Gaming with Uncle Lester: Your Superhero Sucks
Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesnÂt mean he isnÂt 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! IÂm your host of todayÂs 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 IÂd finally hit the jackpot with my DennyÂs hookup. Well last night, they decided they wanted to Âtake it to the next levelÂ and I was perfectly cool with thatÂ until I realized they werenÂt talking about leveling our characters in DC Universe Online. So! IÂm on the road again, broadcasting today from a truck stop off I-95.
If thereÂs one thing IÂve noticed with geeks and gamers alike during the course of my travels, itÂs that they always have a reason to give you crap about the things you like and they donÂt. 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.
ÂSuperman sucks. Face it. Why? Because I like Psylocke.Â
Â What?! As the great Bill Engvall once said when it comes to logic, Ânot even Evel Knievel could make that jump.Â
Seriously. When the hell did it become ok to put the likes of others down just because you donÂt agree with their choice? The land of geeks, nerds, and gamers started as a place of welcome and shared interests. Even if you werenÂt a big fan of the X-Men, you could appreciate the love someone else had for them.
ItÂs 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, olÂ Uncle Lester here is going to need somewhere to stayÂ especially if you have happen to have an extra room and cable TV. And Wi-Fi.
ThatÂs it for todayÂs 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]!