Thursday, September 20, 2007

Atari Olympics, an Ugly Thing

There's no point in actually playing "Atari Olympics," but you could stare for hours at the opening screen:

Why are the woman and the baby in "Zippy the Pinhead" stances? If that's a "womanly figure" then I need to do things differently. Why are the old man and the robot staring at the bow-legged aryan giant? Did he say something rude? Are these people related to each other? Is this the ideal Atari family, and if so, what happened to grandma? Is she the robot? Do they allow people to use orthopedic canes in the Olympics? Is that little girl's skirt just a tad too short?

The real tragedy is that this is a sports simulation, but everybody has rickets.

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