September 29, 2010 5:58 PM   Subscribe

So to reach Nirvana, you have to become a rock star, get blown by a bunch of prostitutes, and then OD on heroin?

My kind of religion.
posted by keratacon at 6:27 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'm impressed by the complete lack of videogame references, honestly. I left the commentary on because he said he'd tell me about them all, and there really weren't any. The Paperboy one was just a kid delivering papers; it bore no resemblance to the game at all.

There were an awful lot of 8-bit dudes who vaguely resemble comedians, though.
posted by graventy at 6:32 PM on September 29, 2010

I linked to this in a comment last week. If you missed it, that's also an interesting, tangentially related thread.

Lasse Gjertsen has made some other great videos, as well. I recommend Roshambo (possibly NSFW for cartoon nudity) and Amateur especially.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 6:56 PM on September 29, 2010

God my attention span sucks.
posted by amro at 7:02 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Moral of the story: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll lead to Heaven. I am ok with that.
posted by Vindaloo at 8:04 PM on September 29, 2010

Yet another reason to adore Youtube. Thanks!
posted by dbiedny at 8:31 PM on September 29, 2010

When you die, you have to star in the movie Lawnmower Man.
posted by HeroZero at 8:52 PM on September 29, 2010 [2 favorites]

I could swear I saw an almost identical movie recently. Also an 8-bit version of "life" except more of a platforming adventure game, but featuring the same dreary take on relationships (guy marries a woman, represented as a drain on his $$$ score until she leaves him for another man). It also had the "play again and this time don't let a woman drag you down" theme.

posted by straight at 8:57 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

If you live two blocks from work, walk or bike there. I mean, you only *work* at a bike store, you know. Your stamina will increase and you may get an extra heart from it, and you'll be able to beat up that dude.
Also, if you're a rock star, nix the H - Iggy got lucky, you, maybe not so much.
posted by Zack_Replica at 9:17 PM on September 29, 2010

You're right - that did rock.
posted by sneebler at 9:18 PM on September 29, 2010

Psilocybin reference at 2:18. That's gonna earn him a big black sticker from the PMRC.
posted by Robin Kestrel at 9:56 PM on September 29, 2010

let's not forget hyperactive.
posted by palacewalls at 12:17 AM on September 30, 2010

Dan the Man is the video I was thinking of, (discussed previously on the blue), which is much more charming and entertaining than Consoul and at least mitigates the misogyny by making the treacherous wife specifically a whinny princess rather than a generic woman.
posted by straight at 6:59 AM on September 30, 2010

On my first viewing, without the comments/references, I totally thought he was hailing the cab to hightail it out of there once he saw she was pregnant.

How different his life would have been, eh?
posted by yiftach at 11:36 PM on September 30, 2010

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