Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the onion = amazing

I still have a regular old-school Nintendo that I bust out from time to time with the students from church, and while our original Nintendo is no more, towards the end of the reign of the first Nintendo after our first one busted, we bought the modified, space-saver edition. Anyway, I lived in a house which we called "Spreadgun" after the best gun in the first Contra game. We thought it was awesome, we made t-shirts with the blazing C from the Contra emblem made into an S with the word Spreadgun on the front. On the back of the shirt we had the code for 30 Lives (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, A, B, Start, or Select, Start for 2 Player). We thought we were so creative. Anyway, now that my dorkiness is all out in public. I couldn't help but crack up at this: Man Finally Unpauses 'Super Mario Bros.' After 18 Years of Chores. I can totally remember pausing the game for chores, sleep, or because I wasn't supposed to be playing and didn't want to lose the game (I mean, there was no saving games at that time.)

I didn't watch the dunk contest this year for the NBA, but I heard a lot about it, and this article made me laugh out loud: Nate Robinson Jumping Over Dwight Howard In Every Day Life.

And lastly, I thought Seth and Tim would like this t-shirt.


Teri said...

You played Nintendo when we told you not to? Mom

Brendan O'Connor said...

S-gun in the house man--did you end up with a shirt after all that? You remember they messed up the code right? Or we told them the wrong code, i'm not sure. I'm not sure whatever happened to them though, cause i think i held on to them for a long time thinking i'd take them back to get fixed, but never did--i guess i must've just given them back out to everybody, but i def. don't have one...

Josh said...

Mom...I would never, ever do anything like that. I was just joking around. I was never so deceptive as a child. Ever.

Brendan. S-gun is certainly in the house. I did end up with a shirt, but I think it may be gone now. I wore it out I think. I'll have to see if i can find it somewhere. I do remember that they messed up the code, and then we tried to check into getting them fixed, and it just wasn't going to happen.

i remember you giving them out to folks. i think adam said he had some recently. maybe check with him!

hope you are well B.