My aunt said something like this to me to help me cope with my feelings when my father died. “Invite them in, offer them tea and entertain them for a while, but when it’s time for them to leave, politely and firmly insist that they do.”
You can laugh and criticize Michael Jackson if you wanna
Woody Allen molested and married his step-daughter
Same press kicking dirt on Michael’s name
Show Woody and Soon-Yi at the playoff game, holding hands
Sit back and just bug, think about that
Would he get that type of dap if his name was Woody Black?
This is a hard question for me to answer because my memory is so fuzzy on exactly what I got first. I played a lot of my cousin’s systems before I got my own, but my earliest systems were the NES and the Atari 7800. On the NES I played loads of Super Mario Bros. and Adventure Island - on the Atari 7800 I played Frogger, Defender and Pole Position II.
I have literally been playing video games since before I can remember. I do remember getting to enter my name in 2nd place on a Pole Position cabinet in the arcade when I was 2 (I know because PP II wasn’t even out yet); sat on my dad’s lap and steered while he worked the pedals (and even if you’re thinking: oh, he helped you, can you imagine getting 2nd place with a toddler on your lap and working the steering wheel? If anything, that seems more difficult to me). My dad loved cars since he was a kid, and I think he nearly died and went to heaven that day from thinking I might have a future as a racecar driver or maybe at least a stuntman (I do still hire myself out as a wheelman for the occasional heist). You can just imagine what a holy terror I was the second I got my learner’s permit; threading the needle on surface streets in Hackensack at 50+ mph while my mother was screaming at me from the passenger seat…
As far as home system, the first one we had was an Intellivision. Donkey Kong, Jr. was my jam.
this is what the emptiness of cultural appropriation will do to you. when you dont have the history, care, tenderness and pride and love of the thing you are doing, then you come out looking like Depression on toasted cibatta bread.
loki: What is the best trick you’ve ever pulled on someone?
convincing the world i didn’t exist. oh wait that was kevin spacey.
i’m honestly not sure. i’ve pulled so many. i had some doozies in high school, including putting a hacked version of our word processing program (anyone remember ClarisWorks?) on almost all of the computers in most of the computer labs which was designed to look like a brand-new upgrade but otherwise mostly functioned the same (except it was notoriously difficult to quit…).
ares: Are you an easy person to anger?
nah. i used to have a temper like my dad’s, which was verrrry slow to boil (my brother has the hair-trigger temper) but then would suddenly flash-boil explosively, like a superheated liquid. now though, i’m pretty hard to anger, unless you’re actually threatening someone’s safety, in which case i will very quickly and systematically disassemble / disable you.
i only really get angry about the crushing social injustice we live under on a daily basis, which is probably enough.