[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-08.]

(Some days you get the worm, some days the worm gets you)

So I’m sick, which is not all that great for beard growing or game inspiration. However, I’m watching Twin Peaks (directed by David Lynch, with Kyle MacLachlan and Everett McGill, and Miguel Ferrer — as opposed to Jose Ferrer). And drinking some spiced cider, so I’m sure I’ll be able to navigate my way out of this desert of illness.

Yesterday’s game was Duck Hunt, released in 1984, first for the Famicom/NES system, and later as a game you could choose in the PlayChoice-10 standalone arcade unit. The notable feature of the game is of course your faithless companion mutt who laughs at you when you miss, and in some modes gets in your way (unfortunately you can’t shoot him and continue — except in some unofficial remakes).

Thus proving once again that mockery doth make the unremarkable memorable.

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