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New & Free Online Games at Playberry!

GAMING: Fresh offerings from Playberry

As a games critic, I have to say that I am hugely impressed with the quality of both free online games and mobile games. There are of course hundreds of really unimpressive free online games, but if you know where to look, there are many gems among the rough that are certainly worth giving a bash.

One new website that offers some quality free online games, is Playberry. Described as a “social gaming website dedicated to bringing great gaming content to your browser”, Playberry both develops and handpicks some really great games. It is made by gamers, for gamers.

Playberry Website – Free Online Games

Playberry - Free Online Games

There is a great range of freebies on Playberry, from zombie shoot-em-ups such as In Death We Rise to off-road speedsters such as Renegade Racing. Games are also voted on by Playberry users, providing a user-generated list of the most popular choices.

Playberry covers every major genre of games – from action, adventure and shooters to puzzlers, sports and strategy. Best part is that all these games are free to play and require no registration of any kind. Just visit www.playberry.com and dive right in!

There are of course benefits to registering with Playberry, which is free and can simply be done using your Facebook account. You’ll receive updates of new releases, and I see that they are creating a forum whereby users can make suggestions for new releases. A great feature for any online gaming site.

Playberry is building up a steady following on Facebook, and if you register with your Facebook account, you’ll also have the option of sharing your gaming awesomeness and progress with your friends.

So if you are a gaming enthusiast and are looking for the latest offerings of free online games, check out Playberry and get your game-face on! These games are so nice and small – making them perfect for playing while waiting around or whenever you can sneak in a few minutes of quality playtime.

New ABC Alphabet for Kids

ABC: The new alphabet for kids in the digital age

Learning the alphabet was fun. Singing the alphabet song has got to be one of the highlights of early life. When we started school many years ago, we had to learn the ABC. Kids still do, but the only thing that stayed the same is that A still stands for Apple!

Old School Alphabet

Old Alphabet ChartNew Alphabet for kids today

New Alphabet Chart

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The Banana Test and the Broke Old Lady

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SOMETHING SILLY: Banana Test & the Broke Old Lady

WHEN I SAY I’M BROKE – I’M BROKE!

A little old lady answered a knock at the door one day to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.

“Good morning”, said the young man. “If I could take a couple minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.”

“Go away!” piped the old lady. “I’m broke and haven’t got any money!” and she proceeded to close the door.

Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. “Don’t be too hasty!” said he. “Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.” And with that he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet.

“Now, if this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.”

The old lady stepped back and said, “Well let me get you a fork, ’cause they cut off my electricity this morning.”

THE BANANA TEST

There was a very, very tall coconut tree and four animals, a lion, a chimpanzee, a giraffe, and a squirrel, who pass by. They decide to compete to see who is the fastest to get a banana off the tree. Who do you guess will win? Your answer will reflect your personality. So think carefully. Try and get it within 30 seconds.

Got your answer? Now scroll down to see the analysis.

If your answer is:

  • Lion = you’re dull.
  • Chimpanzee = you are a moron.
  • Giraffe = you’re a complete idiot.
  • Squirrel = you are just hopelessly stupid.

A coconut tree doesn’t have bananas!

Obviously you’re stressed and overworked. You should take some time off and relax, banana brain. Try again next year.

Happy Friday !

When you know you’re getting old

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THE YEAR 2011: One score and seven years ago…

I COULD sit here, stare at you through the screen, and tell you that age is only relative; that’s it’s not how young you look but how young you feel; that we are all “young at heart” – eighteen til we die. But let’s not beat around the bush. If you were born in the 80s the following factoids may give you a wake up call to how old you actually are.

  1. It’s been 10 years since 9/11.
  2. Facebook has been around for 7 years.
  3. The “new” Millennium is more than a decade old.
  4. Windows XP was released TEN years ago, in 2001.
  5. The first Harry Potter book came out 14 years ago!
  6. Pierce Brosnan last acted as James Bond 9 years ago.
  7. The first season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S was aired 17 years ago!
  8. Sean Connery is 80 (81 in August) years old and retired.
  9. Mother Theresa and Lady Diana have been dead for 14 years.
  10. The Matrix came out 12 years ago, Keanu Reeves is 46 today.
  11. ‘Kids’ born in 1993 can legally drive, drink and vote this year.
  12. Bryan Adams’ cult song “Summer of 69″ was released 27 years ago.
  13. Kids whom you remember in their diapers are now posting their pics on Facebook.
  14. Macaulay Culkin turns 31 this year August. “Home Alone” came out over 20 years ago.
  15. Terminator 2 is 20 years old. Edward Furlong who portrayed kid John Connor is 33 now (34 in August).
  16. The youngest Spice Girl is 35, the oldest Backstreet Boy turns 40 this year, Gwen Stefani is 41, Madonna 52.

I’m still struggling to get over how old Macaulay Culkin is turning this year. That and how grown up people born in the 90s actually are.

Happy Friday!

An illustration of sarcasm

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SARCASM: An illustration

SARCASM:- “A sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt.” More contemporary definitions often emphasize the false, mocking praise and verbal irony of sarcasm rather than its malicious or scornful intent. However, the etymology of the word “sarcasm” clearly indicates that wounding was (at least historically) the primary point. The word comes from the late Latin sarcasmus, derived from the Greek sarkasmos (“a sneer, jest, taunt, mockery”) and sarkazein (“to speak bitterly, sneer”–literally, “to strip off the flesh” or “to bite the lips in rage”). – Sarcasm Society

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I've got your back!

“It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.”
Paul Newman

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Stop following me!

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” – Abba Eban

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In great shape

“How do you feel about women’s rights? I like either side of them.” – Groucho Marx

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Wanted poster

“Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.”
Ashleigh Brilliant

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Always give 100% at work

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.” – Groucho Marx

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Funny bunnies

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

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Chickenpox

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain

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What women want

“I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don’t like?” – Jean Cocteau

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Bad, good, perfect

“I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.” – John Cleese

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Dream Catch Me

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LOVE POETRY: My poem – Dream Catch Me

I TEND to be a love-sick puppy at times. Falling for girls that are spoken for or aren’t interested and having my heart minced by the ones who pretend they are – these seem to be common trends in my hopeless romantic life. But from the burning ashes of emotional hurt often comes inspiration!

I often have this recurring dream where I’m walking along a beach at sunset – hand-in-hand with the undiscovered love of my life. Sometimes I recognise the girl, but at other times it’s someone that I have never seen or met before. I like to believe that I’m yet to meet the latter one.

Anyway, enough about me. Below is a poem I wrote a few months back about my recurring love dream. It’s an amalgamation of my own love sick feelings and two of my favourite songs. It you are familiar with the Goo Goo Dolls and the work of Newton Faulkner, you may recognise a few lines. There is also a bit of Blaise Pascal thrown in there just to spice things up.

So grab a tissue or another beer and I hope my poem touches you in a platonic way.

DREAM CATCH ME

Photo: fairwayscottages.comThe warm sunset rays cast themselves upon the tame sea

Dancing on slow moving humps of blue,

They meet the shore with a gentle swish

Gobbling up footprints left behind with joyous laughter.

We have an endless soft blanket before us on which to paint our future,

The past is washed clean, and all we need to go forward is the touch of each others hands.

It is only you and me – the rest of the World doesn’t matter,

Happiness has been defined in a single day…

But alas this is not today,

Today is a recurring dream.

Here is gone.


We have become adept at convincing ourselves that we know what we want

– who we want

Blind to our own inevitable growth,

Maturity, wisdom, ambitions, desires, dreams.

Our ocean is made murky by socially constructed pettiness

Expectations, perceptions, but very real uncertainty,

Uncertainty that strangles one, causing a head-rush of confusion

A bottomless void that can’t seem to be filled.


A few beeps from an electronic device becomes a make or break moment,

Silly, really

But the will to make the dream reality overpowers.

Left alone in a painful silence

Forced to allow over-analytical thoughts free reign over a once clear state of mind,

My ocean becomes cold and muddy

Please, get me out of this frozen dirt.


The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing, they say,

We try to understand the emotional heart with our heads

The way we are conditioned to,

Futile, really.

Sometimes the head wins the battle,

I break my fingers to make a call, but that’s all it is…


Love is about giving – giving involves trust,

Love is giving someone the ability to hurt you but trusting that they won’t.


There’s a place I go when I’m alone

Do anything I want, be anyone I want to be,

But it is always you I see there and I can’t stop myself from falling.

That’s where I’m going, where are you going? Hold it close, don’t let this go,

Dream catch me – catch me when I fall

Take me to my ocean I have seen before,

Let me meet her

Show me what I know will one day find me and become my reality.


Everything’s wrong, but it’s alright…

The Man Rules

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MEN VS WOMEN: At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down

WE always hear of ‘the rules’ from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side. These are our Man rules! Please note: these are all numbered ‘1’ on purpose!

The Man Rules
Man Rules1. Crying is blackmail.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that. So sayeth the Man Rules.

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely ANYTHING you wear is fine… Really.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or motor sports.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days. NB Man Rule.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing”, we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one. Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A colour. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have NO idea what mauve is.

Thank you for reading our Man Rules. Yes, I know I have to sleep on the couch tonight. But did you know men really don’t mind that ? It’s like camping.