Wii will replace your straps, say Nintendo

It’s not surprising that Nintendo have decided to recall 3.2million Wii controller straps after seeing horrific pictures such as the one below, caused by people simply playing games, as they were meant to.

Wii remote stuck inside TV

Wiihaveaproblem.com has been cataloguing user submissions of Wii related incidents since the console was release and there has been an alarming number of cases of the straps that keep the controller securely in your hand actually snapping and flying across the room, often taking out a piece of electrical equipment or furniture with it, like this poor persons rear-projection TV, pictured below;

TV damaged by flying Wii remote

Of course, not all damage has been done to inanimate objects or indeed by fault of design, some incidents have been caused by human error, to say the least, like in the case of this poor lady who was injured whilst her boyfriend swishing his ‘sword’ around, playing Zelda.

Woman with a black eye caused by Wii

Or even, this woman who dislocated her knee whilst playing Wii sports Tennis in high heels, look away if you’re grossed out easily…

Girl dislocates knee playing Wii Sports Tennis

Unfortunately, at this time there is no information on how customers are to receive their replacement straps…

Morrissey at Wembley Arena – Pictures

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Morrissey - Wembley Arena

Set list

  • Panic
  • First Of The Gang To Die
  • The Youngest Was The Most Loved
  • You Have Killed Me
  • Disappointed
  • Ganglord
  • I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now
  • William, It Was Really Nothing
  • Irish Blood, English Heart
  • I Will See You In Far-off Places
  • Girlfriend In A Coma
  • Everyday Is Like Sunday
  • In The Future When All’s Well
  • I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty
  • Let Me Kiss You
  • The National Front Disco
  • Dear God, Please Help Me
  • How Soon Is Now?
  • I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
  • Life Is A Pigsty
  • Encore:

  • Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
  • Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice

All photos above were taken by me from the front row at Wembley Arena on 08/12/2006.
Dan and I queued from 2pm (doors opened at 6:30) to get our places on the barrier. Bearing the cold was most definitely worth it however.

Other highlights of the day; leaving my place in the queue to get some snacks from the local shop and walking past Gary Day (Bassist with Morrissey), but, not knowing what to say and me being me, I decided to just gawp, smile and walk past him. Definitely a big regret, but, I was on my own and he’s intimidatingly tall.

See Mozblog.com, my dedicated Morrissey blog, for more pictures and videos.

I was in Torchwood

Yes, the episode of Torchwood that has scenes filmed in the building where I work was shown this evening and after closely analysing the frames, I concur that you can see the outline of my head in the background of one of the shots. Albeit for 1/25 of a second.

My appearance in Torchwood

OK, so people have had bigger parts, but for me…is this the beginning of my career in showbiz?
Perhaps…not.

What does astound me however is how long it took them to film such a short scene.
They were setting up before I arrived at 10am and were filming from at least 11am and until after I left at 6pm but from beginning to end the scene in ‘Passmore Telesales’ only lasted 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
It makes me wonder how much time must have been put in to complete a whole series of 13 episodes?

Some more screencaps from the scene:

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