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Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

Dave!"What's your favorite arcade cabinet video game of all time?" Bad Robert asked, more as a statement than as a question.

"Hmmm... in a death match between Q*Bert and Donkey Kong for my affections, I'd have to go with Donkey Kong." I replied, not really sure if I was telling the truth.

"WRONG! The correct answer is Defender... Defender is the answer we were looking for!" he screams through iChat so loudly that I fear my MacBook display will crack. "What about home video game on a console?"

"Uhhhhh... Lego Star Wars 2, maybe?" I say, readying myself for more screaming.

"WRONG! We were looking for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time... also acceptable would have been Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Halo," he says with a note of pity in his voice. "Last question... favorite computer game of all time?

"Errr... that's a tough one... I'd have to go with StarCraft... or possibly Dungeon Master... or maybe Warlords 2," I say, almost in a whisper.

"WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!" he bellows, eyes blazing... "The correct answer is Half Life 2."

"I see. Well, I guess I didn't win any prizes then," I say dejectedly.

"Sure you do... you win a consolation bitch-slap the next time I see you," Robert says while mimicking a slap across his webcam... "seriously, Lego Star Wars is your favorite video game of all time?!? Later!"

The screen goes blank.

A half-hour later I get a text on my iPhone... "Can I borrow your copy of Lego Star Wars 2 next time I'm in town?"

I wonder if my prize is transferrable?

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  1. Hilly Sue says:

    Classic. That Bad Robert seems like one helluva dude.

  2. The correct answer was the ocarina of time though of Course. Lego Star Wars is merely fun. Ocarina is a lifestyle.

  3. awytch says:

    QBert (although Burger Time was pretty cool), Princess Tomato and Insane Aquarium (or maybe Hidden Expedition: Titanic)…

    Yeah, I know, I don’t get a prize either.

  4. whall says:

    Guitar Hero
    7th Guest

  5. Avitable says:

    I like Bad Robert.

  6. Patrick D. says:

    Lego Star Wars 2 is an AWESOME game! You got that right! I love it. My four-year-old loves it. And we can play together. That’s a win-win.

  7. Mrs. K says:

    Transfer that prize! Two guys bitch-slapping should be fun to watch.

  8. Tracy Lynn says:

    It’s totally transferable. I am speaking from experience.

  9. Justin Scott says:

    Haha, hilarious. How about your favorite iPhone game? WRONG, We were looking for Dizzy Bee!

  10. B.E. Earl says:

    After having “No Life” while enduring the original “Half Life”, I just couldn’t put myself through the rigors of the sequel. Even with all the glorious reviews.

  11. Kevin says:

    You can’t go wrong with ANY Zelda game! I’ve finished all of the Zelda games, but am still working on finishing Star Wars Lego 2. My favorite video game was Zaxxon. Please link me up with Bad Roberts blog. He sounds pretty cool.

  12. Winter says:

    Poor Dave! Not one answer right. I feel bad for you, but I still laughed.

  13. Ah, Bad Robert… Always a sure bet for comedy.

  14. ChillyWilly says:

    Bad Robert can be such a cranky bastard. Especially when he’s channeling John McLaughlin.

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