Terry Crews, actor, former NFL player, and host of Netflix’s “Ultimate Beastmaster,” discusses why he decided to build his own PC and how he used Facebook to help. Following is a transcript of the video.
I didn’t know what I was doing at all. I just went and got a list and all the video tutorials I could find.
Me and the whole relationship with the PC world is kind of wonderful because I remember coming in and watching my son and I thought he was playing video games. And he wasn’t. He was actually watching someone else play video games on the computer. I was like,”Wait, wait, you’re not playing? You’re not — what is this?” He was like, “Oh no, this is so and so, he’s the hit guy. He’s playing …” I said, I don’t understand this. And I realised I was losing my son. I was losing him. And I said, I need to be a part of his world. I need to find out what he’s about. Because you know, so many times parents are like, “OK, come on, you’re gonna come to work with dad. Come and do what dad wants you to do.” And I realised I didn’t want to be that guy. So, I asked him what he liked and what he was about. And he was like, “I love games. I love video games. I love this whole thing.” So I said, listen, not only are we going to get into the games, we are gonna build our own computer.
I didn’t know what I was doing at all. I just went and got a list and all the video tutorials I could find. And bought all the stuff. And then I got Facebook to help to me. I literally was holding up my Facebook like, “Where does this cord go? Does this go in here?” And they were like, “Yeah!” And then I would do the other things and they’d go “No!” It was really hilarious. Because to watch me fumble around and I — let me tell you, once you start, it’s like — it’s the most advanced Lego set ever. You can’t stop.
It was a bonding experience between me and my son.
Once that power button — you press the power button and it all worked. The thing lit up. And we were playing games. We, we play games and see what’s happening. And I just said, this is the most satisfying thing ever. It’s like the new HAM radio.
The PC thing is something that a father can do with his family. And it’s funny, cause my daughters like it too. So, it’s really great. But I knew he would — that’s one thing he was in. And I said, I’m gonna be a part of your world. And now I’m in.
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