Zork, George Bush Style

defective yeti: Xyzzy
Via Brad De Long, a reinterpretation of the Bush Presidency as an Infocom text adventure game. Miadventure is more like it.
This is funny because I spent years playing these games when I was half my current age.
Here’s just a small sample. But do go and read all of it:
Oval Office
You are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States. You knew Scalia would pull through for you. There is a large desk here, along with a few chairs and couches. The presidential seal is in the middle of the room and there is a full-length mirror upon the wall.
What do you want to do now?
: INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.
: LOOK MIRROR
Self-reflection is not your strong suit.
: PET SEAL
It’s not that kind of seal.
: EXAMINE CHAIRS
They are two several chairs arranged around the center of the room, along with two couches. Under one couch you find Clinton’s shoes.
: FILL SHOES
You are unable to fill Clinton’s shoes.
: EXAMINE DESK
It is a large, oak desk, with several drawers. In one drawer you find a bag of pretzels.
: EAT PRETZEL
I don’t think the pretzel would agree with you.

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