We learned yesterday that Duncan Brannan, the longtime voice of Chuck E. Cheese, the anthropomorphic character designed to indoctrinate children into belief in fiat money, has been fired from his position. Who will replace him? "The lead singer for the pop-punk bank Bowling for Soup." And Chuck himself?
What could they be fighting about? Did someone steal another's tickets? Did one of them jump ahead of the other while waiting in line for skee ball? Who knows, but they are angry.
In the future, customers will go to a clean, well-lit cafeteria where delicious food will be on display behind glass. See what you like? Drop a few coins in the slot and that liverwurst on rye is all yours. Of course, by "the future" we mean 80 years ago, not in a couple of months when Atari founder Nolan Bushnell brings another of his uWink outposts to the Valley. The gimmick? You order your food on a touch screen! You'd think with Bushnell's experience with animatronics at Chuck E. Cheese, there'd at least be frickin' robots. (Photo by Eater LA)