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Vuxendagis – Adult Kindergarten

2 Jun

A great thing to offer a girl when she’s feeling gloomy is taking her to a great shopping center. Going into every single store and let her buy – or even just window shopping. I don’t mean it is exactly the best thing in world but it is quite close to be so.

This is an activity to be done mostly by BF’Fs that would love “shop walking” the friend. Sometimes the best friend isn’t available. Sometimes their guys would offer the companionship. Sadly there are a few who would enjoy the deed as it has to be done.

Today’s stiod stands on my conception of a term Husband use to utter sometimes: vuxendagis – that in fact means “adult kindergarten – in the context he uses. A place where people can have fun and looked after. The Adult Kindergarten or the Fun Store is to be a store in a shopping center. It uses the concept of kid’s care  center in shopping malls where you can leave you kids playing under the supervision of a monitor while you go shopping.

FlightGear 1.0.0 r150 for Mac OS X. Flight A-10.

FlightGear 1.0.0 r150 ( credit: Wikipedia)

Your guy follows you quite gladly. You go together into the first store. He is a bit interested and gets bored the very first 20 minutes. You smile at him, give him the first shopping bag you’ve already acquired and tell him – I meet you at the Fun store, dear. After hours roaming (LOL) from store to store, you then find your guy flying a car simulation game. Isn’t

he a flight freak, what about car slot table etc. He looks at you with that sweet begging face: won’t you like going a round more. Take my credit card, dear…

The Adult Kindergarten will offer your grown up boy amusement options such as:

  • Slot car table

    Rail transport modelling #1

    (credit: lennox_mcdough)

  • Comics library
  • Beer tasting sessions
  • Flight simulator
  • Model railroad
  • Plastic Models assembling corner – they gotta buy new models or just bring their own.
  • Kite simulation program
  • Video game machines
  • Table games

… and the most important of all

  • The match of the day – perhaps it will be needed to make a schedule and show either ice hockey or football (soccer as well as American) games.

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Stiod Opinion: Striptease incentive for teenagers’ learning

21 May

I’d agree it is difficult to find means to teenagers get into the mood of learning, homework etc.

A TV channel in Brazil then decided they found a way for it. They get a weekly competition with quiz about different areas of knowledge. Three girls stand dancing. Each girl for representing one boy. Each time a boy answers the questions correctly a girl takes out one piece of clothing (hope you can see that from your place check here).

I just saw the program for a while as a matter of curiosity. In the beginning of the game, the boys were doing much more right answers than in the end. Perhaps because the girls had for little clothing.

It sounds absurd to me having a contest where kids (under 16 year-old) are exposed to so sexual suggestive images. I mean, it is not that incentive one would like to have to their children – or again am I too old for the world I live in? Take me somewhere else, then.

Soon will students require their teachers or tutors wearing sexual costumes so to look at them? Or just sit on their boring student desks and wondering how the teacher or classmate would look like in underwear.

Unacceptable, sorry.

 

Tablet menu

15 Apr

In general, I feel guilty for thinking of ways for making the world easier and some that make business more profitable, for getting jobs done quicker and more easily.

But I can’t help this Stiod. And mostly it is due to the slow service some (crowded) restaurants and bars. There has been something similar to that – as I said earlier – there’s nothing absolutely new.

A tablet  is handed in to each client when they get to a restaurant. The client order directly from the gadget. With no need of having the waiter/ess colecting orders.

How does it work? The tablet menu is interactive (and I mean it). It works just as a common menu, you scroll, pages and  browse categories (starters, main dishes (fish, meat, vegetarian etc), drinks, deserts) offered by the place. Then you have prices, and then you order by clicking (and confirming) your choice. Your order goes directly to the department where it should be  prepared/ served – as simple and common as the system already used in many restaurants. The department confirms they got your order (or the system confirms it’s being printed in the “department’s” terminal.

It might (or not) be locked and give access only to the restaurant’s software. (Why not allowing your guests having some fun while they wait for their orders? Food quizzes, polls, satisfaction surveys … a world of alternatives!)

All the waiters will do is to get your order from the kitchen of the bar and take them to your table. They will have much more time to give a better service, talk to clients, clarify doubts and smile. That will make the work of the waiting staff much shorter. Since the time of “waiting” will be way smaller than it is nowadays!

I’ve read about the non-feasibility of having digital menus about the prices. But I’m not talking about reader. But about shortening the path from: greeting > sitting > getting the menu > reading > waiting the waiter/ess > comunicating your order > order traveling to the kitchen/bar > waiter getting your order > serving you.

to reeting > sitting > getting the menu > reading > chosing > waiter getting your order > serving you. How much would restaurants save in personal or gain with better service and more satisfied clients while having less charged waiter/ess

Footnotes on The Big Bang Theory episodes

9 Apr
Cast of characters in The Big Bang Theory. Fro...

Cast of characters in The Big Bang Theory. From left: Howard Wolowitz, Leonard Hofstadter, Penny, Sheldon Cooper and Rajesh Koothrappali. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ok, let’s think together…

We are in the future (or a bit closer to it than in the VHS televisors). And the program is so amazing. And many people can’t laugh of two thirds of the jokes, because they have no idea what they are about.

So. We get an interactive panel that shows to the audience who is Leonard Nimoy, Stan Lee, Sean Penn (««laughter»») etc. What is hypochondria, what a misogynist does not like, etc. What is math formula they talk about in a few words?

That sounds as explaining the joke and killing the punch lines. It is not! It can be funny and written with the characters’ styles… such fun would it be!

From “The Nerdvana Annihilation” (Season 1):
Sheldon describing the scope of an argument: “A little misunderstanding? Galileo and the Pope had a littlemisunderstanding.”

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Wolowitz: Ooh, looks like I’m gonna have sex tonight. (answers) Hey, baby…
Penny: His right hand is calling him?

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That is so fun!

Bazinga!!!

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