Article Archive for 9 February 2012

New Weeblets Mobile Developer Has New Free Kids App Featuring VeggieTales
Posted in Apple, iPhone, Mobile on 9 February 2012
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A cool new publisher of mobile apps for kids called Weeblets has just launched a new free app (ad supported natch) for iPhone and Android owners called Spotisodes. What the heck is a Spotisode?  Crudely put, think of it as a video-enhanced ‘Where’s Waldo?” type of game with songs.  More succinctly put, The VeggieTales Spotisode […]

Shake, Shake, Shake: It’s Green & the Other One is Meaty
Posted in Food on 9 February 2012
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Shamrock Shakes are back and according to CNN, our long national nightmare is over, it’s available countrywide … apparently it was not available at every McD’s before but 2012 … it’s everywhere you have a hankering for a vanilla shake with green coloring and mint flavoring (whoops, did I let the secret out of the […]

Alden’s 1972 Wish Book Catalog: Seems Like 1,000 Years Ago?
Posted in Advertising on 9 February 2012
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40 years ago … seems like a long, long, long time ago is galaxy far, far, away … Alden’s (defunct chain that I have never heard of) 1972 Christmas Wish Book … You can check out the entire scanned catalog at FLIKR. Or the 1969 Mattel Barbie catalog … or dozens of fun catalogs stretching […]

Girl Scouts Get New Badges
Posted in History on 9 February 2012
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Updated for the 21st Century … “There’s a Good Credit badge and a Money Manager badge, Locavore, Website Designer, and Netiquette badges, a Science of Happiness badge, and, as a component of a cookie-badge program that has been expanded, a Customer Loyalty badge. At a time when girls have many extracurricular options, the wide-ranging revamp […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Easter Eggs CARS – Somewhat Familiar
Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 9 February 2012
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Does Target start putting up the Easter section right after Valentine’s Day (the 14th) even though Easter is 7 weeks after? But I guess you want 7 weeks of excitement for these Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Easter egg CARS? Right? They should arrive with the Micro Drifters? And yes, the Easter eggs accompanying each […]