Saturday, June 2, 2012

Random Items I Like To Blog About: Sports, Pop Culture, Communication, Literature, & Comics

I may have to break my moratorium on buying sports jerseys for an International Quidditch Association player jersey.
This summer, the IQA plans to host a Quidditch Exposition in Oxford, with the best players from the United States, France, Australia, and the United Kingdom battling for the title of best faux wizards in the league. You can support your favorite team with these jerseys, available from $49.99. If you want it emblazoned with the name of a Hogwarts alum, it will set you back $74.99. Alternatively, for $64.99, you can get a jersey featuring the name and number of an actual exposition player, with the proceeds going to support that player.
Meanwhile, in the mart of competitive e-book commerce:
In one of the truly bizarre incidents we've seen out of the e-book publishing world, a translation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace for Barnes & Noble's Nook platform has replaced all mentions of the word "kindled" with "Nookd."
Somebody who has sat through to many bad presentations sums up the ordeal quite well.

Finally, because it's Saturday morning, a troubling but intriguing mash-up from Comics Alliance:

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