Daily Archives: December 7, 2014

R.I.P. Ralph H. Baer, Father Of Video Games

Ralph H. Baer, father of video games, passes away at 92

Dubbed the “Thomas Edison of the home TV game” by Popular Electronics Magazine in 1980, Baer’s Odyssey game system was the first home video game system. The patent for the idea was filed on August 10, 1970 and the system was released by Magnavox in 1972.

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Teclast X98 Videos

Some videos I found on Youku and ripped to YouTube.

See them after the break.

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Grumpy Cat Earns US$99 Million

Not so grumpy now! Cat that became an internet star has made its owner £64million

She is the world’s crankiest cat with a permanent scowl that has inspired countless memes, a best-selling series of books and a movie.

But even the news that she has amassed a £64million fortune has not been enough to put a smile on the face of internet sensation Grumpy Cat – real name Tardar Sauce.

The feline, who shot to fame two years ago in a YouTube video that got 15.7 million views, has earned more than Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Matthew McConaughey.

Wikipedia: Grumpy Cat — Management

Ben Lashes is Grumpy Cat’s manager who also represents Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat. [Cat owner Tabatha] Bundesen took a leave of absence from her day job at Red Lobster to manage Grumpy Cat’s schedule and Bryan manages her website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Wikipedia: Ben Lashes

Ben Lashes (born Benjamin Clark) is an Internet meme talent manager whose clients include Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Grumpy Cat. Lashes specializes in cats but also manages Scumbag Steve and Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. His philosophy is “What would Walt Disney do if he created Mickey Mouse and it went viral on YouTube?”

Related: The Damage Has Already Been Done In Book Publishing

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