July 31, 2003 |
Ohio Art's Etch A Sketch has gone platinum 100 times over, but until Angeleno artist Christoph Leland Brown got his hands on the classic children's toy, Hollywood failed to take notice. Today Brown's efforts are being featured at Etch A Fest, an exhibition of more than 200 of his Etch A Sketch creations. "I came out of the womb drawing," says Brown.
April 23, 2002 |
Ohio Art Co. agreed to stop collecting information from children who visit the Web site for its Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy, unless it receives written permission from their parents. Ohio Art, which said the children's data never were disclosed to other companies, also will pay $35,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that alleges the company violated a regulation designed to protect children's privacy online. Shares of Bryan, Ohio-based Ohio Art rose $3.15 to $23.
June 17, 2011 |
Several weeks into December last year, my parents suggested I might like a Kindle for Christmas. I was sitting in my room at school, and my eyes darted to the bookshelf on my left. From the silence on the line they could tell I wasn't enthusiastic; I muttered something about not needing another gadget, mostly because I couldn't find a way to shape my reluctance into words. The conversation was tactfully forgotten, and Christmas morning, as my grandmother happily unwrapped a Kindle, I found a Jonathan Franzen novel and a new pair of Ugg boots under the tree.
March 21, 2012 |
Rick Santorum mocked the Romney campaign Wednesday for suggesting that, like shaking an Etch A Sketch, Romney will be able to revamp his image once the primary campaign ends. “Well, that should be comfortable to all of you who are voting in this primary, that whoever you're going to vote for is going to be a completely new candidate, remove all trace of any kind of marks and be able to draw a new picture, making pictures similar to when he ran Massachusetts, not as a conservative,” Santorum said during a campaign stop at Superior Energy Services, an oil and natural gas services company in Harvey, La. The comment came in response to a statement made by Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom, who told CNN earlier Wednesday morning that the campaign would be able to “hit the reset button” in the fall.
March 24, 2012
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Supreme Court healthcare proceedings; politics; Romney campaign's Etch-a-Sketch gaffe: John Heilemann; Kelly Evans; David Leonhardt; Gloria Borger. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Lionel Richie. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union The White House; the budget; healthcare and politics: White House advisor David Plouffe.
December 5, 1986
Baby Talk, a high-tech doll that's pretty, even without the batteries. Etch A Sketch Animator, a creative drawing toy with microchip for animation. Highlights for Children, a challenge to find hidden pictures within pictures. Micro Explorer, a well-thought-out and designed first microscope. Pictionary, a family game like charades where you draw, not act out (the clues). Power Workshop, a colorful tool kit with lots of activities.
March 22, 2012 |
Gulp! A bellyful of an alleged drug-smuggling attempt was recently thwarted at Dulles International Airport with the arrest of a woman on suspicion of ingesting 180 pellets - or nearly five pounds - of heroin. Bola Adebisi, 52, was arrested Saturday after arriving March 14 on a flight from her native Nigeria in what U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials called the largest heroin internal seizure at the northern Virginia airport. Adebisi caught the attention of a female customs agent, who, while conducting a routine pat-down, discovered that Adebisi's stomach was abnormally rigid, officials said. An X-ray at a hospital detected foreign bodies in her abdomen.
March 24, 2012 |
Rick Santorum faced a room of Pennsylvania conservatives Saturday morning, offering not quite a mea culpa for the ways he'd disappointed them in the past, but presenting himself as humbled since his crushing Senate loss. Trying to shed his Washington insider image, he described his 2006 loss as a "gift" from Pennsylvania voters that forced him to step outside the Capitol Hill bubble and realize he wasn't really getting it. "The only thing I feel toward the people of Pennsylvania is overwhelming and profound gratitude," he said.