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I've been playing a lot of The Simpsons Hit and Run lately. Somehow, even though it is a shameless rip-off of the Grand Theft Auto series, and even though it is a videogame based off of The Simpsons (never a good sign), it is actually pretty amusing. It's certainly loaded with plenty of references to the television show, most of which I can recognize even though it's been years since I watched it.
The sequel to the source material, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, is looming on the horizon. It freaks me out, not because of all the usual controversies surrounding the series, but because its early-ninties setting makes me feel old. Sure, there was Vice City, but I was only seven-and-a-half when the 1980s ended. The only eighties pop-culture I experienced directly was Saturday-morning cartoons. But the ninties... man, I was there for the nineties, right from the very beginning. It might as well have been the ninties for my entire life, for all I knew. And now, it's a time period far enough away that people can actually talk about "accurately recreating" its look and feel in some video game. CREEPY, HUH?