Originally posted Monday, July 23, 2007 on Myspace.
My little cousin came over yesterday and today, because he’s staying at my grandmother’s for a couple of days. I can’t really blame him, when I would stay at my grandmother’s as a kid, I would have killed to get out of there, so I could come home and play video games or something. There was never anything to do over there. Anyway, I would let him play my consoles and things. He really liked the Mario games, so I dug them out for him. I’d watch him for a little while, then try to take a nap or something. I had to…because this kid is terrible at video games. I just couldn’t watch someone allow Mario to be mutilated in such ways. I don’t understand it, when I was his age (I think he’s about 10) I was able to beat Super Mario World in under an hour! He couldn’t get past the first level in Super Mario Bros. 2! Seriously, I had to tell him to press “up” on the controller to go through a door. Now, most people know that that’s one of the first rule of video games:
Video Game Rules number 3: Press “up” to enter a doorway.
I don’t know what the deal is with these kids today, or why they suck at video games. It’s probably that damned “MTV”, or that “going outside”!