The BBC reports that some Japanese guy has married his “virtual bride,” a character in a video game.  It’s one of those stories that makes you wonder if it is a hoax.

The story about “Sal 9000” (as the guy supposedly likes to be called) is weird, but the really amazing information in the story is that many Japanese guys play a “dating” video game called “Love Plus.”  What, no shooting of zombies or terrorists?

A Feel-Good Holiday Story

UJ doesn’t have a monopoly on positive postings to this blog!  Check out the inspirational story of Faith, the dog born without front legs who has learned to walk upright on her hind legs. Faith now makes dozens of appearances each year, including a number of appearances at veterans’ hospitals across the country.  Not surprisingly, many disabled veterans find her example inspiring, and she apparently is a particular favorite of children.  A YouTube video showing Faith in all her glory is below.