f. scott fitzgerald would be shitting his pants in amazement if he saw this. hell, *i* just shat myself – ok, that definitely did not happen. however, today’s post is amazing. did you know that there was an NES game based on the great gatsby? yeah, i didn’t either.
you can read the whole history here, but basically it is one for the ages. this guy found it at a garage sale. it didn’t have anything, but when he got it working, lo and behold it was the most glorious of things. then him and a bunch of pals, bless their hearts, put it on the internet for FREE.
i promised myself i wouldn’t cry but the whole story is just so beautiful.
if any of the boyfriends EVER did this, i would die of mortification. right there. a nintendo power glove, honestly. you know, the one that looks like a joke? she proposed to him, and then they let all their friends know. by friends, it was probably their cat and their parents.
before i black out with the sheer dork factor, i will add that these two dorks sent out wedding invitations with their pictures on it. as you can see, it includes the goddamn glove. if you are still alive, squint. see the website? and the qr code? jesus.
quick poll: how many real people showed up?
‘it’s on like donkey kong’. OH SHIT NINTENDO MIGHT SUE.
‘oh sure’, you’re thinking to yourself. ‘obnoxious gamer just likes to bitch about things’. that’s true, but nintendo is actually being a little ridiculous. as in ‘want to trademark a phrase used in popular culture’. evidently, ‘it’s on like donkey kong’ was up for grabs and i had no fucking clue.
here’s what they said, according to cnn:
Nintendo claims that the catchphrase “is an old, popular Nintendo phrase that has a number of possible interpretations depending on how it’s used.”
“In addition to Nintendo’s use, it has been used in popular music, television and film over the years, pointing to Donkey Kong’s status as an enduring pop-culture icon and video game superstar,” they said Wednesday in a written release.
who know? maybe this is because they’re launching a new game at the end of this month. i have it on good authority though that they are bored off of their faces and were ‘looking for a project’.
ain’t no thing like a super mario anatomy lesson. before you all get up in arms that this post is going to be some weird freaky shit, relax.
i was poking around the net for some mario merch for one of the boyfriends, and i found this. this sculpture, from jason freeny of new york, is a model of mario and his insides. mr. freeny also had a buttload of other figures, but this is the best one. it’s about 5 inches of a modified vinyl action figure, as mr. freeny descibes it on his site. see? he’s not some weird plumber dude.
anyway, this was a special one-of-a-kind deal. mr. freeny put it up for sale on ebay, and this got – wait for it – sold for $1, 525. plus the almost $11 in shipping.
man, i have to start doing shit like this.
‘should i microwave a gameboy?’ it’s an excellent question, with excellent results. guys on youtube microwave what looks to be a gameboy advance.
i have said it before and i will say it again: lego is a clever mofo. they integrated themselves into the video game market by authorizing the titles we all know and love. now it turns out that they have a lego wiimote. it’s an exclusive pre-order viatoys ‘r’ us for $40.
the toys ‘r’ us web site goes on to say that the product comes with a pile of shit:
- The remote features internal accelerometers, an internal speaker, rumble effects and larger buttons for enhanced control during game play.
- Works with most Wii chargers and attachments (using included Standard Battery Cover) and is compatible with Wii MotionPlus.
- Includes Remote, Wrist Strap, 2 Battery Covers, and 31 Mini LEGO tiles with LEGO Tile Separator.
- Officially licensed LEGO product, developed by POWER A.
sad news though: i have been looking into this shit, and it doesn’t seem like it can be bought in canada. then again, for those of us thinking of doing some across the border shopping this holiday season, it’s yet another reason.