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Monday, February 23, 2004

hSweet stuff
One thing's for sure: There are plenty of lip glosses in the world. We haven't done a thorough accounting, but surely there are enough that every girl on the planet could have a different one. But once in a while, a new gloss comes along that surprises us, and right now, Joey New York's Delipcious Palette is the one.
Sure, it's nothing new to see a compact filled with nine different glosses. What's new and fun about these balms is the flavors. A virtual buffet of yummy delights awaits you, including mud pie, berry smoothie, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They're colorless when you put them on, but with shea butter, soy protein, SPF 15 and almond oil, they're working hard to make your lips soft and supple. And that's not a small feat.
Joey's Delipcious Palette is $21 at and select Bath & amp; Body Works and Sephora stores.
hVideo verse
If an afternoon spent in front of a video game sounds like paradise, you might want to check out "Blue Wizard Is About To Die! Prose, Poems, and Emoto-Versatronic Expressionist Pieces About Video Games [1980-2003]," by Seth Flynn Barkan (Rusty Immelman Press, $15). Billed as the first published collection of poetry about video games, it includes verse written throughout gaming's lifespan, from the early games of the '80s to today's more sophisticated titles.
So if you're a junkie for games like "Joust," "Sinistar" and "Pac-Man," you may have finally found poetry that speaks to you. And next time you're studying poetry in school, remind your English teacher that it's not all about Walt Whitman.
XBecky Sher writes this column for Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. You can write to her at