Cool Twitter Hashtag Emoji Art:

Over the past several days, the Twitter hashtag #EmojiArtHistory has been serving up emoji interpretations of famed masterpieces in art history:


Started by a group of Twitter users including JiaJia Fei, Man Bartlett and Magda Sawon, it was picked up earlier this week by Los Angeles’ J. Paul Getty Museum and London’s Tate Modern. As of today, it’s been tweeted more than 1,600 times and the Daily Dot has launched a single topic Tumblr to highlight some of the best works.

Cast Your Vote: Choose a New Monopoly Token!

This morning, Hasbro launched a new campaign called Save Your Token that allows Monopoly fans to choose which of the classic game tokens should be retired. The battleship, thimble, iron, top hat, wheelbarrow, Scottie dog, racer and shoe are all up for elimination, many of which have been part of the game since the 1930s. Hasbro is also encouraging fans to pick a new token (a robot, a helicopter, a guitar, a ring or a cat… No Ekster?) that will replace the empty slot. According to USA Today, a limited edition Monopoly set featuring all of the classic tokens as well as the five prototypes will be released in Target stores mid-February…

Chinese father hires in-game ‘hitmen’ to ‘kill’ his son there, thus deterring him from playing:

Sick and tired of his son playing video games and not listening to him, a father in China decided to take matters into his own hands… well, sort of. Instead of sending his son off to addiction camp or stripping him of internet and gaming rights, Mr. Feng (冯先生) chose to hire an online “hitman” to school his son…