Gizmodo found an awesome video of someone in Korea playing the recently released Taiko no Tatsujin [App Store, Japan Only], a drum game which hasn't made its way to the US or European App Stores yet. Taiko Drum Master, as its known around these parts is played with a set of thick drum sticks and a matching drum pad that plugs in to whatever console you're playing the game on.

Naturally, the iPhone port utilizes your fingers on the touch screen, but obviously fails to provide the feel of actually using the drum sticks. Since the iPhone uses a capacitive touchscreen, you can't just use any old drum stick to beat on the screen as you need something electrically conductive. (Which is why your finger works, but a typical stylus doesn't.) Thankfully, it would seem cased meat products are the perfect replacement for Taiko drum sticks:

I had joked with friends who were complaining about the lack of a stylus with the iPad that they could just use a hot dog. At no point did I really think someone would actually decide to use cased meat to beat on the screen of their iPhone. Perhaps the hot dog stylus will be more popular than I originally thought.

  • Seishu

    The Evangelion opening theme! Man I loved that show...

    • jessie mcfillet nuggets

      yay for evangelion opening theme!
      i just need to get a Robot damashii of unit 01 now.

  • Seishu

    The Evangelion opening theme! Man I loved that show...

    • jessie mcfillet nuggets

      yay for evangelion opening theme!
      i just need to get a Robot damashii of unit 01 now.

  • Will090

    Best Article ever.

  • Will090

    Best Article ever.

  • Big Albie

    Certainly brings new meaning to "Beat the Meat"

  • Big Albie

    Certainly brings new meaning to "Beat the Meat"

  • Rick

    Oh... my....

    so much potential for rude jokes....

  • Rick

    Oh... my....

    so much potential for rude jokes....

  • http://pocketfullofapps.com yourofl10

    Wow, just wow. I lol'd.

  • http://pocketfullofapps.com yourofl10

    Wow, just wow. I lol'd.

  • http://www.rocketcat-games.com Kepa

    Would string cheese work because that seems slightly less gross to carry around all day. Slightly.

  • http://www.rocketcat-games.com Kepa

    Would string cheese work because that seems slightly less gross to carry around all day. Slightly.

  • Mrpilat

    Why not just use a pen or something wrapped in aluminum foil?

  • Mrpilat

    Why not just use a pen or something wrapped in aluminum foil?

  • Greg

    What is at the end of those hot dogs?

    • WiseWeasel

      A staple.

  • Greg

    What is at the end of those hot dogs?

    • WiseWeasel

      A staple.

  • Ddyracer

    that game looks like it could run quite well on the itablet imagine tapping on a bigger screen with a piece of meat! Yep, i refuse to call it the i***.

  • Ddyracer

    that game looks like it could run quite well on the itablet imagine tapping on a bigger screen with a piece of meat! Yep, i refuse to call it the i***.

  • Chinito77

    I would like to get this game if possible from the Japanese iTunes store. Great songs but I'm sure it will replaced by songs from Britney spears when it's released in the US...yawn.

  • Chinito77

    I would like to get this game if possible from the Japanese iTunes store. Great songs but I'm sure it will replaced by songs from Britney spears when it's released in the US...yawn.

  • Tzi

    Yeah, no need to convert the songs, just put the Japanese version out and do the western version later for those who can't cope with Japanese music.

  • Tzi

    Yeah, no need to convert the songs, just put the Japanese version out and do the western version later for those who can't cope with Japanese music.

  • 2kitties1cup

    I want the Japanese music also!!

    I might have to jailbreak my phone if it doesnt show up on itunes US.

  • 2kitties1cup

    I want the Japanese music also!!

    I might have to jailbreak my phone if it doesnt show up on itunes US.

  • MaroonFree

    I really wish Griffin or somebody could just release a compact capacitive stylus for the iphone. I know they're easy to make but the simplicity would be worth it.

  • MaroonFree

    I really wish Griffin or somebody could just release a compact capacitive stylus for the iphone. I know they're easy to make but the simplicity would be worth it.

  • SmartA

    I really wish people would use their own words to ask Google rather than asking for thing that already exist.

    I bet it took you longer to leave a comment on this page than it would have taken to ask Google!

  • SmartA

    I really wish people would use their own words to ask Google rather than asking for thing that already exist.

    I bet it took you longer to leave a comment on this page than it would have taken to ask Google!

  • SmartA
  • SmartA
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