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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Many thanks to Mr. Pink for bringing this to my attention. Seriously who thought that this would be a good idea? "Hey! I know! Let's combine drinking with driving and throwing things at other people! Then, let's bill it as 'the second most fun thing in the world,' and tout it as a 'team-building' exercise."

Is that really smart? To get a company together and encourage them to drink, drive and throw a ball at each other? I can just imagine some disgruntled employee having a couple of beers too many and aiming with just a little too much force at the boss's head. Not a pretty picture.

And how coy of the WhirlyBall developers to call their game "the second most fun thing in the world." (It needs a hyphen, by the way.) I guess they are leaving it up to our imagination to think of the first most-fun thing in the world. Or maybe they just didn't want to bring sex into their marketing plan.

Anyway, if any of you live in Chicago, Vernon Hills, Ill., Lombard, Ill., or Cleveland, and if you have actually experienced the joy of WhirlyBall firsthand, please post and tell me about your experiences.


  • At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've played it. Even sober it is increadibly fun. Considering you are strapped into a bumper car that goes 1.5mph and use a lacrosse stick to hurl a wiffle ball, you are FAR more likely to be hurt walking drunk on the ice out to your car after the match. This, along with the pizza, is one of the very few good things about Chicago.

  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger Bruingirl said…

    Leave it up to the Midwesterners to come up with an activity like this!


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