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If you have no idea what Angry Birds is, let me advise you now to stop reading.


Just close this window or hit the back button and go see what tech blogger CJ Castillo is writing about today ($10 says it's probably Pajama Jeans).

Trust me. Someday you'll thank me.

What's that? Now your curiosity is piqued and you MUST find out what Angry Birds is?

Well, don't say I didn't warn you. That's how it happened to me. Curious why all my friends on Facebook kept mentioning Angry Birds on their status updates, I made the horrible mistake of asking what all the fuss was about. And that's pretty much when my life as I knew it ended.

See, being the naturally curious type, once I found out it was a game you could upload to your phone, I had to play it. HAD to. Just once. I figured, "Hey, what's the worse that could happen? I get a funny little blog out of it?"

Yeah. That was about a month ago. Want to know why it has taken me so long to write this funny little blog about it? Well, every single second of my free time is now devoted to playing Angry Birds. Other than sleeping (of which I've gotten very little of considering I play Angry Birds in bed) and showering (which trust me, I'd play in there too if my phone was waterproof), I play Angry Birds. In fact, if I could figure out a way to steal an IV from the hospital so I could bypass eating and just get my nutrients from a drip just so I would have more time to play Angry Birds, I would.

And I'm not alone. Apparently everyone is obsessed with this game where you hurl birds at makeshift forts built by the pigs that stole all the birds' eggs (hence why the birds are so angry).

Stupid premise? You betcha.

But I dare you to try to stop playing once you start.

Call me over-dramatic, but I truly believe this game is going to be the downfall of society. Eventually we'll all stop going to work and being productive members of society because we're all too busy trying to get past level 23.

And the worst news of all? The game, in addition to be available for 99 cents on the iPhone and for free on Android phones, is now coming this week to the Playstation 3 and PSP.

Forget global warming. Perhaps Al Gore should do a documentary titled "An Inconvenient Game."