Games That Play People
Those beeping video invaders are dazzling, fun-and even addictive
|Let us have no more lamenation that
our microprocessed era lacks heroes (plinkety-plunk od
Pete Seeger's banjo). The spirit of mighty John
Henry, the steel-driving man who beat the steam drill
(plunk-plunk-plunk), lives on in the indomitable courage
and abused optic nerves of a Mount Prospect Ill., high
school boy named Steve Juraszek (Seeger whacks out
several yards of fancy banjo work and begins a ballad):
Well, Steve Juraszek dropped his quarter,
half and hour before noon (plink-plunk).
He would die in the end, when the blasters zapped his men,
But he vowed that wouldn't happen soon, poor boy.
He vowed that wouldn't happen soon.
At six that night they called
mutants and the pods,
And the microchip is processing a groan, oh my,
The microchip is letting out a groan."
Oh, they fed him on pizza and
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