Why are two soccer stars making out in EA game?

I sometimes wonder how mischievous those who create video games really are.

They toss in unexpected witticisms, facial expressions, and idiosyncratic actions--just for the sheer fun of it. But what could have been going on among EA's FIFA 12 development team to create the stunning action I have, well, embedded here?

For at the end of what seems to be entirely innocent sporting action, pony-tailed Andy Carroll of Liverpool and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski of Arsenal collide and then start snogging.

Should you not be familiar with that term, it is the colloquial English for kissing. And what happens here--thank … Read more

The Apple store with no products

A fourth night of riots in England has spread far beyond London.

Cities such as Manchester and Birmingham are enduring more madness, more fear. As far north as Scotland, a 16-year-old was arrested after allegedly creating a Facebook page encouraging riots in his home of Glasgow.

One Apple store, in Liverpool, has seemingly decided, like so many other businesses, that it might soon be targeted. So it has removed all of the iPads, MacBook Airs, iPhones, and iPods from its pristine tables and shelves.

I am grateful to Gizmodo for introducing me to Terry Allen, who happened upon his hometown … Read more