Monday, March 28, 2011

Another Goliath Slain

March Madness ain't got nuttin' on the far more exciting and unpredictable world of competitive Donkey Kong.(If you've never seen the documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" go to netflix and stream it RIGHT NOW!)

And the saga continues as the VCU-ish Hank Chien has taken down Jayhawk-like Billy Mitchell.

There has been a lot of action over the past few months. In August, Billy Mitchell beat the Donkey Kong high score with 1,062,800 points — 1,100 points more than the previous record score. Mitchell reportedly quit his Donkey Kong game (still in progress). Asked why, Mitchell said: “Some say I’m being cocky. Some say I’m being lazy. I say, I’m being Billy Mitchell.”

Later that month, Steve Wiebe reclaimed the Donkey Kong World Record with a score of 1,064,500 points. Weibe recorded his championship game on August 30th 2010 for submission to Twin Galaxies. But now neither Billy nor Steve hold the record high score.

Twin Galaxies has officially counted plastic surgeon Hank Chien‘s 1,068,000 point high score, and have named Chien the current record holder. Sadface. The attempt took two hours and forty five minutes. Chien was the record holder when Mitchell reclaimed the title in August.

I never imagined a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Billy Mitchell, the bad boy of Donkey Kong. The King is Dead. Long Live the King.


spank said...

Doug Flutie?

Fred's Brim said...

Flutie's more of a Q*bert kinda guy

Erin said...

I love that movie, and I'd like to watch it again, but it's not actually available for instant watching at Netflix, as far as I can tell.

spank said...

@ Erin

You can watch it on youtube. The whole movie is posted.

Kyle Baker said...

Excellent movie. I love that the saga is still unfolding.

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Delino DeShields, Sr said...

@Greg Hao: he plays donkey kong and sells hot sauce....why on earth is he so full of himself?!

Isn't that most of our life goals right there?

@Erin - this was streaming on NEtflix for a while. But Billy Mitchell willed it away.

Marks my words - Billy Mitchell will become the next Chuck Norris.