It's over 100. That's pretty cool. I guess I can keep writing.
So, I went with my girlfriend to a hip bar place. I live in a college town that is even famous for its bad music and awesome pizza. There has always been a bit of a nerd culture here. It is even a unique one, I feel. I have yet to meet people like native Gainesville folk. Then once in a while, you get the funny stoner UF students. That said and done, it was never the prevailing thing to be a nerd. You did not brag about video games unless you did not mind being seen as that weird gamer kid. However, I have been in Germany and have not been out much, so I did not think about it. I wore a skull cap with a mushroom on it, a Brütal Legend t-shirt, and such. Everyone wanted to talk to me. Even one loser who tagged along with my girlfriend pulled out a Nintendo DS. I mean, I did the geek gamer thing pretty hard in college, but I did not avoid human interaction for it. When did it become the in-thing to like video games?
I asked my brother about it. He is in high school and I figured he must not have many friends. I was right. He says all the "cool" kids talk about sex and drinking. That sounds like high school. What is up with our generation? Also, when did Adult Swim start at 9 PM EST? Sometimes I miss when scheduling changes are made in programming I like.
I still feel like I am step ahead though. I hack my consoles and still remember playing the retro games. You know, before they were retro. Who else remembers being impressed by graphics in Donkey Kong Country and Mortal Kombat. Super Mario 64 did impress people at one point.
In the wonderfully innocent Yoshi's Island game, you play as a young tribe of Yoshis to save Baby Mario from the wretches of Kamek and save Luigi from Bowser. The game offered deliciously polished cuteness delivered in pseudo-creepy ways. There was that whole Touch Fuzzy thing, after all. That has got to be cocaine. And if there is something to learn from Yoshi: cocaine is a hell of a drug. The apex of this fun and fancy free adventure into Mary Poppins from hell leads into a duel with an enlarged baby Bowser and this gut-wrenchingly hardcore rock song starts (that's right, in 16-bit).