9 July: Wear a hat, drink wine, rescue people. You’re a fucking legend.

1980 – when you were bored you had to find meaningful things to do like talk to people, read books or watch all those terrible 1980’s movies that were just starting.

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(This site now has a theme tune. It’s HERE. Click it and read. It adds a majesty to the crap I write.)

1981 – it all changed. You were bored and suddenly,  instead of having to deal with people or , worse still, deal with people in red braces or shoulder pads boasting about missing lunch,  you could go to a private room and play Donkey Kong because today, 9 July all those years ago, Mario made his triumphant debut.

A normal guy (plumber) transformed by events into some kind of superhero.

This my friend, this can be you too. Mario needed a hat. You, you simply need wine and, magically, you can cruise past all obstacles, obliterate your enemies and rescue hot people of the opposite gender who one day might need a little help with their plumbing. You can unblock it. Give them your card.

And, drink some wine to celebrate. Here’s an amazing song by the Mountain Goats about Mario. It’s nearly three and a half minutes long. What’s that – a first glass?

A quote: “Wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life.” Julia Child.

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