August 03, 2004

Scott Scott Revolution

Back in the spring of 2000, my wife and I stopped off for a quick round of mini-golf during our vacation in California (and I kicked her butt, if I remember correctly). While we were selecting our putters -- something I take very seriously -- we spotted a kid about 12 years old busting a move on one of those Dance Dance Revolution games. It was the first time either of us had seen it, and we both busted out laughing. I'd never seen something so funny -- although my wife's mini-golf skills came close.

Well, now it's four years later, and those machines are everywhere. And I still find them just as funny. Which is why I was happy when I was able to record my friend Scott on one at lunch today (the Nathan's we went to has an arcade, in addition to tasty hot dog treats). The resulting video, while perhaps not as hysterical as that 12-year-old in California, is still rather amusing.

Posted by Kevin at August 3, 2004 04:21 PM

From all the crap going on on the screen, it's a wonder kids aren't having epileptic seizures across the nation.

Posted by: Brian Kelly at August 4, 2004 08:59 AM

What's even funnier about that is that this machine appeared to be a direct import from Japan. All of the display text was in Japanese, but during the songs random english words like "Groove Mambo" would appear on the screen.

Makes me wonder if many Japanese people have English words tattooed on themselves, like we do with Japanese...

Posted by: Kevin at August 4, 2004 09:21 AM

I think the big thing there are t-shirts with American words/sayings on them. Which just proves how much smarter they are, not to get the saying actually tattooed on their body.

Or maybe the things the Japanese say are just worthy of a tattoo, unlike American sayings...

Posted by: Brian Kelly at August 4, 2004 10:22 PM

What's even stupider are the people that don't actually double-check the actual tattoo that they're putting on themselves. As if the guy working at the parlor is fluent in Japanese. Who trusts a guy with things sticking out of his face?

"yeah, this symbol here means "Strong as Bull", but years later when they actually look it up, it reads "I love bunnies". No wonder why that group of Japanese tourists were laughing!!

Posted by: B at September 29, 2004 06:00 PM
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