UserFriendly's link of the day is on a commercial Mike's Amazing Cakes service and Web site. It has some of the world's most unusual and customized wedding, personal occasion, and special event cakes shipped across the country. You can view some samples of amazing ones in its gallery (also on other Web pages) and order a custom one.
4 Color Rebellion has a transcript of a segment included with its recent Podcast. It is not Microsoft bashing nor a Nintendo fanboy rant. It is about the failure of the Japanese Xbox 360 which is one of the weakest system launches in Japanese history. It only topped perhaps by the Japanese launch of the Atari Jaguar.
These articles are, of course, making the rounds of gaming sites. The article's author, Vinnk, read on these sites, is disgusted by comments. People are saying that the Xbox is not selling because the Japanese people are Xenophobic and will never buy foreign electronics. He have even read a few comments that say and he quote "Those Japs would never buy an American game system because they are still bitter about Hiroshima". Vinnk was upset because he considers "Japs" his friends of mine and resents the slur. This isn't even the worst comment he have heard on this issue, but the others are too vulgar or racist to mention.
FoxTrot shows this as an example. Of course, Mom has to fix this up...
This Worth1000 doctored image theme is on injecting a dose of holiday spirit into a work of fine art. There are 57 entries.
Yahoo! News shows an odd photograph that involves Santa Claus, cows, snow, etc.
TG Daily reports World of Warcraft players have discovered a more direct and more satisfying way of dealing with "gold farmers". The farmers make real money by exchanging dollars for virtual gold. Regular players are often annoyed when these farmers send multiple annoying messages over the citywide chat in the major towns of Ironforge and Ogrimmar. WoW administrators have rarely stepped in to stop message spamming, but players on the Medivh server have found that a well thrown virtual snowball gets the point across much more effectively...
MSNBC's story tells how video game shopping can be intense as holidays approach. There's many a mom trapped inside a video game store. A mom speaking in a pointed, resolute, it-ain't-gonna-happen tone... The days leading up to Christmas are the hottest time of the year for games. Last year, nearly 30 percent of the $9.9 billion in sales were made in December, according to industry watchers at the NPD Group. Most new games cost between $35 and $50 (U.S.), which makes them one of the most expensive units of mass entertainment out there -- more expensive than most books, CDs and DVDs. And moms (and, to a lesser extent, grandmas) do a lot of the shopping... Salespeople at the game stores, as amused as they are a little agitated, say they can easily spot the three types of game moms: the indifferent, the clueless and the hip...
World of Warcraft's screen shot of the day can't be healthy for this big hungry kitty.