Of course, I don’t have Angry Birds on my iPad, and will not be getting it, leaving me free to continue to write novels and stuff. I did, however, get a game called Hector: Badge of Carnage, which is an adventure game in the style of those 80’s-90’s games with the ridiculous puzzles that I loved so dearly, which have been pretty much replaced by hidden object games. Oh, I like hidden object games, don’t get me wrong, but they’re no Day of the Tentacle / Full Throttle / Grim Fandango / Monkey Island / Broken Sword / Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist / The Longest Journey etc.
To demonstrate the amazing movie-watching power of this new device, I watched an episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 featuring a grainy black-and-white film and finally finished watching Troll 2, which I’ve been watching in 10-minute increments over the past few months. Worst movie ever? If you exclude Birdemic: Shock and Terror, I was inclined to agree until the very last scene. However, I maintain that the final moment of Troll 2 is so dark and twisted that it removes the film from Worst Movie Ever consideration. Sorry.
I still haven’t seen Best Worst Movie, the Troll 2 documentary, because these days I’ve become a slave to Netflix Instant Watch.