Monday, April 20, 2015

'Q' Is For 'Q-Bert'


Q-Bert


Only A Quarter
Orange Ball Jumps Up and Down
Better Than Skee Ball

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    1. He looks so helpless. Not having arms will do that.

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  2. This was one of my favorite arcade games back in the day. Remember the thud you felt when you fell off and Q-Berts mumbled curses. Those were great!

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    1. It was either that or Qi.
      But, I did that two years ago.
      And used it today in "Words With Friends."

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  4. Well, I guess so. I missed out on a lot in life because I was either in a ball-room or in the garden or perhaps doing laundry. I missed on what you write about but it's a cute little orange thing.

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    1. When you are a mature person with a brain, you tend to miss out on a lot of the idiocy I post here.
      I'm as classy as a fart joke.

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    2. Don't underestimate yoursef, kiddo. I can see through that smoke screen.

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  5. Even as someone born about 100 years after Q-Bert came out I can find myself enjoying that little guy. I think I remember reading ages ago about some kind of controversy. Now I'm going to have to look that up. I can't find anything so maybe it was just a fever dream I had.

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    1. No, I'M going to have to look that up.
      Was it because Q-Bert didn't have a penis?

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  6. So balls to the wall? Or on the wall

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    1. Balls on the wall?
      Those would be Wallnuts.

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    1. I wanted to go for something a little more sophisticated than Q-Tip.

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  8. My knowledge of video games is limited to Pac-man and Donkey Kong. I know not of who you speak.

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    1. Q-Bert was the game we played when the lines for Pac-Man and Donkey Kong were too long.
      It was a cute game, but it wasn't even MS Pac-Man.

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  9. Like Ruth, I don't know that many video games and never heard of this one. The main ones off the top of my head are Pac Man, Super Mario, and Frogger. Kirby was my favorite, though. :)

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    1. Q-Bert was really one of the lesser games. Couldn't even hold a candle to "Dig Dug," let alone Mario.

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  10. Not familiar with Q-Bert. Must have come along after our boy was grown.

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    1. Aren't we pretty much the same age? It was probably in the arcade when you were growing up.

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  11. I was a Galaga kind of girl (actually, I never played many video games at all - this just happened to be in the corner of a place I used to go because my friends and I liked to dance.)

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    1. I LOVED Galaga. Although I'd get cramps in my thumbs from mashing the buttons so hard.

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  12. I have no idea what Q-Bert is except something I may have had in one of my Bosch dreams

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    1. Q-Bert does look like he belongs in a Bosch vision of hell, doesn't he?

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    2. Oh yes he does-he should be chasing an egg with black feet

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  13. Q-Bert. Blast from the past. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. I've been feeling nostalgic lately. An effect of writing my book, I suppose.

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  14. Q-bert is one of the classic games I don't care for.

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    1. My favorite was Defender,
      Do you remember that one?

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  15. I Can hear tha damn noise in my head right now!

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  16. Oh I LOVED q-bert... I had forgotten all about him! :)

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  17. I don't think I ever encountered Qbert....looks like I missed out!

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    1. He never had a lot to say. Just honked and squeaked.

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  18. Never played it, is it really better than skee-ball?

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  19. But skeeball is the only game I occasionally do well at, and Qbert looks ugly. He must have a nice personality.

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  20. Perhaps Q-Bert should consider rhinoplasty. I sure wouldn't want to be around him when he felt a sneeze coming on.

    Julie

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