It’s for real.
To go on and earn the pin, Scouts will need to teach adults how to play videogames, participate in a family gaming tournament, and learn how to comparison shop for prices.
My sources tell me that the Scouts plan to announce more new badges later this year, including one for mastery of a deck of Sitcom Character Trading Cards and one for learning to identify 10 different Little Debbie snack cakes in a blind taste test. [/sarcasm]
2009: The Year of the Failed Narratives – I love story time! I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed that none of the stuff they are trying to sell us involves dragons or unicorns. I mean, if we're going to write fiction, let's go all the way with it.
Ghetto Kool-Aid – The word "ghetto" is over-used. The word "Kool-Aid", however, is not.
The New Flight Security Rules, So Far – When you can count on showing up for a flight four hours early, not being allowed to access your carry-ons (the whole purpose for carrying things on when you have children), not being able to hold objects in your lap (try explaining that to a toddler), and not being able to go to the restroom for the last hour of the flight…why on earth would anyone fly anywhere with kids? This will definitely be changing our travel plans in the future.
Is cable worth it? – Not even if they paid you to watch the commercials
Top 10 Bad Things That Are Good For You – I don't set things on fire and put them in my mouth, so weed is out. Can I double down on the beer instead? And I won't need the LSD to counter the extra beer for a few years. I won't knock the maggots until I've tried them.
Obama, Left Behind – What he really needs to fix this is a new web site and a fresh Twitter account. They'll be back in no time.
Mortgage Applications Drop to 2-Month Low – I have to believe this is mostly due to the fact that people are hanging out waiting on short sale approval letters. *hint hint*
Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem – Shake it baby! This is the first and only shoot 'em game I ever bought, but it was pretty good. I'm not that into video games, so I didn't really keep up with the drama that was the continual delayed release of the sequel.
Stripper For Christmas – Ho Ho Ho! Yeah, that wasn't very original.