I was at Target back in Fort Dodge using some Christmas gift cards to buy "Super Mario Galaxy", and after the cashier rang it up, the dude told me something hilarious.
"Huh, that's different. There's 41 cents left on your card, dude. Do you even want it back?"
41 cents left? Are you kidding?
"41 cents? That's enough for a candy bar! You bet I'll take it."
And so I left the Electronics department and headed for the main checkouts, where I would use the 41 cents to buy a Three Musketeers bar, leading to the cashier telling me my total was NINE CENTS. I haven't heard a cashier tell me that since I was about eight years old. Nine cents. You bet.
On the way home, we stopped at McDonald's for lunch. I really wasn't hungry for a greasy burger, so I ordered the Chicken McNuggets. My brother ordered a McTasty Deluxe or something like that...I have to be honest, I don't eat at McDonald's often enough to know their menu. Is it a Big N Tasty? McTasty? One of those burgers with the misnomer, anyway. As we were driving away, my brother chided me, "Chicken McNuggets? What are you, 12?" Nice.
As for Super Mario Galaxy (because I know Cliff Glypha is gonna want my full opinion)...when the hell did Elmo start doing the voice for Mario? I put the disc in the Wii and was greeted with freaking Elmo screaming "Soooooooper Marrrrreeeeo Galaxeeeee!!!" Hopefully 10 year old kids think this is dominant, because it upset me so greatly I almost spilled my Bud Light.
The game itself, thankfully, is just about the greatest video game ever, and I am comfortable saying that. Its like a suped-up version of old Mario games -- modern remixes of the classic music, giant 3D versions of all the old characters, and modern twists on the Warp Zone feature. And thankfully, even though the Wii has the ability to play full speech, the characters still only speak one or two words, with the rest typed out in poorly-translated Engrish (and yes, I know that's misspelled, its a joke you moron).
Nine cent purchases at Target? Mario video games? Chicken McNuggets? If it wasn't for the existence of my mortgage and car payments, maybe there would be some credence to those "What are you, 12" claims. You bet.