Yep, my early video game addiction led me down a path of hardcore criminal activity, and before you know it I was pirating video cassettes and littering like no tomorrow. Damn you, video games!
My dad did indeed try to play Pole Position, and it cracked me up that he couldn’t play it right, because grown ups were just meant to know these things, like how could you not know how to play Pole Position?
Anyway! I really did enjoy the Atari 2600 version of Pole Position, even though it was an extremely simple interpretation of the arcade game, and I eventually got so good at it that I had to play it left handed to get any sense of challenge from it. I think it’s fair to say I got my $50 of value!
And here’s the video of me making this comic – it’s funny how the script changed so much towards the end I think…