But, friends: I'm not here to talk about Zelda.
A number of months ago, during the pre-Wii game drought, I partook in a little game cassette called Saints Row. Saints Row (plot: shoot stuff) was a pretty average game by any measure — for starters, it was literally, down to almost every detail, an exact clone of Grand Theft Auto. (I couldn't believe Rockstar didn't K.C. Munchkin all over their faces.)
Saints Row does, to its credit, have better graphics, a pretty good script, an amusing character creator, and better targeting (for better shooting people in the face).
It also has some bugs. The world's most awesome bugs.
So many bugs that I would keep my digital camera on hand while I played the game. And every time I came across a bug — and I came across a whole lot of them — I'd take a short video.
For a long time now, I've wanted to share these bug videos with you, but I wasn't convinced they were quite funny enough. They needed a hot comedy injection, a little something to tie it all together. And then it hit me: musical theatre. What better compliment to the rough and tumble world of Saints Row? (Mind you, I'm no professional musicarian, and, as noted previously, there's nothing more painful than hearing your own voice, especially when it appears to be singing.)
So, it's with extreme trepidation that I present to you, dear reader:
(Here's the ubiquitous low-quality YouTube mirror.)
Also, against all logic and reason, this blog post actually has a deleted song — a touching, soulful, tear-jacking ballad called Lost In The World.m4a (450 KB). It didn't quite have the mystique the last bug video demanded, so I wound up with the (quasi-arranged) "What Is This Place" instead.
Keep an eye out for "Transmit! The Musical!", featuring the hit single "What's Up With My Proxy (Do I Need To Set Passive Mode?)". Joking.