you know, when i saw the trend of reality tv swoop up like a great, big moronic bird, i remember thinking that it was a sign of the apocalypse. i remember trying to make my peace with things around me, and waited for end of days. actually, i think i just locked myself in a room with my ps2 but since it was fairly regular to do that, no one was terribly alarmed. then it was party night at my local so i got ready and met friends there and decided to go out with a bang.
similar efforts are about the same. it’s shows about cheaters. maneaters. men looking for love with all the wrong faces. cheating maneaters. FUCK ALL THAT. WITH A STICK.
all of that being said, i am kind of removed from most of that. i refuse to get cable, and anything i do watch is ‘quality programming’. when i’m at someone’s house, sometimes we get drunk and watch those weird japanese game shows that are on spike at 4AM. then about midway through, we pass out and are pleased when we wake up that we found that japanese game show that no one knows the title of.
now you know how i feel about reality tv shows. it sets the tone for today’s post, the one where i tell you that pacman is getting a show. and i am not making it up. deadline.com does a better job summing it up:
Merv Griffin Entertainment has teamed with leading game maker Namco Bandai Games America, which owns the Pac-Man brand, to develop an unscripted series based on the hugely popular video game.
i want all of this stuff. it is just so awesome. there are:
- pacman bathroom tiles
- a donkey kong tissue case
- space invaders shower curtain
but fuck it, right? i mean, my fallout 3 nuka-cola bottle opener arrived the other day and that is really all i need. and i have a space invaders ice cube tray for my christmas party punch bowl.
pacman hat of champions
another day, another batch of ‘i-can’t-believe-it’s-not-shitty’ listings on etsy. there are a surprising amount of pacman hats on etsy. what is even more surprising? the fact that they mostly don’t suck. plus, they’re actually creative. shock!
i say worth it, obviously. winter is coming and style is needed. as you can see from a sample photo to your left, you could be the envy of all your friends.
lord spare me, but this is so effing awesome. i have these little notebooks made out of this material, and love it. i found this the other day via wired.com, and while they are still not available so far, i remain hopeful. there’s just something magical about moleskine notebooks.
there’s quite a few options, actually. there’s a volant gift pack – a set of 4 ($28.45), or individual notebooks ($20). finally, there’s a big magical option of a ‘deluxe gift pack’. that’s five of these bitches for $94.75. don’t know that i need that much pacman, but it is pretty cool.
you ever feel bad for the ghosts in pacman? how they’re always made out to be the bad guys? kind of not fair, is it? are these too many questions to be asking?
enough questions indeed.
turns out, there’s a game out there that delivers exactly that. you control all four ghosts, but at different time. how does it work? the number keys one through four control the four ghosts, but only one at a time.
it’s surprisingly engaging, so go check out ‘anti-pacman’ from sugar-free-games.com when you get a chance.
i write a lot about pacman merch. for a lot of people, pacman is the first experience they had with gaming. it’s made such a indelible impression on popular culture that any generation afterward found its influence inescapable.
this is a classic post via technabob, but it’s a stuffed pacman arcade.
lord, i do love me some gamer merch. the thing with my love though is that it can be kept at home, since only friends, family, my male harem and service people cross the threshold.
by day, i cultivate my image of super trendy and sophisticated business professional. by night [after 5 anyway] i morph into MEGA NERD!
see? no one has to know. i have even equipped myself with conversation topics pertaining to mainstream interests, thus completing my disguise.
i feel it safe to say that if anyone ever saw me wearing this, my secret would be out. don’t email me: this etsy wonder no longer exists.