks:

Captain America for Fortitude, the Hulk for Strength, Spider-Man for Character… not a bad idea — some geeks are managers, and vica versa.

And then I saw this one.

Magneto, a character who has repeatedly advocated and pursued literal genocide, standing for Possibilities.

I’m thinking the Magneto poster would be a favorite of Hank Scorpio, CEO of Globex Corporation.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 10/31/2004 12:31pm
Category: Business, Pop Culture
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political jungle
I have a weakness for oldschool videogames on the Web. And in this campaign season, I get a kick out of politically-repurposed ones.

So, in the vein of “White House Joust”, New York’s Gotham Gazette presents “Donkey Con” (aka “Elephant Evasion” — keeping it nice and bipartisan).

Practice your jumping skills, Mario, because there are no hammers in this version. And don’t plan on any marathon sessions, because there are no bonus rounds, either.

(Via Greedy Girl)

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 10/31/2004 11:54am
Category: Politics, Videogames
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So, is it a bad sign when a chunk of plastic chips off your Xbox S-Controller while you’re playing?

I’m not talking about a button or joint coming loose and dislodging. I mean a strip of plastic actually breaking off, due to excessive pressure from overuse.

You might tag me as a hopeless gaming geek. But really, it’s taken two full years to damage the controller (it still works fine). And comparatively, I’m tame. I just took a survey on my gaming habits, and it turns out that my couple of hours a week of blasting pixels is bush league when stacked against the 8-hours-per-day zombies out there.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 10/31/2004 11:34am
Category: Videogames
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Happy Halloween! As you can see, the search engines are having holiday fun.

So quien es mas macho: Yahoo! or Google?

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 10/31/2004 11:13am
Category: Internet
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