Wednesday, November 02, 2005

What We Know about Q-Bert

Example
He's a sperical, whimsical, fuzzy-looking fellow.

Example
He spends most of his time on a technicolour pyramid structure...

Example
...where he must constantly be on the look-out
for his nemesis, Coily.

Example
He reproduces via parthenogenesis.

10 comments:

Michael said...

I only knew Q-bert as a video game. I didn’t know he was a board game too. I think he may have a cartoon back in the early 80s, not to sure though.
Nice find.

em said...

Alas poor Q-bert, I knew him well.
That mean fate should cause his end before I could steal more quarters from my parants.
Alas.
Yet in memory his hoping goes on, etched into my retina like a burned in cathode ray tube.

Good times, good times.

Gyrobo said...

Having not grown up in the 80's, I can say with utter abandon that I've never heard of Q-bert. But if I HAD grown up in the 1980s, that's SO what I would have done.

Mister T said...

I like your blog a lot! But I think it needs a little more nastolgic wallowing in the 1980s.

flatlander said...

Never fear...more wallowing to come. With the future so uncertain it is always comforting to take refuge in one of the various Golden Ages of Yor.

In my case, it's the eighties.

"I pity the fool that mess with my gold chains!"

Gyrobo said...

I imagine the 80s was a time of optimism, shortly before the collpse of western civilization.

The the robots invaded.

Roboshrub Incorporated said...

Hey, we were programmed to.
Not our faults, really. I liked the eighties. Afterwards, though, the world spiraled downward into madness...

Molly Ringwald & Falco said...

Yes, please keep talking about the 80s.

Gyrobo said...

The only really good thing that came out of the 80s was "Back to the Future". I bought that whole thing on DVD. Oh yeah, and the collapse of communism. They totally couldn't handle the stresses of modern day life.

flatlander said...

Yes, all Fakie Agents are required to watch "Back to the Future", episodes I and II, in continual sequence for an entire week-end before they recieve official Agent status. It's part of the Fakiegrind Temporal De-Conditioning Program designed to break one's attachment to viewing time in an exclusively linear fashion (an unfortunate habit of thought upon which the entire Communist utopian tragedy was founded).

Readers might remember an ancient Fakiegrind post, by the sagacious Dr. Flavour, about this classic sci-fi Zen koan of a movie. Click Here to get the full story!