Fun and danger

13 February 2007

Last night we had our first Wii related accident. The flatmate and her boyfriend bought a Wii a week ago or so. It has been over at his new place for most of the time, but came back on Friday. Course what with the rugby I haven’t had much time to play with it, but I’ve had a few goes, and it is fabtastic.

So after watching the return of Lost last night we had one quick game[1] of tennis before bed. But as it was late we decided not to bother standing up and playing properly, so we didn’t move the coffee table.
Can you tell where I’m headed yet?

Yup, attempting to get an ace the flatmate took an overenthusiastic swing, and bang, straight into her glass of wine which went flying in my direction.

Or should I saw the wine and shards of glass went flying. Luckily it all missed me, but the couch got a drenching. Didn’t stop us playing another game once we had cleaned it up.

Over at Metafilter they are discussing 24 and its impact on people’s willingness to accept torture. I’m not so sure that I’d go along with that, but that was one of the reasons I stopped watching the show. Ideological grounds ;)

Some of the articles mentioned: Orwellian ideology of 2424’s heroes as HimmlerPop Matters.

But in news of a much better TV show, Life on Mars is back tonight. Yay! Course it conflicts with Battlestar, but I’ve been recording BSG anyways, so no real worries.


  1. yes, it turned into 4 matches, of 3 and five games

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6 Responses

  1. Uisce says:

    hey what happened to my comment? hmmm. gone forever, I guess. :(

  2. Fence says:

    I'm not too sure Uisce, I know it went into the moderation queue, because I just "rescued it" but somehow it has since disappeared.

  3. anne says:

    Ach, I don't know. On some level, I understand the whole point, but I remember a few years back, when someone in France committed a Scream-like murder. Everybody wanted to blame the film-makers, no one thought of blaming the parents for an obvious lack of explanation, authority, discipline, education, you name it.
    Those soldiers that watch 24 and go "Dude, that's AWESOME!", maybe they need some sort of hierarchical (not to mention psychological…) hotlining/finger-pointing/court-martialling/you name it.
    I've been watching horror flicks and action movies for ever, and I've never ever ever wanted to torture anyone.
    Well. Not to the point of carrying it out anyway.
    The two things that worry me most are why I find this show preposterous and still I keep watching, and is it changing me?

  4. Fence says:

    I would be the last person to blame any form of media for an individual's actions, big on personal responsibility me, but I'm sure it has some effect on the mindset of some people.

  5. weenie says:

    Apparently people have been trying to sue Nintendo for damage to goods/persons.

    Only in America, eh?

    My mate has just bought one, not had a go on it yet but I'm sure I could get addicted!

  6. Fence says:

    It does ask "would you like to take a break" every now and then, just to remind you that there is more to life than wii :)