October 05, 2008

Mohandas, Mo' Problems



This is all I have been able to come up with after an hour of scouring the web for blog fodder.

I think the problem I'm having is the @£#@*!!!! election. Do you realise that I have been making election jokes for almost twenty months, now? (See? See!) I'm burnt out. I've said all I wanted to say, made all the jokes I want to make. I don't even care that Vice President Barbie has thrown her hat in. I'm not interested in Obama's "attack" ads ("erratic"?). McCain could eat the face off a Swift Boat veteran tomorrow, and I wouldn't even crack a smile. I just want November to come, explode in our faces, and go, so that we can move on to the next news cycle.

But in the meantime, the only thing generating headlines is the campaign, the bailout, and the football. And I find none of the above particularly interesting, so am not particularly moved to blog.

However, I would like to point out this article on Salon.com, about the history of sex in videogames:
The first mainstream pornographic game would be "Custer's Revenge," which came out in 1982. . . .

In the game you move a naked General Custer across the screen, avoiding Native American arrows, toward a voluptuous Native American woman, who has her hands and legs tied to a cactus. Your job is to get to her, have sex, and once you have enough orgasms or she has enough orgasms it starts over and you're back on the other side of the screen. You get to do it again, only there are more arrows coming. That was the whole game and it sold 80,000 copies.
Now, I'm not one to make spurious associations, but the very same year that Custer's Revenge came out, the recession officially ended. So maybe somebody can release a video game based on the life of a concupiscient Martin Van Buren, and this whole economic collapse thing can be put to rest.

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