[press start]

when i was eight, my parents wouldn’t let me hang out at the arcade by myself because of all the pedophiles hanging around there. seems like back then, people could smoke cigs in the arcade (they still can in china). one day, someone stole all my tickets, which i had stuffed into an empty ant-farm container. that’s when i realized there are bad people in the world.

also, after standing in line for Killer Instinct for forty minutes, I realized and accepted that I would never be great at video games.

when i was twelve, my parents wouldn’t let me go to the skatepark because of all the derelicts hanging around smoking cigs there. later that year, my assistant basketball coach gave me a pack of Marlboro Reds. still can’t figure out why.. either he was a pedophile or he just wanted to get me addicted so he could sell cigs to me.

this is the second cig/stuffed animal claw-game i’ve encountered here. this one was just chillin on the corner up in north jing an. bringing families together?

here’s some songs from my “BLURRRRRRD” folder that remind me of the arcade

Hayzee – Press Start

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Samiyam – Where Am I

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Slugabed – Sun Too Bright Turn It Off

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we’re so lucky that both Samiyam and Slugabed have played at Shelter in the last two months. 2012 gwan be huge.

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