Wednesday, November 05, 2008

King of Kong and League of Ordinary Gentleman

This is primarily aimed at Klund and at Mean Mr. Mustard, because I think if they haven't seen these yet, they'll find them a treat. I strongly recommend The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, about the competition to set the Donkey Kong world record. I'd been meaning to watch it forever, and finally did while bicycling on my trainer tonight. It is superb and I think the humor is precisely in line with Klund's.

And if you have the time, I think King of Kong and League of Ordinary Gentlemen, which is a documentary about bowling, would make one of the best documentary double headers out there. In some respects they're amusingly similar. Perfect 300s? Perfect Donkey Kong? Much funnier than you'd ever expect.

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