Saturday, July 14, 2012

Geek Toys and Online Shopping Deals

Batman is back, along with Poison Ivy, Mr Freeze and all their mates, but in the form of LEGO Minifigures for 2013 — now on display at Comic-Con 2012 in downtown San Diego.

If that seems a long way to go for most readers of kiwidollar.com, don't worry. All the information you need about these and other fabulous toys can be found at Geek Toys, a site that ensures there will NEVER AGAIN be an excuse for boredom. If you or your kids are into Lego, for instance, you will also find all the info on the LEGO audio comic, the LEGO wall calendar, and LEGO Lord of the Rings Minifigures — to name just a few of the latest exciting LEGO products.

While at the GeekAlerts site, I did a search for "toys" and was presented with a catalog that included Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Xbox 360 Bundle, V For Vendetta Graphic Novel and V Mask, Domo Nerd Plush, and KISS Mr. Potato Head Collector’s Set. Yes, this site is definitely the place to go if you're a toy retailer who wants to keep up with what's trendy, and to stay one step ahead of the competition.

As a regular writer for GeekAlerts, which updates its news on cool gadgets, quirky gizmos, and geeky stuff every day, I already knew that it also offers discount coupons and promo codes for some of the best online stores and services. So I also did a search for Apple promo code, which turned up a wide range of excellent savings on printer ink, printer cartridges, and other printer supplies and computer accessories.

Finally, I did a search for Target coupon, which showed that money can also be saved on purchases of WebWatcher software, millions of Walmart products, and American Eagle jeans, shirts, hoodies, shorts, shoes, and more for both men and women. But again, I should emphasize that there is much more on offer — far more than can be listed in a short press release or blog post.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Uncle Sam scolds 'reckless' Europeans

The world's leading hypocrite shows that he is still in fine form. The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of June 23, 2012.

State assets caught in a vise

The public ownership of state assets is squeezed between the actions of the Government, which wants to sell the assets, and private capital, which wants to buy them. The nation's citizens look on helplessly, while the little man in the corner comments, "They haven't hooned!" (This is presumably a reference to the hoons who have their assets, i.e. cars, confiscated by the police.)

The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of June 22, 2012.