Monday, March 10, 2008

And now for something completely different ... Scrabulous

That's right, Scrabulous. Because this is the type of cutting edge information I know you look for, JelloHeads.

Hasbro and Mattel are currently embroiled in a legal battle with the makers of an online version of Scrabble. This version was created by two brothers in India who were frustrated when the online version they were playing began charging users. So, they created their own game and called it Scrabulous, described by the UK Guardian as a "brilliant but not entirely legal Scrabble rip-off."

The game has been wildly popular on Facebook (yeah, I know, I don't go there, either), but Hasbro and Mattel have threatened legal action if it's not removed. Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting on a rumor that the brothers are open to selling Scrabulous -- for a few tens of millions of dollars.

Scrabulous fans are outraged at this controversy. So much so that they've continued the string of rip-offs with this take on Fergie's "Glamorous." Enjoy! (BTW, this video is SFW, but just...)

2 comments:

donald said...

thanks sue, how refreshing not to see the word primary or caucaus in a blog. not to mention obama or hillary! LOL

Sue J said...

d'oh! you got them all in the comment though!