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So what’s November for again?

November has always been a strange month to me. I know for many, it's the month where you celebrate Thanksgiving and watch a lot of football, but I honestly don't care about either of those things. I'm not a fan of football and I'll take chicken over turkey any day. And Thanksgiving parades (or any parade for that matter) are about as interesting and entertaining to watch as a colonoscopy. Thanksgiving never really seemed like much of a holiday anyway, it's more like a last-minute huzzah before the nightmarish Xmas shopping frenzy goes into full effect. It's almost like Thanksgiving doesn't exist when you go to the stores too because everywhere you look it's nothing but Xmas products and decorations. For me, November has really become more of a rest period between Halloween and Xmas. Sure, I still work a lot, but I'm not out at the store every day and night looking for the latest candies and costumes.

That's not to say that November still doesn't have plenty of stuff worth writing about. Quite the contrary. One of my favorite things about November is that Jones Soda puts out their annual Holiday Packs. They're always guaranteed to bring you some laughs, especially if you can convince a friend to actually drink a "Pea" or "Antacid" flavored soda (plus some of the proceeds go to good charities like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital). The holiday packs are more what dares are based on rather than sodas you'd really want to drink. Though it seems that they're trying to partially combat that this year as they also released a "Dessert Pack" for the 2006 holiday season which contains a variety of pie flavored sodas - Key Lime, Banana Cream, Blueberry, Cherry and Apple. You can check out our big feature taste test / morning news parody of all their new sodas HERE. Let me know what ya think!

This November also marks the release of the Nintendo Wii, and while I never preorder these things or buy them on the first day, I can't hide my excitement over trying out this new system. I've said it before and I'll say it again; while other companies seem to just want to upgrade the graphics and power of the system, Nintendo is trying to rethink how games are played and trying to bring us something NEW. I really can't wait to try out all these new games, but I also won't lie when I say I'm dying to get my hands on the Metal Slug Anthology disc. All the Metal Slug games on one disk? Sold!

In other news, we're hoping to have our next flash game out sometime early next month and I think it's really looking good so far. Can't wait to show it to you guys! Also, congrats to Dean Vanderkolk of Orion, MI on winning our Halloween Prize Pack contest which was a tie-in with our 2006 Scary-Ass Cards collection! I'm gonna be sending out his box full o' Halloweeny goodies in the next couple of days or so.

Turkey Television needs to be put on DVD!

Gobble, gobble. (Big points to anybody who actually remembers the "Turkey Television" sketch comedy show on Nickelodeon - it's one of my favorite exports from Canada and it needs to be put on DVD. And no, it didn't have anything to do with Thanksgiving, it's just that whenever I think about Thanksgiving or turkeys, I'm reminded of the show)

Random Survey: What else do you guys like / dislike about November?

Random Survey #2: Are you getting a Nintendo Wii? If so, do you plan on getting it the day they come out or are you gonna wait a while for the hoopla to die down?


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