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(CNN)   'The Demise of Guys': How video games and porn are ruining a generation. This...is CNN   (cnn.com) divider line 268
    More: Obvious, Anders Behring Breivik, porn addiction, professor emeritus, pleasure centers, novelty, violent media, violent video games, Psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo  
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2012-05-25 09:13:49 AM
I saw this guy on Dr. Phil yesterday (the girlfriend had it on, shut up) and while he talked about the video games and porn, he was saying that it's a symptom of a much bigger problem: terrible parenting.

That these kids turn to porn and games in such a degree because they're trying to escape the isolation and other issues that come from having parents (Fathers in particular) who do nothing but undermine them, insult them, and essentially act like shiatty parents, or in the cases of some are disinterested in their children's lives so the kids don't have someone to guide and teach them.
 
2012-05-25 09:23:31 AM

Aarontology: I saw this guy on Dr. Phil yesterday (the girlfriend had it on, shut up) and while he talked about the video games and porn, he was saying that it's a symptom of a much bigger problem: terrible parenting.

That these kids turn to porn and games in such a degree because they're trying to escape the isolation and other issues that come from having parents (Fathers in particular) who do nothing but undermine them, insult them, and essentially act like shiatty parents, or in the cases of some are disinterested in their children's lives so the kids don't have someone to guide and teach them.


Or because porn and video games are very fun.
 
2012-05-25 09:27:28 AM

Rincewind53: Or because porn and video games are very fun.


Well, there's that too.
 
2012-05-25 09:36:01 AM
Snowflakes raising snowflakes.
 
2012-05-25 09:43:15 AM
Please note that nobody goes on CNN to hump their new book "Kids Are Basically Okay, If Not Better Than Your Sorry Ass, So Calm The Fark Down and Mind Your Own Farking Business".
 
2012-05-25 09:46:38 AM

Aarontology: I saw this guy on Dr. Phil yesterday (the girlfriend had it on, shut up) and while he talked about the video games and porn, he was saying that it's a symptom of a much bigger problem: terrible parenting.

That these kids turn to porn and games in such a degree because they're trying to escape the isolation and other issues that come from having parents (Fathers in particular) who do nothing but undermine them, insult them, and essentially act like shiatty parents, or in the cases of some are disinterested in their children's lives so the kids don't have someone to guide and teach them.


What fathers.

Most kids these days have a crappy single mom and a string of male figures, hesitate to use the word role model, throughout their lives.

And its been this way for a while now.
 
2012-05-25 09:58:05 AM

Generation_D: What fathers.

Most kids these days have a crappy single mom and a string of male figures, hesitate to use the word role model, throughout their lives.

And its been this way for a while now.


Maybe where you live that's true. Its certainly not the case everywhere.
 
2012-05-25 10:04:24 AM
Video games destroying society? Really? Is it 1993 already?
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-05-25 10:08:03 AM
It's always the blame game. My daddy was a plastic cup, and I turned out OK.
 
2012-05-25 10:09:03 AM
Is it bad that I'm wondering what Nikita Duncan looks like naked?
 
2012-05-25 10:12:00 AM

Generation_D: Aarontology: I saw this guy on Dr. Phil yesterday (the girlfriend had it on, shut up) and while he talked about the video games and porn, he was saying that it's a symptom of a much bigger problem: terrible parenting.

That these kids turn to porn and games in such a degree because they're trying to escape the isolation and other issues that come from having parents (Fathers in particular) who do nothing but undermine them, insult them, and essentially act like shiatty parents, or in the cases of some are disinterested in their children's lives so the kids don't have someone to guide and teach them.

What fathers.

Most kids these days have a crappy single mom and a string of male figures, hesitate to use the word role model, throughout their lives.

And its been this way for a while now.


bullshiat.. statistics or you're just pulling two or three anecdotes out of your ass and calling it data
 
2012-05-25 10:24:20 AM
What about video game scenery porn?

i1-news.softpedia-static.com
 
2012-05-25 10:39:53 AM

Mugato: Video games destroying society? Really? Is it 1993 already?


well tfa does use a stock "video game" photo that features nintendo 64 controllers, so no, it's 1996 already.
 
2012-05-25 10:42:34 AM

Generation_D: Most kids these days have a crappy single mom



{citation needed}
 
2012-05-25 10:49:54 AM

Blues_X: Generation_D: Most kids these days have a crappy single mom


{citation needed}


fine, not all of them are quantitatively crappy.
 
2012-05-25 11:00:48 AM
Jacob: I'm kinda right in the middle of a thing right now, but can I text you later?
Girl at Club: Can you what?
Jacob: Are you online at all?
Girl at Club: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Jacob: How do I get a hold of you?
Girl at Club: You come find me.
Jacob: That sounds... exhausting.
 
2012-05-25 11:16:33 AM

Generation_D: Most kids these days have a crappy single mom and a string of male figures, hesitate to use the word role model, throughout their lives.


What are you talking about. Are you just making things up?
 
2012-05-25 11:39:34 AM
Ugh, what kind of pandering Ric Romero douchebag wrote th- wait, the Philip Zimbardo?

*reads*
 
2012-05-25 11:39:45 AM

Sybarite: Is it bad that I'm wondering what Nikita Duncan looks like naked?


I wish this thread would hurry up and go live so that I can +1 that comment
 
2012-05-25 11:49:40 AM
www.wga.hu

Books, I tell you books are destroying society. Gutenberg and his damn press. He's destroyed an entire generation of the finest minds. And it will only get worse...
 
2012-05-25 12:50:44 PM

thomps: Blues_X: Generation_D: Most kids these days have a crappy single mom


{citation needed}

fine, not all of them are quantitatively crappy.


cdn.babble.com

Tee hee
 
2012-05-25 12:51:07 PM
This coming from Philip Zimbardo, one of the most sadistic psychologists of our age.
 
2012-05-25 12:53:05 PM
The kids are alright.
 
2012-05-25 12:53:17 PM
Bullsh*t.


This is at least the second generation ruined by those things.
 
2012-05-25 12:53:41 PM
For fark's sake - the argument is that World of Warcraft helped hone Anders Breivik into a homicidal maniac?

That's like saying that playing chess drove Hitler to become a blood-thirsty tyrant.
 
2012-05-25 12:53:43 PM
As a game developer I'm proud to do my part to ensure the inevitable downfall of society and/or help this guy sell his book.
 
2012-05-25 12:53:44 PM
Is this another "Guys don't act the same way I nostalgically remember my dad acted like so manliness is dead" stories?
 
2012-05-25 12:54:07 PM
Smellslikesbullshiat.jpg
 
2012-05-25 12:54:08 PM
We have cheap computers with great video processors because of video games.
We have cheap high-speed internet connections because of the demand for porn.

That's my theory, and it's just as valid as this dipshiat's.
 
2012-05-25 12:54:13 PM
Video games: check.
Porn: check
Social life: check
Successful professional career: check
Happiness: check

Ok, where was that problem again?
 
2012-05-25 12:54:32 PM

scottydoesntknow: What about video game scenery porn?

[i1-news.softpedia-static.com image 640x360]


Looks like some kind of sex simulator. Outrage!
 
2012-05-25 12:54:54 PM
The Demise of Journalism: How the drive for page views in the least expensive way possible and the utilization of false equivalence in an attempt to appear politically neutral are ruining a nation.
 
2012-05-25 12:55:07 PM

Sybarite: Is it bad that I'm wondering what Nikita Duncan looks like naked?


No worse than me picturing what Dr. Philip Zimbardo looks like in a cape on planet Mongo.
 
2012-05-25 12:55:31 PM

Gulper Eel: Please note that nobody goes on CNN to hump their new book "Kids Are Basically Okay, If Not Better Than Your Sorry Ass, So Calm The Fark Down and Mind Your Own Farking Business".


Can I buy that book somewhere? Sounds....awesome.
 
2012-05-25 12:56:08 PM
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that "regular porn users are more likely to report depression and poor physical health than nonusers are. ... The reason is that porn may start a cycle of isolation. ... Porn may become a substitute for healthy face-to-face interactions, social or sexual."

That's why it's best to watch porn with a friend.
 
2012-05-25 12:56:20 PM
Just once, I want to see an aging psychiatrist go on TV and announce that kids today are FAR better off than the previous generation, let alone those slackers of the WWII era.
 
2012-05-25 12:56:46 PM
s18.postimage.org
 
2012-05-25 12:56:49 PM

odinsposse: Is this another "Guys don't act the same way I nostalgically remember my dad acted like so manliness is dead" stories?


Basically, with the added bonus of "People are enjoying technology less than a century old, so it must be bad."
 
2012-05-25 12:57:46 PM

indylaw: For fark's sake - the argument is that World of Warcraft helped hone Anders Breivik into a homicidal maniac?

That's like saying that playing chess drove Hitler to become a blood-thirsty tyrant.


"Russian front not a good ideeaaaa.
Hitler never played Risk when he was a kiiiid.
Cause, you know, playing Risk, you could never hold on to Asia. That Asian-Eastern European area, you could never hold it, could you? Seven extra men at the beginning of every go, but you couldn't farking hold it."

/Sorry, I lapse into Izzard quotes sometimes.
 
2012-05-25 12:58:11 PM
As soon as I finish Special World 8-4 on Super Mario 3D Land and then beat off to internet porn, I'm going to read this article.
 
2012-05-25 12:58:37 PM
Oh, no! Video games will destroy civilization! Just like rock music, women's suffrage, and the written language did before!
 
2012-05-25 12:58:46 PM

Blues_X: Generation_D: Most kids these days have a crappy single mom


{citation needed}


See... that is why it is important to protect the sanctity of marriage. Also, this is what is wrong with all races other than white folk. You never saw the Cleavers having this kind of trouble... that is the reality I want to live in.
 
2012-05-25 12:59:33 PM

Degenerate Monkey: Video games: check.
Porn: check
Social life: check
Successful professional career: check
Happiness: check

Ok, where was that problem again?


Add wife, house, and closing in on a salary that ends in hundred thousand and this is my thought.
 
2012-05-25 12:59:37 PM

Degenerate Monkey: Video games: check.
Porn: check
Social life: check
Successful professional career: check
Happiness: check

Ok, where was that problem again?


2 out of 5 is...well...kind of depressing.
 
Skr
2012-05-25 12:59:50 PM
When entertainment takes so little work, why work to be entertained?
 
2012-05-25 12:59:57 PM
This new kind of human addictive arousal traps users into an expanded present hedonistic time zone. Past and future are distant and remote as the present moment expands to dominate everything. That present scene is totally dynamic, with images changing constantly.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2012-05-25 01:00:28 PM

J. Frank Parnell: This coming from Philip Zimbardo, one of the most sadistic psychologists of our age.


I was just gonna come in here and biatch about how awful CNN has gotten (and Newsweek and Time, I was at the Dr's office for awhile yesterday) and then you have to drop that in here? Goddammit, now I have to RTFA.

...

Oh, wow, I'm glad I did. Such a brilliant insight. I know that all of those guys who grew up in the 80s with porn on VHS (some had VHS players in their rooms!) and arcades everywhere are all shattered husks now still trying to overturn mom's couch to find another quarter in their desperate attempt to find their next fix. WE MUST ACT NOW and publish a book that'll make for good sound bites and lazy articles by journalists who can't think of a story that doesn't spring from a press release, and hey, I recognize the co-author on this one, book 'em! Heck, they'll probably just let us write it. Didn't that Norwegian douche mention World of Warcraft? Oh, and my daughter watched something on MTV about someone with a porn addiction, mention that too. That's good enough, I'm gonna go get a drink to celebrate a job well done.

i614.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-25 01:00:49 PM

Degenerate Monkey: Video games: check.
Porn: check
Social life: check
Successful professional career: check
Happiness: check

Ok, where was that problem again?


I agree, no problems
 
2012-05-25 01:02:32 PM
Do not suggest that playing video games is anything other than time well spent in a truly noble pursuit around these parts, son.
 
2012-05-25 01:03:32 PM
the main gripe I have with young guys watching porn is that growing up we had to steal playboys and watch scramble-vision to see a nipple for two seconds and then wait four minutes to see another half a boob for one second. Or sneak the VHS and hope you get away with it.

It ain't fair, man.
 
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