Guitarist Carrie Brownstein of the late, great Sleater-Kinney tried out Wii music for Slate and found it kind of…wussy. But not in a bad way! Brownstein says, "For one thing, your Mii (the avatar you create to represent yourself in the game) has mallets instead of hands, a pair of harmless, fingerless spheres...Not surprisingly for a game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto—the creator of Super Mario Bros.—the figures are diminutive and huggable and about as threatening as a cotton ball." Aw. Cotton balls don't sound very rockin' to us, but we're pretty sure Mario and Luigi can get down pretty hard. [Slate]

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Um, not so fast with threatening as a cotton ball. My best friend's little brother is actually really freaked out by them. He's 27 now and still CANNOT touch cotton balls or cotton in that form at all.