In honor of Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary this week, Google is hosting the actual game. You think it’s just a cool image, but then it’s an actual game. You don’t even need to “Insert Coin” — the game will just start for you! And then you’ll switch to another one of your 37 open tabs and forget that it’s still going and someone will approach your door and say “HOW DO YOU LIVE LIKE THIS?” because without the visual context, you’re just sitting there willingly listening to ambulance sirens. Then you’ll realize you should start playing Pac-Man again, and there goes your afternoon. Sorry, your boss!
What’s your favorite Pac-Man snack? Mine is the strawberry, though I was always intrigued by the anomaly of root beer. I always appreciated that strawberry came second because I was terrible at Pac-Man. I used to believe the creators of Pac-Man had put my favorite two fruits in the beginning so that I’d be momentarily giddy and then not feel like that big of a loser when I lost. But then I grew up!
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