February 15, 2005

A la Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Watch

The Colossus waxes nostalgic about time thrown away on Spy Hunter, the video game on which I got my highest score ever. In fact, the pinnacle of my video game career (if there is such a thing) was one Saturday morning in the campus center at my college when a small but admiring crowd gathered as I just kept going and going and going.

The Big Guy nails one thing that I always loved about this game and which probably was responsible for my playing it so well: the music. As he notes, it wasn't just that the machine played Henry Mancini's "Theme from Peter Gunn", but that it was programmed with a seemingly endless string of riffs and variations. I still remember the point when I suddenly realized, "Dude, the game....It's jamming!" (Well, alright. I never really talked like that. But you get the point.) Listening to that theme music always somehow got me into the zone.

But Coloss.....a sit-down model? What a wuss! When I was a kid, I had to stand up to play.

UPDATE: The Cranky Neocon weighs in. C'mon, Gordon, you didn't waste any time. I mean, you turned out okay, right? Right?

Posted by Robert at February 15, 2005 09:20 AM

Perhaps a less public forum than Internet is a better place to make confessions, but...

My teenage and young adult encounters with girls played out exactly like that hapless character featured in EVERY teenage Summer $ex comedy.

e.g. Breakfast Club: Think Anthony Michael Hall's sex appeal crossed with Judd Nelson's attitude.

Thank God for my thirties.

Posted by: Gordon at February 15, 2005 10:34 AM
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