When we were little, kids dreamed of maybe one day playing bass or guitar in a band. Playing instruments was never my thing. I always wanted to be a video ho like Tawny Kitaen. Well, kids today are really fucking different than kids from yesterday.
Meet 16-year-old Blake Peebles. He quit high school to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional Guitar Hero player. Yes, the video game. Yes, he wants to make a career out of pushing shiny, plastic buttons. No, Blake doesn’t know how to play a real guitar.
Somebody needs to let Whitney Houston know that she better change the lyrics to “I Believe the children AREN’T the future.” For real.
After bugging their asses for months, Blake’s parents finally agreed to his plan. They let him drop out of high school and hired a tutor for him. Blake spends all night playing his video games and some of the day doing school work. His mother said, “We couldn’t take the complaining anymore. He always told me that he thought school was a waste of time.” That’s funny. I complained to my mother about school all the time and you know what she told me? “Shut up and deal with it! Now pass me the boxed wine!”
Blake has already played in professional tournaments and local competitions. So far he’s only one around $1,000 in prizes. However, he did win 52 chicken sandwiches from Chik-Fil-A in a competition. Well, fuck me with a deep fried chicken cutlet! Sign me up! I’m quitting this blogging business and becoming a full-time Guitar Hero slave. Who needs a roof over your head and clean socks on your feet when you have free Chik-Fil-A!
Professional gamers can make up to $80,000 a year, but most of them make around $20,000 – $30,000 a year.
Good for Blake! There’s nothing wrong with going for your dreams! Even if it means living in your parents’ house for the rest of your life! And at least pushing on those buttons all day will come in handy when he finally has to get a job as a cashier at McDonald’s. I mean, Chik-Fil-A.