LEGO’s move towards gender-specific packaging in the 80s and 90s has garnered them a fair amount of criticism, but it wasn’t always that way. This letter accompanied LEGO products sold in the 1970s…
As the letter circulated around the web, people began to speculate whether it was fabricated by today’s LEGO marketing team as a public relations stunt.
A commenter at Boing Boing helped dismiss that notion by posting a German version of the letter that had the same message as the English version…
As if that wasn’t enough, a LEGO spokesperson confirmed the letter’s authenticity, saying,
The text is from 1974 and was a part of a pamphlet showing a variety of LEGO doll house products targeted [at] girls aged 4 and up. The text remains relevant to this day. Our focus has always been, and remains to bring creative play experiences to all children in the world, based on the LEGO brick and the LEGO system, ultimately enabling children to build and create whatever they can imagine.
There is anonymous person somewhere in this great big world of ours who works for a site that posts jokes by kids. And they get A LOT of submissions. Among the many kid-submitted jokes are some that are too rude for kids, don’t make any sense, or are actual jokes that kids have butchered.
As the NFL tries to clean up its image with players abusing alcohol, drugs, and even their fellow humans, the league is also cracking down on more trivial marketing efforts.
Hefty fines have been issued in recent weeks to players who didn’t want to talk to the media or who wore a brand of headphones that the NFL doesn’t endorse.
In protest of these policies and player safety concerns, star Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Doug Baldwin showed up for their required media appearance with a little skit that they’d prepared…
In 1964, wanting to find more non-lethal ways to incapacitate enemies, the British military thought perhaps getting them high would work. So they decided to test this by secretly giving a number of their own marines LSD and then sending them out to perform a mock battle.
After last night’s announcement that Officer Darren Brown would not be indicted for murder after in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, protests erupted all over Ferguson, Missouri, and the surrounding St. Louis area.
We saw numerous images of cars and buildings burning as looters and arsonists grabbed the headlines after what had been 108 days of largely peaceful protests.
But what you probably haven’t seen on CNN or in this morning’s edition of USA Today is that around the country, thousands stood in solidarity with Ferguson. While a few vandals seized the opportunity to smash a window here and there, these protests were largely peaceful and with the exception of a few brief moments, were largely ignored by the national media covering last night’s events.
Here are just a few of the cities you probably didn’t read about…