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Tuesday, September 29, 2021

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As I mentioned last week, I liked this rendering of “Robot, Fire!” by Sean Tubridy so much that I made it my computer screen’s desktop background.

In that week since, this orange-bathed retro-robot had managed to lumber from the notebook screen to my iTouch’s wallpaper, and then over to my cellphone’s two wallpapers. Full coverage of all the third screens in my life, basically. He hasn’t invaded my television screen — yet.

Actually, I think I’ll curtail his digital wandering myself, by removing him off the iTouch. As much as I’m charmed by this reddish menace, I don’t want to get sick of his image too quickly.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/29/2009 09:11:16 AM
Category: Creative, Pop Culture, Tech
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I strictly adhere to the correct notion that World Wrestling Federation Entertainment’s televised spectacles are not, despite surface appearances and trappings, sporting events. (Therefore, I’m not slotting this post under my Other Sports category.) Accordant with that acknowledgment comes a general disdain for WWE and all such related fake-sports spectacles — a disdain forged from years of enduring the rants from rasslin’ fans who insisted upon major metropolitan newspaper coverage in the Sports section (as if).

That said, I like the ring of WWE “Hell in a Cell”. Strictly for the wordplay. It’s a snappy brand, and nicely captures the malevolent melee spirit that it’s trying to sell (despite the staged phoniness of the whole thing).

What doesn’t help: That the latest edition of this cagefighting series is being sponsored by the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videogame. Kinda takes the edge off, money aside. If they’re going to take that route, why not spin off a truly kid-friendly sidebar event, and call it “Heck in a Sec”? Might as well work all the angles.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/29/2009 08:59:12 AM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Pop Culture, TV, Videogames
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