I thought I have heard a lot of different kinds of aural art (music) but this pushes the limit beyond anything I've ever experienced. Check out dictionaraoke.org. Oh, and make a point to listen to the Nine Inch Nails track. Woh.

I don't think I've ever really talked about how much I love video games. I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but I don't think I've discussed it in depth. When I was just a wee tyke my dad decided to get me my first video game system, it was a Commodore. I'll be honest, I don't remember which system it was since I was about 2 and a half at the time. The first system in my conscious memory is the Atari 5200. Again, I was quite young when we got it, but I do remember having it. I remember my dad taking it apart trying to fix something and it not working. Still, I have visions in my head of Space Invaders and Pong. The first system that made a lasting impression in my head is my NES, Nintendo Entertainment System. And boy, did it entertain. I honestly believe my parents bought me video games when I was little so that I would shut up. It worked. I think I played Nintendo more than I watched TV when I first got it. Visions of level 8-1 from Super Mario Bros. is still bouncing in my head. There is one jump that you just need to have perfectly timed to make and it took me forever to master it. Well I'm just rambling now. The point is that I've had video game systems as long as I can remember and they are still a part of my life.

Video games have gotten a bad rap because they're violent or they're addicitve or they're just jeuvenile. Politicians claim they are the root of all evil and parents struggle to pull kids from their controllers for dinner (These are the same parents claiming their kids have ADD. Don't they understand that school is just boring?). I think people just need to give these games a shot. They're more immersive than television or the movies because you're in control of the story. It's more active than watching TV since you're constantly improving your hand eye coordination. Also, they're just damn fun. When you play NBA Jam or Mario Kart with 4 people or when you spend days trying to get the last few stars in Mario 64. As you can see, video games put me at a loss for words. There is just something unbelievably immersive about them. You sit down and you get lost. It's something that I would like to better convey for you but right now I am exhausted and am wishing I hadn't started this now. Ta ta.