Ludo, Sweetums, Gossamer, and...

I saw a commercial for a diet aid the other day that featured one heck of an adorable puppet. Here's the little guy that gave me an epiphany about my love of Muppets shaped like old-timey wardrobes...

Here is the parade of similarly shaped fictional creatures that just make me want to start hugging things.


They should send out geek newsletters about these things! Why didn't I know about this until today?

Jorge Garcia is keeping a blog, people. How very cool is that? There's nothing quite like some good old behind-the-scenes info.

Oh, and guess how I know about it? The Cakewrecks blog. What can I say, blogging's been good to me. They're both going in the nerdery section for this...



A Bonus Valentine

From my family to yours. My sister up near Michigan made these. They're the polar opposites of those little toothpaste flavored candy hearts. If you knew nothing about my family, I would show you these pictures first and the pictures of all of us wearing wax lips with fangs at a family reunion second. She said the "Suck It" cookie was especially for me since I loved Tina Fey's Golden Globes speech so much.

Speaking of Tina, how great was the Valentine's episode of 30 Rock?

Toys of the FUTURE!

As Terry would say from Futurama, "Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!"

Mattel is calling this a "mental acuity" game. I call it...a possible hoax. I don't know, what do you think?

This is Mattel's press release about the game. Read it and tell me if you're creeped out or excited about the possibility. It all feels so sci-fi movie plot to me. The only question is, what kind of a movie are we in if we play this game? The scary kind where the game is secretly training us as super-soldiers or the good futuristic kind where things are heading toward a utopian society? Or, is this just a cool game. Or an early April Fool's prank? You decide.

"About the game:
Have you ever dreamed of moving an object with the power of your mind? Mindflex™, makes that dream a reality! A lightweight headset containing sensors for the forehead and earlobes measures your brainwave activity. When you focus your concentration, a small foam ball will rise on a gentle stream of air. Relax your thoughts and the ball will descend. By using a combination of physical and mental coordination, you must then guide the ball through a customizable obstacle course – the various obstacles can be repositioned into many different configurations. Once you have the mental skills necessary to complete the course, it’s time to take it up a notch and challenge your friends and family to see who can achieve the highest scores by being the fastest and most accurate mental warrior around. Mindflex™ combines advanced technology with the power of thought to create an interactive experience unlike any other – a game where players compete in the ultimate mental marathon!"

For updates on Mindflex™ go to:

You know, Star Trek: TNG episode 106 was called, "The Game" and dealt with addictive mental gaming. I'm just saying...


Karen Allen wrote my name...

I can't believe I forgot to post about this, but today in the mail I got my autograph from Karen Allen.