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That’s MISS Bimbo to You

I cant wait to have kids… but this scares me…

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Miss Bimbo is a game where girls give virtual characters plastic surgery and feed them diet pills.  They compete against other players in beauty contests to earn money so they can dress their characters in lingerie and take them to nightclubs.  The aim of the game is to become “the coolest, richest and most famous bimbo in the whole world”. Players keep the girls at their target weight using diet pills.

They are given missions, including securing plastic surgery to give their “bimbo” bigger breasts and finding a billionaire boyfriend to bankroll her, while keeping a constant check on her hunger, thirst, happiness and other statistics.

The game, which was launched a month ago, already has nearly 200,000 British players, most of whom are girls aged between nine and 16. When they run out of virtual cash, contestants can send text messages costing £1.50 each to top up their accounts.

What ever happened to games like Operation and Hungry Hippos?

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FreeRice

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Need a break?  Looking for something entertaining?  Need to add “charity contributor” to your CV?  Play FreeRice

It is as much fun as the word game on Virgin America and you feel like you actually accomplished something meaningful in the time you played.

Here’s how it works…  You are given a word and asked to click on the definition that best defines that word.  For every word you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program.   

Sure 10 grains of rice seems really feeble but I can attest to spending way too many hours playing this word game… and clearly a lot of other people are doing the same thing because since the site started on October 7th (just two weeks ago) there have been 137,769,030 grains of rice donated.

So who is making this donation you ask?  The advertisers on the bottom of the page. 

Although they say your vocabulary knowledge will improve, let’s face it — the point is to keep you interested.  Not so that you can feed the poor but so that you spend more time on the site being exposed to the ad messages of the advertisers who are currently wearing the “Feed the Hungry” halo.  I am not “judging” – I am just pointing out that fact that right now branding (and charity) is all about consumer interaction… I am a sucker for it… and apparently you are too.

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