As is typical, my brother and I have yet to start our Christmas shopping. I called him today to ask if he wanted to contribute to getting my mom a GameCube and some kind of Mario game, since, well, she likes a variety of Mario games. His response? "Think about that. Is that something that she really needs? Does she really need more video games? Maybe you should get her a StairMaster or an ab-roller. Something she could really use."