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from Washington Examiner

Feds fund $100,000 video game featuring female climate change ‘superhero’

A new video game featuring a black alien female superhero delivered to Earth to fight global warming is about to hit the market thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Obama administration.

The National Endowment for the Arts is funding the Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga.’s multi-episode game called “HERadventure.” In the grant announcement made last year, the NEA said the story “focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate changes caused by social issues impacting women and girls.”

The game is set to debut on March 8 on International Women’s Day.

w620-09630c0d968d20c5f32abe4332b63399Star of the taxpayer-funded video game HERadventure. (From Inside Spelman)

The college’s digital newspaper described the project this way: “What would happen if the societal issues affecting women put other planets at risk? Well, of course, HER, a black female superhero, would swoop in with a plan to save the universe. HER is central to HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project that interweaves virtual worlds, digital and social media to create a gaming and storytelling experience. HERadventure not only entertains but tackles social issues that permeate the daily reality of many women.”

While the grant was hit by a lawmaker when it was made, it just came to our attention when the watchdog site Speak With Authority called it wasteful.

“The description defies parody. $100,000 of taxpayer money is going to help develop a video game about a female alien sent to earth to rescue her own planet,” said the site, which added: “Mark your calendars for March 8th. We paid $100,000 for it. We might as well see if we got our money’s worth.”

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Gag! Ugh! Ya know, taxpayers need a Government version of KickStarter. If WE think it’s worth funding we agree to allocate X number of tax dollars toward said project. Too impossibly frivolous or stupid to fund? It gets no money and doesn’t get made.

Ladies, has global warming impacted your societal issues? What? I don’t understand the jargon. I’m supposed to be a victim, yes? Oh.

Lastly, HER stands for what? Oh the possiblities!!! Help Eradicate Republicans?

» 15 Comments

  1. D B Cooper

    January 11th, 2013

    That ain’t no HER! That’s Miss Rudolph, the voodoo
    lady Richard Pryor was sceered of.

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 11th, 2013

    Ought to be a big seller in liberal families with effete boys and butch daughters.

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  3. thirdtwin

    January 11th, 2013

    Great…another Numinous Negro.

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  4. Machloja

    January 11th, 2013

    “…female alien sent to earth to rescue her own planet,”

    and she landed right in the White House, followers call her Mi…, Mi…, MooHER, whatever fuck her name is. Just keep looking at that picture, and soon it reveals itself, than you recognize her.

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  5. roachmanfwa

    January 11th, 2013

    Should be titled “MsAdventure”.

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  6. BILL

    January 11th, 2013

    and every elected professional politician will tell you with a straight face that there is no public spending they can identify that can be cut.

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  7. Claudia

    January 11th, 2013

    Oh, Lord. Have we really been so bad that we deserve this?

    Don’t answer that.

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  8. illustr8r

    January 11th, 2013

    Looking closer at the character design *cough* of HER- I think they “borrowed” it from the robot in Metropolis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_%28film%29

    Genius! *sigh*

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  9. Troy

    January 11th, 2013

    Is she also GLBT?
    American Indian like Elizabeth Warren?
    Come on now, gots ta be inclusive!

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 11th, 2013

    WHAM!
    OOOF!
    POW!
    BIFF!
    SOCK!
    BAM!
    SOCIALISM!

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  11. Tim

    January 11th, 2013

    If it’s as stupid as it reads, it needs a gov’t grant …

    NEA – funding worthless, talentless parasites for generations!

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  12. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 11th, 2013

    …thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Obama administration.

    No gov’t grant is ever wasteful.

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  13. iamthegps

    January 11th, 2013

    I could think of better things to use 100 grand on. Like, say, doughnuts. Or woodscrews. Or anything that you can actually buy. Because this is dumb as a brick…

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  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 11th, 2013

    People like HER are the reason I can’t walk into museums of modern art and not want to push shit over. lol

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  15. phil.arbeit

    January 12th, 2013

    YOU are going to “fight the power”? Ha. Bitch please.

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