Posted Thu, Jun 27, 2013 by Uncle Lester
Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!
Hello and welcome to the fourth edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! I’m your host of today’s show, Uncle Lester. After driving around town for a week looking for a spot I could kick off my boots, hang up my dirty socks, and enjoy some harassment free gaming time with a good Wi-Fi connection, I thought I’d finally hit the jackpot with my Denny’s hookup. Well last night, they decided they wanted to “take it to the next level” and I was perfectly cool with that… until I realized they weren’t talking about leveling our characters in DC Universe Online. So! I’m on the road again, broadcasting today from a truck stop off I-95.
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed with geeks and gamers alike during the course of my travels, it’s that they always have a reason to give you crap about the things you like and they don’t. This is especially true any time superheroes get mentioned. What makes it even more bizarre than other geek arguments is the fact that it seems to nearly come to blows almost every time.
“Superman sucks. Face it. Why? Because I like Psylocke.”
… What?! As the great Bill Engvall once said when it comes to logic, “not even Evel Knievel could make that jump.”
Seriously. When the hell did it become ok to put the likes of others down just because you don’t agree with their choice? The land of geeks, nerds, and gamers started as a place of welcome and shared interests. Even if you weren’t a big fan of the X-Men, you could appreciate the love someone else had for them.
It’s high time we drag our fellow outcasts back from the brink of destruction and get back to our inclusive ways. Being geek may be chic now, but that day may pass and when it does, ol’ Uncle Lester here is going to need somewhere to stay… especially if you have happen to have an extra room and cable TV. And Wi-Fi.
That’s it for today’s show but tune in tomorrow for more from your two-stepping tumbleweed of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!