Apple recently released their much-hyped iPad device. It’s supposed to be all high-tech, but as this video shows, even a cat can play iPad games.
I hope they have a scratch-resistant screen on there!
There’s a follow-up video of a dog experimenting with the same game, but it’s boring because all he does is tilt his head a lot and smell of it. He was too afraid to play it.
Yeah, I realize there’s not much to this post — it’s mostly LOLCAT type humor. If you’re wanting a serious review of the iPad, this is the wrong place, because it’s just a humor blog (which you should check out if you like to laugh). But I did give my opinion on the iPad on my other blog, if you want to read that.
Men typically enjoy playing games, whether video games or sports or a battle of wits or just made-up games. We enjoy the competition and the challenge. Women, in general, seem to want the games to be “fair” to the point that no one has an advantage and no one loses.
But a strange thing happens when a man and a woman are married: the guy usually ends up playing a game he didn’t know he was playing. In this marriage game, the woman makes the rules (and these rules are subject to change all the time), and the guy doesn’t know the rules. So there’s not really any competition, just losing. And perhaps the woman still wants everyone to win, but it’s ironically not setup fairly, and the guy loses a lot because he doesn’t know how to play (if he even knows he’s playing a game).
So in marriage, the woman wants to make it a game, but not fair. The guy doesn’t want it to be a game, but he’s forced into it anyway. So I’m wondering — when did things get all mixed up?
Do you want an example of these games? Here’s one: the husband does something extra to help his wife out around the house. To a guy, if he volunteers to help out with something, to be nice and make her happy, that’s a good thing. But just offering to help and then helping isn’t enough. He may be judged in the following categories: what he’s offering to help on compared with other tasks, if he really wants to do this or not, and how excited he is about doing this. And so in trying to do good, he may be penalized because of the other aspects, and then it counts as a negative on his score. So he may end up confused, frustrated, and less motivated to offer extra help next time. Thus everyone loses…
I’m going to take a moment to mention a new movie that many will consider “nerdy”. (I have to be me.) 🙂 There’s a movie/documentary called The King of Kong that came out last month. It chronicles a true story dealing with classic arcade games and being the best.
Here’s a little bit of the story. Billy Mitchell is a legend in old-school gaming. At 17 years old in 1982, he held the all-time high scores in Donkey Kong and Centipede. He also set a few more records on other video games, like Donkey Kong Jr. Then at 34 years old, he had the first-ever perfect game at Pac-Man. The movie chronicles the efforts by Steve Wiebe to break the record on Donkey Kong. The movie has several twists and turns along the way, which you can read about at these links :
Dethroning the King of “Donkey Kong”
Who’s the real king of “Kong”?