This is torturous electricity
Between both of us. And this is dangerous
Cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts.
                                             ~Landfill, Daughter

E.T. cartridges found in infamous Atari landfill

Evidently, Atari did bury its biggest mistake in the New Mexico desert.

Excavators have found copies of the 1982 Atari 2600 cartridge E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — a notorious flop blamed for console gaming’s collapse a year later — in a dig at an Alamagordo, N.M. landfill on Saturday.

The highly publicized dig, which will be the subject of an upcoming documentary, appears to confirm the story that Atari dumped thousands of unsold E.T. cartridges at the site more than 30 years ago.

(Link to the full story)

In 1982 this crazy person planted 1.5 acres of wheat in a downtown landfill. Let’s hear it for crazy people!

(And to people who are – five minutes after me posting this – complaining that this isn’t really crazy, yes, I know. Growing food isn’t crazy. But you have to be a little nuts to plant wheat in a NYC landfill. I am trying to point this out, and celebrate that particular brand of forward thinking nuttiness. I didn’t think I’d have to write a paragraph explaining this.)