A new way to game (for ladies at least!)

Oh, and before I show you this, let me add that my whole gaming thing nowadays revolves around this

http://www.miniclip.com/games/8-ball-quick-fire-pool/en/

and the equivalent 9 ball version, and thats about it. I know, I know, but apart from time issues, I suspect I’m not competitive enough in life to seriously get into gaming anyway!

But for ladies at least, a new style of games controller may be on the scene, and lets just say the climax of any game using this might be exciting for the operator in more than one sense.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2091647642/skea-smart-kegel-exercise-aid

Fine, the link only takes you to the video. Go to Kickstarter.com, search for skea smart kegel exercise aid, if you need more details

Yes girls, you do use this controller where you think you do, hence the comment about climax lol! Hey, lets face it, this controller claims to ‘tickle’ you in the right place if you do well, and lets face it, we all know where that right place is likely to be, oh yes! 😉

Given I have zero knowledge of modern gaming controllers, there isnt a lot more I can say. Given that it is connected to the game by Bluetooth, using it with a Bluetooth headset might give an even more interesting experience, as long as there are no ‘mind controllers’ about, but then again, if there are, you probably wont care for long!

No, this little baby may not get me interested in gaming, but for those of us girls who do, it might give you a whole new look on gaming! And as I say, if that headset starts controlling your mind, you might really learn to enjoy it!

The video, well, a play on what this game controller might be doing to you, in the near future. Not Marilyn, I’m assuming Helen Kane, as the illustrious Miss Boop

Oh yes…oh yes…oh…YES! 😉

Flapper Girl

So, here we are, one blog away from the Louise Brooks birthday blog on Thursday, when she would be 107, if she had ever lasted that long! No, not many do, and indeed she passed away nearly 30 years ago now.

The funny thing is, she is often seen as the archetypal flapper girl, when in fact, she was nothing of the sort. The look was around to some degree by the end of the 1890’s, as this article at Wikipedia shows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapper

Though of course it didnt become really popular until the 1920’s, when Brooks, along with many others, took up the new fashionable look. Though to some degree, if you asked people in the street to name a famous flapper girl, her name would probably come up countless times.

It came about through emancipation of course, and the slight (by modern standards at least) liberation of women, that was originally created by the need for them to work during WW1. Of course, the biggest irony of it all, they decided on a very boyish look. Well, apart from the short dresses, and the heels, but the haircut, and the flat chested look, oh absolutely.

To say it was a sign of decadence is clear, the way it died off at the time of the Wall Street Crash makes that clear. But all the same, things had started to change, even if it took until the 1960’s before any real liberation movements took hold again. In fact, by the time of Brooks’s last film in 1938, Overland Stage Raiders (also starring a young John Wayne), the bob was gone, and her hair was medium length. I’ve seen it, it looks strange at first, but you get used to it, lol!

In fact, if you think about it, its amazing that despite everything, the bob has lasted through the years, even if the style might have changed slightly in that period. But the change in female looks, and attitude that came out in that post war period, will never be quite repeated, because hopefully it will never need to. Doesnt mean the look still cant be fashionable today though. Anyone would think I was planning to wear a flapper style dress at the work Christmas do, or something!

And lets face it, and I’m one that buys them, the whole Betty Boop thing is still popular today, and her calendar is again on my wall this year, and probably will be next year too.

The video is by a group I know little about, beyond what Wikipedia tells me. But seeing they’ve won a couple of Grammies, had sell out tours, and seem highly popular they must be doing well. This song, well it just fits in so well

Boop, boop a doo!