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Marianne Paskowski

GSN Yanks ‘Hang Saddam’ Game from Site

January 4, 2007 12:15 PM

Well, here’s something I just stumbled across in my battle with keeping bi-coastal hours. GNC, which has brought us many online game diversions like the wildly popular “Throw The Book at OJ,” decided on 12/30, the date of Saddam Hussein’s hanging, to yank its own short-lived game, “Hang Saddam.”

Bummer, never got to play it. GSN spokesperson Cindy Ronzoni said the net never intended for its game to coincide with an actual event. “Based on the way things occurred in Iraq, we determined it was appropriate to remove the game from our site," she said.

Good move. Given the subsequent, heavy tomes from the New York Times and other news-gathering orgs that decided the USA and media screwed up the whole Saddam mess.

I’m not getting rabies here. Just sending you all a little FYI, not to go to GSN to try to play the game, which I suspect not many of us actually played. It was up for only a New York minute.

Now that I have stayed up so late to write this, did anyone actually figure out how to play the GSN “Hang Sad am” game? It was beyond my aptitude.


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Marianne Paskowski:

Postscript. Having another problem, for the life of me I have no idea how to make GSN's latest online game "Rosie vs. Trump" work. The two have been going at each other's jugular for weeks, and now the funsters at GSN have made a game out if what would happen if Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump met for a street fight?

Someone told me I have to "de-frag" my computer because I have all of these loose bits of flotsom floating around. OK. Does anyone know what this could possible mean? Or will I have to ask my inhouse IT person, my husband, how to unjam this mess? SOS!

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