Atari’s Missile Command and Space Invaders were released in 1980. The Atari 400 sold for $500 in 1980. The Atari 800 sold for twice as much. The only significant difference was the keyboard.
Charles was 27 years old when he blew the equivalent of $1,800 just so he could do this:
Something just ain’t right about an adult playing PewPewPew… and then bragging about it four decades later.
Helps if you follow the prep instructions instead of letting them thaw for a couple hours and nuking them.
Yep. That’s clown food.
Duck off, Peckerhead.
Charles fux up stuff so he can brag about fixing it, John.
He seems kind of obsessed…
In September 2011, there was some behind the scenes discussion about dumping all the LGF Archives. So much valuable work was about to be given away and thrown into the communal dumpster. I hated the thought, and wondered “Who despises Charles Johnson so much that he might be willing to pay for the Archive?” Twitterwars were in full swing, and the obvious answer was Andrew Breitbart.
So I emailed him. We talked over the phone a bit about the work of The Boiler Room Crew, and just before the conversation ended I asked him if he’d be interested in calling into our podcast, not expecting him to do so. He replied “Sure. When is it?”
What a jaw dropper.
The day of the podcast, 03 October 2011, was nerve-wracking as we couldn’t tell anyone who the mystery guest was (to prevent a troll storm) and we weren’t sure if he would call in at all. We had an hour to go and hadn’t heard anything, so I emailed him to see if he was still interested. His response was two words: “I’m in.”
The audio above is that interview. Rodan & Savage did a great job keeping their composure while speaking to The Happy Warrior.
Five months later he was gone.
R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart (1968-2012)
That’s true for the majority of subjects, Charles.
Charles on War
Charles on Drugs
Charles on Email
Charles on Shit
Just one little tweet brought out Charles’ fan base.
The Culver City Blobber was on a roll.