Pitch Perfect Come to Life: Japanese Pop Star Punished for Sleeping with Boy Band Member

Minami Minegishi shaved headJapanese popstar Minami Minegishi, 20, broke the cardinal pop group rule: never sleep with a boy band member.

Japanese tabloids published a story of AKB48 member, Minami Minegishi spending the night with her boyfriend Alan Shirahama, a dancer of boy band, Exile. After some begging, the singer was kept on the team but demoted to a “trainee pop star” for the band cash cow girl group AKB48.

Get this – the band is a rotating group of 90 girls who just train to dance, pout and squish their boobs together.

You gotta give Minegishi credit for being on trend, the poor starlet shaved her head and gives a teary apology letter to four million Youtube fans.  Continue reading “Pitch Perfect Come to Life: Japanese Pop Star Punished for Sleeping with Boy Band Member”

My Favorite Childhood Game Is Now Available For iPad

I had fairly orthodox interests as a child, Legos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dirt, and the one unorthodox love – text-based role playing games.

As a longtime Mac user I struggled especially hard to find games that were to my liking. Warcraft, Doom, Escape Velocity and Marathon are wonderful non-RPGs but my love for the Exile series by the indie company Spiderweb Software was/is unrivaled.

The first game (Exile: Escape From The Pit) was released in 1995. This month a remastered version of the original (retitled Avernum) was made available for the computer and iPad, a first for the company.

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