Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This tale of an LA kid's cardboard arcade had me sobbing like a baby! Caine Monroy was killing time at his dad's spare parts shop in East LA, when he decided to set up his own games arcade using games he'd invented and made himself out of discarded cardboard boxes.
The arcade – a model of young ingenuity – as a bit of a flop. It attracted not one customer. That was until filmmaker Nirvan Mullick happened by. One doesn't want to spoil your fun. Just watch the video.
An update on this story is that the Caine's Arcade movie got almost two million views on YouTube. Now, according to the Huffington Post, classic pinball machine collector Molly Atkinson was so impressed with Caine's dedication she gave him a real pinball machine. Click the link for the story.