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(TMZ)   And the award for being the first media outlet to blame the Boston Marathon bombing on watching shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones goes to... TMZ   (tmz.com) divider line 90
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2013-04-22 09:48:06 AM

give me doughnuts: macadamnut: I_Am_Weasel: *whew*  I've not seen either, I guess I'm safe.


Me neither, but does Game of Thrones have bombs?

/don't even have a TV

Nope. Naked whores and sword fighting mostly. Okay, there was a little napalm used against ships, but since Joker and Tammy didn't blow up a regatta it doesn't count.

Naked whores!   *raises glass*


HERE! HERE!
To naked whores..
.ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-04-22 09:49:56 AM

Mugato: Is there a current Grand Theft Auto game out now? I'm surprised people aren't all over that.


It is only by a stroke of luck that Grand Theft Auto V was delayed. I mean, otherwise the Boston incident would have been blamed on a game set in a very fictional world--one where the cops shoot at people for no particularly good reason and people are scared shiatless because the media tells them to be.

/Wait
//Guess it isn't so fictional, huh?
 
2013-04-22 09:51:32 AM

AteMyBrain: TMZ is a "media outlet"?


Euphemism for "anus."
 
2013-04-22 09:53:21 AM
give me doughnuts:


Naked whores!   *raises glass*

Amen, brother.  GoT portrays naked whores the way God intended them to be.
 
2013-04-22 09:53:33 AM

Voiceofreason01: Oliver Twisted: I must have horrible reading comprehension.  Can someone point out the portion where TMZ blames the bombers actions on a show?

uh...the headline:
"BOSTON BOMBER TOOK CUES FROM BREAKING BAD"

/plus it's implicit in publishing the article in the first place.


No, you inferred it from the publishing of the article.  Stop playing their game and the game will go away.
 
2013-04-22 09:54:27 AM
We should require background checks for dragons. They shouldn't just be given to teenagers with a family history of mental illness.
 
2013-04-22 09:55:01 AM
just because Breaking Bad has some scenes where they disposed of a body in a barrel of acid, does not mean this genius could actually get a barrel of acid. 

Besides, what's wrong with driving an hour or 2 into the middle of nowhere and burying a body like in the old days. Doesn't take a criminal mastermind.
 
2013-04-22 09:55:29 AM

Oliver Twisted: No, you inferred it from the publishing of the article.  Stop playing their game and the game will go away.


"Playing their game"? I didn't even click on the article until some farknut decided to be deliberately obtuse in order to troll for responses. If anything I should be pissed at you for making me read a TMZ article.
 
2013-04-22 10:00:08 AM

Mad_Radhu: We should require background checks for dragons. They shouldn't just be given to teenagers with a family history of mental illness.


It is my constitutional right to buy as much wildfire as I like.
 
2013-04-22 10:02:30 AM

Voiceofreason01: Oliver Twisted: No, you inferred it from the publishing of the article.  Stop playing their game and the game will go away.

"Playing their game"? I didn't even click on the article until some farknut decided to be deliberately obtuse in order to troll for responses. If anything I should be pissed at you for making me read a TMZ article.


Sorry.  Didn't mean to make you think.
 
2013-04-22 10:09:21 AM
That's stupid.

Clearly the focus should be on contact sports. We've all seen the tragedies that occurred when American football players received blows to the head. Murder-suicides are not exactly unknown in the football world lately. Why should boxing be any different? The years of head trauma of the older brother caused him to become unstable. He went on to live out this disgusting fantasy, dragging his younger sibling (a sibling who worshipped him) down with him. If it weren't for these brutal sports whose coaches instill the message, "Win at all costs," the problem would not be so widespread.

When are we going to learn? When are we going to stop putting our own lives at risk because we like sending our children to pretend war on Friday nights and Saturdays? Football, boxing, wrestling and wrastlin', muay thai, water polo, rugby--they're all barbaric sports that cause head injuries. Head injuries the can cause organic damage to the medulla oblongata and other parts of the brain where aggressive urges are normally censored.

Clearly something needs to be done to end the madness.
 
2013-04-22 10:10:51 AM
Well if people are going to blame inanimate objects for violence then it stands to reason that those same people will blame computer games, TV shows, movies, tidal patterns, planet alignment, ad infinitum.
 
2013-04-22 10:11:23 AM

Oliver Twisted: Sorry.  Didn't mean to make you think.


wow. "TMZ" and "think"
 
2013-04-22 10:12:24 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: That's stupid.

Clearly the focus should be on contact sports. We've all seen the tragedies that occurred when American football players received blows to the head. Murder-suicides are not exactly unknown in the football world lately. Why should boxing be any different? The years of head trauma of the older brother caused him to become unstable. He went on to live out this disgusting fantasy, dragging his younger sibling (a sibling who worshipped him) down with him. If it weren't for these brutal sports whose coaches instill the message, "Win at all costs," the problem would not be so widespread.

When are we going to learn? When are we going to stop putting our own lives at risk because we like sending our children to pretend war on Friday nights and Saturdays? Football, boxing, wrestling and wrastlin', muay thai, water polo, rugby--they're all barbaric sports that cause head injuries. Head injuries the can cause organic damage to the medulla oblongata and other parts of the brain where aggressive urges are normally censored.

Clearly something needs to be done to end the madness.


Crocodiles are ornery cuz they have all them teeth and no toothbrush.
 
2013-04-22 10:13:05 AM
We never had this level of violence in our culture until The Real World.  I think MTV needs to go back to showing music videos.  For all our sakes.
 
2013-04-22 10:17:18 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Mad_Radhu: We should require background checks for dragons. They shouldn't just be given to teenagers with a family history of mental illness.

It is my constitutional right to buy as much wildfire as I like.



24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-22 10:20:15 AM
I thought they were emulating Bo and Luke Duke.
 
2013-04-22 10:25:43 AM

enik: Well if people are going to blame inanimate objects for violence then it stands to reason that those same people will blame computer games, TV shows, movies, tidal patterns, planet alignment, ad infinitum.


It doesn't really stand to reason, though. Nobody actually blames inanimate objects for violence.
 
2013-04-22 10:38:34 AM

macadamnut: I_Am_Weasel: *whew*  I've not seen either, I guess I'm safe.


Me neither, but does Game of Thrones have bombs?

/don't even have a TV



Why do you need a TV?  Game of Thrones was in book form long before they made a TV series out of it.
For the record, I have not seen the TV series at all - but I am reading the books.  I am on #1 right now.  And it is truly awsesome, if not a little disturbing.
 
2013-04-22 10:41:00 AM
I'm pretty sure there is no award for that.
 
2013-04-22 10:43:47 AM

maram500: Mugato: Is there a current Grand Theft Auto game out now? I'm surprised people aren't all over that.

It is only by a stroke of luck that Grand Theft Auto V was delayed. I mean, otherwise the Boston incident would have been blamed on a game set in a very fictional world--one where the cops shoot at people for no particularly good reason and people are scared shiatless because the media tells them to be.


LA?
 
2013-04-22 10:48:06 AM
TMZ is pretty much the asshole of media. Their reporting is the feces that blows out of that asshole.
 
2013-04-22 10:52:06 AM

Voiceofreason01: Oliver Twisted: Sorry.  Didn't mean to make you think.

wow. "TMZ" and "think"


Could have been any version of pseudo-media.  The headline should have been "TMZ throws crap at TV shows, sees if any will land on Boston bomber".    Don't play into their hands.
 
2013-04-22 11:00:23 AM

give me doughnuts: macadamnut: I_Am_Weasel: *whew*  I've not seen either, I guess I'm safe.


Me neither, but does Game of Thrones have bombs?

/don't even have a TV

Nope. Naked whores and sword fighting mostly. Okay, there was a little napalm used against ships, but since Joker and Tammy didn't blow up a regatta it doesn't count.

Naked whores!   *raises glass*


+1 for regatta reference. You just don't see that much anymore.
 
2013-04-22 11:07:45 AM
Just like to point out 2 things about TMZ.

1. The only time I ever hear of them is when I see the tag on Fark. That is how little they are in my sphere of cognizance.
2. The show is so farking retarded... I am no longer friends with several people who refused to change the channel when I've caught them watching it.
 
2013-04-22 11:21:11 AM

Freakin Rican: why do we even allow TMZ articles on here?


It makes bloggers feel better about themselves.
 
2013-04-22 11:22:19 AM

twiztedjustin: Just like to point out 2 things about TMZ.

1. The only time I ever hear of them is when I see the tag on Fark. That is how little they are in my sphere of cognizance.
2. The show is so farking retarded... I am no longer friends with several people who refused to change the channel when I've caught them watching it.


Your second point contradicts the statement you made in your first point.

/Also: I'll bet your ex-friends don't miss you at all.
 
2013-04-22 11:32:30 AM

rfenster: Wait, I thought the violence in Boston was perpetrated by members of the Tea Party...


Not so fast.  They only said it might be people reacting to Tax Day.  That could include Tea Party types or it could be people who manufacture meth as shown on Breaking Bad.  Of course it turned out to be just a couple guys in Boston acting stupidly.
 
2013-04-22 11:42:05 AM
How many times have we been down this road?  TMZ, read this carefully:

He was crazy BEFORE he started watching Breaking Bad.

TV doesn't turn you into a sociopath.  I've watched every episode of Breaking Bad from seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4, and I have yet to kill anyone and dispose of their body with acid.

You morons that try to connect violence with television viewing are the same idiots that think you see the Virgin Mary in a water stain under a bridge.
 
2013-04-22 11:43:22 AM
I have Game of Thrones DVDs. Guess I'm suppose to blow up the whole city?
 
2013-04-22 12:05:52 PM

macadamnut: I_Am_Weasel: *whew*  I've not seen either, I guess I'm safe.


Me neither, but does Game of Thrones have bombs?

/don't even have a TV


In a manner of speaking, yes.

i1192.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-22 12:23:10 PM
I knew TMZ was grasping at straws for the last four years, but daaaaamn.

/Druuuunk. It's my friday, biatches.
// drtfa. Oops.
/// End message.
 
2013-04-22 12:37:31 PM
So we're past blaming violence on video games or rock-n-roll or hip-hop or rap music, on chemicals in the water or the air, the way your mom used to dress all sexy like during the afternoons when daddy was workin'?
 
2013-04-22 12:46:54 PM
Of course! He must have watched that scene where Walt and Jesse build a pressure cooker bomb and use it to terrorize random, innocent civilians!
 
2013-04-22 12:58:57 PM

AteMyBrain: TMZ is a "media outlet"?


Yeah it is.

That reminds me, I dropped a huge media just this morning.
 
2013-04-22 01:18:25 PM
Johny Factfrommyassmonger here with the latest on wich nefarious force in our society caused today's ills.

comic books are to blame. i mean, comic books and Elvis's hips. What I meant was comic books, Elvis's hips, and D&D.  Make that comic books elvis's hips, D&D and rap music. Hold on need to add abortion, liberal media, violent video games, gheys, non-Christions, children TV shows, adult TV shows...

Man we sure are screwed up.
 
2013-04-22 01:26:27 PM

AteMyBrain: TMZ is a "media outlet"?


Hey, if CNN can still call themselves a news network...
 
2013-04-22 01:37:18 PM
Speaking of GoT, last night was pretty damn hot.
 
2013-04-22 05:00:49 PM
TMZ is the one link I see on Fark that I will never click. I don't want to give them the page hits.
 
2013-04-22 09:56:38 PM
If only they'd worshipped the God of Tits and Wine!

/For the night is dark
//Boobies!
 
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