Two years ago — the last time my wife and daughter left me and my son alone in the house — we decided to conduct a bold experiment: to see if we could consume every meal for an entire day at the least favorite restaurant of the women of the house: McDonald’s. The result of our efforts was a visionary Web page. Its influence, of course, spread far and wide, most notably to a rather successful film documentary. (I should add that I have never requested, nor do I expect, any compensation for my efforts. It is enough that my work is recognized.)
Now, the x-chromosome-rich component of the family has departed once again, leaving the males to contemplate their next venture. It didn’t take us long to come up with a plan:
24 HOURS OF VIDEO GAMES.
No breaks. No stopping for cooking, or bathing, or anything other than vital bodily functions. Yes, food will be consumed, but all of it will be microwaveable or prepared in advance. In the spirit of human endeavor, we will, of course, be recording it here for posterity and product endorsement potential.
TWO GUYS. ONE CONSOLE. ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT, FOR 24 HOURS.
We will rise at 5 a.m. tomorrow and will play video games without rest until 5 a.m. Sunday morning. There are those who will claim that a 38-year-old man is not equipped for the task. There are others who will argue that a 13-year-old boy shouldn’t be allowed such an extended stretch of unmitigated adrenaline rush. However,
WE WILL NOT BE DENIED.
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