June 6, 2009

The Shape Of Things To Come

25 years ago a group of Russian clowns were trying to climb into a tiny car, when Nikolai Volkoff had an idea. He would invent a video game that would train all clowns, no matter how tall and skinny, short and wide, or of lightning bolt shape they may be, to insert themselves into a clown car. Tetris is a game for mathmagicians which was invented in the land of Sauering Kraut and Borschting Beets. It is the Russians answer to the Pac-ed Man. Whereas Pac-Man is a game of consumption and Excess, Tetris is a game of falling in line and being a cog in the Communist Machine. If only we had a way to combine the two games, peace may finally come.

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