Today I wrote a stupid thing about a shirt that showed up in a bunch of Konami arcade ads throughout the ’80s, inspired by my trawl through an archive of Konami flyers in preparation for the latest episode of Retronauts. And then Tak Fujii gave it a thumbs-up, and all was well.

As a special bonus, after staring at super-fit bodies all morning I finally decided to check out my apartment complex’s gymnasium. My goal is to look like that insane David Hasselhoff guy from the Super Contra poster by the time I hit 40.


It’s gonna be tough, but it’ll be so worth it.

6 thoughts on “Shirty

  1. If you can get to that level by the time you’re 40, I’ll organise a Konami arcade flyer style picture for you. How’s that for motivation!

  2. Not that hard really if you just keep the 80s theme in full effect by ingesting large quantities of anabolic steroids.

  3. I dunno, that guy looks a little too round in the belly for the look you probably really want

  4. Is this a reflection of your surroundings? In San Francisco you wanted to look like a 1940s journalist with well-fitted clothes. Now that you’re in the Deep South, you want to look like a macho man.

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