Cool, Culture Note, Fun, Gadgets/Toys, Games
Winners of 2017 Toy Hall of Fame: Clue, Wiffle Ball, Paper Airplanesby Shifra on November 10, 2017
Clue was an excellent choice. But the PEZ candy dispenser lost to the wiffle ball? Maybe the Toy Hall of Fame voting is rigged. Must ask Donna Brazile. Via IGN. Clue, Wiffle Ball, and paper airplanes are this year’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductees. The three entries beat out nine other 2017 finalists, according to The Strong Museum, including Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, and Uno. Speaking on why these three classics were chosen, The Strong said Clue has remained an “icon of pop culture” for decades, while Wiffle Ball “changed the outdoor play landscape.” Regarding paper airplanes, it added, “Where some toys require financial investment, paper airplanes...
‘Let’s Make A Deal’ Host Monty Hall Dies At 96by Tammy on September 30, 2017
So sad. Many of us grew up with the fun of that show, especially with how the audience members dressed up in costumes in order to get chosen for the game. For those of us who had the TV as a ‘babysitter’ Monty Hall was always funny and nice. I can’t believe he was 96! Another reminder of how quickly time goes by. He had a good run, now may he RIP. Thanks Monty! Via Fox News. Monty Hall, best known as the co-creator and host of the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” died Saturday. He was 96. Hall’s daughter Sharon said her father died of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. “Let’s Make a Deal”...
Female Firefighters Finally Get Their Own FDNY Calendarby Tammy on April 15, 2016
Good for them! Via DNAInfo New York. Make way for the ladies, gentlemen. Male firefighters aren’t the only public servants burning up the pages of the FDNY’s Annual Calendar of Heroes this year. For the first time, the city agency is selling two calendars as one pack: inside you’ll find the standard version featuring 12 hunky men of the fire department and a new one featuring 12 crush-worthy women. (Note: this isn’t to say the FDNY calendar has never included any female employees: in 2014, then-11-year veteran Danae Mines was the first woman to claim a month for herself.) The 2017 calendars are also the first to include emergency medical technicians and paramedics among the usual firefighting models… You can...