Monday, July 14, 2008

My Retro Weekend....

On Friday some colleagues and myself made the trip to New Hampshire to visit FUNSPOT at Weirs Beach. Just in case you don't know, the Guinness Book of World Records recently proclaimed FUNSPOT the largest arcade on earth. Yes, within FUNSPOT, lurked the machines that brought both so much joy and pain to me in my childhood. Upon entering the building, the four of us were slacked jawed and I think one of us wet his pants.
After 6 hours of gaming, and getting my ass handed to me by such brutal mistresses as TRON, BURGER TIME, VENTURE and TEMPEST, I tried to regain my vision during the ride home. Thank God I wasn't driving because while I was sitting in the passenger's seat, watching the road up ahead, everything looked like it came straight out of POLE POSITION.

The next day, Kelly and I decided to go to one of the few drive-ins in the state. My memories of drive-ins are limited...the last movie I saw at a drive-in was E.T. back in '82. I must say that it was a wonderful thing to revisit. The double feature of HELLBOY 2 and WANTED filled the hole of new cinematic entertainment...HELLBOY being a great flick and WANTED serving up some cool action sequences. The overall experience of the drive-in is something that is vanishing and I strongly suggest that you hit one up before they are all gone.

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