13 thoughts on “WINNING at The 90's

  1. Well this is a story all about how
    My life got flipped turned upside down
    And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there
    I’ll tell you why my mom took my system and why it ain’t fair.

    Southeast of Philadelphia, born and raised
    On Nintendo is where I spent most of my days
    Levellin’ up, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool
    And all shootin’ up ducks along wit a doggy fool
    When a couple of guys who were definitely not good
    Wanted to come game out in my neighborhood
    I got in one noob match and mom got scared
    She said Turn it off and go outside for fresh air!

    I begged and pleaded with her, day after day
    But she packed up my system and sent me on my way
    She gave me a kiss and then she gave me some sunblock
    She said stay out in the sun or you’ll find the door locked

    • Yes. And the half-slip-slide-in (placing the cartidge so that the tiniest bit of edge was outside the console (can we even call it that??), then stealthily slip it in). I still don’t know if rubbing alcohol-soaked Q-tips helped or hindered playability, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

      If I tell my Wii-playing kids that, when I was their age, I had to blow into my games before I could play, would that be like the modern “walking barefoot through miles of snow” tirade?

      • Nope, that’s totally different. Having to blow games was a real hardship. Hardship, I tell ya! These young whippersnappers have it easy these days with their new fangled games!

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