"You are likely to be eaten by a grue" - The rap video

In order to apologize for the MS-DOS 5 upgrade rap I foisted upon everyone a few days ago, and reconfirm the eternal coolness of Zork, I give you the video to nerdcore rapper MC Fontalot's "It Is Pitch Dark," which explains how Zork and its ilk of text adventures helped many an uber-dork cope with the scary world outside his basement--by making the world outside his basement seem even scarier. Found via BoingBoing.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...