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Sunday Beauty #114 (and, yes, a Sunday Ugly, too)

Folks, another interesting image for your Sunday.

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“A winter morning” by NSPaul, courtesy of Flickr Commons

(Brrr! I’m going to have to turn up the furnace after looking at that!)

Ever since I bought my Kindle Fire HD tablet, and used my Amazon account to sign in and download ebooks and apps for it, I have been receiving more than my usual boatload of Amazon promotional emails. Today the email’s Subject line read “Kindle Fire Apps: New Releases and More”.

So I took a look. And it sure seemed to me that all the (promoted) “apps” were timewaster ‘games’.
Aimed at 10 year-olds (and kids of all ages).

One caught my eye, and I think it qualifies as a Sunday Ugly. It’s the icon for a game called “Subway Surfers”, which is supposed to be as “fun” and as “addicting” as something called “Temple Run”. (As denoted by this Amazon Customer reviewer: “this game was the best i ever played. it is very addicting and fun to play with your free time.THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!“)

I mean… does anyone else see anything wrong here?

subway_game

Yes, that’s a can of spraypaint…

But, hey. What do I know? It’s a “best seller”.

BTW.. I was looking at Google Play’s list of Android apps last night, and their “Editor’s Picks” seemed to all be pre-adolescent timewaster items as well.

Angry Birds Star Wars?

Maybe I should just go back to being 10 again. I wasn’t so grouchy then. Have a great day everybody. Stay warm if you can.

Today’s quote:A man doesn’t automatically get my respect. He has to get down in the dirt and beg for it.” ~ Jack Handey

If you didn’t get your fill…

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If it has an “!” in it, I think I’ll pass…

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February 10, 2013 - Posted by | Digital Images

4 Comments »

  1. Really…A Brrr Winter Morning? I’ll trade that Scene for our Frozen Canals and Mountains of Snow. With all that though, it’s Beauty is like a picture book of Winter Wonderlands…Very Beautiful!

    Comment by Gaia | February 10, 2013 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I am glad I was not the only one who noticed some ‘elemental beauty’ in that image… But it still gives me frostbite to look at it.

      (If you know what I mean.)

      Comment by techpaul | February 10, 2013 | Reply

  2. I’m a little behind and off subject here, but I want to thank both delenn13 and TechPaul for making me of aware of Glarysoft Giveaway. I signed up and have already downloaded several programs, one of which I’ve wanted for more than a year (but could never justify the cost). Very cool beans!

    Comment by kstinman | February 10, 2013 | Reply

    • kstinman,
      delenn13 has graciously (and consistently) shared with us timely giveaways and interesting downloads as well as her sense of humor (via videos). It was her who mentioned the Glarysoft Giveaway site/newsletter (http://giveaway.glarysoft.com/) and merits our thanks, so I join you in that.

      Comment by techpaul | February 10, 2013 | Reply


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