Google releases new Glass just in time for Halloween

October 31, 2013
A very attractive nerd costume. (Photo courtesy of Google)
A very attractive nerd costume. (Photo courtesy of Google)

Happy Halloween, Internet! Your Blog Log tried to dress itself up in full Hulk Hogan regalia, but it already ripped off its shirt in a fit of American-fueled glory, so it’ll stick to adoring these web-sourced tidbits to itself instead. And maybe also Google Glass:

“Fugly is right! Seriously. Is Google expecting these things to be the new craze?” — commenter Schnydz at theverge.com finds the new version of Google Glass — this time featuring a removable earbud and prescription lens option — to be less than fashionable. But it being Halloween and all, perhaps the commenter could get behind wearing one as part of a “Revenge of the Nerds: The New Class” (oh, please, someone make that movie!) costume.

“But in a world where there are candy corn-flavored bagels, Oreos, M&Ms, creamy panna cotta, arabica bean coffee, and vodka martinis made out of a pound of the stuff, maybe the real thing doesn’t taste so bad after all.” — Olivia B. Waxman at newsfeed.time.com defends candy corn, what she calls “the most polarizing confection of them all.” Despite being widely maligned, the waxy tricolor candy that was invented in the 1880s is making a comeback. What’s your favorite candy-that-lots-of-people-hate? Join the discussion by tweeting @WaPoExpress.

“Notice that other kid has the deluxe version of your costume. Damn him. Damn him so much.” — Owen Parsons at collegehumor.com creates “Halloween Google Maps Through Life,” a series of “directions” that map out how a typical person’s Halloween will go depending on age. The above quote is the second direction in the “Late Childhood” map, which also includes “Ditch younger sibling at soonest possible convenience” and “Encounter judgmental adult: ‘Aren’t you a little old to be trick-or-treating?’ ”

“Pumpkin overload might be a bit much, but at the same time, is it really anything we should become enraged by? Probably not.” — Dan Mitchell at modernfarmer.com suggests people take a breather before getting too annoyed by pumpkin spice-flavored food and beverages. Several bloggers have complained of “pumpkin spice fatigue,” while Starbucks celebrates 10 years of its Pumpkin Spice Latte.

“Maybe she would get offended when I told her that costume is Chinese qipao (cheongsam) and kimono mixed-up.” — commenter Aya Fujii at eater.com reacts to news that home-decor chain Pottery Barn decided to pull its “Sushi Chef” and “Kimono” costumes from its shelves this week after receiving complaints that they were offensive to Asians. Fujii, who identifies as Japanese, is less offended by the concept and more offended by the execution. She says Pottery Barn’s version of a Japanese kimono is actually a Chinese dress.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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