Funny how we accidentally find things on the internet which interest us or make us laugh. This is what happened just a couple minutes ago and felt it was an appropriate, relative thing about which to make a posting.
I happened upon a specific, Madrid Christmas-related posting on a technology Spanish blog (i.e. “WebLog”) called Clipset.net entitled “Árbol de Navidad Comecocos, oseasé Pac-Man Xmas Tree“. In English that’s “Coconut-Eating Christmas Tree, or Pac-Man Xmas Tree”.
It seem that in Spain, “back in the day”, the popular Pac-Man video
game was instead lovingly called “Comecocos” or “Coconut Eaters”.
In the posting they said the Pac-Man Christmas Tree is apparently located in the Azca business district of Madrid. The tree is a 4-sided pyramid and shows the video game in lights complete with dot-eating ghosts and also a few stars and tiny Christmas trees thrown in to make it more Christmassy. Apparently the dot-eating ghosts are stationary and do not move around the Christmas tree. But wouldn’t it be COOL if they did? Harder to make too, I’m sure.