Wiebe struggled to achieve the success he so richly deserved for chasing the Donkey Kong world champion title from the Twin Galaxies score organization, due in part to the underhanded and downright evil efforts of reigning champion and Donkey Kong douchebag Billy Mitchell. Even though he has surpassed Mitchell's scores since the release of the film, Mitchell always seemed to be one barrel behind him, making Wiebe even more of an iconic hero to geeks, spazzes, dweebs and everyone else.
So at this year's E3 video game expo, the G4 Network gave Wiebe and his many fans the chance to reclaim the title for humble people everywhere by broadcasting his nine hour attempt live on television. It may sound like something that could make your eyes bleed no matter how close you were sitting to the TV, but it became hands down one of my 10 greatest sporting broadcasts of the year. And this is from a network that runs reruns of both COPS and Cheaters.
This is the first in a 376-part series* in which I try to better myself, and in turn better the rest of you, by turning to the font of information known as television, courtesy of this other font of information known as the internet.
It is my belief that everything we need to know can be learned from television. We have relied too heavily on books for too long, and it's time we stopped reading and started accepting everything TV tells us.
Today, let us all learn about Christianity, one of the three Abrahamic religions along with Judaism and Islam:
Ah, the 1980's, the golden age for many things . . . pop music, hair bands, family sitcoms, and video games. However, it really wasn't a golden age for Saturday morning cartoons. By the time the mid-80's rolled around many of the cartoons on the air were stealing their material from shows that you would see on prime-time television (like the Happy Days gang traveling in time), or from children's toys.
Case in point was CBS's Saturday Supercade. Premiering in 1983 during the height of the video game era, Supercade featured characters from some of the most popular arcade games of the time. For instance, there were characters from Frogger, Donkey Kong (with Soupy Sales as the voice of the barrel throwing monkey), Q*Bert, and Space Ace. Amazingly, the show lasted two seasons on CBS.
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