Monday, May 24, 2010

A Birthday

Harold Goldberg says that the fact that it "has been around for 30 years can make you feel ancient" in his article on "one of the few early games to have survived the novelty of the arcade era" — Pac-Man hits 30 without losing its way.

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Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde! I had no idea those little goons had names!

I suppose they're also called something other than "goons"? =P

5:31 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I always thought of them as ghosts.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


Out of the mouths of babes . . .

I asked my eleven-year-old brother what his name for Pacman's silly tormentors was, and he said: "Policemen!"


(Well, I find it funny, at least . . . =P)

12:17 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I love it, and think your little brother is a very perceptive. Do you have him reading Lew Rockwell already?

1:06 AM  

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