Wednesday, August 20, 2008

teenager quits school to become a Guitar Hero

Last week, a North Carolina teenager dropped out of high school so that he could chase his dream to become a famous rock star.

Well, kind of.

Actually, Blake Peebles dropped out of school so that he could devote all of his time to playing Guitar Hero. For those who are unschooled in this sort of thing, Guitar Hero is a video game in which the player pushes colored buttons on a fake guitar, imitating a rock star. (see picture)

So far, Peebles has won some gift certificates, game equipment and 52 Chick-fil-A meals in his newly acquired occupation. He hopes to become a professional gamer.

Want to know what is sadder than a kid who drops out of school to become a professional fake guitar player? The fact that, if all goes well, he could actually earn up to $80,000 per year if he wins all the competitions.

"Don't be afraid of failure. Be afraid of succeeding at something that doesn't matter."

1 comment:

The Baroness said...

Brat kid + stupid parents = American Dream?