Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Rebels Without a Brain

Another day, another dollar. Minus the dollar, obviously.

Now you tell me: what are the chances that the same day I mention Kuru, this story comes across the wire?

From Breitbart

Groups Protest Cannibalism in Video Games
Video games glamorizing guns and violence have long drawn the ire of media watchdog groups. This holiday season, they say they have found a bloody new wrinkle to hate: cannibalism.

Games featuring graphic scenes of cannibalism, "F.E.A.R." and "Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse," were among the 12 "games to avoid" listed Tuesday by the National Institute on Media and the Family.

...In "Stubbs the Zombie," the lead character eats the brains of humans as blood splatters across the screen.

"It's just the worst kind of message to kids," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who joined institute officials at a press conference announcing the group's 10th annual video game report card. "They can be dangerous to your children's health."

Let me just say this: thank God for people like Senator Joseph Lieberman who has the balls to confront the exploding popularity of cannibalism among our nation's youth.

Or maybe that was just an unfortunate juxtaposition in the article.

It's really gotten past the point of stupid, though, and gone into some new zone of bizarre. Here's next week's headline:

Legendary Cannibal Enjoyed Role-playing Games, 'Donkey Kong'
The Department of Inquiry Concerning Kids Souls (DICKS) revealed startling new evidence today indicating that legendary cannibal Alfred Packer was a gamer. "There is no question that the demon Alfred Packer was an active video game player," said I.C. Nuts, department spokesperson.

When it was mentioned to Mr. Nuts that video games did not exist in the 1870's, he shouted "Don't question my methodology!" and announced legislation to make journalism illegal.

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