Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Fistful of Quarters

Have you ever seen The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters? It's a documentary about a group of video game dweebs obsessed with earning the highest score ever in Donkey Kong and it is amazing.

Nathan playing Donkey Kong at our local car wash shortly
after we first watched A Fistful of Quarters.
You don't have to like Donkey Kong (or even video games, for that matter) to appreciate this documentary. There is a cast of compelling characters, and the film is well edited. The nerds are shockingly nerdy, the mean people are so very mean, and the arrogant asses take arrogance to new levels. Every time we see it on t.v., we stop to watch it. 

A Fistful of Quarters is really like a Gorillas in the Mist for uber-nerds. Most nerds eventually grow up and learn to do things like make eye contact and flirt properly, but some nerds endure. A Fistful of Quarters proves that the nerds in Big Bang Theory actually do exist in real life.

Other documentaries that prove that the Big Bang Theory is closer to fact than fiction: Trekkies; Spellbound; and Word Wars - Tiles and Tribulations on the Scrabble Game Circuit.