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2012-12-27 03:17:21 PM
I say we ban Gamestop.


/maybe kill it with fire.
/just to make sure you know
 
2012-12-27 03:17:54 PM

One of Those Deaf Mutes: Sgt.Zim: imasig: I actually read the headline in Samuel L Jackson's voice.

Zoloft, motherfarker! Do you take it?!

What does Gary Gygax look like? Does he look like a biatch?

/well actually...


I'm going to guess that, by now, GG is fairly dessicated and/or decomposed... It's been a couple of years, and those little critters like to do their thing when we plant a stiff in the dirt...

// Unless he was cremated, anyone know?
// 'Course, the un-Fun-dies will tell you he's dancing in everlasting hellfire, or some such shiat.
 
2012-12-27 03:20:14 PM

ObscureNameHere: pxlboy: ObscureNameHere: JonZoidberg: ObscureNameHere: Somewhere a dead Gary Gygax wipes the sweat from his brow and says *Whew! For a while there in the early 80's it was Role Playing games' fault!"

Man, I wish I could find the pamphlet my parents came up with when they found out I was playing D&D as a kid. I've looked online a few times and haven't found it. No, it wasn't a chick tract. I remember it had a story about a kid killing his parents for a +1 sword and it had a list of everything D&D "led to" which included, of all things, Jungian philosophy (ooh, archetypes). I wish I still had it to marvel at its silliness.

*rolls 3D6*
Sorry, you failed your Wisdom check. You cannot marvel at the silliness.

So where were we? Oh yeah... so you fall through the hole in the basement of the tavern and are in a 10' x 10' perfectly square dungeon room, obviously the lair of a geometrical perfectionist or an architect who only had graph paper from 'Staples' to work with. Exists are north and south.

What about east and Dennis?

Ya know, I had typed 'Dennis' but then figured that not many people would get it, so I edited it out. Going with my first instinct then...

".. you light your torch and notice that the exits are North, South, East and Dennis."


Nothing is obscure on Fark (or so I'm told).
 
2012-12-27 03:22:39 PM

JonZoidberg: iheartscotch: Yep; video games cause crimes. Not the refusal to acknolage sociatal and mental health problems.

/ ya best start believing in troll threads

Yeah, but what's the answer? Lock up the loonies? Implant pumps in them so they always take their meds? I agree that the individual is responsible for their actions, but how do we minimize the threat from the mentally ill while respecting their rights? I say this as the sole person in my immediate family who isn't on some kind of mood-altering medication who sometimes wonders if I shouldn't be taking them as well. I will mull it over as I clean my assault pistols after a day at the range.


Ever get stuck in traffic next to one of those chemical transports with Flammable written on the side of it? Ever wonder what restrictions are in place to acquire the skills necessary to operate a semi-truck? You could easily cause much more damage and death with a single tanker than a single gun, with just as much planning as each of these 'attacks' have behind them.

Wait at a truck stop.
Steal a tanker.
Follow through with your plan.

Cars facilitate death. Trucks facilitate death. Guns facilitate death. Poison facilitates death. Many things facilitate death.

If you restrict one thing, they'll turn to another. If we're focusing on mental health - kids stuck in homes or facilities use what is around them. They won't generally slash their wrists because sharp implements are harder to come by - so they'll use bed sheets to hang themselves (because belts and shoelaces are generally taken).

They'll adapt their plan to their surroundings, so you focus on what is driving the plan - you address their suicidal tendencies.
 
2012-12-27 03:23:37 PM
a real life chick tract?
 
2012-12-27 03:27:00 PM

Gyrfalcon: He robbed the CASH REGISTER?!??!

Dumbass, you should have stolen GAMES. You could have made about sixteen times as much selling them on eBay.


So in this case you could say there is no link between video games and gun violence. If this guy had been a gamer, there's no way he would have walked out of that store with cash only.
 
2012-12-27 03:30:05 PM

CheekyMonkey: TerminalEchoes: Now see, THIS thread is classic Fark. No bickering or political flame wars. Just lulz. Why can't we get back to that?

Shut up you farking LibTard. This is typical LameStream Media BS, and is all OBummer's fault.


Go back to Faux News, coontservative.

/Hmm, political flamewars are easy; we don't even need a point!
//For anyone taking this thread seriously, go read the article, then come back and apologize.
 
2012-12-27 03:36:26 PM
Link doesn't need a gun, just his sword...

cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net
 
2012-12-27 03:36:35 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: JonZoidberg: iheartscotch: Yep; video games cause crimes. Not the refusal to acknolage sociatal and mental health problems.

/ ya best start believing in troll threads

Yeah, but what's the answer? Lock up the loonies? Implant pumps in them so they always take their meds? I agree that the individual is responsible for their actions, but how do we minimize the threat from the mentally ill while respecting their rights? I say this as the sole person in my immediate family who isn't on some kind of mood-altering medication who sometimes wonders if I shouldn't be taking them as well. I will mull it over as I clean my assault pistols after a day at the range.

Ever get stuck in traffic next to one of those chemical transports with Flammable written on the side of it? Ever wonder what restrictions are in place to acquire the skills necessary to operate a semi-truck? You could easily cause much more damage and death with a single tanker than a single gun, with just as much planning as each of these 'attacks' have behind them.

Wait at a truck stop.
Steal a tanker.
Follow through with your plan.

Cars facilitate death. Trucks facilitate death. Guns facilitate death. Poison facilitates death. Many things facilitate death.

If you restrict one thing, they'll turn to another. If we're focusing on mental health - kids stuck in homes or facilities use what is around them. They won't generally slash their wrists because sharp implements are harder to come by - so they'll use bed sheets to hang themselves (because belts and shoelaces are generally taken).

They'll adapt their plan to their surroundings, so you focus on what is driving the plan - you address their suicidal tendencies.


All I wanted was a Pepsi.
 
2012-12-27 03:47:16 PM

CheekyMonkey: They'll adapt their plan to their surroundings, so you focus on what is driving the plan - you address their suicidal tendencies.

All I wanted was a Pepsi.


Just one Pepsi.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-27 03:47:46 PM
I actually read the headline in Jack Webb's voice.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-27 03:49:22 PM

highendmighty: I actually read this in Zelda's voice.


This Zelda..

www.fab1.net

Still bummed about Gerry Anderson today...
 
2012-12-27 03:52:06 PM

CheekyMonkey: DeathByGeekSquad: JonZoidberg: iheartscotch: Yep; video games cause crimes. Not the refusal to acknolage sociatal and mental health problems.

/ ya best start believing in troll threads

Yeah, but what's the answer? Lock up the loonies? Implant pumps in them so they always take their meds? I agree that the individual is responsible for their actions, but how do we minimize the threat from the mentally ill while respecting their rights? I say this as the sole person in my immediate family who isn't on some kind of mood-altering medication who sometimes wonders if I shouldn't be taking them as well. I will mull it over as I clean my assault pistols after a day at the range.

Ever get stuck in traffic next to one of those chemical transports with Flammable written on the side of it? Ever wonder what restrictions are in place to acquire the skills necessary to operate a semi-truck? You could easily cause much more damage and death with a single tanker than a single gun, with just as much planning as each of these 'attacks' have behind them.

Wait at a truck stop.
Steal a tanker.
Follow through with your plan.

Cars facilitate death. Trucks facilitate death. Guns facilitate death. Poison facilitates death. Many things facilitate death.

If you restrict one thing, they'll turn to another. If we're focusing on mental health - kids stuck in homes or facilities use what is around them. They won't generally slash their wrists because sharp implements are harder to come by - so they'll use bed sheets to hang themselves (because belts and shoelaces are generally taken).

They'll adapt their plan to their surroundings, so you focus on what is driving the plan - you address their suicidal tendencies.

All I wanted was a Pepsi.


Just one Pepsi
But she wouldn't give it to me
 
2012-12-27 03:53:07 PM

probesport: CheekyMonkey: They'll adapt their plan to their surroundings, so you focus on what is driving the plan - you address their suicidal tendencies.

All I wanted was a Pepsi.

Just one Pepsi.


Shakes tiny fist
 
2012-12-27 03:54:19 PM

pxlboy: ObscureNameHere: pxlboy: ObscureNameHere: JonZoidberg: ObscureNameHere: Somewhere a dead Gary Gygax wipes the sweat from his brow and says *Whew! For a while there in the early 80's it was Role Playing games' fault!"

Man, I wish I could find the pamphlet my parents came up with when they found out I was playing D&D as a kid. I've looked online a few times and haven't found it. No, it wasn't a chick tract. I remember it had a story about a kid killing his parents for a +1 sword and it had a list of everything D&D "led to" which included, of all things, Jungian philosophy (ooh, archetypes). I wish I still had it to marvel at its silliness.

*rolls 3D6*
Sorry, you failed your Wisdom check. You cannot marvel at the silliness.

So where were we? Oh yeah... so you fall through the hole in the basement of the tavern and are in a 10' x 10' perfectly square dungeon room, obviously the lair of a geometrical perfectionist or an architect who only had graph paper from 'Staples' to work with. Exists are north and south.

What about east and Dennis?

Ya know, I had typed 'Dennis' but then figured that not many people would get it, so I edited it out. Going with my first instinct then...

".. you light your torch and notice that the exits are North, South, East and Dennis."

Nothing is obscure on Fark (or so I'm told).


If I caught the reference, it can't be obscure.
 
2012-12-27 04:05:12 PM

probesport: CheekyMonkey: They'll adapt their plan to their surroundings, so you focus on what is driving the plan - you address their suicidal tendencies.

All I wanted was a Pepsi.

Just one Pepsi.


Ah, that brings me back to high school...
 
2012-12-27 04:09:55 PM
They wouldn't have this problem if they gave you more than $9 for a returned game that's clearly only worth $2.
 
2012-12-27 05:04:45 PM

TerminalEchoes: Now see, THIS thread is classic Fark. No bickering or political flame wars. Just lulz. Why can't we get back to that?


I actually read this post in Hitler's voice.
 
2012-12-27 05:41:06 PM

It's pronounced pacKAGE: pxlboy: ObscureNameHere: pxlboy: ObscureNameHere: JonZoidberg: ObscureNameHere: Somewhere a dead Gary Gygax wipes the sweat from his brow and says *Whew! For a while there in the early 80's it was Role Playing games' fault!"

Man, I wish I could find the pamphlet my parents came up with when they found out I was playing D&D as a kid. I've looked online a few times and haven't found it. No, it wasn't a chick tract. I remember it had a story about a kid killing his parents for a +1 sword and it had a list of everything D&D "led to" which included, of all things, Jungian philosophy (ooh, archetypes). I wish I still had it to marvel at its silliness.

*rolls 3D6*
Sorry, you failed your Wisdom check. You cannot marvel at the silliness.

So where were we? Oh yeah... so you fall through the hole in the basement of the tavern and are in a 10' x 10' perfectly square dungeon room, obviously the lair of a geometrical perfectionist or an architect who only had graph paper from 'Staples' to work with. Exists are north and south.

What about east and Dennis?

Ya know, I had typed 'Dennis' but then figured that not many people would get it, so I edited it out. Going with my first instinct then...

".. you light your torch and notice that the exits are North, South, East and Dennis."

Nothing is obscure on Fark (or so I'm told).

If I caught the reference, it can't be obscure.


Also this.
 
2012-12-27 06:34:41 PM
I actually read the headline in <b>Les Nessman</b>'s voice.
 
2012-12-27 06:50:43 PM
Franklin Lakes. Wow. I grew up in the next town over, Oakland. Both of them are places where nothing, and I mean nothing, ever happens. Other than this holdup, I can remember two serious violent crimes in either place in the last 30 years--the 1985 Muller's Park shootout, and the robbery of an Exxon gas station on US202 right off I287, both in Oakland.
 
2012-12-28 01:18:37 AM

geekbikerskum: Franklin Lakes. Wow. I grew up in the next town over, Oakland. Both of them are places where nothing, and I mean nothing, ever happens. Other than this holdup, I can remember two serious violent crimes in either place in the last 30 years--the 1985 Muller's Park shootout, and the robbery of an Exxon gas station on US202 right off I287, both in Oakland.


Huh. I did RTFA but it didn't hit me til I read this. I lived in that area too, for a year right after graduating High School. The address was in Franklin Lakes but IIRC it was actually Oakland. Yeah, literally nothing happens there, ever. I was a slight l'il teen and used to walk from the train station to my house, sometimes at 1 or 2 am... a good two hour walk. Never a problem, not even with drivers being idiots.

Kinda miss that place, apart from the boredom. Used to go to Jersey City just to get heckled by scary hobos because they reminded me of home.
 
2012-12-28 01:54:27 AM

Trapper439
2012-12-27 05:04:45 PM
TerminalEchoes: Now see, THIS thread is classic Fark. No bickering or political flame wars. Just lulz. Why can't we get back to that?


Because you can't have a laugh at the liberal agendas expense. A few years ago different viewpoints started being shared on here and the libs couldn't handle it.
 
2012-12-28 02:33:33 AM

safeforwork: Huh. I did RTFA but it didn't hit me til I read this. I lived in that area too, for a year right after graduating High School. The address was in Franklin Lakes but IIRC it was actually Oakland. Yeah, literally nothing happens there, ever. I was a slight l'il teen and used to walk from the train station to my house, sometimes at 1 or 2 am... a good two hour walk. Never a problem, not even with drivers being idiots.

Kinda miss that place, apart from the boredom. Used to go to Jersey City just to get heckled by scary hobos because they reminded me of home.


Wow, walking from the Ridgewood train station to the Franklin Lakes/Oakland border? That's what, 5-6 miles? Quite a hike. I think I'd've opted for a bicycle. I used to bike from Oakland to Ridgewood, when I was in high school in the early 80s.

That gas station robbery was in 2001. At first they thought it was people from out of town who did it. It's right off I-287 and it's the first place someone would see if they got off they highway and were looking for someplace to rob. Turned out it was two local brothers, they found the murder weapons (clerk was stabbed to death) in a storm drain about a mile away.

I don't really miss the place at all. At one point my mom asked me if I'd ever consider moving back there and it took me at least five minutes to stop laughing. Wasn't a bad place to grow up, now that I think about it, but the only reason to live there is if you have kids and want them to go to the public schools, which are really good, and want to keep them out of harm's way and focused on schoolwork. Was glad to graduate high school and GTFO and go away to college. Have no reason to go back, now that my parents are both gone.
 
2012-12-28 07:13:56 AM
IIRC it was exactly 8 miles, and yeah; I biked when there wasn't a ton of snow (I lived there from summer 2000 to summer 2001... that winter it started snowing on Halloween and pretty much didn't stop until April)

I think I very vaguely remember that robbery. The guy at the taxi place next to the station insisted on taking me home as 'scary things' were happening... which I found kind of funny as I'd just gotten back from a party in a slummy part of NYC

I would move back if I had the chance -- really 'nice' area to live, and if you're bored NYC is right there.
 
2012-12-28 02:36:09 PM

Ponzholio: Link doesn't need a gun, just his sword...

[cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net image 580x435]


and only half of it, according to that picture
 
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