Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Pac Man Found Dead


...Ms. Pac Man charged with murder
London, ON, March 2008 [Click to embiggen]


I always suspected his philandering, eat-anything-in-his-path ways would get him into trouble. Who knew he'd end up in a watery grave in the parking lot of our kids' school. Rest in peace, little pie-headed fella.

Your turn: Video game characters who've gone bad. Please discuss.

One more thing: I'm still taking caption suggestions for this week's contest. Click here for more.

87 comments:

Gabriel said...

It's a great picture, Carmi. I just love it.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great WW day!

My post

Neen said...

Very clever.

Pamela said...

bwaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
tooo funny.
Poor lil guy.

Robert said...

I just LOVE your caption! It really made this image work for me. Nice job. You got a good laugh outta me.

My WW post for this week is up.

dKaye.com said...

excellent perspective to capture the retired little green man.

happy ww. :)

Carletta said...

I hope he's in a virtual heaven still chomping away!

tundratantrum said...

Ewwwwwwwwwww. lol

Jenny in Ca said...

oh gosh, looove it!

cartoon characters gone bad...mmm...

got nothing...except something on a commercial got me laughing, the thought of the vixens from the "addicted to love" video as villians.

happy WW!

Joyful Days said...

I'm not a video game player--but even I know Pac Man. That is a hoot. My husband will love this.

Have a great week.

Borski and Nai said...

that's one retired tennis ball.. :) happy WW!

D. Renee Bagby said...

HAHAHAHAHHA!!!

Happy WW!

stephanie said...

You think you can have it all, but the ghosts of your past always come back to haunt you.

Oh well...

My WW post is here if you'd like to stop by.

Raven said...

Tragic story. I didn't know there WAS a Mrs. Pac Man. Cool photo.

Kristin said...

What! Look at what they did to him. nooooooooo

Sherrie said...

I just spewed my coffee over the screen. Thats a great morning giggle. :-P

June said...

What a perfect caption for this photo! It really does look like Pac Man. Happy WW.

Joel said...

Wonderful shot!

Deanna said...

Too funny! but I guess I shouldn't be amused by a death, should I?

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Ha ha ha! Good one...your photos are unique and so funny. Happy WW!

Kerri said...

Oh my, I can't stop laughing.
This is hilarious!!! I guess I should be crying, as I grew up with him in the 80s :)

Aisha said...

This is funny! :D Pacman found dead...sad! lol

la bellina mammina said...

That's different!

MommyCosm said...

Great picture! Thanks for stopping by MommyCosm :)

val said...

pacman!! cooL! (and funny too..) I like pacman. When I get bored, I used to play pacman. (it's even on facebook).. but now he's dead..

Quiet Mom said...

LOL - thanks for the giggle! Too funny!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting too. I really appreciate it.

Have a great Wednesday!

francine said...

heheeh pacman is indeed dead at this shot :-)

Shannon said...

My husband and I thought this was hilarious but our kids asked "Who's pacman?" We tried to explain and got this response, "Oh a antique video game." Feeling old!

Small City Scenes said...

A funeral dirge.........hummmmmmmm
Aww!! But now we can move on. MB

Thanks for visiting my blog. MB

Mary Beth said...

Poor PacMan - I'm afraid I'm one of his paramours - we spend many hours together in the 80's at college:-) Happy WW!

Lori said...

That's excellent. He shall be missed. :-)

Laurie said...

Awww...poor Pac Man...My condolences to his widow Ms. Pac Man. Very funny find.

Junebug said...

Tennis anyone?

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Run over, squished flat, left for dead. Hmmm poor Ms. PM indeed! You are too funny Carmi!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Ha! Love it. Happy WW to you!

Hugs,
Holly

Mitchypoo said...

Aw, poor pac man! Great pic!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

What a GREAT caption for this photo! LOL Kind of sad, but funny nonetheless

Kelly C said...

After a wonderful career, PacMan hit rock bottom.

Anna said...

There's a tennis pic for ya! Love the title!

Lissa said...

Yup..he's dead. The greenish tone of his normally lively yellow is a dead give-away....dang...never got to tell him how many hours of happiness he gave me in the days of quarter-fed video games.

Alas, poor Pac-Man... we knew him...

bows head...says a prayer

Anyone for Super Smash Bros?

marcia said...

well well i wondered what happened to him i heard Mario started an underground world and teamed up w/ TMNT in the sewers

TorAa said...

hehe - at least wordless

Jenty said...

LMAO! That's just too funny!

YellowRose said...

I just knew there was something not so sweet about Ms Pac Man!!! LOL Great photo!!

Happy WW!!

Vixen said...

Oh Carmi, you are so clever! Ha ha.

Happy WW

Amanda said...

HAHA that is funny thanks for sharing

Sandy M said...

What a sad day for pac man lovers everywhere. Great post!

Erika Cass Designs said...

LOL! Too funny! It would have been the first thing to jump to my mind if I had seen it in person too. Wouldn't that have been great if a soggy pink bow was right there next to it? :oP

Mandaroo said...

LOL You are so funny! Thanks for the laugh. And, thank you for the very nice comment on my WW! Have a nice rest of day! : )

Ellen said...

What am I to play now? :-o!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the giggle from your blog.

Karen MEG said...

That is absolutely hilarious!!! What a clever mind you have LOL!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy WW

Vanillalotus said...

Poor guy what did he ever do to her. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great WW.

Mr Lady said...

I just shot some watermelon out of my nose. have you ever shot WATERMELON out of your nose? It hurts.

Thanks.

:)

carrie said...

excellent! and a perfect eulogy, as well.

thanks for stopping by chaos today, too!

caramaena said...

lol! Carmi I love your take on things :)

motherbumper said...

Isn't this how all icons of the 80s ended up?

ShAĆ© - ShAĆ© said...

No, not Pac Man! Whyyyyyyyyyyyy???? ;-)

jennifer said...

Donkey Kong has begun tapping the kegs and boozing. The princess has been rescued by Mario who doesn't have to avoid the barrels anymore. We thought about scheduling an intervention, but we actually like the big guy better this way.

Great Pic!

Jen

momunscripted said...

Poor guy.....LOL

Annie said...

hahahah Happy WW!

Gypsy at heart said...

Looks a little green . Mayvbe he ate something that didn't agree with him. I salute your imagination!

kenju said...

Wow, Carmi, it took a long time to scroll to the end of the comments!
I love your title for this one!

swampy said...

I was wondering what happened to my tennis ball.

smilnsigh said...

Oh my! Such a sad ending! >,-)

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

And may I say, I'm glad to see you have owner approval of comments, turned on. Me too. And I have Word Verification too. -sigh-

Didn't always. But, we learn by being burned, so to speak. Comments containing virus' and etc. Ugh.

But it's not that difficult to vet comments. And I think I'll leave it, this way. And glad to see others doing it, too.

Mari-Nanci

laura said...

um. ok. wow. :P

Kelly said...

What a way to go. Rest in peace, Pac.

Karen Travels said...

You were right - it did bring a smile to my face!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be looking around here more!

K

Serena said...

That is just so funny. :D

Serena

Deana said...

That is so funny!

Indrani said...

Yes indeed this pic is funny and made me smile.
Happy WW !
Thank you for your compliments on my pics.

DeeDee said...

Very Creative...

Thanks for visiting with me.
Happy WW

Pinkaholic Mom said...

That is a great shot. Great captioning!

Thanks for visiting my page too.

Bunny Trails said...

The poor Mrs. Now she's a widow.

Boo hoo.

oranginadreams said...

Hilarious, Carmi! I wish I could join in your caption game, but I'm no good at those things!
Leslie

Claire said...

Haha your right it did make me smile :)

Golightly said...

I stopped over from Mandaroo's blog. Just had to. Glad I did because I did get a good smile! I have an affinity for Pac Man - yep, that dates me, I know.

My WW for Today isn't as cute but Last Week's may give you a chuckle if you want to stop by.

Thanks for the smile today!

Angela Giles Klocke said...

HA - I love it! Great find :D

Kmommy said...

Hilarious! Thanks for visiting :)

Cara said...

That was great, I was cracking up! Thanks for the morning laugh!

Blog Bandwagon said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I had to come by and check out this Pac-Man thing.
Are there any suspects? Maybe Ms Pac-Man?

Jenn in Holland said...

Poor pac man! Love the shot. The color is so vibrant on the ball!!

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Totally hilarious. Thanks for dropping by!

Jenny said...

Great photo with an even better caption. I love it!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday and for the comment. Happy belated WW!

Keely said...

Ha! You're right, this did make me smile... your description made this even better. :)

Catheroo said...

Hilarious! And sad. I loved Pac Man.

Killired said...

simply hilarious!!!!
but not quite wordless... lol!

aannttiiiittnnaa said...

great idea for a caption ;) love the photo