It’s midterm time again. Everyone is trying their best to study – an attempt that will eventually lead to the downward spiral of beer and video games that mark the last half of every quarter here at UCSB.

So when you flip on that gaming machine for the first time this week, remember the words of a wise man.

Kristian Wilson, a spokesperson for Nintendo said in 1989: “Video games do not affect children. If they did, and Pac-man had affected us when we were kids, we would now be wandering through dark places, eating magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic rhythms.”

Tuesday’s forecast: So be it.