That really tense moment towards the end loses something once you realize the kid has 30 lives.

The song, like the video, escalates quickly, from a quiet purr to an avalanche of sound. I’ve listened to it several times now, and I’m still not sure I like it. I’ll give it a few more listens. This wouldn’t have happened if the band were called The Fnords.

Meanwhile, in the YouTube comments—and thanks to Chris for sharing this with us by the way—the argument over whether or not the video is suggesting video games cause violent behavior in children rages on. I’d like to think the creators were just poking fun at the notion—I can’t see someone savvy enough to include a close-up shot of the Konami code in the video getting all “Fuck video games!”


Whatever the case, I could really go for a hot dog.