Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Brick A Little, Talk A Little

True story: My dad was at one point so addicted to playing Brick Breaker on his BlackBerry that he would play one handed while standing at a urinal.

At the time I was appalled, but now I understand.

Last year, after I... uh... dropped my G1 into a glass of Shiraz, I got a BlackBerry Pearl and now the only toned part of my body is my right thumb. I play in bed, while watching TV, under the table at restaurants while Jeff is in the bathroom. If I really want a challenge I'll play in the backseat of gypsy cabs on the BQE or on the subway, drunk, while listening to distracting music (like "Blinded By The Light"... is he really singing "revved up like a douche"?) I've been known to play until my hand goes all numb and I have to throw my entire body into it to compensate.

This guy takes Brick Breaker way too literally.

Yes, I was also one of those kids who actually jumped while trying to reach coins in Super Mario Bros.

I think I need an intervention. Do they still make that show Colonial House?
Share/Bookmark

27 comments :

  1. Pre-iPhone, Girlfriend had a Blackberry, and it would would come between us any time we were on public transportation, waiting on food, or in line for anything. Be warned: it tears relationships apart. Luckily I dro-

    ...her track ball broke.

    All on its own.

    ...really.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm still trying to shake my Solitaire addiction. You have my sympathies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. ROTFLMFAO That song cracks me up!! Hubby swears up and down that it's supposed to say "revved up like a deuce", but I KNOW he's saying douche!! And you know he did it on purpose to mess with people....LOL HILARIOUS!! =D

    (I too am addicted to Brick Breaker....shhhhh....)

    ReplyDelete
  4. in Blinded by the Light, I always sing "revved up like a douche, another boner in the night".

    Dropping a cell phone in a wine glass is a new one on me!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I feel your pain. For me, it's Tetris. I think I'm going to have to go play some right now. (and I totally hopped in my seat too while playing Mario. I also used to jerk my arms in the direction I wanted Mario to run/jump/fly. There may have also been some vocalization occurring too... "Jump. JUMP!")

    ReplyDelete
  6. I still lean to the side when playing Mario Kart with my kids.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ah yes, I feel your pain... Though my vice is Pac-man. The worst is when I forget, in midst of meeting, to turn off sound... *sigh*

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hahaha, nice. I've actually never played...

    Unravelled Threads
    Don't forget to enter my custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You left out the most important part of this story...what's your high score?

    ReplyDelete
  10. I feel your pain. I play constantly. I've walked into things. It's sad.

    http://meghansmess.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Throwing my body around while playing video games is precisely the reason I rule at MarioKart on the Wii!

    ReplyDelete
  12. haha, that's funny..i recently bought rock band for the itouch, and sufice to say my hands kill me know. I think they'll have to chop my fingers off at some stage :))

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow. This is unbelievable, though I saw those on TV.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I thought this was going to be a blog about shitting and talking on the phone at the same time. Am I crazy for being a little sad that it isn't?

    ReplyDelete
  15. 1. I blame a certain nerd friend for telling me that they made a SNOOD App for the iPhone. I snood all day long now. I think it's damaging my eyeballs. I may sue him for telling me about it and get my hands on some of that fancy pants fame money.

    2. You have now put pick a little talk a little from the Music Man in my head, which makes me want to punch somebody in the teeth... But I'll probably just play SNOOD instead.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You mean you're NOT supposed to imitate what you want Mario to do?

    I thought it was just my friends making fun of me.

    :P

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love mario kart and I definitely lean from side to side to turn. I completely think it helps.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I still read on the subway.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm still one of those kids... I agree with @ForeverRhonda, leaning side to side in Mario Kart DOES make you turn better. =)

    ReplyDelete
  20. My mom is one of those people who put her whole body into playing videogames. It was funny until one day, while playing Super Mario Land, she jerked the Gameboy, accidentally let it go, and gave my younger brother a concussion.

    My father said that it wasn't funny. I disagreed by laughing hysterically. I took that spanking gladly.

    My mom, incidentally, is now banned from playing videogames.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I too am still stuck on solitaire..but don't you think they came up with WII because so many people actually leaned and jumped?

    ReplyDelete
  22. in Asia they no have camps for addicted gamers. No joke. Here's a link: http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-01/boot-camp-gaming-addicts-gaming-addicts-boot-camp

    Don't make us send you there.

    ReplyDelete
  23. For me it's sudoku on my iPhone. I know it's bad when I start dreaming about solving sudoku puzzles. It happens often.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Totally get this...the track ball on two BBs broke due to my brickbreaker addiction. Each time I get a new BB I have to talk myself down so I don't break the stupid track ball.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I had a bet once with a co-worker that it said "wrapped up like a douche"...I lost. It's "revved up like a a deuce" which he informed me is some type of car engine or some horse powered boner maker.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Shut up ! I'm not the only one addicted to Brick Breaker? Thank you for making me feel normal again.

    Annah,
    http://whenredmeansgo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. This is me with Facebook Tetris.
    Don't ask why, I don't know.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...