I initially wrote this in January but never posted it since there were topics on every week. As I did not think of anything this past Thursday, I was going to post this but did not get a chance. Here it is now:
While playing the last story in Left 4 Dead 2, (yes I finally got around to it) I noticed a jukebox that looked like it was working. I hit the action button and it took a disc and appropriately since I was in New Orleans the song "When the Saints Come Marchin' In." I tried it again and it changed to a couple of songs by the fictional group created for the game. The third time a very familiar tune started to play. "Re: your Brains". The Jonathan Coulton song I downloaded for Rock Band and have an autographed shirt with the lyrics.
I was laughing so hard, I needed to pause the game. Since the song is written from the point of view of a zombie and since the game was created by the same company that made Portal in which Jonathan Coulton wrote a song, I can see it happening. (I also discovered later that by hitting the jukebox, the Song "Still Alive" which was the song written for Portal will play.)
That got me thinking about other moments like that:
I enjoyed Grant Theft Auto before most people heard of it. The first two versions had an overhead view of the game and included a mission where you got a bus, picked up people, dropped them off at a hot dog processing plant, and delivered hot dogs among other new things like kill frenzies and finding out personally why someone was named El Burro (the donkey).
What got me was a mission where you had to show two hookers whose in charge. After getting the instructions on where to go and what to do, giant words appeared on the computer "Slap them Bitches". For some reason my wife did not think it was as funny.
When I was a kid, one cartoon I always watched was Wacky Races. It featured cars based on stereotypes such as cavemen, gangsters, soldiers, and a pretty but dumb woman. For some reason I liked the #9 car driven by Peter Perfect.
It was only recently watching the rerun on Boomerang at 7AM did I realize the car was shaped like a giant penis as it won a race as he was able to stretch out the front of the car after it was crunched.
Anyway, they created a Mario Cart type game based on the Wacky Races and I had to get it. When facing the 00 car of Dick Dastardly, as the time counted 3, 2, 1, it took off at the 2. I had always wondered since that car had a jet engine, why did he bother to try to mess up the other racers especially when he was in the lead anyway?
Shortly after the first Madden football game was made, EA created Mutant League Football. It was 7 on 7 featuring mutant replications of many current and past football teams featuring players like Reggie Fright, Joe Magician, LT Impaler and Bones Jackson. Players when hit too hard would break into pieces and even referees could end up as part of the carnage.
One of the plays allowed you to bribe the referee who would call phony penalties against the opponent. Of course it could be countered by killing the ref. One time after engaging the bribe ref, one of the players from the other team farted and the ref called a penalty for excessive gas.
Ok. Maybe it was not that funny or I guess you had to be there.