It’s been easy to forget it’s winter this year. Last winter we had two huge storms bury the area under a couple of feet of snow before Christmas, and we didn’t see grass again until sometime in March. As far as I know, this winter we haven’t even had a single snow emergency, and the few times we have gotten an inch or two of snow, it’s melted within a week.
What’s a snow emergency, you say? I’ll let Wikipedia explain. Suffice to say Minneapolis is the only city specifically mentioned in the article.
Rusty Quarters Retro Arcade & Museum
I want to go to there. Rusty Quarters is in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis, next to Bryant Lake Bowl.
I’ve been meaning to find time to head over to that part of town and check this place out for a while, but I just discovered a number of photos of the inside posted on Instagram. It turns out they have their whole game list posted on their website, but just from looking at the pictures I was able to identify the following games:
Rampage, Centipede, Joust, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Q-Bert, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Track and Field, BurgerTime, Defender and Crystal Castles.
Yes… that’s pretty much perfect.
The Undisciplined Room, episode 7: Loose with my Use
Never mind the curiously suggestive title. What should really concern you most about the newest episode of my podcast with SLP is this image:
The image may be even more disturbing if you know its source. The episode is now posted for your enjoyment!
The Undisciplined Room, Episode 6: Cranked Up
The latest episode of my podcast with SLP just went live. Check it out!
Daring Fireball links to this vintage video from Macworld 1997, where then-Apple CEO Gil Amelio rambles on before introducing, to a rousing standing ovation, the returning Steve Jobs. Amelio’s facial expression while the ovation lingers is priceless. Cue sad trombone: