If you find yourself occasionally having to entertain children, do yourself a favor and grab this free game. BTW, it’s also silly fun for a couple of slightly inebriated adults – trust me, I speak from experience on this.
Tilted Kilt CEO Rod Lynch, bristles at the “breastaurant” moniker. He says the word implies that the company’s success is based purely on sex appeal.
“We want to be very PG-13,” he says. Its motto is “class in all things”.
Let’s be clear – I like breasts as much as any red blooded heterosexual male. But anyone who says these “breastaurants” cater to anything other than our desire to see scantily clad, attractive young women prance around showing as much skin as the law allows is either lying or stupid. And if it’s the CEO of the company saying it, he’s both.
I’ve been to plenty of Hooters restaurants and most people will agree – their food is average at best and awful at worst. In Dallas during the summer, they actually put bags of ice in your beer to “keep it cold”. WTF!?
Male or female, the only reason to go to a breastaurant is to see pretty girls, lots of cleavage and tightly wrapped asses. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But don’t try to spin it as anything but commercialized sexism.
Breastaurants experiencing a Mini-Boom
As I said on Twitter a couple of days ago:
Nick Bilton joins Grobart on the New York Times’ Team Stupid.
— Shawn King (@ShawnKing) June 21, 2012
It was in reference to Biltons claim in an article where he said:
Apple doesn’t seem to want the iPad to be a creator, but more of a consumer.
That’s patently wrong. And, because he’s not just some Joe Schmoe but one of the Technology Gurus at the New York Times, he should know better. So I felt rightly justified for calling the line, and by extension, Bilton himself, stupid.
Well, it looks like Bilton took offense. But, in taking offense, he makes things worse.
In an article “When Apple Fanboys Attack”, Bilton gets his knickers in a twist because of, as he describes it, “I said something slightly negative about an Apple product.”
No, Nick. You said something that only the worse of the worse uneducated, ill-informed and, yes stupid, pundits say about the iPad. It wasn’t true on Day 1, it’s not true now. The iPad has dozens of apps, from Apple and others, that show the device is as much of a creator as any other tablet and, for many, as useful as a laptop.
So, when you say something demonstrably stupid, take your lumps. Responding by accusing us who correct you of being fanboys makes you, your argument and your newspaper look even worse.
Case in point – Bilton says:
And here I was, thinking that the days of calling people names on the Internet was a thing of the past.
Seriously, Bilton? Can you even spell hypocrite?
Ever wonder why your McDonald’s cheeseburger looks flatter, sadder, and uglier than the juicy delicacy you’ve seen advertised on TV? A customer asked McDonald’s Canada about the discrepancy, and the company graciously revealed how they prep their food for TV in a video posted on its website.
Gracious indeed. A quick look at a little thought of kind of photography.
You may not know this about me but I’m a fanatical motorcycle rider (and if you do know me, you know how much I hate the word “fanatical” so to use it to describe myself actually means something). I no longer have a bike (lost it in the divorce) but I still have contacts in the industry.
These guys sent me an email asking for help getting the word out. They are using a Kickstarter like web site to try and raise a measly $10,000 to produce an interesting idea for riders – a motorcycle jacket that turns into a backpack.
I’ll admit I’m skeptical – I want my jackets to be the highest quality, safety wise – but it looks like an interesting idea and does solve a real problem when riding. Check it out and let me know what you think.
The number one feature of the Microsoft Surface tablet announcement that had people excited wasn’t anything on the tablet itself, it was the detachable keyboard cover.
That line should scare the hell out of Microsoft executives. People should be talking about the interface, the graphics, the touchscreen, the media playing, the abilities of the tablet, not the (unused by anyone, including Microsoft during their demo) input device.
The money quote from Brooke Crothers in his latest CNET article is this:
In one sense, Microsoft has succeeded already, by demonstrating that there is a third paradigm: a transformable tablet.
Steve Jobs knocked the idea before, saying it was “ergonomically terrible” and “we’ve done tons of user testing on this, and it turns out it doesn’t work.”
Well, Microsoft showed us Monday that it could work. That’s all I need to see.
Mr Crothers, if that’s all you need to see, you should stop writing about technology for CNET and find some drooling fanboy web site that doesn’t require any critical thinking or skepticism about the products you write about. One that allows you to just watch a web video and make pronouncements on the future of technology and disparage the work of other companies without ever having used those products.
Wait…that sounds exactly like CNET, doesn’t it?