Forget gadgets; beer and girls are the hottest tickets at CES

The Gizmodo crew is with me at the CES 2008 Unveiled press event reporting on widgets and gizmos, but what really has the attention of the geeks at CES? Women, food and robotic beer coolers.

  • Veronica Belmont of Jason Calacanis's Mahalo Daily is here with a crew of three or four people — and that's before her Engadget support team shows up. Jason, I thought the point of Internet video was that you didn't need a big support staff.
  • There are the usual event staples of fish and pasta, but then there is a lone waitress walking around with delicious lamb chops. Every time she walks by I hear a quiet chorus from the surrounding press flacks: "Ooh, are those lamb chops?"
    Forget gadgets; beer and girls are the hottest tickets at CES
  • A remote-controlled rolling robotic beer cooler. True, this is a gadget but it combines laziness, beer, and completely uselessness; three tried and true geek pastimes.