17 June 2012

The Lie: It’s my old computer, and it’s in the closet because it’s broken.

The Truth: It’s my Super Nintendo, and it still works beautifully – at least two or three times a week, in fact, whenever I’m having trouble falling asleep. It’s in the closet because if my kids ever discover the brilliance that is Donkey Kong Country, they’ll never do homework again.

(Despite the convenience it affords me, I’m truly shocked and horrified that we live in an age in which children don’t know what a Super Nintendo looks like.)


  1. TSchmiddy says:

    Donkey kong yup and keep them away from star fox too!!

  2. Daisy says:

    Super Nintendo seems less troubling than the video games that most kids are playing nowadays. At least in Donkey Kong they’re not stealing cars or assaulting prostitutes.

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