Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Being a weekend, I got hit with the urge to write a mini rant. Nothing to do with Half Dome. So I read the Sunday USA Weekend “magazine” (replaced Parade Magazine in the San Jose paper) and it tells about a new Wii video game called NBA2K. You can get 9 of your friends and go on-line and “play” basketball – like 5 on 5. Just like the real game. But you lay in bed or on the chaise lounge with Cheetos and go at it. Then I see a commercial for a new Wii game where you sit on your couch and “play” sports. Oh yeah, like Archery, Frisbee, Cycling, Canoeing, Power Cruising, Golf, Table Tennis, Bowling, Fencing, Golf and Wakeboarding. To quote Nintendo (the maker) “The activities use the precision controls of the Wii MotionPlus accessory to help players come much closer to the physical reality of engaging in the actual sports.” And we wonder why Americans are obese.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Are you gonna take me home tonight? Down beside that red firelight; are you gonna let it all hang out? Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin’ world go round.” – Queen
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com