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Airport Hustler?! Are you kidding me!?

Posted by dnite on December 8, 2006

Just wow. I found this article on digg and I had to comment. it’s from, yet another, prude fucking American about the new airport x-ray scanners they are using in Phoenix. I REALLY don’t understand what the big deal is.

The TSA is about the baddest, bawdiest bureaucracy ever to curse a country, but geez, even they must have needed help on this one. I figure they went to Larry Flynt at Hustler Magazine for advice. Only a pornographer of his unsavory talents could have dreamed up such wickedness: tell Americans that merely groping us is no longer enough protection from the terrorists thronging our airports. Now we must pose for dirty pictures, too.

Hustler!? Are you out of your mind!? The only reason these scanners haven’t come out sooner, is because of how obsessed America is with sex and nudity. We don’t have a problem showing dead bodies and talking about killings all over the news without censors, but the minute we think about a breast, stop the country. lock your doors. something bad is going to happen. GROW THE FUCK UP, AMERICA! The only reason we haven’t been using these scanners for YEARS now is because of how prude this country is. They needed to devise a way to ‘censor’ our naughty bits. What is the big deal?! Your junk is being censored to a degree! You can’t see your face! No one is going to see this but someone who’s seen so many of these pictures, he doesn’t even care any more! Trust me, your not that attractive. I’m sure of it. Because, if you were. You probably wouldn’t care either. No one cares about seeing you naked. I’m very sorry that I have a penis. I’m really sorry that you have a vagina. Terribly sorry that you have breasts. It’s part of nature! IT’S NOT THAT BAD! Why don’t we, as American’s, stop worrying so much about sex and start worrying about the fact that all we ever see on the news and TV and movies are people dieing! Why is something as beautiful as sex, so looked down upon (only, really, in America, too) as such a dirty thing? Why are things that are much more harmful, like violence and all the terrible news that we as a society have become addicted over years and years become so common place that we don’t even care that we just saw a REAL PERSON fall off of that building on network TV. Stop looking for a reason to be angry, just because your bored and you think you SHOULD be angry. I’ll strip naked to ensure my safety any day. These scanners make that process a whole lot more private, so I’m all for it. Just because you couldn’t think for yourself when they spoon fed you this garbage as a child that sex is a such a bad bad thing. Just lighten up. blech. I’m done. </incoherant_rant>

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Why Wii Sports was a brilliant move…

Posted by dnite on November 20, 2006

Nintendo’s brand new Wii came out yesterday so I figured it was only fitting to blog about it. For the first time since the Super Nintendo, you get a game packaged in with the new Wii. Wii Sports is a very very simple game. There isn’t a lot of depth to it. It’s just fun. Wii Sports is getting mixed reviews, but I can already tell why Nintendo packed it in with the system. Because it’s going to sell systems AND games. Let me explain…

Nintendo wants the non-gamer market. This means that all those people who have never played a game in their lives need to see a game that they can instantly pick up and play without a problem and have a blast with. Wii Sports is perfect for the non gamer because of it’s simplicity. There are no complicated controls. You don’t have to worry about making sure your fielder runs to catch the ball, all you have to do is pitch. You don’t have to worry about setting power and curves and angles and what not on little meters when you go to bowl, you just bowl. This is going to sell systems to the non gamers.

These non gamers obviously had to find out about Wii Sports somehow. You can ask any hardcore gamer if they dislike ‘recruiting’ gamers and none of them will say they do. So Wii Sports gets to be the game that the hard core early adopters show off to their non gamer friends to get them to buy a system. But there is another reason Wii Sports is a great pack in. Because all those hard core gamers will play it. These games are teasers for those of us who want depth in a sports game. When we play Wii Bowling and love how great it feels to bowl, it makes us wish there was a better looking bowling game. Maybe some better pin physics. So when Mario Bowling (or any more full featured bowling game, for that matter) comes out, we’re definately going to look twice at it. When we swing the Wii-mote like a bat, it just wets our appitite for MVP Baseball ’07 or ’08. When we swing the racket, we can’t wait to have more control when playing a new full featured tennis game. The few punches you can throw (and the pretty good workout you can get) from boxing just makes us want to be able to have that many more options in our fight.

Every one of the Wii Sports is intentionally simple. The graphics are all pretty clean, but they’re far from gorgeous. The games are all pretty polished, but they leave so much more room for more. This is why I think that packing Wii Sports in with the Wii was the best move of this generation as far as selling systems. No one’s left out. Keep it going Nintendo!

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