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At a birthday party for game developer David "Talin" Joiner hosted by former Powerset CEO Barney Pell, the guest of honor provided guests with $5,000 to spend any way they collectively wished. What did they choose to spend it on? $1,000 to give Joiner a makeover and an electronic copy of Neil Strauss's modern pick-up manual The Game. Yes, the man pictured here waving the wad of cash will shortly be dispensing negs in the hopes of a fuck-close. But hey, if it works for "Benny" Pell, it might work for the man responsible for Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb, an inspiration to furries everywhere. In a side note, Michael Arrington got a little huffy because nobody at the party read his blog.