Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Even Donkey Kong could appreciate the irony

A South Korean man died of heart failure following a marathon video game-playing session that lasted 50 hours. The 28-year-old man, who left his chair only for bathroom breaks and brief naps, had recently quit his job, specifically so that he would have more free time to play video games.

I believe we can rightly call this a case of nature thinning the herd.

This story reminds me of that classic episode of The Twilight Zone in which Burgess Meredith, later the Penguin on the Batman TV series, played a misanthropic librarian who was the only survivor of a nuclear holocaust. Delighted to have the remainder of humanity out of his hair so that he could spend the rest of his days reading in peace and quiet, the librarian settled in with his beloved books... only to discover that he had shattered his reading glasses.

0 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Post a Comment

<< Home