The devil wears a Hello Kitty screen sticker

A bad move on the part of the evil feline empire.

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
Mike Yamamoto

It doesn't happen often, but even the diabolical Hello Kitty can commit the occasional blunder in its quest to conquer the world. Case in point: While seeking to control every facet of our lives, from finances to driving, its latest ploy seems to be protecting privacy with a screen shade for handheld LCDs.

But there's one thing the evil feline didn't take into account with the "Hello Kitty Mail Peeping Block and Display Protect Sticker" spotted on Shiny Shiny. It's supposed to block prying eyes from spying something sensitive or potentially embarrassing, but what could be more humiliating than a Hello Kitty logo in plain view for all to see, complete in its daisy-and-tuffet glory?

We humbly suggest that the Sanrio empire would be well advised to stick to what it knows best: Infiltration through such surreptitious means as controlling the air supply.