Penicillin Maybe?So, Susan and I were over to a friend's house last night.
It was one of those sophisticated get-togethers where people discuss current affairs, politics, and art.
Then someone said "Screw this! Let's play some Rock Band."
Would you rather discuss current affairs when you could be rocking out on the Xbox?
Yeah, I thought so.
We go through all of the trouble of setting up all of the instruments and deciding what each person wants to play.
This basically involved me choosing bass and threatening anyone who dared touch my guitar.
[GM]Dave does not sing.
[GM]Dave also hates those damned drums.
Stupid F&%@ING drums.
Thus, [GM]Dave plays guitar.
And everyone knows the bass player gets all the girls.
We're in the middle of creating our band, The LOLCats, when the game froze and all of the controllers went wonky.
Wonky is a technical term.
I said that I'd never actually seen a system get a spontaneous Red Ring of Death.
And we all laughed.
Then, it actually got the Red Ring of Death.
And I laughed.
I don't see why he was so upset. Those red lights sure are pretty.
Very much like the red light on my original NES system.
The one that still works.
We then spent the rest of the evening standing around discussing current affairs while my friend looked up how to fix it online.
With little tears in his eyes.
I'm sure it was just his allergies.
I'm allergic to wasting three hundred dollars, too.
Do you want to know what's really funny? Suggesting ways to fix a broken Xbox.
Note: I don't know how to fix a broken Xbox.
I do know how to SOUND like I know how to fix an Xbox.
[GM]Dave>> Did you try unplugging each cord one at a time?
Friend>> That might work!
You know, hope makes a funny sound when it dies.
He'd try one cord and restart his system. Then, he'd sit there with this hopeful look on his face until...
And did that with every cord.
[GM]Dave>> Did you try laying it down flat?
Friend>> Do you think that will work?
Then he tried hooking it up to another TV.
I don't know why he thought that sounded like a good idea.
Then he tried wrapping it in a towel.
That one... That one I was proud of.
I had to cite several laws of thermodynamics.
Cite may be a strong word.
Make up... Possibly.
By the end of the evening, his Xbox was still broken, but I was enjoying the party much more.
And the funniest part... He thanked me for all of my help.
I should probably feel very bad about that.