Monday, December 14, 2009

Emerald City Open Topic Thread

Added Bonus: Time to finally get another great idea into actual production, we think

To our considerable frustration, real Emerald City red meat political news is again completely absent this morning from all the northern Utah print media, so we've decided to kickstart a new week's discussion with an open topic thread.

But before we turn over the floor for our readers' random comments, we can't resist linking a humorous BBC article which we stumbled upon this morning (after some extensive googling), just to get the conversation going. Here's the lede from the BBC article cited above:
An arcade game that allows people to vent their anger at bankers has proved so popular the owner keeps having to replace worn out mallets.

Inventor Tim Hunkin introduced "Whack a Banker", which is based on the older "Whack a Mole" game, at his arcade on Southwold pier in Suffolk. Instead of players hitting pop-up moles with a mallet, within a set time, the target is pop-up bald figures. Mr Hunkin said the game was "proving very popular".
"I keep having to replace worn-out mallets," he said.
Naturally, this news sent our minds racing, inasmuch as we already "invented" a similar gaming device way back in the summer of 2008:

Imagine hundreds of these devices, strategically scattered through bars, convenience stores and video arcades all over Emerald City. We could dub them "Whac-a-Matts."

Time to finally get this great idea into actual production, we think. Once we do, we're certain we'll be soon raking in the dough.

That's it for now. Please treat this as an open topic thread.

What's on your minds this morning, gentle readers, as we begin another gruelling pre-Christmas holiday work week?


think outside the box said...

Here's another great high adventure scam we could implement at the old landfill in West Ogden.
Skeet Shooting

OgdenLover said...

After all my grousing last winter about the lack of snow removal in Ogden, plows went by my house about 6 times yesterday. The street is clear, unlike the skating rink it was all last winter. Kudos to our Ogden snow removal workers.

No one ruin it and tell me it was trucks hired by Weber State. Please!

blackrulon said...

When will the ruling on theJon Greiner Hatch Act hearing be made public? What is the possible outcome/conflict on the Mayors refusal to obey the city council override of the MWC funding and operation of the Lorin Farr poll and Mount Ogden golf course?

Gary said...

I am disgusted that you are seriously considering fitting our Mayor into an arcade game.

Sure, he is a wee little thing, but I don't think he would fit into the holes on a Whack-A-Mole board.


Oh wait, is this some sort of parody? I get it. Haha.

Matt G. said...

Whack a Matt? Is this a jole or something, cause I don't like it.

Remove it at once or feel the might of my rage.

Gary said...

On behalf of Ogden City and the Great and Powerful Matt Oz, I request that you remove communications located on the Weber County Forum ("WCF") that are falsely and misleadingly attributed to people with a sense of humor.

It has been reported to me that Ogden City Administrationhas received numerous complaints from individuals who state that they, or their friends, or their wife Monica, or their father-in-law Ed, or their bicycle thief neighbor who isn't quite all there, have been misled into thinking that Mayor Matthew Godfrey was actually going to inhabit a Whac-A-Mole Arcade Game and have been inquiring as to how much said game will cost and how soon it will be available.

In fairness, I believe you can eliminate all confusion while vigorously removing all semblance of humor from your life and the lives of those around you.

I appreciate your time and efforts in reading this post, which is meant only to threaten legal action when in fact no legal action is warranted, except in the puny universe of our tiny-brained Mayor Matthew Godfrey, may his name be forever glorified.

Gary Spears said...

Honestly, I think we should just trust our Mayor in every decision that he makes and we should just support that.

And if you don't agree with me, I'll write you a threatening letter full of legal claptrap.

Biff said...

Actually, Rudi, I'm a computer games designer who could easily program something like this. It's something that could be placed on the internet. It's something that could generate revenue, at say, a nickle per game. I've just sent you an email about this. Please write me back.

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