Monday, November 21, 2005

I Feel Old

I made the trek out to Queens for a party last weekend despite the fact that usually every night in Queens ends poorly for me. I get there after a nice gyro from Pizza Palace in Astoria, grab a beer, and settle in for this little shindig. The evening's going well until the topic of video games comes up after few people bust out their Nintendo DS Gameboys and start playing Mario Cart wirelessly. Of course I try to direct the conversation more towards classic games, which I feel more comfortable talking about. Naturally, Dig Dug comes up and I was about to get into my groove, until one Marvel assistant editor (who shall remain nameless) asks "What's Dig Dug?!" At first I thought he was joking, but it quickly became all too apparent that he, and a few other people there, had honestly never heard of the game before. Turns out it had been created before they were born.

I felt my bones creak as I grabbed my cane and hobbled home to change my Depends.

7 comments:

manyhats76 said...

Don't feel so bad. I feel your pain.

BMah
^_^...,

.just.a.ghost. said...

Its not because you are "old", its because the youth of today have no respect for classics and what actually started the craze that engulfs their life every day...

I am as young as the come, even though that seems to be fading quickly and I remember that game. So there, assistant editor who will be nameless, you need to start showing some respect for your elders.... and that goes for their games too!

CeeCee said...

I remember digdug! and I was born in 81!

Scott Sackett said...

Yeah, I hear you. It sucks going to portfolio reviews & having editors significantly younger then you busting your chops...

I still kinda think of Dig Dug as one of the newer games that came out when I was getting OUT of video games!

AlbertCheng-1981 said...

I have never heard of this expression in my entire life! So don't be so hard on yourself.

By the way, Mr Cebulski, could you please get in touch with me? I can be reached at this e-mail address: merrygo8@yahoo.ca

Thanks for your time.

Best wishes,

Albert

J. Torres said...

You feel old because you are old.

Just Do It said...

OMG, you are already old

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