Computers and Cigarettes

Computers and Cigarettes

My friend Tacos Rule sent me this image.

I saw this and laughed. I had a flashback to my first roommate in Japan. He chain-smoked at times, ash falling all over his Commodore 128 as he’s play a version of Ultima IV, which he’d hacked (a simple slingshot could kill a dragon). Most of his caloric intake was from generic sodas and sadly, his bathing habits were pretty infrequent. Needless to say, it was a bad combination all the way around and I was one happy so-and-so when I changed rooms and moved in with my best friend.

Ironically enough, someone told me that my former roommate met a pretty Japanese girl, got his act together (stopped smoking, started showering regularly), and got married. I hope that is true.

PS: Taco’s Rule tells me that the image on the monitor is photo shopped.

UPDATE: Because not everyone goes to the individual pages or checks out the comments, Zimon66 posted the thread where Tacos Rule’s doctored image came from. This is one of the most shocking things I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see the reaction of Tacos Rule, Savage Piper, and Red Baron when they see this. *_*

Thanks a ton, Zimon66!

Reader Comments

  1. Egad! That is insane. I am just at a loss for words. I can’t imagine how self destructive such a person could be to live like that. How could someone survive the stench? The filth? The everything? Ugh!

    As an aside, seeing how the original picture of the computer vs. the doctored one I was sent (where it appears the monitor is on and the computer was surfing a BBS), I’m pretty impressed with those photoshop skills.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing the originals!

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