Yes, this was also a true story. It wasn't the monitor though. That was easier to draw than the computer frying. But eh, otherwise true. I go to use the computer, and it makes a nasty noise. Very not good.
That monitor, btw, went on to be the inspiration for Compthulu. Recently it died, and has been replaced by a 19inch beast, which may get turned into Compthulu, the Net Generation, or Mech-Compthulu or something.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.