Thu 10 Jan 2008
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is winding up this week. It’s the world’s grand geek gadget fest each year, and Las Vegas is ground zero.Â An eruption of techno-porn, thinly veiling pent-up consumerism, greed, and outright lust… it’s perfect for Vegas!
Top on my list… the leopard taser. With an MP3 player!
Top 10 Reasons We’re Doomed at gizmodo is a must-read…
How are violent weapons with a sassy case one of the most buzzed about gadgets here? How are Tasers even considered gadgets? These things have clearly been erroneously put in the hands of cops and security guards everywhere who see them as a great alternative to handling situations verbally, and now we’re supposed to give them to people who see leopard print as a pretty hip fashion choice? Commodifying serious violence isn’t funny or cute, and just because you slap the shittiest MP3 player ever in a hip holster for a pink Taser doesn’t make it a gadget I’d want to see people carrying around.
But I say, damn, that’s a fine girlie weapon. I wonder if they’d let me into Venom with it.