no, i'm not talking about "saved by the bell" although i could if pressed. instead, i'm reflecting both on how much my civ pro teacher resembled mario and how i never ever learned how to play any video games. the only exception is "burger time." ah how i long for the days in helly's basement when my biggest enemies were eggs and pickles... to this day i can sing all the tunes from super mario brothers but would be at a total loss if i were asked to play the game. this lack of confidence in playing has cost me a lot. namely, i'm typing here, tired and somewhat inebrieated while others rock out to FIFA...
i may confine my future children to watching exclusively PBS but never (ever) will i withhold from them sega, nintendo, or PS2.