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I’m not sure if this is any more or less stupid than the last Second Life post I threw on here. It certainly ranks among the stranger things I’ve heard that go on in there. Discounting the rampant sex, and the furries of course. They may or may not be connected. Nevertheless, link and select excerpts follow.

The Sad and Twisted Saga of a Political Consultant’s Battle With Nintendo’s Kirby

As political scandals go, this was an odd one. Gaming blogs were buzzing last week with reports of a bizarre incident involving the staff member of a U.S. Senator who (allegedly in a drunken rage) used a plot of land in Second Life to build an offensive display of protest against a fluffy pink video game character known as Kirby.
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At some point Lego got the bright idea to use his land to build a kind of weird monument protesting Kirby. He constructed a huge house-like structure made of signs depicting Kirby as a little pink nazi, raising an arm in salute to Adolph Hitler. The pictures I’ve seen are a bit fuzzy, but Kirby appears to have a little red swastika on his chest. Over Kirby’s head the signs read “Kirby Hates our Troops”.
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It was only a matter of time before Lego’s protest was discovered by IntLibber, who promptly contacted Linden Lab to report the display of “broadly offensive material”. IntLibber also confiscated Lego’s land in the process. If nothing else, Lego succeeded in ridding himself of his problem land — at a 100% loss.

This past week IntLibber was still playing the race card. During our interview he told me, “I have to say that while some people in RL may think this is a oddball comedic story, replace “Kirby” with “african american” and the story becomes far more clear.”

…Does it?

I’m at a complete loss here for anything relevant to say. Considering my normal capacity for verbal diarrhea this is most strange.

Right now I’m questioning whether or not its in my best interests to a register Second Life account, if only for a source of posting material. Lets face it, there certainly doesn’t seem to be a shortage of stupid things and / or people on there to mock endlessly.

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Seriously. I can’t see how anybody can take this “MMO” or “game” or “online

porn simulator” seriously anymore. Once again, I’ll let the article do the talking, with a few select quotes:

On Tuesday, his company, Eros, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court claiming the avatar known as Volkov Catteneo has violated the trademark on one of his devices called a Sex Gen. Eros claims the avatar has made unauthorized copies of the device and is selling it for a profit.
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“I don’t just do sexual positions,” Alderman said. “I also do cuddles and kisses and fun things.” But the sex is “what people want,” he added. “I give them what they want. I’m an entrepreneur.”
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Although one online site referred to him as an Internet porn mogul, Alderman said he doesn’t do pornography. “I’m a toy maker,” Alderman explained. “I’m an erotic Geppetto.”

It’s quite possible that last sentence has ruined the once magical (back in the olden days) film Pinnochio forever. Now I see Geppetto, and I get the wonderful image of not just Pinnochio’s wooden nose growing. THANK YOU, INTERNET.

I’m not sure whats worse here, though. The fact that a guy is getting actual, tangible money for selling a virtual sex toy, or the legions of people that are buying it. Using actual, tangible money. For a virtual sex toy. Surely your money would be better spent getting on t’internet and ordering something tangible? I like the word tangible.

Desperate people call for desperate measures?