Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wii's Social Skills

More about this machine. Today when I started to work out with the Wii it asked me if I'd seen XXX (another player in my house) lately. There's no option for yes or no. It then went on to say, "have you noticed how XXX has been looking lately?" Then it gave me options indicating more or less fitness. So now it's not only rude to me it wants to GOSSIP! Fortunately, I laughed and pressed on.

It does raise a question or two though. These things were designed in Japan. Do they so misunderstand American culture that they don't understand how creepy that is? or they understand American culture enough that they realize we have no societal perception of what's appropriate behavior anymore? Hmmm....I need to think about that.

In the meantime, I'll be riding the island bike on the program. It is great! You just step on the Wii Fit alternating feet as if you're pedaling and chase down targets. It won't let you run over people but there are ramps and water and hills and dales. Lots of fun.

Wii Fit - just don't take it too seriously.


Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO!!! OMG I could have a whole conversation with the Wii. LOL. I'd be talking non stop to that thing.LOL Crap...I'd love to mow down some people on the Wii...what a great stress reliever that would be LOL. If they did that then it would be worth the price to get one of those things...LOL. Until then I'll just be satisfied with your tales of your new best friend LOL. Have a wonderful Sunday :)

quilly said...

Can you turn off the volume? That stuff would seriously make me wonder why I had the thing.

Anonymous said...

I haven't used our Wii Fit lately (I really ought to get over my fear of the Lego land mines scattered across the basement floor) but now I will be on the lookout/listen for this!
Perhaps if I use it daily for a week when everyone else is at school or work, it will tell my husband that I am getting fit!

SouthLakesMom said...

Thom, I'm glad you see the humor in this. It really is pretty funny.

Q - the comments are also on the screen, so it wouldn't do much good. It's just a momentary thing and helps me maintain my sense of humor. I'm the kind that needs bigger doses of humility, so . . .

Kc - I was off it for about a year because I was "too busy". I was still going to the gym but the extra 30-45 minutes of cardio at home on my non-gym days is really paying off.

It will only tell your husband how good you look if HE is logging in to exercise too!