Tell me anything

Mario and Luigi are 17 years old

Donkey Kong is a landlord and a nepo baby

The Insert Credit theme music has lyrics that I cannot avoid singing in my head whenever I hear it. I will never reveal what they are.

I used to see copies of Steambot Chronicles at Gamestop, not anymore though

buy this hat

You can have as many names as you want nobody will stop you.

I‘ll use this as an excuse to share two mildly-funny stories that have been sitting in my drafts here for a while. I love hearing video game impressions from people who don’t pay attention to video games.

I've talked to my boss once about video games, mostly the snes games she played growing up, but she did throw out this zinger: "I didn't know anyone with a sega. What games did sega have? Sonic and that's it." I told her I knew some people who have probably committed assault over accusations like that.

While geting a long & boring medical test recently, I was making small talk with the very normie nurse. Video games came up a few times but it was clear she mostly only knew what had made it through to the mainstream -- the mario movie and hey, isn't that new hbo show based on a game? She asked if there was anywhere I'd like to travel and when I said Japan, she asked why. I said I liked japanese video games. She thought for a minute, clearly trying to imagine a japanese video game, and then said "You mean like konami?"

(so if Jaffe still needs an answer to who'd represent japan at the video game olympics, apparently it's not nintendo or sony or sega or squenix, but konami)

@“Mnemogenic”#p112386 MFers will be like “Your pronouns are too much to remember” and then be like…. “Please address me by my full name, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Member of the Order of Merit, Grand Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Knight of the Order of Australia, Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, Extra Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Lord of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Privy Councillor of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.”

@“Tradegood”#p112391 good god! that wasn't even a joke!



I jsut assumed everyone had this already memorized, but she, he, or they? I mean, who can remember that?

@“DavidNoo”#p112385 omg this is incredible.

It feels so good to not have to whisper!

@“connrrr”#p112514 was I the only one who would increase my browser text size to 150% to read it?

@“Tradegood”#p112519 [size=8]no![/size]


@“Gaagaagiins”#p112345 Mario and Luigi are 17 years old

What did he mean by this????

I keep meaning to mention since it came up in the SMA thread but I‘ll put it here since I have nothing to “show” that I’ve been boiling my mushrooms before frying or stewing lately and I 100% recommend it and I can‘t think of a reason to ever cook mushrooms again without first boiling them. Like that ig chef said, boiling kicks all the water out of the mushrooms. They reduce in size and become really hardy and resilient. Not tough or chewy but they develop almost a crunch, and maintain it! through frying without getting mushy and slow cooking without breaking up. Everyone stop what you’re doing and boil your mushrooms right now!!

Go-gurt is just yoghurt

@“edward”#p112674 reported for misinformation (not actually)

For probably more than a year I‘ve thought of making a “Confess Your Video Game Sins” thread, intending to get some specific confession of my own off my chest, but now I’ve forgotten what that is