Did you know that earlier this week was National Video Games Day? We didn't. In fact, we are getting an inkling that this might not be a real holiday.
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When William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's original Flintstones cartoon first aired back in 1960, it was a clever, campy celebration of suburban sprawl and a very particular kind of middle class American Dream™. In Mark Russell and Steve Pugh's recently-ended Flintstones comic series, that same dream is explored in a much darker, funnier way.
I've not come across a finer means of illustrating the origins of our Western work ethic than this video featuring a recycled Japanese game. Why did't we have 8-Bit Philosophy back when I was in college?