Here’s some food for thought: If anyone happens to be turning 18 this year, it probably means that they were only six years old when the Nintendo Wii came out. Released in 2006, the Nintendo Wii introduced the world to motion-controlled games, Wii Sports, and the Super Mario Galaxy games. It was one of the fastest, highest selling systems of all time, but if you’ve just graduated high school it’s a distant pre-teen memory.
Apropos of all that, here’s a bunch of college freshman thinking the Nintendo Wii controller is a vape pen.
“I carried around a Wii remote today when I went to a frat party,”
“It’s a vape,” promises Anna in the video, as she hands the long white Wii controller (or Wiimote) up to the mouths of several partygoers. The first toker, a fella in a Lakers jersey, seems to suck a big hit of nothing from the device many families used to play rounds of Steven Spielberg’s Boom Blox on. The Lakers jersey guy then leans back and coughs despite the fact no smoke had entered his system.
Anna tours the Wiimote around the party to other drinking and singing students. In the video, only one thinks to press the big A button to take a hit. It is hard to tell if the look of shock on their faces is because of a hit they believe they just took, or because they realized they just tried to smoke a Nintendo product. A few near the end aren’t as easily duped, but the majority appear to have no idea they’ve been had.
“I carry Wiiii remote with me at all times in case of an emergency,” tweeted Anna a week prior.
It sure is amusing to see people mistake video game devices for other electronic devices. Which gives me an idea. Watch this space in a year, when I try to convince the hosts of Shark Tank that my Ouya is ‘a blockchain.’