Monday, August 15, 2011

Generation Gap

In my AD&D game, we've been trekking through this one tunnel for over a day now (game time). We keep coming across side tunnels, which don't get us to our objective.

Tonight, we came to another side tunnel. And inside it, we found another side tunnel. And the DM was busy looking something up. So, as it my way, I said:

"And we came to another side road and off to the side of the side road was another fifteen foot cliff. And at the bottom of the cliff was another half a ton of garbage. We decided one big pile was better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up, we decided to throw ours down. So that's what we did.

"We went back to the Church, had a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat, went to sleep, and didn't get up until the next morning when we got a phone call from Officer Obie."


And they all stared at me like I'd lost my mind.

So I said "Alice's Restaurant?"

And they said "What's Alice's Restaurant?"

The DM recognized it, vaguely, but couldn't be sure if it was Arlo or Woodie Guthrie (I told him it was Arlo, Woodie's son.)


That's when I felt really, really old.

Now I'm trying to dig this classic up on iTunes, so I can bring it along and enlighten these puir wee bairns about popular culture from the time of D&D's creation.

Okay, couldn't find it on either iTunes or YouTube, so I sent them the link from Grooveshark. In case you need to hear it (and hey, who doesn't?), here it is:

http://grooveshark.com/#/search?q=Alice%27s+Restaurant

3 comments:

Bob said...

"I cannot tell a lie. I put that envelope under that garbage."

I never encounter the gaming generation gap as much as when it comes to quoting pop culture.

Jeff Rients said...

You can get anything you want at Alice's restaurant.

...excepting Alice.

Victor Raymond said...

"...walk right in, it's around the back/Just a half a mile from the railroad track..."