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Win! Win!! WIN!!! The Amazing Spider-Man XBox 360!!
Seriously - this is our first, and hopefully nowhere near last, competition. Thanks to our pals over at Activision, we have ONE brand new, still sealed XBox 360 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN game on offer. That's right - if you have an XBox 360, then you can win this game, for free. All you have to do is answer a simple question, which will follow shortly.
Here's the scans of the game in question for you to salivate over...
If I had an XBox I'd almost be tempted to keep the thing, but a promise is a promise, so here we go. All you have to do is leave a comment telling everyone who you think would make a perfect Spider-Man, or Spider-Woman, or Spider-Girl even, and why. It could be Brad Pitt. It could be Justin Beiber or Christopher Walkin, or even Sonny Tufts - anyone really. The most inventive entry wins, and the competition will close on the 6th of August, 2012, so get in there.
Best comment wins this game, so if you want a new game for free, then now's your chance. And thanks again to Activision Australia! What a group of damned good guys indeed.
The final judgement has been handed down in the long running Gary Friedrich vs Marvel (Ghost Rider) case, and now we know the full amount that Friedrich owes Marvel. That's right, Marvel, a company that stands to make millions of dollars from the upcoming Ghost Rider II movie, and is paying Nicholas Cage millions to portray a character that Friedrich created, now wants money from Friedrich - in specific $17,000. And they'd like that $17,000 now, please. In full.
This stipulation has been agreed upon and so ordered by the court, with the final judgement reflecting all that contained within. This now means that Gary Friedrich has the right to appeal, and appeal he shall, but it also means that he now owes Marvel Comics, a multi-million dollar making machine, backed by the multi-billion dollar Disney company, $17,000 and cannot ever sell anything related to Ghost Rider, nor can he even say that he created Ghost Rider for any form of gain or advertising. Well done Marvel!! …
Was Yogi Bear gay or not? It's this kind of thing that keeps me wide awake in the middle of the night, clutching at the quilt, drowning in sweat and wishing that the ghosts inside of my head would just flee and leave me be. But they don't, so I instantly turn my thoughts into other realms.
Now, Yogi. On the surface of things he appears to be a normal bear. In the historical context of things he's just a cheap copy of Art Carney's Ed Norton (actually the Honeymooners was stolen better by Warner Brothers for their cartoon series featuring mice - Ralphy boy and his neighbour Martin).
Yogi used to hang around a place called Jellystone National Park and was, for the most part, obsessed by picnic baskets. Like a demented homeless person he relentlessly stalked people, slept on park benches, probably urinated in public, harassed people and stole whatever food and anything else that he could reach. All the time he was pursued by two people, the first being the anal retentive Ra…
Go and have a read, and, more importantly, pass the word on to everyone and anyone who is thinking of travelling anywhere and booking. First rule of thumb - NEVER pay anyone via a money transfer system such as Western Union or Moneygram. They assist the scammers, and once your money is gone, those companies couldn't care less. They've got their cut. Make sure you pay in such a way that you've got recourse - if it's a money transfer then it's a scam, as far as I'm concerned.