The Tetris effect occurs when people devote sufficient time and attention to an activity that it begins to overshadow their thoughts, mental images and dreams. It is named after the video game Tetris. (Thanks Wiki.)
I know, right?
I stumbled upon this by accident, and it’s just a weird coincidence that my mom and I were talking about the same idea the other day. She told me she plays Words with Friends in her sleep. Her brain is constantly full of letters. I admitted that I suffered from this affliction as well. Many times, actually.
Pacman The Sims Tetris Words with Friends
Super Mario brothers Asteroids Q-bert Farmville (Not)
Angry birds Plants vs Zombies Wordpress
Holy shit, that’s a long list. (It also proves without a shadow of a doubt that I have no life.)
Yep, I added WordPress, because I find myself thinking about it all the time. People are sending me reminders on WWF, because I haven’t played a word in days. Why? Because I am like so busy reading blogs, writing, and coming up with something somewhat readable everyday. So maybe there should be a “Blogging Effect” as well.
What the hell is Q-bert, anyways?