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Everyone Is Freaking Out Because Hello Kitty Isn’t A Cat

You know those days when you learn something about the world and suddenly everything shifts to one side and it feels like all your thoughts are just spilling out of your brain like so many useless, wrong facts? That’s how many people are apparently feeling upon learning this week that Hello Kitty, that ubiquitous face that launched a bajillion cute products, is not, in fact, a cat. [More]

(frankieleon) These are not the exact dolls fairgoers were looking for.

Fair Worker Charged With Fraud After Giving Players Hello Kitty Dolls They Didn’t Actually Win

You’ve just shelled out a ridiculous amount of money to fling darts at a wall of balloons and hope you can somehow pop enough of them to win the giant stuffed prize that’s hanging there, taunting you in the face of your failure every time. Who hasn’t wanted to just slip a couple of extra bills to a fair worker to get the big Hello Kitty and win the day? Doing just that ended with a state fair worker in handcuffs for accepting bribes. [More]

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Flying In A Plane Decked Out With Hello Kitty Stuff Is Either A Terrifying Or An Amazing Idea

Depending on where you fall on the Hello Kitty spectrum — “All those unblinking eyes terrify me” to “Yay yay yay Hello Kitty I love you, yay!” — this news will either be overwhelmingly scary or an unprecedented bit of magical, wonderful luck: The Taiwanese airline that already flies five-kitty themed planes around Asia is sending a flight from Taipei to Los Angeles three times a week starting Sept. 18, chock full of Hello Kittyness. [More]

Hello Kitty Engine Oil

Hello Kitty Engine Oil

Sometimes you can take branding too far. Apparently this Hello Kitty engine oil is a real product designed for compact cars, and it sells for $2980 Yen, 33 American dollars. Perfect for outrunning bad penguins. [Newlaunches via BoingBoing] [More]