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October 12, 2009

King of Kong...whoa

Watched "King of Kong" on NetFlix tonight, documentary about Donkey Kong champions. Fascinating stuff, but holy crap, I have trouble believing the incumbent champ, Billy Mitchell, wasn't a plant. He was right out of central casting for what you'd expect to see in a man who's reaped the "rewards" of being a video game champ for 25 years. Mullet? Check. Never seen without wearing a wacky theme tie? Check. Over inflated sense of greatness while working in parent's restaurant? Check.

I have a feeling that people who get decked out for Star Trek conventions or Lord of the Ring meetups might feel that these guys (and they are nearly without exception guys) are a little off center.

It was attention-grabbing, though, so check it out if you haven't seen it.

Posted by Greg on October 12, 2009 11:39 PM


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