Saturday, February 21, 2009

Is Nothing Sacred?

So this morning, I WAAAAAY overcalculated the time I needed to workout and get ready for the funeral, so I ended up sitting in my hotel room watching VH1 videos for a good portion of the morning.

Trust me, after watching the national news for my entire 90 minute run this morning, I needed to zone out.

So VH1 video countdown - the host is at some toy show. He's with a toy developer, and they are talking about the electronic Rubik's Cube.

Come again?

Yeah, I said it.

The electronic version basically lets you "turn" each module by sliding your finger across, a la iPhone style.

What with the actual physically moving of the sides so physically stressful and all.

And if that weren't bad enough - when you get stuck, it gives you a hint.

A hint.

How mentally lazy of a nation have we become that we now need "hints" to solve the Rubik's Cube?

I mean, wasn't the whole point and challenge of it to FIGURE IT OUT WITH YOUR MIND?

Apparently Monopoly has gone electronic too - play money also being too hard to count with one's own brain.

Speaking of play money - No wonder no one raises a stink that our Congress people are too lazy to devise alternatives to or even read the 1000+ page stimulus plan - apparently "easy ways out" are all the rage.

Is this day over yet?


Borsch said...

SMILE! The day is just beginning.

FYI - I bought the Now and Then Monopoly and so many people had trouble with the math. It was ridiculous. The math is the same just with 3 or 4 more zeros on the end. Don't even get me started on the electronic version. Our kids don't need to know how to count money.

Have a good day!

Alili said...

Please tell me you are not driving back home in this AWFUL weather. Be careful out there!

prin said...

I do love this multiple posts per week thing. I so need my fix of butterflies and kittens. :D

Yes. We're the laziest. And the fattest. And the most arrogant.


21stCenturyMom said...

I get what you are saying but it will be a cold day in hell before I solve a Rubik's cube so I totally get what they are doing, too.

And yes - we are lazy and we apparently like to be both lazy and stupid and to provide our kids with a stress free education. Horrifying.

rUntoNamAste said...

Sadly, I can benefit from that Electronic Rubiks cube. I've never successfully solved one thanks to my uber impatience and undiagnosed A.D.D. It could be worse though, like an electronic rock, paper, scissors gadget. Oh wait, that already exists.

This is often used in the decision making process. The gov't is their #1 customer.