June 28th, 2008


Monkeys aren't donkeys! Quit messing with my head!

Last night's movie was The King of Kong, which is about a battle between two guys for the world record Donkey Kong score. I noticed somewhat of a bias in the documentary, with challenger Steve Wiebe being presented as a nice, modest (if obsessive-compulsive) family man. Champion Billy Mitchell, on the other hand, was portrayed as hyper-competitive in video games as well as business (he owned a restaurant and hot sauce company), and possibly in relationships as well, considering how busty his wife was. Anyway, it was quite enjoyable watching. Both competitors ended up scoring over a million points, which really does impress me. Personally, I'm more of a spectator in the video game world, except when it comes to RPG's, and I'm not even that great at those. I couldn't even imagine putting in the time and effort necessary to set a record on a classic arcade game.

And now, if I may ask a totally unrelated question, has anyone reading this actually ever used Windows Vista? XP works just fine for everything I need to do, but I'll probably end up getting a new computer sometime this year, and it looks like it's pretty much impossible now to get a new PC with anything other than Vista. I'm curious as to how well it works, and how it differs from XP. Having had to suffer through a few years of Millennium Edition, I'm somewhat wary of operating systems of which I have no prior knowledge.

Finally, happy birthday to secretnthewings!