SuperPoke Pets Spins Straw into Gold

UPDATE April 23, 2009:  After getting an inappropriate comment on this article
from Slide
this morning, my wife and I have decided to no longer play.  We’re through.  Any links to our SuperPoke Pets sites are no longer active
and should be considered dead.  Why should we pay for that sort of
attitude from a company?  We’re voting with our billfold and the answer
is, “No thank you.”

Few of us know the value of a dollar other than we can make purchases in the real world with money that is given worth based on a common exchange of economic agreements.  What, then, is the value of a Gold Dollar?  If you play’s SuperPoke Pets, you know the game isn’t any fun any longer unless you use your real world dollars to buy Slide Virtual Gold. In the images of my pet’s habits below, the animated things cost Gold while the Superheroes were “purchased” with earned “coins.”

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Usain Bolt Loses While Winning Gold

Saturday night — 6-foot-5-inch Usain Bolt of Jamaica — won the 100-meter race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and, in grabbing the gold, he lost so much more.

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