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"Real life" Frogger was famously depicted in an episode of the show Seinfeld.  (Source: YouTube)

A similar game nearly cost a South Carolina man his life, when he was struck by an SUV.  (Source: WYFF News)
Don't try this at home, kids

The famous "The Frogger" Seinfeld episode, which aired in 1998, ends with George Costanza trying unsuccessfully to play "real life" Frogger, moving his Frogger arcade cabinet across the street, dodging traffic in a bid to reach a power source.  The episode ended in the cabinet getting struck by an incoming Freightliner, leading Seinfeld to quip, "Game over". [Video]

It was almost "game over" for a 23-year-old South Carolina man on Monday night.  According to Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon, the man and his friends were intrigued with the idea of trying to act out the game Frogger (which involves a frog dodging oncoming traffic to get to a pond) in real life.

After his friend shouted "Go!" he began picking his way across the street, but he almost lost a life, when he was struck by a Lexus SUV.

WYFF 4 news reports the man to be in stable condition, as of Tuesday, and apparently will not be eligible to be a Darwin Award recipient.

Frogger began as a 1981 video game cabinet, developed by Konami and licensed by Sega/Gremlin.  Since then, the title has seen a release on nearly every major video game platform, including the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360, with over 20 million games sold worldwide from the franchise. 

The highest score on the original Frogger belongs to Pat Laffaye of Westport, Connecticut, USA, who scored 896,980 points on December 22, 2009.



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RE: LOL
By AssBall on 12/29/2010 10:47:45 AM , Rating: 0
I like how Mick put this in the software section... Like the article is about software... Or relevant to anything "tech".


RE: LOL
By Luticus on 12/29/2010 11:20:18 AM , Rating: 1
Hey... it's funny and it's based on tech... cut the man some slack.

I died laughing when i read this!


RE: LOL
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 12/29/2010 11:24:52 AM , Rating: 4
I bet you're a hit parties


RE: LOL
By AssBall on 12/29/2010 11:58:37 AM , Rating: 1
Lighten up, it was some tongue in cheek ironic fun poking. I promise I clicked all your ads too.


RE: LOL
By Anoxanmore on 12/29/2010 1:04:00 PM , Rating: 3
You didn't click my ads, you jerk. :P


RE: LOL
By MrBlastman on 12/29/2010 1:08:09 PM , Rating: 4
I like fun poking too, especially if there is a little tongue in the cheek on the side...


RE: LOL
By foolsgambit11 on 12/29/2010 5:32:35 PM , Rating: 2
He's a regular Buzz Killington.


RE: LOL
By Alexvrb on 12/29/2010 7:43:47 PM , Rating: 3
His handle is Assball, I don't think I'd get too bent out of shape over anything he says. :P

P.S. Mintberrrrrry Crunch!


RE: LOL
By Phynaz on 12/29/2010 11:33:52 AM , Rating: 1
You beat me to it.

Dailytech is now juvenile blog for page hits.


RE: LOL
By ClownPuncher on 12/29/2010 2:30:57 PM , Rating: 1
I sold out long before you ever heard my name.

I sold my soul to make a record,
Dip shit,
And you bought one


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