Tuesday, July 27, 2010

History lesson: a tale of two photos

I remember inventing Wii Fit.

I was sitting in a bar with my friends, circa 2000:
"There's this mat you work out on and your image representation (translation: avatar) works out at the same time and - get this - Mom's don't care if their kids play it, because their kids are actually working out. Don't you see: it's genius!"
Like the guy who sat down at the piano in the famous Ogilvy ad - they all laughed. Trouble is, I never got a chance to play them my concerto, because now that the Wii is a huge success, my friends can't remember the conversation.

Drunk bastards!

History lesson, part I

So, it brings me great pleasure to provide some proof of something I did invent. If it's not Wii Fit, it's the cover of one of the great punk-rock albums and album covers of all time - The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime.

I submit for your consideration:

1. Kenton Larsen, Shaftesbury High School yearbook, 1985


2. The Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime album, 1989


History Lesson, part II



Now about my idea for Wii global bicycle tours...

2 comments:

  1. I feel your pain...

    I was the one who started the Adidas track suit craze in the early 90s.

    No really, I did.

    I know, it's embarrassing to admit now, but I rocked old school 70s style Adidas pants and shorts long before (and after) it was "cool." When I did it, it was bad ass and original.

    Sadly I had to stop wearing Adidas all together once everyone else picked up on the 90s version, which I might add was gangsta and gross...

    This is a true story.

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  2. That's a blog if I ever heard one!

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