Game consoles. One of the rounds last night was about game consoles -- specifically, the ones released by Nintendo and Sega in the golden years of my youth (80s and 90s). You better believe that I was upset, since I would have owned this round. There were nine possible answers, and only one was fringe enough to elude our quizzers last night. The Sega Pico. This thing was created as a video game console for young kids, and had a stylus and everything. I actually have seen one, since one of my childhood friends was mad spoiled by his parents and got everything he wanted. He also got something else I desperately wanted: a Sega Nomad. For those unaware, it was a portable Sega Genesis handheld. If it were a Nintendo product, it would be like… a game boy that played SNES games. This thing had a color screen, an output that you could use to connect it to the TV, and a voracious appetite for batteries (6x AA would last a couple hours). When you see all of the people online modding consoles for portability, (I'm looking at you Ben Heck) it's retroactively easy to say that Sega was ahead of their time with the Nomad. Twenty years later and I still want one, now that I think about it.
Quiz review! We had a couple new teams last night, so welcome everybody! First off, Gandalf The Gay had more than six people on their team, so even though they technically won, I have modified the score sheet to place them correctly. Team ranks didn't change much after the first scoring break, so 238,900 Miles And All I Got Was A Conspiracy and Wet Willies battled it out all night, ending at first and second places respectively. The Quadriplegics were awarded third for adhering to Our Glorious Leader's population restrictions.
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So I don't really care too much about sports in general, but the World Cup is soccer, which I played for most of my childhood. So I've been tuning in to this cup just for fun, and I have to say, the Brazil / Germany game was so disheartening! I have to say, based on the sheer level of domination demonstrated today, that my favorite team name of the night was If Germany Wins We All Lose. It's just, like, insensitive or something. Because of the implication.
I feel bad for Brazil. Getting trounced at home, in the finals… I hope they can rally for the consolation game Saturday.
Pretty tough quiz last night! We had two teams that were tied after two consecutive scoring breaks. 2 girls 1 World Cup and Science … Bitch! snagged an early lead on the first audio round and held it until the end. If Germany Wins… and Back In Fourth were tied after every scoring break, until Round 8, when the latter team lost their footing and ended up in the eponymous position.
Ok, I'm going to go nurse this hangover and get ready for the game.
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Well, USA, we sure tried our damnedest! I'm talking about the World Cup, of course! I was really surprised that we'd made it as far as we did. Yesterday's game was intense, and I want to point out that even though we lost, our players tried their damnedest to stay in the game. To use the verbiage taught to me by my soccer coaches growing up, they "showed good hustle" and "kept the pressure on", even after being scored on, twice. They got one goal, and man, did we come close to scoring a second. Anyways, since I'm American, and we're out of the cup, I think I'm going to support Argentina for the rest of the Cup. I have a jersey from Club Aurora in Argentina. The colors match up.
As a kid, I was kind of odd, compared to my friends. The first thing they would do upon getting the game is plug it in, turn it on, and get down. I, nerd that I am, would instead choose to savor the fun of opening the manual and reading about all of the characters and special moves and backstory and all that awesomeness! I'm kind of sad that I don't have all of my old video game manuals anymore, because I would read them over and over again. This story is relevant, because one of the questions last night referred to Wendy O. Koopa, who I knew all about because I had read the manual
so many times. Seriously, take a moment to enjoy this because it is so beautiful. <sniff>
Also, reading the manual tells you the special moves sometimes, so once I got to shove it in the face of a buddy of mine, because he had no idea how to use the sword from MGS2, and I was a straight up ninja… because of the manual.
Last night we had three sets of teams nipping at each others heels, by which I mean scores were pretty close, all night. Google Says It's Curable snagged an early lead, but were ousted from second right at the end of the game by Tim Howard Saved My Relationship. Sneaking ahead and winning second by a single point, Tears Make The Best Lube. And to top it off, Science … Bitch! won first place with a healthy lead.
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