Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Don't drink...the Manitoba Beast Bug drink

Coming across Manitoba/Winnipeg references is always fun. Many are familiar of course, with Matt Groening's likening for this place with references in both Simpsons and Futurama. But this one, in my mind, takes the amusement cake.

There's an indie game out there called Gravity Bone, which is known to be a quite good, but very short, game. It was released in 2009, you PC gamer-types can download it for free, as it's a free game.

In the beginning of the game, one of the first things that happens is you find a suitcase with an audio tape. The tape says you must deliver a drink to somebody. You deliver the drink, completing the oh-so-important task.

You soon learn what was in the drink. The drink contained...

A Manitoba Beast Bug.

And the Manitoba Beast Bug lets you track the unsuspecting target to the ends of the earth, and indeed....across the galaxy. If the game wasn't released in 2009, I would think this was the dream child of something Vic Toews cooked up to see what you're up to online.

So...don't track me, brah.

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