Jody Leeis a published writer and an obsessed retro gamer. He founded the Humor Association non-profit organization and spends his free time playing cricket with his reluctant family and unwinding in the arcade in their garage.
Against the Storm
Her mother told her to stay nearby for fear of the storm rolling in. But Zara couldn't resist chasing a nibbling bunny rabbit out down the meadow and into a lonely, old barn. It would hop. Then it would stop and scan the area. Zara would pop back into its view and it would scurry off again much to her delight. Hop. Stop. Scan and scram. Hop. Stop. Scan and scram. All the while, the storm clouds moved in over them the way the first scoop of ice-cream turns over itself in a fresh container.
Why You Should Play Old School Donkey Kong Again
Nintendo’s 800-pound gorilla in a 300-pound cabinet arrived in arcades across America forty years ago this summer. And by 1981’s end, Donkey Kong had hoisted the Japanese electronics company on his broad shoulders and carried Nintendo to the top of the North American video game industry. Forty years later, DK still holds up and it’s worth another play when you have the time. Or if you have Billy Mitchell kind of time then go ahead and try to break the current record score of 1,272,700. There are plenty of free Kong sites and online emulators for you to determine how high you truly can get.
The Woke Laws
The "Woke Laws" were a series of bills making it a crime to publicly accuse anyone of unprincipled behavior without irrefutable proof. Under the Woke Laws, if a black man was shot by a white police officer and the officer wasn’t a lifelong bigot, then anyone claiming race was a contributing factor would face jail time. If a woman who claimed sexual assault failed to prove that she was not a willing participant then she would be the one who went to prison. Unsurprisingly, these bills narrowly passed legislation in the usual gerrymandered partisan fashion and, once they did, the Woke Laws destroyed society.