of no fixed subtitle
December 28, 2006
Wii Have a Problem.
A compendium of Wii-related injuries and damage, and some other stuff. Busted, yes, but not yet old.
15 years ago
My parents bought themselves a Wii as a Christmas present. I warned them about using the wriststrap so they didn't fling the remote into the telly. I'm sort of wishing I hadn't purely for entertainment purposes. My mother did hurt her side during a four-person ten pin bowling tournament. It's funny: you feel like a complete pillock at first playing virtual sports, but with a bit of competition you end up getting right into it. Even without the aid of alcohol. I'm sending my mother this link.
I don't know a thing about the Wii or what the wrist strap is, but I've been running across stories on the "blogosphere" lately about damaged plasma TVs from not using wrist straps.
The gift that keeps on giving, to the legal profession at least.
*wrings hands in glee, memorizes key phrases from 'Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer'
Can someone tell me what a Wii is, what it does, and how someone might get hurt using it? I am still trying to figure out how to use "phat" appropriately in conversation.
this is a Wii.
You can break things because of the unique design of the controller. You wave it around to use it.
"Now I suppose it's also plausible that the TV damage could also have been received from some runaway shopping cart or a rouge baseball..."
From as far away as the cosmetics department?
I'm really sick of people complaining because they let go of their controller.
I still cry "foul" on the instance of a lady acidentally flinging her wii remote at the tv and having it inserted (about an inch or so) into her plasma. I've angrily chucked a full on good 'ol xbox controller at the tv and had it dent, but not break the screen. 'course, I coulda just been luckier than crap too...
I'm waiting for the website that has X-rays of Wii components "accidentally" jammed into various cavities and orifices. Maybe I'll start it and call it wiijustslipped.com.
My tale of woe involves neither broken wrist straps, or orifices. Last night, towards the end of a spirited bout of Wii Bowling, I dislocated my knee. Hurts like almighty jebus.
I like the idea of a
with this motif, though for best irony it would be best to have it playing on the TV itself (do high-def TVs have screen savers?) Modesty (and policy) forbids my self-linking to a completely different sort of screen-saving idea.
Oh my god, there was this guy, and he came over, and he was like
Star Wars Wii
: finger tracking, interactive whiteboard, and head tracking.