Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Devil's Haircut

A new franchise children's-haircutting place recently opened up near me, called Snip-its, which is a lot like the other kids' haircut places that offer movies and video games, except that at Snip-its, all the videos and games are proprietary, featuring the Snip-its characters, led by Snips, an anthropomorphic pair of scissors. I find this completely depressing, not just because it seems entirely useless and counterproductive to throw new cartoon characters at children who want nothing more than SpongeBob, but because the video games must get awfully predictable when Snips takes on his traditional rivals Rock and Paper.

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