Your Humble Narrator has never been much of a computer game guy. But back in the ‘80s, when I did spend some time dropping quarters into an arcade game, it was usually Pac-Man. Something about clearing the maze appealed to my OCD tendencies, and the focus on quickly and methodically eating the yellow dots gratified my oral fixation.
I’m told that Pac-Man turns 35 years old tomorrow—incredible—so…
Monster-of-the-Week: ...let’s give the nod to Blinky,
the leader of the quartet of voracious “ghosts” who stalk the gobbling yellow
It was always fun to eat
the flashing dot and watch Blinky and cronies briefly turn blue and grimace as
they became vulnerable to attack.
By the way, there’s a cool treat place on
McClintock in Tempe
called Joe’s Italian Ice. It’s not quite as good as Rita’s, in my opinion, but
it’s still pretty good, and they have—or did, anyway, on my most recent visit a
few weeks ago—a Ms. Pac-Man machine there that you can play for free!