Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Better Than Heroin Hero I Guess

Meet 16-year-old Blake Peebles. He quit high school to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional Guitar Hero player. Yes, the video game. Yes, he wants to make a career out of pushing shiny, plastic buttons. No, Blake doesn't know how to play a real guitar. (

I confess, I enjoy playing Guitar Hero more than someone my age should. But, I cannot imagine back in my Frogger playing days that my mom would have let me quit school to go on to become a professional Fogger player no matter how lucrative this may have seemed at the time. A fad is a fad, a game is a game, a diploma is well a piece of paper but an important piece of paper.

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