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Elevator Elevator Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution game, going up.
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Taking the elevator is now more aerobic than taking the stairs.

To help alleviate the boredom when riding an elevator alone, or to rid the tension between two people when riding together, introduce the Dance Dance Revolution game to elevators. When you’re going up to floor 8, dance out a few measures like they do at the arcades and feel refreshed. But instead of teen technocrap, the music is still elevator music, but at a quicker tempo, with more bass and a synthesizer.

It’s just as fun when two people are riding, and you don't have to have all that fake friendly small talk. You can burn that lousy accountant from the 12th floor with your mad spin moves and wicked fast feet. Yah!

I realized another bonus. I think people at these arcades look absolutely ridiculous flailing about to loud music and blinking lights, sweating profusely. But in an elevator, no one sees you. Look like a fool all you want on a slow day at the office. And if someone else does ride, remember, what happens in the elevator stays in the elevator.

macncheesy, Nov 13 2007


       I wasn't sure about this until I saw that you specified the elevator musac had to stay. Definitely [+].
fridge duck, Nov 13 2007

       bun bun bun build it you krafty cheeseman
evilpenguin, Nov 13 2007

       Ok, I'd like a better baker than I to verify that this is a model idea. Fast, fun read. Great concept. Hip to the times. Targeting real problems. Insane. [+]
daseva, Nov 13 2007

       //Ok, I'd like a better baker than I to verify that this is a model idea//   

       Perhaps you could explain what a better baker is?   

       Otherwise I'm forced to think your a jerk <edit: I need to read more better>
evilpenguin, Nov 13 2007

       Lift Lift Revolution, Shirley. This sounds like exactly the kind of thing they do in Trigger Happy TV.   

       .oO(If only I could think of an idea to go with the title 'France France Revolution')
marklar, Nov 13 2007

       //But in an elevator, no one sees you. Look like a fool all you want on a slow day at the office. And if someone else does ride, remember, what happens in the elevator stays in the elevator.//   

       ...and then the doors open to the bosses office...

As stupid as this sounds to me I like it because it encourages people to be more social. Bun to you my friend.

       [additional] most elevators i've seen are quite small... so this could only be implemented in buildings already with big elevators or in new buildings coming up
xxobot, Nov 13 2007

       Someone got a gun to your head, [evilpenguin]? It was a longwinded push for annos... Anyways, have fun thinking about jerks   

       Morale would see a quick change. I saw an office with a slide leading to the main conference room when I was stumbling earlier (it was redbull's offices). This idea may be more practical in many ways.
daseva, Nov 13 2007

       //Otherwise I'm forced to think your a jerk//
Am I the only one to spot ferrousness here?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Nov 13 2007

       Better bakers bake better banter. Bad bakers berate bunner's benevolence.
4whom, Nov 13 2007

       Would the riders be able to choose their own tunes? I might like to ride up to the 15th floor dancing to Jackie Wilson's "Higher & Higher", but on the way down I'd like to hear "Get Back" by the Beatles.
Canuck, Nov 13 2007

       [daseva] you mildly offended me, so I let you know   

       Hopefully I will be a "better baker" and rise to your level, oh wait, nobody cares...   

       And you may not be a jerk after all, I have never met you in person.   

       Back to the idea, combine it with guitar hero and have some people dancing and the others playing the music.
evilpenguin, Nov 13 2007

       That's fair, I guess. A possibly downside: People will get clicky about these games, it's sad but true. Rivalries will form as artistic expression ensues amongst hitherto uncommunicative workspaces. Marketing better watch themselves, here comes sales and they wanna throw down!
daseva, Nov 13 2007

       Holy Crap! I just got a great idea. Why not have two elevators that are linked to each other, with the passengers in each elevator competing against each other. //A possibly downside: People will get clicky about these games// The game would keep score and will move the elevator according to the score. This would require 2 elevators and 2 sets people going to the same floor. Everybody gets in, the doors close at the same time are you start moving according to your game score. Whoever reaches the floor first is the winner!
evilpenguin, Nov 13 2007

       Impractical but fun... I like it... especially if your in a rush and miss them all *evil grin* nice one [evilpenguin]
xxobot, Nov 14 2007

       I do hope the elevator has adequate ventilation. And perhaps a place for an air freshener.   

       If you're ever in NY, ride the lift to the top of Rockefeller Center and watch the ceiling show.   

       penguindude, I think you missed the 'than I' in your scan of d's anno.
RayfordSteele, Nov 14 2007

       I like the idea of the dancing causing the elevator to operate. The higher your score/accuracy, the faster it goes.
macncheesy, Nov 15 2007

       //penguindude, I think you missed the 'than I' in your scan of d's anno// OMG WTF your right. my bad
evilpenguin, Nov 15 2007

       It always goes upwards if you do lousy but it goes down if you do downright good. That way poor dancers never get home from work.
quantum_flux, Nov 17 2007

       //bun bun bun build it you krafty cheeseman// -[evilpenguin]   

shapu, Nov 17 2007

       Shapu- what does "marked-for-tagline" mean?
macncheesy, Dec 11 2007

       a stairmaster operated elevator... you'd only need to overcome rolling friction, all the rest of the energy could be stored.
FlyingToaster, Dec 11 2007

       This building has a huge central glass atrium that all floors look out upon. The elevators (or lifts...) rise up the sides of the atrium and are made of glass which means that about half the population of the building could see you dance. Maybe we could install some sort of voting system on the intranet and run a dance competition...   

       PS The tagline thing is under the half croissant - top left.
wagster, Dec 11 2007

       There are security cameras in our elevators, and the footage is archived for months.   

       I don't want my wicked splits winding up on the Internet.
elhigh, Dec 11 2007


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