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Bumps – Today’s forecast, catchy with a chance of BUMPS

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

May07 What is the definition of bump?  Well I asked Google to define it for me.  A note here though, I don’t know where Google comes up with it’s definitions, I assume it’s from various dictionary sources.  Or I could have just gone to a dictionary.  However Google is easier because all I have to do is type define:bump in a search and it pulls it up.  So Google defines the word bump as a) knock against with force or violence, b) find: come upon, as if by accident, c) dance with the pelvis thrust forward, d) a lump on the body caused by a blow, e) to demote (actually I’ve never heard it used in this context, except if someone said bump down, technically speaking bump is upward or outward so I don’t think demote really holds, I guess “you’ve been bumped” would constitute a demotion, but I don’t know, generally speaking we usually like to say the direction of the bump, ie bumped down, bumped up), f) bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from it’s surroundings, g) dislodge: remove or force froma  position of dwelling previously occupied, h) blow: an impact (as from a collision).  These are your main bump dictionary definitions.  Well now that I’ve obviously used some space as filler, what does that have to do with today’s game?  Well if you haven’t guessed already, the game is called “Bumps” by Utopian Games.


Magic Toy Chest – Hermey doesn’t like to make toys!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

MagicToyChestSS01 Elf dentistry aside, our next game involves a toy box.  A MAGIC toy box.  In fact a magic toy CHEST.  What would you expect a magic toy chest to do?  Well I would think make toys.  I mean it’s magic, and it’s a toy chest, what possible magic could a toy chest do, but magically produce toys.  At least that’s what I was thinking.  Didn’t you at least a little bit think about that when I said it?  Apparently the MAGIC toy chest doesn’t like to make toys either.  Nope, it was all a clever ploy by Johnny (or Jimmy, or Timmy, or whoever that kid’s name is), to get you to help him do his chores.  I mean his Mom tells him to clean up the room and does Johnny get industrious enough to do it himself, heck no.  Sure just promise any Joe that there’s a magic toy chest awaiting him and then cruelly snatch it away and tell him he has to help you put away the toys.