Category: Living Vicariously™

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Na’vi and Avatarism

As we move further into or out of the recession, depending on your viewpoint; people are looking for new forms of escapism. It’s why video game sales go up, and people pile into the box office for action and comedy movies. What’s new with escapism now, is escapism is slowly going to place where it has to mean something.

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Smells Like Vicarious Living

Ah, Guitar Hero, a staple in our Living Vicariously™ Wave. It’s been trashed on South Park, among other places, for the very fact that the amount of time someone spends button mashing they could learn to play the same songs on a real guitar. Well, now an ad for Sparrow Guitars reflects just that, targeted at the older gaming audience it simply says, “Teen Spirit doesn’t smell like 5 plastic buttons.”

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Living Like Harry

If you’ve ever read a Harry Potter book, or been to an HP movie (and who hasn’t), you may have wishfully dreamed about what it would be like to visit his magical world and sample his life of wizardry. Poof!

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As Cute As the Real Pet

Portland-based artist Amelia Santiago is uses her amazing creative gifts to make pet lovers very happy. SOOOO much less creepy than getting your dead animal taxidermied. Instead she uses needle felting to create wool fiber sculptures of dogs and other animals commissioned by the doting owners.

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Global Laundry

Fabric softener is pretty boring when you think about it. You have around fifty choices that all smell nearly the same, and by the time you’re in your thirties you catch on that lavender mist and seaside garden have a difference of about zero, and you get excited when a new smell comes out, until you use it and realize it’s exactly like the rest. Well, Japanese company Nissan Soap is working on ways to make fabric softener a little more interesting.