The Real World: Farmville Edition

There are tons and tons of free and cutesy games on Facebook. Some are not fun at all *cough*Fishville*cough* and most of them can never be beaten. I, as a gamer, am not used to that at all. Even on-going RPGs (e.g., WoW) at least have end-game content so you have something to strive for.  So, for these Facebook time-wasters games, you have to make up your own goals. For Farmville, my goal was to have a Black character running a plantation — complete with a hedge maze!

Along the way, Farmville has special animals that you can collect from that yield fun items. For example, you collect chocolate milk from the brown cow and you collect ice cubes from the penguin. Fun, right? One day, a baby elephant was available. I got one and placed him in the middle of my beautiful maze. Then, just as I was living in my fantasy world with my Black man running his plantation, I was snapped back to reality and quite shocked when I went to collect from the Baby Elephant.

Man alive! This game is too real for me!

Collecting Ivory

Ever wanted to find out what happens when games stop being polite and start getting real?

February 2nd, 2010 by DS2 | 4 Comments »

Are HP Computers Racist?

This funny little video brought up some interesting comments on YouTube about why HP face-recognition software didn’t work on this dark-skinned fellow named Desi. One of the comments theorized that the software was poor because it was outsourced to India. But, if the software was made (and most likely tested) in India, wouldn’t the software be awesome at recognizing dark-skinned people?

Favorite snippet: “As soon as my Black-ness enters the frame…”

December 23rd, 2009 by DS2 | No Comments »

Rise to Stardom –

Tournamen Tough!

Well, it’s official…I am a force to be reckoned with.

Just last Thursday when I told Barney that I was going on an amateur tournament tour–comprised of 5 tournaments in 6 weeks––he exclaimed, “Wow! You’re gonna be tournament tough!” Now, Barney doesn’t work for Butterfly (a very large table tennis company), but yet just a few days later, I appear on the front page of under the sectio “Tournament Tough”!!! Coincidence? Or FATE?!!!!!

November 9th, 2009 by DS2 | No Comments »