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Today on the Dairy: The Ping Hoodie, iPads and dogs and a cat with a theremin!
If this doesn't make you physically uncomfortable, I'm not sure what will. Honestly, I'm fighting the urge to apologize for posting this, but I won't. Because I regret nothing!
...But seriously, I'm sorry.
Ladies, I present to you the Ping Hoodie, a "social networking garment" that allows you to update your Facebook with the simple gestures that come naturally with wearing clothing. I'm talking about communicating to your friends by putting on your hood, tying a bow, zipping a zipper, you get the picture. How does it work? By the sensors integrated within the fabrics which can be programmed to do all your dirty work.
Technology is integrated into the mechanics of the garment. For example, a sensor is entegrated into the hood allowing the natural gesture of lifting the hood and putting it back down to communicate to Facebook. Lifting up the hood automatically sends a message and updates your status. Putting the hood down sends another message. A Facebook application allows you to customize your messages, assign them to groups of friends and even manage many different types of messages based on where you are, who you're pinging, or what your mood is.
It doesn't stop there. Your friends can "tap" back at you, which you'd pick up from the sensors on the shoulders. It's up to you to program your own tap rhythms and what they mean. Just remember what you're wearing, or the incessant tapping along with nobody standing behind you is probably enough to send you over the edge.
Wow, I can't even make fun of this. I mean, I could. I always can make fun of anything, but this? Dare I say it's kind of cool? Even though I could do without the physical Facebook shock inflicting itself upon me and my daily life, I will accept the hoodie sans technology in a heartbeat. It's tres chic!
Read more about the the Ping Hoodie here.
And I thought a snuffer was too complicated. But what do I know? I once tried to swim across a river by walking underwater. Definitely not as easy as it sounds.
Earlier this week, I posted two videos of some cats taking interest in their owner's iPads. It was cute, it was endearing, but more importantly, it was kind of impressive. And by was, I mean is, because I didn't realize it until now when I saw how scared this poor dog was of the new Apple gadget. I guess the cats win this round. And by the cats, I actually mean the dog owners. It's probably best they keep those wet noses and slobbers far far away. Not that cat claws are a good idea either, but it's not like you can tell a cat what to do.
Speaking of cats being curious and awesome, here's one playing a Gakken theremin. Something tells me this would also not work out as well with a dog.
Okay, I felt kind of bad leaving my fury friends in the gutter as the fools among the Apple world. It's hard to live down a fear of the Apple iPad, but probably not as hard as that girl with the pickle problem on Maury. Anyway, in order to save face, here are two labs being painfully adorable. Yes, I know it's April and snow is irrelevant, but awesomeness has an eternal shelf life. Plus, they're sledding, and sledding is always good, even when it's just rolling down a grassy hill. You know, same thing.
Warning: Because I feel compelled to warn you. Not because this video is particularly disturbing or gory, but this guy is sitting on a soon to be detonated airbag. For those of you who cannot draw your own conclusion to this act of sheer stupidity, it's a terrible terrible idea. Airbags are powerful. And dangerous. Your butt is very fragile and vulnerable in comparison.
Either everyone in this room really hated that guy or they're all just equally stupid. And while that face plant looked pretty brutal, I'm going to go out on a limb and say he deserved it. In fact, the only tragedy here is that not everyone involved suffered his own painful face plant butt explosion. Oh, and that they chose to sit on an airbag instead of sell it. Those things are expensive.
Anyway, point is it's the weekend. Weekends are great for doing stupid things. But you shouldn't do stupid things because you would like to see the light of next week(end) to do other moderately stupid things. Be safe, kidaloos and don't try to blow up your friends. While you're at it, keep your airbags intact as well. Driving safe is a requirement for reading my blog, after all.