austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

And I ain't never gonna be eaten by the monster of love

There's a bit more news in that pinball scandal, about the guy who was trying to make Predator-themed pinball machines without an actual license. According to an interview at Pinball news, Kevin Kulek, the guy who'd been making the pinball machines without the license, he was guilty of nothing more than being kind of dopey. According to the article, he did too approach Fox, although they might have gotten the idea he was looking for how to make a one-off table that he could show at conventions and stuff without breaking the bounds of fair use. Also if people had just gone to him instead of asking Fox about his boutique pinball none of this trouble would have happened. I recommend following it in detail.

And meanwhile there's my humor blog. Been reading it? If you haven't then you missed in the past week pieces including:

Trivia: At least one Iberian Peninsula agency selling tabulating machines and typewriters in the 1920 also handled the marketing of Three-In-One Oil, Peerless automobiles, Eversharp lead pencis, Johnson wax, and vacuum cleaners. Source: Before The Computer: IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created, 1856 - 1956, James W Cortada. (Unfortunately the endnotes don't get more specific.)

Currently Reading: Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary. Well, early on, it's left me awed by Dost Mohammad, so that's something.

Tags: humor, pinball

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