Angry Birds (not dead birds) are everywhere
While everyone's been concerned about the birds falling from the skies everywhere, a real bird infestation has slipped by with little fanfare: Angry Birds are taking over EVERYTHING.
I do not like this turn of events. I hate the Angry Birds. With a passion. It's a silly flick of the finger! Over. And over. And OVER.
(Okay, really, I'm a bitter non-iPhone-owning sad sack. But just because the Angry Birds is now available on Blackberry, doesn't make me forget its origins on that elusive device I've craved for so long, but which I can't get because I'm stuck in this permanent-Apple-imposed-limbo of do-I-wait-for-the-next-generation-or-not. I'm sorry. I digress.)
Of course, my lowly opinion accounts for nothing against the world's fervor. The application has been downloaded 42 million times, according to Mashable. Rovio, the game's developers, are gearing up for an xBox 360, PS3 and Wii version. There were rumors this summer that the game would be made into a movie or a television show. Now, Mattel plans to bring out a board game. What next? A theme park?
Did I mention the entire point of this game was to fire a slingshot filled with an angry bird and attempt to hit an evil pig? I didn't mention that? I didn't because it's a ridiculous premise! Only everyone's too busy playing the game to listen to reason.
| January 7, 2011; 4:03 PM ET
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