The other day I was reading about Wii Fit by Nintendo, one of this year’s hot selling items during the holiday shopping season. The article I saw on it mentioned the weight limit, and it was quite humorous how they worded it in an effort to be very politically correct:
Its sensitivity only goes so far, however, with the board able to take only 330lbs (150kg) maximum weight, locking out the particularly robust from joining in on the Wii Fit fad.
So if you’re over 330 pounds, you’re “particularly robust”?!? That’s amusing! Robust means “full of health and strength; vigorous; powerfully built; sturdy; requiring or suited to physical strength or endurance; full-bodied”. Some of those just don’t seem to fit this usage, particularly “endurance”. The “sturdy” part might work, in that it’s difficult to push over someone that heavy. There is another definition, which says, “marked by richness and fullness”. I don’t know about the richness part, but people over 330 pounds probably experience fullness on a regular basis. 🙂
Anyway, it’s ironic that the balance board included with a game that’s all about making you fit has a limit for the people who need it the most. So we (the Buffet o’ Blog staff) were discussing this and came up with a few possible solutions for those who would like to participate but are over the limit:
1) Get two Wii Fit boards, one for each foot.
2) Lose a hundred pounds, and try to enjoy life again.
3) Make an aftermarket balance board that can handle more weight, and call it Wii Fat. You could even have a larger version called Wiily Fat.
FYI, for any “Captain Literal” type folks who find this post, this is humor. If you’re offended right now, you should get a life.
Thank you, drive thru…