hasbro

Hasbro Acquires Death Row Records — 40 Million Benjamins

I don’t have too much to add to this news, but it seems like we should mention it. I think most people just enjoy the weirdness of saying Hasbro and Death Row in the same sentence. According to Rolling Stone magazine: The cross-branding opportunities here basically write themselves, but there is no word on whether

Hasbro Acquires Death Row Records — 40 Million Benjamins Read More »

Meta-tastic G.I. Joe Parody On ‘Community’

The NBC series ‘Community’ aired this season’s alternate-medium episode and it was a beaut. “G.I. Jeff” was an animated parody of the old G.I. Joe cartoons interspersed with live-action faux vintage TV spots for a new product line (see above) and a few scenes back in the show’s reality. Meta doesn’t begin to describe it.

Meta-tastic G.I. Joe Parody On ‘Community’ Read More »

these guys need a girlfriend

The demand for Scrabble articles has been tremendous — people can’t seem to get enough. I’m doing my best to keep up but I’m only one person and the phone won’t stop ringing. We have new developments in this fascinating battle. Writing for Business Week, Catherine Holahan reports that heartbroken, jonesing and angry Scrabulous nuts

these guys need a girlfriend Read More »

scrabulost

Oh no! Scrabulous has been taken down from Facebook at the request of the Agarwalla brothers who can apparently see the writing on the wall and might be hoping to mitigate their damages. (The battle between Scrabble copyright owners Hasbro and the creators of Scrabulous started about a year ago when it was first launched

scrabulost Read More »

forget the tiles, there’s real money on the table

A front page story in today’s New York Times examines the weird legal jousting between the creators of Scrabulous, the Agarwalla brothers (may I suggest they shorten it to Agarbro?) and the owners of Hasbro, the Hassenfeld Brothers. It’s a squirrely sort of problem given the tension between protecting the property rights and some significant

forget the tiles, there’s real money on the table Read More »

Providence Daily Dose