Thursday, July 21, 2005

Although I had my
suspicions about that Q*Bert

It's good to know that Hillary Clinton and parents all across America are springing into action to get "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" out of the hands of children. They're doing this now that they've found out the game can depict graphic hubba-hubba if you modify the game code, which to you and me seems about as likely as building a thermonuclear device out of old tomato cans, but for anyone under 20 is second nature -- it's like their ability to operate a PlayStation joystick in the first place, which requires thumb ligaments that didn't even exist prior to the Clinton adminstration.

I'm just wondering where Hillary and Co. were when you could just use "Grand Theft Auto" to decapitate police officers, kill them with a sniper rifle, massacre them with a chainsaw and set them on fire. Apparently that's OK with everyone, including Wal-Mart, as long as nobody is getting any illicit lovin' in-between dismemberings.

All I know is, I miss the Space Invaders. They just disappeared in cute little pops when you shot them, and having sex with them was certainly out of the question. At least I hope it was.


Willie T. said...

You forgot having sex with a prostitute to regain health, then kill her to get your money back, then some. Yeah I play those games. I also know there's a rating system that has a decently sized M+ in the lower right corner as do all games with graphic content. It's not the game, it's the parents buying the game for the kids, look at the'll say M+, underneath it'll have MATURE, bold black letters. Not that hard. Hillary and her gang were no where with Grand Theft Auto III or Vice City, that was Lieberman's territory, as were all video games before that and I believe comic books before that...did you know there's a code for those too. What the hell happened to freedom? The freedom to play the video games you wanted without being ridiculed, when they're clearly marked as MATURE and parents buy them for their snot nosed, spoiled brats? Lastly, why are people not independent enought to take care of themselves having kids in the first place?

Rima said...

I wondered the same thing. I also agree with w.tribble that it's the parents, but I also noticed some of the stuff that's rated T for teens, and I find it highly inappropriate, and I'm no prude. I think the general values system in this country is ridiculous. Our bodies are dirty, unless you're shooting at them. Then pile up as many as you can.

Willie T. said...

You just have to remember that the stuff rated TEEN was done so by a rating system set up by the Government...

Anonymous said...

Grr...why can't I blockquote? Stupid blogger! Nor can I use <br; />!

>All I know is, I miss the Space 
>Invaders. They just disappeared in cute 
>little pops when you shot them, and >having sex with them was certainly >out of the question.

Umm...sounds like most of my ex-girlfriends.

Marti said...

w. tribble -I make my snot nosed brats buy their own games - LOL!

Actually the gamer in our house is 19, and I figure he is old enough to understand the difference between "real" and "pretend" whether it be violence or sex.

I agree, the parents should be keeping an eye on their progeny, rather than expecting the government to regulate morality (yeah, like THAT'LL work ~snort~)

If they are living under your roof, you can jolly well walk in their room and watch them play a video game for a couple of minutes. If you find it disturbing for whatever reason, discuss it with them.

Is that too logical? LOL!

Willie T. said...

That's exactlly what I was trying to say, marti. I'm not saying that all parents aren't reliable in their ability to raise children. But when you work at Wal-Mart and see the customers...well it's scary, plain and simple. My parents trusted my brother and myself to use good judgement and until we were 18 we didn't get to buy our own games. I'm now 22 and my brother is 19, granted...for us it worked, maybe.