Tuesday, May 30, 2006


The Onion strikes back with a look at the recent past.

Also, coming back from Chicago was a nightmare. Thank you very much Continental and Newark Airport. But on the plus side I had a nice chat on the plane with a 13-year-old boy named Kyle. He watched me beat Super Mario Bros. 2 on Game Boy Advance while we waited to take off from O'Hare. We discussed video games and sports as I tried to get a sense of the modern 13-year-old mindset and knowledge base.

He had no idea what Mr. Show was, but he watched South Park sometimes. Thankfully he was aware of the Nintendo Entertainment System, but he had never heard of the movie, The Wizard (for those not in the know, The Wizard gave kids a first glimpse of Super Mario Bros. 3, probably the greatest video game of all time...it also prominently featured the Power Glove). He was also smart enough to realize how disgusting the bread was on the airplane turkey sandwich so he did not eat it. To be aware of the way that bad bread can ruin a sandwich at such a young age was remarkable.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Rich. Iceland update soon, I'm back and have my pictures transferred... The trip was amazing.