elek’s first wiffleball experience

IMG_2796For Elek’s birthday, Diana and I got him a whiffle bat and ball. The other day when the rain finally decided to take a break, we played together. He has done really well. He’s actually hit the ball many times, which means good hand eye coordination. I’m excited and can’t wait to get him involved in organized sports. I remember playing baseball, basketball, and soccer which I loved.

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mark thomas purchases 87% stake in midway

MidwayWhat I find so interesting about this article is the following: I would love to know how the transaction works, how you figure out if it’s a good deal, who knows about these opportunities. Another thing I find fascinating is that I know who Mark Thomas is. I understand (or at least partly) his wanting to keep out of the public spotlight and respect that. Why doesn’t he want a more hands on approach to a company that he owns 87% of? I don’t know. One terrific thing about this purchase though is that the video game industry is still booming despite our recession.

Wanted: Information on Mark Thomas, head of Acquisition Holdings Subsidiary I LLC.

His identity is like Batman’s: unknown. Everyone in the gaming metropolis is buzzing about who Thomas, the man who Friday agreed to pay $100,000 for an 87% stake in Midway, the publisher of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, actually is. Here are some bare-bones facts:

* Thomas wants to be a passive investor, said Peter Kolevzon, an attorney with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, the New York law firm that is representing Thomas in the transaction.
* Thomas is the primary investor and beneficiary of the generically named Acquisition Holdings Subsidiary.
* He does not intend to be on Midway’s board. Nor does he plan to get involved in the management of Midway despite his huge stake in the Chicago company, Kolevzon said.
* He is a U.S. citizen, city unknown.
* He is not granting interviews.

Bruce Wayne may be the Dark Knight, but is this Thomas character Midway’s white knight?

via Mark Thomas: Midway’s mystery man – latimes.com.

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Contra Now Online

I remember way back in the day of my trusty NES playing Contra for hours on end. It never seemed possible to beat that game with the original 3 lives. Luckily there was the code. Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start. It was one of the first codes I remember entering. At any rate, you can play the old Contra online here. Enjoy.

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