valentine’s day. i know, some people love it, some hate it. personally, what i like about it is the global brainstorming. it seems that it’s always around this time of the year that i see the most unusual, original or super-kitschy objects, carefully crafted to show your other half how much you care. if valentine’s day is the excuse for these objects to exist, then let it be, i don’t care.
this prelude leads, naturally, to a cheesy example: the 8-bit dynamic life tshirt, by the brilliant people at thinkgeek.
i’ll let them do the talking:
“Staying healthy is the key to keeping yourself alive. Video game characters know this all too well. When your red heart gauge reaches zero… you die. For non-bitmap humans like you this is more of a challenge. But luckily after extensive study at ThinkGeek labs we’ve determined that people feel best when they are in close proximity to something that they adore. Don’t understand? Well luckily for you we’ve created this amazing 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt to illustrate.
Buy one of these glowing shirts for yourself, and gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, fembot 2000…). During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. Hey… you’re depressed and in need of a recharge. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?”
suppose you’re a geek, and your other half is too *hint hint* – wouldn’t this be perfect? :P
and since the theme of the day seems to be “love”, i guess someone thought it would be a sensitive time to raise awareness on sexual dysfunctions – valentine’s day is also national impotence day in some countries. it’s a serious issue and it deserves its attention but… valentine’s day? hum…