THERE is a video game called “2040: WORLD WAR III.” And its players now numbers close to 10 million “in a Top Strategy Game,” so it says. In 2040, Japan, Turkey and Poland are the world powers, and economy has flourished. In 2040, I'd be almost 80, right? Games have gone a long, long way—since checkers and chess, indeed!
LADIES, wanna be in shape? Consider these purchases for a guaranteed safe and lasting fitness drill.  SoulCycle cotton tee, $46;  Champion nylon and spandex racer bra, $15;  Lullule worn-over leggings, down-filled shorts, $78;  peacelove cotton hoodie, $136;  Asics neon featherweight with gel padding running shoes, $100;  Sweatybands velvet-lined headbands (ensure bangs stay slicked back), $15;  Armpocket i-30 armband (stores a smartphone, keys and cash), $40;  Nike's recycle polyester hat, $22;  My Basis polyurethane and stainless steel watch, with heart-rate monitor, $199. That'd be a total of $651 just for the “right” gears and equipment. My cousin Kristi The Krispy says, “I told my neighbor who spends a lot to keep slim, `Give me $100 each day. I will clean your house and yard. That'd be my fitness exercise!'”
SOME people simply got lots of moolah! So they could afford to chill and relax to the max, perhaps fly to Ibiza or the Bahamas. So when they leave, and not planning to bring their babedawgs with them—they'd just book them in D Pet Hotels. Yup, luxury hotels for doggies—with modern 5 star luxury dog boarding, accommodations and amenities for your “most precious companions while you are away on work or play.” The plan offers daycare, grooming, chauffeur, boutique, teeth cleaning, too! Standard Suites got comfortable Kuranda dog bed and a flat screen TV; Sensational Suits, bigger at 12'x12’, features a proper sized twin bed, modern decor and a 32” flat screen TV; and the Uber Suites is, of course, bigger—with a queen bed, modern décor and a 42” flat screen TV. Prices range from $45 to leave your pet at the hotel for 6 hours to hang out with fellow canines, and up to $200 for an overnight stay in the Über Suite. But of course, there'll be extra fees if your dawg wants a pool player to play with, a chauffeured drive to Atlantic City casino, a special cook, extra jacuzzi in the room with a photo of Kanye West, and a steady supply of Dom Perignons and beluga caviars! Check out D Hotels in Hollywood, Chelsea in Manhattan, and Scottsdale, Arizona! (Man, Georgia shouldn't know all these infos!)
NEWS. “Buckingham Palace seeks housekeeper...” Duties: Running royal baths and serving tea. Salary: $23,800. Shouldn't it be double that amount? Come on... Have you heard about a cheerleader who sued the Oakland Raiders (an NFL team that has won the Super Bowl 3x!) for measly salary--$1,250 a year or $5 an hour? The minimum wage in California is $8/hr. Raiders cheerleaders are also made to pay for their own tights? If I am the President, I'd impose this law: Workers be paid commensurate to employers' profit. If one company can pay billions to CEOs and millions to star players, why can't they elevate workers' wages, too? If I do that without benefit of legislation—I'd be called a dictator...
DOGGLES! Doggles are goggles for dogs with some bright lights issues like sensitivity to sunlight. These little thingies also make them look good! Roni and Ken Di Lullo of San Jose CA own Doggles, which are available in two models: Originalz and ILS with interchangeable lenses. Both are designed to fit a range of pooches, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes. The designs have shatterproof, anti-fog lenses that block 100 percent of UV rays, and adjustable head and chin straps that keep the goggles secure on the dog's head. Cool! Doggles sell for $16 to $20 per pair at PetSmart, Petco, Amazon and Target, as well as at 3,500 pet boutiques. How the world changes... Man, the average cost of my shades is only around $3, most were purchased at the Dollar Tree and flea markets. Maybe, a babedawg may want to throw me a pair of doggles when he/she gets bored with them?
WANT to be a real, true-blue, generous New York City tourist? The following are surefire keepsakes to bring home from The Big Apple: Cool girl version of I (heart) NY tee, $62 at Chaser; Astor Place floral scent, $90; NY taxi fab high heels shoes, $328 at Kate Spade; NY Marathon souvenir running shoes, $160 at Asics; Nars Cosmetics makeup palette, $75; and iconic Times Square chair, $99 at Fermob USA. Which visitors spend the most out there? The top three: Chinese, Brazilians, Southeast Asians. When I was living in New York, I used to go to stores in Bergen NJ—across the Hudson from Manhattan—to score Gap or Banana Republic gifts for my kids, and then secured them in Bloomingdale's or Macy's bags. For a time, the “fakery” worked—until they discovered I didn't actually buy the merchandise in NYC. My children, however, understood: Same awesome gifts, same authentic brands but less budget purchased “next door,” mean more $$$ saved for priority expenses. “A gift is a gift, Papa. You know that. It's all about love,” my eldest Donna wrote me, years ago...
TRIVIA. The richest fictional character is Scrooge McDuck (created by writer/artist Carl Barks). The ducky is worth $65.4 billion. If he's real, he'd be the third richest duckperson on planet Earth, behind Carlos Slim Helu and Bill Gates. QUOTE from The Scrooge: “No man is poor who can do what he likes to do once in a while! And I like to dive around in my money like a porpoise! And burrow through it like a gopher! And toss it up and let it hit me on the head!” I'd like that money hit my head, too—as long as these aren't coins.
IS a college education worth the time and money? Forbes asked 50 billionaires... Some 91.5 percent said yes, it is; 8.5 percent said no. Ergo, if college education is free in the US, as in other countries--then there'll be less poor, paycheck to paycheck, Americans. But that's not the case here... Instead, youths strive to be supernatural athletes, reality TV stars, and dot.com nerds to strike millions fast. Some go to war so they could fund a college education.