Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flying drone spies on marijuana users

[Thanks to TC] Flying drone spies on marijuana users, video.
Actually the title should more truthfully say "growers" rather than "users", but still, this is very funny.
If this had been four weeks earlier, I would have said it was an april fool's prank. Anyway, it's strange if this device really has been developed in Holland, probably the most marijuana-liberal country in the world.

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Also from msnbc, and very apropos more than one thing I've blogged recently: Tattoo Barbie!
I find it interesting that Bratz are kicking Barbie's skinny white butt, but Mattel has trouble competing because Barbie traditionally is so whitebread, so they get howls of protests when they try to emulate Bratz' contemporary edginess. What's a multinational corporation to do?

Iain said: Why, sue the competition of course. Pending appeals, Mattel now have the rights to the Bratz line-up.

Oh gawd.
This prevalent idea of "you work for us, so all your ideas belong to us" is really distasteful.
If the ideas behind Bratz really came from Mattel, how come they did so much better?
Mattel also sued a model who had a web site called Barbie Strips. Even though she was actually called Barbie (Barbara) like thousands of women, of course she could not afford the legal battle with the giant, so she had to close the site and ended up in debt.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, April 30, 2009   1 comments links to this post

1 Comments:

At 30 Apr 2009, 22:10:00, Blogger iain said...

What's a multinational corporation to do?Why, they sue the competition of course. Pending appeals, Mattel now have the rights to the Bratz line-up.

 

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