Tommy Tallarico is a Maskhole.

A Maskhole is defined as a selfish idiot who doesn’t think he needs to wear a mask, sometimes because the rest of us do.

This past weekend, Tommy Tallarico, a demonstrably vain person who bought his way into partial ownership of Intellivision Entertainment a few years ago, took a trip from his California home (where masks in public are still required) to Texas (where masks are no longer required, statewide).

His first public stop was the National Videogame Museum, which still has this on their front page.

The purpose of this visit was to publicize his oft-delayed “footbath” console, the Intellivision Amico, a device that purports to be the game machine for everyone. Old people who don’t play console games but would still enjoy it? Amico! Young children who shouldn’t be exposed to violent content? Also Amico! The game console for people who don’t buy game consoles.

So obviously, the best place to show it off is a video game museum.

In the background, you can see what appears to be a masked setup and perhaps cleaning crew getting the demo station ready.

Here is the self-proclaimed video game superstar Tommy Tallarico, showing the machine to children in face coverings. Tommy? Maskless.

This masked, Spider-Man loving family is trying the console while Tommy, the only unmasked Maskhole in the black shirt, talks loudly (as he does) and cheers them on, spraying vapor and potentially infected droplets into this small space.

The person documenting this, ironically enough, has the internet name “The Videogame Virus.” He started masked but took it off. I assume this was done in the spirit of being more like Tommy.

He was really proud to be a part of the event and did a few hours (!) of commentary afterwards, with his pictures in a rotating slideshow. Again, kids and parents masked, Tommy Tallarico playing the role of maskhole super-spreader.

The next day, Tallarico would travel to Lubbock to perform (or should I say “perform”?) his “Video Games Live” concert in the lovely new symphony hall. The house was largely empty, but there was a “VIP” backstage event with more contact with Tommy the maskhole.

One of the people in this photo is not like the others. His watch band matches his footbath controller!

The Video Game Virus stayed behind to play some one-on-one Intellivision Skiing with Tommy. They shared a controller. Maybe there was some frequently-used hand sanitizer off camera which we didn’t see? Maybe Cyrus and Tommy were tongue kissing off camera too. They didn’t say, but for someone who is attempting outreach to older people, moms, and kids, this was a spectacular display of sloppy, selfish disregard for public health and basic human decency.

I hope nobody got sick at this gathering.

Tommy Tallarico is a Maskhole.

A Maskhole is defined as a selfish idiot who doesn’t think he needs to wear a mask, sometimes because the rest of us do.

This past weekend, Tommy Tallarico, a demonstrably vain person who bought his way into partial ownership of Intellivision Entertainment a few years ago, took a trip from his California home (where masks in public are still required) to Texas (where masks are no longer required, statewide).

His first public stop was the National Videogame Museum, which still has this on their front page.

The purpose of this visit was to publicize his oft-delayed “footbath” console, the Intellivision Amico, a device that purports to be the game machine for everyone. Old people who don’t play console games but would still enjoy it? Amico! Young children who shouldn’t be exposed to violent content? Also Amico! The game console for people who don’t buy game consoles.

So obviously, the best place to show it off is a video game museum.

In the background, you can see what appears to be a masked setup and perhaps cleaning crew getting the demo station ready.

Here is the self-proclaimed video game superstar Tommy Tallarico, showing the machine to children in face coverings. Tommy? Maskless.

This masked, Spider-Man loving family is trying the console while Tommy, the only unmasked Maskhole in the black shirt, talks loudly (as he does) and cheers them on, spraying vapor and potentially infected droplets into this small space.

The person documenting this, ironically enough, has the internet name “The Videogame Virus.” He started masked but took it off. I assume this was done in the spirit of being more like Tommy.

He was really proud to be a part of the event and did a few hours (!) of commentary afterwards, with his pictures in a rotating slideshow. Again, kids and parents masked, Tommy Tallarico playing the role of maskhole super-spreader.

The next day, Tallarico would travel to Lubbock to perform (or should I say “perform”?) his “Video Games Live” concert in the lovely new symphony hall. The house was largely empty, but there was a “VIP” backstage event with more contact with Tommy the maskhole.

One of the people in this photo is not like the others. His watch band matches his footbath controller!

The Video Game Virus stayed behind to play some one-on-one Intellivision Skiing with Tommy. They shared a controller. Maybe there was some frequently-used hand sanitizer off camera which we didn’t see? Maybe Cyrus and Tommy were tongue kissing off camera too. They didn’t say, but for someone who is attempting outreach to older people, moms, and kids, this was a spectacular display of sloppy, selfish disregard for public health and basic human decency.

I hope nobody got sick at this gathering.

Finally …

Tommy Tallarico and Intellivision Entertainment seem to have stopped waiting for things to get better and have taken matters into their own hands. They really should have done something like this about 10 months ago. 

But bravo, this is what a scrappy company is supposed to look like. Good job. 

Don’t worry, we’re still going to make fun of you, because the idea is still really bad! But it’s nice to see something actually happening instead of just seeing the CEO blow smoke on tiny youtubers. 

First, check out the LED windows on this thing. Big white piece on either side. Odd!

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Second, it’s smart that they put these shells with ugly-ass finishes so close to the trash bin. That’s thinking ahead!

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Third, the community is so proud!

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Goooooooo FOOTBATH!

Finally …

Tommy Tallarico and Intellivision Entertainment seem to have stopped waiting for things to get better and have taken matters into their own hands. They really should have done something like this about 10 months ago. 

But bravo, this is what a scrappy company is supposed to look like. Good job. 

Don’t worry, we’re still going to make fun of you, because the idea is still really bad! But it’s nice to see something actually happening instead of just seeing the CEO blow smoke on tiny youtubers. 

First, check out the LED windows on this thing. Big white piece on either side. Odd!

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Second, it’s smart that they put these shells with ugly-ass finishes so close to the trash bin. That’s thinking ahead!

image

Third, the community is so proud!

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Goooooooo FOOTBATH!

An announcement of an announcement: How you can tell it’s an authentic @tommytallarico post…

1. Playing dumb with the question

2. Linking it to his birthday, because the ego footbath is all about him, after all.

3. Saying he’s won’t use COVID as an excuse, by saying they won’t mention COVID, even while he says COVID

4. Humblebragging about euro and USA retailers

5. Whining about part shortages

6. Promising “really cool things planned over the next few months”

So … the Intellivision Amico Footbath, Tallarico Edition is officially delayed until Fall 2021 (a full year after its original date) until we hear otherwise.

P.S. They’d get more attention if they made this announcement a day before the CUpodcast, instead of afterwards, just sayin’.