Sunday, August 26, 2007

Watch Out, It Will Take Your Quarter

Arm-wrestling game recalled in Japan

TOKYO - Lose a game of chess to a computer, and you could bruise your ego. Lose an arm-wrestling match to a Japanese arcade machine, and you could break your arm.

Reminds me of the pinball machines of my youth. There was one that would give you a real wallop of an electric shock at random times. Heck of it was that it'd freeze you to the machine so you'd be stuck there, an involuntary conductor, until somebody noticed the smoke coming off your head. Odd, we never thought to complain about it. Course, we were really starved for entertainment.