Pac-Man: Harbinger of Rave

Anyone familiar with the rave scene can find humor in the following quote. It’s absurdity was what made it so effective in 1989, however today it comes off as just plain ironic.pacman2

The irony here is that clubs and raves, quite popular in urban scenes, are characterized by their dark dance floors with laser and strobe light illumination. Techno music (also known as electronic music because it is produced entirely with drum machines, synthesizers, and other such sound-generating equipment, hence the “repetitive electronic music”) is played very loudly, and the aforementioned pills would be “Ecstacy,” the dangerous drug of choice for many club-goers.

I dunno. Maybe this is one of those things where if you have to explain the joke, it’s no longer funny…