The Most Intense Gamer Ever

There's a lot of photocopied flyers stapled on the telephone poles of Hawthorne Blvd here in Portland. The average diameter of each pole has literally extended by several KinkoInches advertising the inevitable weekend shows of Sidewalk Stalk, Dov's Houseboy, Korandom, I Don't See You But I'll Always Feel You, Emissionary Physician, Cedar Oak and Pine, Forebread, and other bands I just made up.

But one flyer, placed somewhat low with hand lettering even an indie band couldn't improve upon, caught my eye. You may be confused but not for long.

Jackoroma3 tells me that he's 14 years old, that he "likes food, likes creating websites, likes going on vacation", and has been gaming for five years.

He also has a website that pushes the limits of iWeb, offering Runescape advice that's surprisingly applicable to the real world ("GETTING ENOUGH MONEY IS NOT EASY JUST WORK HARD!") and self-critiques of his many, many videos ("PROBLEMS WITH GAME: (1) not a very good game").

Although I may not totally appreciate the videos — I know I would if I was 14 and played Runescape — I think there's something deeply, anachronistically beautiful about advertising a YouTube channel on a telephone pole.

Jackoroma3, I salute you.

Next time: the Japanese mystery cafe


This made me giggle, and kinda warm. To know people like this exist restores my faith in humanity in a weird way. :) Awesome post, once more!
Anonymous Harry Harrison 6/16/2009 2:51 PM  
Well he lets you use the layout you prefer for his homepage, which is pretty WEB 2.0 and awesome, at least better than facebook.
Blogger CRC 6/16/2009 2:58 PM  
I really enjoyed reading his extensive list of rules for the site:

A very creative range of punishments for various infractions. He's thought of everything!
Blogger Allan W. 6/16/2009 5:49 PM  
Mind boggling. Future grassroots marketing genius?
Anonymous Sebastiaan de With 6/17/2009 9:34 AM  
My personal favorite is rule #3: always enjoy the website. :)
Anonymous Anonymous 6/17/2009 3:08 PM  
Jackoroma3 really understands the advertising concept of getting the name Jackoroma3 into the promotional material as much as possible. Thumbs up for Jackoroma3 for being such a Jackoroma3 supporter. Jackoroma3.
Blogger Anne & Marc 6/22/2009 4:09 AM  
A 14 year old can have such an advertising talent? Amazing. I like the new way to promote your profile and online presence. Thanks Cabel for this information.
Anonymous party favors and planning 9/29/2009 3:55 AM  
thank you for your great posting.
Well that was a nice post
Anonymous affiliate 2/01/2010 8:30 PM  
Hey its me jackoroma3, this is awesome, btw srry the site isnt up ill tell you when its up again
Anonymous Anonymous 2/15/2010 2:28 AM  

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Name:Cabel Maxfield Sasser
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