I remember during Junior High that THE place to be was the mall. I have very little recollection on anything we did there, but I have vague memories of looking at the overpriced graphic tees at Hot Topic (the ones bordering between trendy, alternative and horrendously infantile), admiring Hot Dog on a Stick workers AND eating Dippin’ Dots.
That’s why I was so sad to hear that Dippin’ Dots has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Granted I haven’t had those freezing drops of ice cream for over 6 or 7 years (they are made by using liquid nitrogen), but I did enjoy them when I did have them (I always liked mixing Chocolate with Banana Dots). They are currently about $11 million in debt, and have been continuing to operate while they went through bankruptcy proceedings. Despite their difficulties, they have managed to grow over 6.6% over the last year (yet still at a loss)
With a motto like “The ice cream of the future” they were pretty much setting themselves up for failure.
Confession: I once played Farmville. I think my attention for the game lasted one, maybe two days. I had convinced myself over the years that a game that requires NO skill, NO strategy and (to someone with any semblance of a life) NO allure couldn’t possibly exist. But stupidity reared its ugly head and formed Zynga’s massively popular Farmville. I can’t really explain its gameplay because it doesn’t really seem to have any.
So rant aside, here is the news: talks have been in the work to create a Farmville Movie. Although not officially confirmed, the script would be written by Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen who co-wrote Toy Story (but also Cheaper by the Dozen and Garfield). Come on Hollywood, are you really this out of ideas?
Um... Maybe they are
Word on the street is that Mafia Wars is being transformed into a film as well, which has brought a debate of which (facebook!) game would have a better transition onto the silver screen. Let me throw my two cents in… it’s gonna be crap either way. Or I have an idea, merge the two concepts and save the world 90 minutes… MafiaVille – FarmWars (hmmm, that’s my idea Hollywood!)