When I was a kid, the only thing that ever made me feel okay about going to the dentist was the free Donkey Kong arcade game they had in the waiting room. Sure, my dentist was an evil sadist who didn’t believe in giving painkillers to children, but that princess wasn’t going to save herself. (Although in retrospect, I realize this was SEXIST.) Not even Taco Del Rey can rob me of my enduring enthusiasm for old school video games.

It’s for this reason that I have a soft spot for these functional Donkey Kong shelves, even though they don’t do much to combat the vibe that my apartment is inhabited by 12-year-old boys who’ve time-traveled here from the early nineties. Made out of “durable but light carbon fiber and anodized aluminum pixels that are joined with strong stainless steel rods and toughened glass tops,” the shelves are designed to hold up to 60 lbs, so you can load ’em up with vintage Nintendo cartridges to your heart’s desire.

In other news, I now have so great an irrational fear of the dentist that I’ve been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out for about eight years. Maybe grown-up dental offices should have videogames, too.

(Via Laughing Squid)