Avatars have feelings, too

This never happened in “Donkey Kong”: Police in Tokyo have jailed a woman who hacked into a virtual reality game and “killed” the online character of another player because he had divorced her online avatar.

We hope the judge orders both people to get a life. Failing that, a fitting sentence would be 20 years of playing nothing but “Pong” on a black-and-white Zenith with horizontal roll.

Where’s Dick Button? Skate America is in full lutz at Everett’s Comcast Arena with figure skaters from around the globe competing.

Unfortunately, The Buzz must report a scoring controversy: The Finnish judge unfairly gave low marks to The Herald Zamboni for missing a triple salchow.

Bad biker, no logo: A District Court judge in Los Angeles has ordered that members of the Mongols motorcycle gang can no longer wear patches with the Mongol insignia.

While some have First Amendment concerns about such an order, other observers, specifically local sports fans, say they’d like to see the ban expanded to include the logos on merchandise for the Seahawks, Cougars, Huskies and Mariners.

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