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Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2008

Governor’s son creates, sells game

Downtown’s Hobbs to carry ‘Don’t Drop the Soap’

January 27, 2008

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— A son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled "Don't Drop the Soap."

John Sebelius, 23, designed the prison-themed game as a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.

He has the backing of his mother and father, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius. Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said both parents "are very proud of their son John's creativity and talent."

John Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99, plus packaging, shipping and handling. The contact information on the Web site lists the address of the governor's mansion. Corcoran said the address will change when John Sebelius moves.

The game also goes on sale starting Thursday at Hobbs in Lawrence.

The site describes "Don't Drop the Soap" as a game "Where no one playing enters through the front door!"

The game includes five tokens representing a bag of cocaine, a handgun and three characters: wheelchair-using Wheelz, muscle-flexing Anferny and business suit-clad Sal 'the Butcher.'

"This game is intended for mature audiences - not children - and is simply intended for entertainment," Corcoran said.

She said Kathleen and Gary Sebelius think their son's work is interesting and creative, especially the shirts he designs by hand and also sells on the site.

Comments

thebigspoon 6 years, 11 months ago

Oh! This is just wonderful! John's creative game is going to be very popular I'm sure. I wonder why he thinks so much about men dropping soap? Designing and making shirts? There seems to be alot of personal undertones in this AP release. I'm proud of John also. Mom is really making points everywhere!

Kathy Getto 6 years, 11 months ago

The only "undertones" I detect, are coming from thebigspoon. It appears the green-eyed monster really has a hold on 'ya this morning. Let the young man be successful in his talent. Marion is right, he should go for it!

BigPrune 6 years, 11 months ago

If you buy the game do you pay sales tax?

feeble 6 years, 11 months ago

Hm, there is actually an entry for the game on boardgamegeek.com (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/32687). I half thought the game was a hoax.

Doubt I'll ever play, I find most "roll an move" games to be very dull.

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 6 years, 11 months ago

Hey, if Governor Roundheels can sell her "game" from the Governor's mansion, why can't the kid sell his?

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 6 years, 11 months ago

On the positive side, at least the Sebelius family actually lives in the Governor's mansion. Bill Graves commuted from Mission Hills, apparently not wishing to slum it.

allateup 6 years, 11 months ago

This story also made yahoo's "odd news".

temperance 6 years, 11 months ago

"this is just in time for her vapid state of the union rebuttal!" Exactly. The timing of this article is no coincidence. That said, prison rape is just as side-splitting hilarious as rape outside of prison. Hey, I'm sure that developing a pedophilia-theme board game would also add a feather to this guy's entrepreneurial cap, too. Count me among the "haters" who thinks that John Sebelius is a tasteless idiot for developing that game.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 11 months ago

snap writes:

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yourworstnightmare 6 years, 11 months ago

R_T, I think the reason your "Hide the Salami" game failed is because you made it for one player only.

Oracle_of_Rhode 6 years, 11 months ago

He should have included GOP prisoners Jack "The Fedora" Abramoff and Randy "Duke" Cunningham. And Scooter "The Liar" Libby -- Oh, I forgot Bush II commuted his sentence.

And really doesn't Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig belong in this somewhere?

Godot 6 years, 11 months ago

Soft porn and racist humour being sold from the governor's mansion by the governor's adult son who moved back home after graduating college. That will definitely put Kansas on the map as a progressive state.

Way to help Kansas overcome the negative stigma of Intelligent Design, Gov! Good job!

BTW, Gov. Kathy, why is it your son can operate an internet business from Cedar Crest without collecting Ks sales tax?

staff04 6 years, 11 months ago

I just think it is hilarious that the morons at Fox News couldn't even spell the Governor's name correctly. Look at Marion's link, then check the headline!

Clearly, they hire outstanding researchers and editors...

Godot 6 years, 11 months ago

Just what is it like, moving back home and living in the basement when your mom is the governor?

bearded_gnome 6 years, 11 months ago

and, from the foxnews article, we find bilious' son helps give lawrence a wonderful rep nationally:

The game also goes on sale starting Jan. 31 at a shop called Hobbs in the college town of Lawrence.

-- thanks. and, why don't you collect sales tax? ask your mommy about that?

this is just in time for her vapid state of the union rebuttal! yay!

not_dolph 6 years, 11 months ago

Uhlrick said:

On the positive side, at least the Sebelius family actually lives in the Governor's mansion. Bill Graves commuted from Mission Hills, apparently not wishing to slum it.


If you would do your homework, you would recall that the Graves' were responsible for raising the money to completely rennovate Cedar Crest - something that had not been done for over 30 years. That renovation included all new guts as well. During that renovation period they HAD TO MOVE OUT. They had a rented home south of Topeka that served as the Governor's residence at that time (about a year and a half to two year period). Yes, they also owned a home in Mission Hills. BFD.

not_dolph 6 years, 11 months ago

bcman's 2:37 post pretty much sums it up. In today's society...and for someone in public spotlight seeking higher recognition...not sure how this is a good thing?

staff04 6 years, 11 months ago

right_thinker, half of all people are of below average intelligence...luckily for them, there is a "news" channel available.

Dixie Jones 6 years, 11 months ago

AWWWW mommy should be so proud of her darling baby son................ oops did my sarcasim show too much there

janeyb 6 years, 11 months ago

I think part of the game involves male Republicans tapping their feet in the mens' room and hanging out with the leader of the Evangelicals. After all the GOP is of a higher moral fiber.

situveux1 6 years, 11 months ago

The KC Star reported inventor John saying the Gov plays it every Christmas...nice family tradition. I wonder if that'll make it into her Democratic response to the State of the Union Monday? Who cares what the game is about, the website doesn't charge sales tax for Kansas residents which is against the law and further more, I don't appreciate footing the bill for this overhead. He could sell porno for all I care, just don't make me foot the bill for your business expenses.

redmoonrising 6 years, 11 months ago

One comment on the sales tax thing. I sell products to resellers and retailers. I do not pay sales tax on these no matter where they are located. When I sell on eBay, sales tax is collected only from Kansas residents or shipping addresses. If his game is being shipped from outside Kansas, there would be no sales tax. However, if his Kansas address is used as the shipping address, it should be collected.

PayPal collects Kansas sales tax on my sales to Kansas residents. Then when I get my form for sales taxes due, it wants the amount due for that city or county. The whole thing is a muddy issue. Hobbs will have to collect sales tax on any games it sells.

staff04 6 years, 11 months ago

right_thinker, ratings don't mean much to me, so not worried about happy places. When you consider that Fox is the only source of "news" for the below average intellect and there are numerous for the above average thinkers, it's no wonder that they catch all the chaff in one place...the other news networks use too many big words...

Flap Doodle 6 years, 11 months ago

snap writes:

"Marion (Marion Lynn) says: "Tasteless" sells."

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topekahawk 6 years, 11 months ago

It's great that his parents are proud of him for making a game about the "hilarious" subject of prison rape.

www.spr.com

Human Rights Watch -- http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/

NY Times Story on prison rape -- http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/20/politics/20rape.html

staff04 6 years, 11 months ago

You too, DPP...how does it feel to be one of the idiots contributing to the ratings?

63BC 6 years, 11 months ago

Understanding that the victims of the rapes described here are themselves convicted criminals, does that change the fact that this is basically a game making light of rape?

Again, understanding the victims are convicts and that the rape is mostly male on male---the issue here is still rape. And this game makes great light of it.

Isn't that the point?

staff04 6 years, 10 months ago

This one is for right_thinker, who obsesses over TV ratings. I didn't really give a crap, but I knew you'd be interested:

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/cnn_dem_debate_most_watched_in_cable_history_76412.asp

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