Posted on: December 7, 2008 8:06 am

Santa Claus - A Bigot?

At first glance, you may be thinking to yourself: "Is this guy crazy? Santa Claus a bigot?" but trust me, at the end of this entry you'll be under the same mindset.

The first argument would be how Jolly Old Saint Nick enters the "good kids'" homes -- through the chimney. So, basically you're telling me only kids whose parents have enough cash to own nice homes that have fireplaces get selected as "good." I guess getting warm and cozy by electric base board heat is naughty -- sorry kids, no presents.

Second, Father Christmas wrangles up all the dwarfs, midgets, and little people he can, sticks them all in conforming uniforms and forces them to do all of his work 364 days a year while he takes all the credit for his one night of work. Why not hire union toy builders and pay them a decent wage. Simple, he can strong arm the "happy elves" because they are different.

Finally, and my most compelling argument, I would like to enter the holiday classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" into evidence. Kris Kringle through his own words incriminates himself. When Santa first met Rudolph and discovered the terrible red nose, he confronts Rudolph's father with, "Donner, you should be ashamed of yourself." I guess he's right, Donner, you should be ashamed that your son is different than the rest, diversity is wrong, right Santa? Also, Santa wanted no part of this red-nosed freak until he was going to exploit his difference for his own selfish benefit.

Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury, the facts are simple. You decide for yourself, is Mr. Claus a misunderstood hero, or have my arguments convinced you to seek out the resignation of this Holiday Villain. Maybe those characters in Philadelphia were right to boo him and pelt him with snowballs.

Category: General
Posted on: October 8, 2008 8:04 am

Greatest Video Games of All-Time

With "retrobills" recent Arcade Blog, he got me thinking about the Greatest Video Games.

For overall greatest game, who could deny "Super Mario Bros." the title.  This game created the video game world that we know today.  Mario made the company of Nintendo what it is today.  This game has transcended the gaming world into television and movies.  Not only that, but it has stood the test of time...don't believe me?  Go to youtube and just run a search on Super Mario Bros....People are still trying to break time records, playing the theme song on different instruments, and performing scenes from the game in talent shows.

For best sports game, again, who could deny the Madden Franchise.   How can you pick the best.  In 1993 Madden's voice is first introduced.  In 1995 the NFL players names actually appear in the game.  In 1996 you could create a player.  In 1999 Franchise Mode steps on the map with multi-seasons & trades galore.  But for my opinion, Madden 2001 holds a special place in my heart.  This is the game that forced me to fail Chemistry twice at UMass-Amherst.  I mean seriously, how many have you heard this or lived this....

"You're game's up next"

"But I have class"

"Fine go to class, we'll just simulate your game"

"OK, I'm in"

Tell me what you guys think...Are Mario and Madden tops on the lists?  What are your favorite games? 

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