Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I liked you better as a Pizza Hut video game.

Does anyone remember the Book It Club? In elementary school you would read a certain number of books in a month, and if you met your goal, you got a star on your bookIt button, and a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. Besides my own personal pan cheese pizza (it's a long running joke in my family that like Joey, Amanda doesn't share food) the other great part about going to Pizza Hut was getting to play Ms. Pac-Man. I loved that game, and Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Sue (guess which foe was my favorite??), and wasted who knows how many quarters on that game while we waited for our pizzas.

These days, there's a different Pac-Man on the block. And just like the video game version, he's constantly getting himself stuck into corners with the bad guys coming after him, or caught unawares and just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The latest in a string of unfortunate events for everyone''s favorite Titan:

Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones witnessed, but wasn't involved in a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that injured three, his lawyer said. This is after he allegedly spit on a woman in a nightclub here in Nashville, and after he was caught riding ATVS on George Jones' property. After Jones was supposedly laying low, and quoted saying that he wouldn't be going out, and if he did he would go to a jazz club or a place where older folk were hanging out. Apparently Vegas strip clubs are where the old fogies and jazz musicians are frequenting out these days.

Come on, Pacman, focus! Go after the bad guys (ie, the opposing team members), eat the pieces of fruit and score points when you can and take your game to the next level. Stop getting caught in a corner and blowing your chances in the NFL. One quarter only allows you 3 lives you know.


Mary Anna said...

I LOVED Book It!!! I remember that it was kind of a competition between Ben and I to see who could get the most free personal pan pizzas. Of course I won. Maybe it was because I am smarter, and a faster reader, or maybe the motivation was the greasy Pizza Hut goodness. You be the judge.

And do you realize that NO ONE else in town had Ms. Pac-Man? And on top of it, Pizza Hut had these cool dual game tables so two people could play Pac-Man at the same time. Does anyone go to Pizza Hut anymore?

What a great trip down memory lane. Too bad it was triggered by the classy behavior of Nashville's own Pac Man...

MamaB said...

I loved "book it" because it gave you and laura a chance to read earn rewards at the same time!! And feeding the Ms PacMan machine was just part of the family fun night at Pizza Hut....I miss those times.
Your blog about PacMan was great..you should send it on to higher management with the Titans.

Anonymous said...

do you remember the land before time plastic puppets that we got ot pizza hut?