January 2, 2011

Heretofore "always... afraid of video games," Susan Orlean "felt an urgency rising in me."

Somehow, strangely, Microsoft Kinect brings out the elite scribe's sexual (-sounding) longings.

14 comments:

Methadras said...

I got the family a Kinect for Christmas and they all love it. My wife especially with Dance Revolution. It's easy to set up, it's even easier to use, and it's a lot of fun. I can't wait for more Xbox Kinect games and I'm actually looking at getting into hacking the Kinect to do other stuff as well. It's a great device and will surely become a standard.

John Lynch said...

No, I want to sit on my ass to play video games. If I wanted to be athletic I'd go outside.

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

The problem is that the New Yorker doesn't have ads for sex toys in the back pages like Penthouse used to have.

Another ridiculous elitist twat without a clue about popular culture and how regular people live.

Hey she should be a natural for boringheads. Get Fraziers brother on the horn.

rhhardin said...

Oh God, New Yorker prose.

The writer settles in for a paid-by-the-word piece filled with pointlessness.

The reader clicks away.

I don't suppose they have any old Thurber issues to use as a refresher model.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

Knew it was a New Yorker piece even before I clicked the link.

Someday, an anthropologist is gonna write the definitive treatment on the state of shared delusion that is Manhattan. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Penny said...

Actually, I was identifying with this woman...

Except for that stuffed dead bird in her photo.

It's dead, right? Don't know many people with a pet blue jay.

Harry said...

This sounded like almost too much fun, with gadget-y pizzazz that sounded astonishing. Fear for my future aside, it was something I really wanted to try.

I think that was what my sister-in-law said to herself before she started smoking crack.

EDH said...

"Somehow, strangely, Microsoft Kinect brings out the elite scribe's sexual (-sounding) longings."

I felt an urgency rising in me... The Kinect is a long skinny piece of equipment with a little camera eye.

Sounds like a skinny penis. Maybe she should contact Detective Fowler.

edutcher said...

Kinect is the Microshaft Wii. Mr Gates can't live in this world unless he has a proprietary version of everything.

Skyler said...

And strangely somehow, Ann sees everything as being sexual.

holdfast said...

Strangely, Kinnect brings out the howling, screaming maniacs in our dogs. I love the game system, and my non-gamer wife loves it as well - but the effect on the dogs is insane. They either have to be put outside of essentially sat on while one of the games is being played.

damikesc said...

Comparing the Kinect to the Wii is like comparing a great novel to a comic book.

The author's writing is crap...but the Kinect is remarkably fun.

Blue@9 said...

Reminded me of this:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203418804576040103609214400.html

The push of technology in the consumer sphere is pretty remarkable. The technology in the Kinect is remarkable for its price point. Five years ago you could have only seen something of the sort in tech demos that cost thousands of dollars.

Tinkerers have already tethered two Kinects to create a true 3D virtual space--very cool stuff.