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(WFTV Orlando)   Florida: Boy takes gun, bullets, steak knife, and hammer to school to fight zombies. Sorta news: His father claims he is playing out a video game. Fark: Minecraft, which contains no guns, bullets, steak knives, hammers, or diurnal zombies   (wftv.com ) divider line
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2013-09-29 09:51:00 PM  
Did they catch him punching trees or something?
 
2013-09-29 09:58:59 PM  
Well a bastard sword, a bow and arrow and TNT wouldn't have played any better with the school board.


And they kind of have zombies in Minecraft. Creepers are zombie like.
 
2013-09-29 10:03:08 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well a bastard sword, a bow and arrow and TNT wouldn't have played any better with the school board.


And they kind of have zombies in Minecraft. Creepers are zombie like.


They also have zombies. They just burn up in the sun.
 
2013-09-29 10:45:02 PM  
maybe he meant Terraria, it has all those along with block based building, just 2d instead of 3d
 
2013-09-29 11:04:19 PM  

TheOmni: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well a bastard sword, a bow and arrow and TNT wouldn't have played any better with the school board.


And they kind of have zombies in Minecraft. Creepers are zombie like.

They also have zombies. They just burn up in the sun.


Kind of like Goths.
 
2013-09-29 11:04:56 PM  
Sir, your son is mentally retarded. Prolly has Downs or autism or some shiat
 
2013-09-29 11:05:14 PM  

Metalupis: maybe he meant Terraria, it has all those along with block based building, just 2d instead of 3d


'swhat I was thinking... god that game is addicting.
 
2013-09-29 11:07:52 PM  
Forget about the creepers:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-29 11:08:23 PM  
Won't someone think of the children? The poorly animated, Lego-like children?
 
2013-09-29 11:10:02 PM  
Oh god, the video game defense brigade in the comments. Get a life guys.

Any time there's something in the media about games, all the Kotaku drones swarm in and get their martyr act on.
 
2013-09-29 11:10:56 PM  
Parenting fail.  Instead of punishing the kid, they should be sending dad to prison for a few years.  He apparently couldn't communicate the differences between reality and fantasy to the child.

It's funny they said he played Minecraft for about an hour a day, which is BS.  The kid was probably on it for like 6 or more a day.
 
2013-09-29 11:16:24 PM  

spamdog: Oh god, the video game defense brigade in the comments. Get a life guys.

Any time there's something in the media about games, all the Kotaku drones swarm in and get their martyr act on.


Do you say this to gun nuts when another Second Amendment Affirmation hits the news and the same inevitability happens in Fark threads?
 
2013-09-29 11:16:50 PM  

FatherChaos: It's funny they said he played Minecraft for about an hour a day, which is BS.  The kid was probably on it for like 6 or more a day.


Exactly, how do you play minecraft for only an hour a day?  If that game came out when I was still young, I would have been suddenly noticing that the sun rising.  Every day.  And this was before a lot of the alchemy/experience-based pieces.  I would just spend hours laying minecart tracks and building boosters (in the days before powered tracks), then riding my roller coasters.
 
2013-09-29 11:17:24 PM  

spamdog: Oh god, the video game defense brigade in the comments. Get a life guys.

Any time there's something in the media about games, all the Kotaku drones swarm in and get their martyr act on.


Listen, if games really caused the things that Fox and co. claimed, I would have murdered like half my neighborhood by now considering I have around 800 hours played just in the Bethesda games, and almost always play a sniper of some sort.

My murder count = 0

Not for lack of annoying neighbors provoking me, let me tell you...
 
2013-09-29 11:19:04 PM  

ladyfortuna: Listen, if games really caused the things that Fox and co. claimed, I would have murdered like half my neighborhood by now considering I have around 800 hours played just in the Bethesda games, and almost always play a sniper of some sort.


Too bad you took an arrow to the knee.
 
2013-09-29 11:24:17 PM  

MadCat221: Do you say this to gun nuts when another Second Amendment Affirmation hits the news and the same inevitability happens in Fark threads?


Well...actually yes, I do.
 
2013-09-29 11:24:51 PM  
"Kid does stupid thing, game gets blamed." I've read this thread until I'm blue in the face. You can change the location, the names and the game, but it's the same.

But this has some new elements. Minecraft is getting blamed? It's like taking an old recipe and suddenly adding a dash of paprika. My taste buds are alive for the first time in years. This is haute cuisine.

I can't wait for the media fervor over Minecraft.

We'll wind up with the usual "expert" interviews.
"A kid might play this game and think that if he just keeps digging, eventually he'll find precious metals. It could be destructive to our environment."

Of course, some people will attempt a deeper analysis.
"'Minecraft' sounds an awful like like 'Mein Kraft,' which means 'My Work' in German. You know who else spoke German?"

And what would be a six-minute news package without a few interviews with irrationally afraid parent-types?
"What if my kid brings a bucket of lava home one day because he wants to smelt some ore? Nevermind that I live far away from any sort of active tectonic zone. It could happen!"""I caught my Billy putting a pumpkin on top of some iron. He said he wanted to raise a golem! I took him right to church and made him delete that filthy game!"
But you know what I'm banking on? PETA. This is a group that never misses a beat when it comes to attention-grabbing. You've seen the Youtube videos of people's "space programs," which generally involve TNT cannons and hapless livestock. You've seen the "mob grinders" and all the other ways to abuse critters in that game.

PETA has to be sharpening up their salad forks, ready to condemn Mojang and all they've done. It's not going to matter to them that it's possible to go completely "vegan" in Minecraft. What if that bread you're baking isn't gluten-free? Yeast has feelings, too.

Come on, PETA. Don't let me down. Make some stupid "don't be a blockhead" advert for us.
 
2013-09-29 11:28:26 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: ladyfortuna: Listen, if games really caused the things that Fox and co. claimed, I would have murdered like half my neighborhood by now considering I have around 800 hours played just in the Bethesda games, and almost always play a sniper of some sort.

Too bad you took an arrow to the knee.


A shirt I bought.
 
2013-09-29 11:30:56 PM  
As the saying goes, if you're going to blame something that literally in excess of 99% of people under 30 have done for what's wrong with the world, why pick video games?

Blame pants.  Roughly the same proportions of young males use them, and they do it more frequently/regularly than they play video games.
 
2013-09-29 11:46:15 PM  
I have to be honest...the comments on that news site actually encourage me. Apparently all hope is not yet lost for humanity.

/wow...
 
2013-09-29 11:47:25 PM  
I know after playing a few rounds on a Tiger Woods video game, I have an uncontrollable urge to put on armor, grab a shield and sword; before heading outside to attack fast moving metal dragons.  I so get this kid.
 
2013-09-29 11:48:21 PM  

Jim_Callahan: As the saying goes, if you're going to blame something that literally in excess of 99% of people under 30 have done for what's wrong with the world, why pick video games?

Blame pants.  Roughly the same proportions of young males use them, and they do it more frequently/regularly than they play video games.


I'm going to go on record as stating that bell-bottoms caused more violence than all the video games ever made.
 
2013-09-30 12:08:25 AM  

ladyfortuna: spamdog: Oh god, the video game defense brigade in the comments. Get a life guys.

Any time there's something in the media about games, all the Kotaku drones swarm in and get their martyr act on.

Listen, if games really caused the things that Fox and co. claimed, I would have murdered like half my neighborhood by now considering I have around 800 hours played just in the Bethesda games, and almost always play a sniper of some sort.

My murder count = 0

Not for lack of annoying neighbors provoking me, let me tell you...


Playing Borderlands 2 makes me want to find a midget to set on fire in the off chance that he shrieks "I SMELL DELICIOUS!" before he dies.
 
2013-09-30 12:08:43 AM  

Aestatis: FatherChaos: It's funny they said he played Minecraft for about an hour a day, which is BS.  The kid was probably on it for like 6 or more a day.

Exactly, how do you play minecraft for only an hour a day?  If that game came out when I was still young, I would have been suddenly noticing that the sun rising.  Every day.  And this was before a lot of the alchemy/experience-based pieces.  I would just spend hours laying minecart tracks and building boosters (in the days before powered tracks), then riding my roller coasters.


So you find repetitive behavior soothing?
 
2013-09-30 12:17:18 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sir, your son is mentally retarded. Prolly has Downs or autism or some shiat


...no, I think this is more nurture than nature.
 
2013-09-30 12:18:08 AM  

spamdog: Oh god, the video game defense brigade in the comments. Get a life guys.

Any time there's something in the media about games, all the Kotaku drones swarm in and get their martyr act on.


Okay, you've convinced us. Ban Minecraft.
 
2013-09-30 12:25:01 AM  
God forbid the kid coud've built one of those in-game printers or circuitboards.  But he had to bring weapons.
 
2013-09-30 12:38:35 AM  
I blame books. Bloody books, influencing our youth with fantastical words and worlds, letting you get lost in them and experience something that isn't reality. I say burn them all and hang the authors, it's the only way to be sure. Then we can get back to wholesome fireside tales by the village elder, which is in no way the same since then you have a strong hand and a strong tradition guiding our children.
 
2013-09-30 12:39:23 AM  
It depends on the mod. Tekkit has guns, nuclear power, tools, etc. We're lucky he didn't discover Equivalent Exchange, or he'd be doing alchemy while building a large gold farm on a floating island 250 meters above his house...
 
2013-09-30 12:45:09 AM  
As interesting as a day of killing zombies just like in the walking dead would be, just as soon as I take an axe and pointed rebar to work because zombies are cool, I need to get my head examined.

\How many people here would be a little psyched here if the dead came alive, other then society falling apart and everyone you know dying.

\\I hope they are not fast zombies.
 
2013-09-30 12:51:14 AM  

FatherChaos: It's funny they said he played Minecraft for about an hour a day, which is BS.  The kid was probably on it for like 6 or more a day.


and yet in all that time he couldn't tell there were NO guns in minecraft.
 
2013-09-30 12:53:21 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Forget about the creepers:
[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


God, I remember the first time I found a video on them in Minecraft. Wasn't even playing at the time and it still just about gave me a heart attack.

/bastards are the absolute scariest creature ever IMO
 
2013-09-30 01:00:49 AM  
No gun-shaped key chain?
 
2013-09-30 01:01:23 AM  
If you are underground, the zombies in Minecraft can be diurnal.
 
2013-09-30 01:03:55 AM  
My kid's addicted to minecraft, and he's 6

/no problems with games vs reality, yet
 
2013-09-30 01:14:13 AM  
That zombie was giving a mixed message...
img405.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-30 01:59:59 AM  
I don't play video games
No Xbox or Playstation
But that's just me
But some woman at work the other day was going on about playing GTA5
You should have seen her face talking about robbing people, raping hookers, killing cops
She was just absolutly thrilled about doing stuff like that in the game
I know it just a game
But is it really?
Is it doing more to a mindset of a growing generation, than just having simple fun?
I think it is.....
 
m00
2013-09-30 02:11:11 AM  

DownDaRiver: I don't play video games
No Xbox or Playstation
But that's just me
But some woman at work the other day was going on about playing GTA5
You should have seen her face talking about robbing people, raping hookers, killing cops
She was just absolutly thrilled about doing stuff like that in the game
I know it just a game
But is it really?
Is it doing more to a mindset of a growing generation, than just having simple fun?
I think it is.....


She's guilty of having bad taste in games. But if this sort of indulgence was harmful, then comic books, television, movies, and dungeons&dragons would also be harmful.
 
2013-09-30 02:17:55 AM  

m00: DownDaRiver: I don't play video games
No Xbox or Playstation
But that's just me
But some woman at work the other day was going on about playing GTA5
You should have seen her face talking about robbing people, raping hookers, killing cops
She was just absolutly thrilled about doing stuff like that in the game
I know it just a game
But is it really?
Is it doing more to a mindset of a growing generation, than just having simple fun?
I think it is.....

She's guilty of having bad taste in games. But if this sort of indulgence was harmful, then comic books, television, movies, and dungeons&dragons would also be harmful.


I watched my lab partner do the mission where one guy's boat gets stolen with his (useless) teenage son on board, and frankly it was hilarious. Mind you this kid is a sweetie outside of the game, but he still drove on the sidewalk. When I worked at Circuit City though, we had a copy of GTA III in the break room, which probably prevented a lot of confrontations between customer service and certain members of society.

Rockstar takes it to extreme levels, but ultimately a lot of the material is satire about the stuff that's wrong with society, NOT glorifying it. Dig a little deeper... or don't, since often people have their minds made up about this /shrug
 
x23
2013-09-30 02:31:21 AM  

DownDaRiver: I don't play video games
No Xbox or Playstation
But that's just me
But some woman at work the other day was going on about playing GTA5
You should have seen her face talking about robbing people, raping hookers, killing cops
She was just absolutly thrilled about doing stuff like that in the game
I know it just a game
But is it really?
Is it doing more to a mindset of a growing generation, than just having simple fun?
I think it is.....



what an odd poem.
 
2013-09-30 03:58:15 AM  

GreenAdder: "Kid does stupid thing, game gets blamed." I've read this thread until I'm blue in the face. You can change the location, the names and the game, but it's the same.

But this has some new elements. Minecraft is getting blamed? It's like taking an old recipe and suddenly adding a dash of paprika. My taste buds are alive for the first time in years. This is haute cuisine.


I know.  It's like the Tetris Rapes from 20 years ago all over again.
 
2013-09-30 04:53:07 AM  

Mister Peejay: GreenAdder: "Kid does stupid thing, game gets blamed." I've read this thread until I'm blue in the face. You can change the location, the names and the game, but it's the same.

But this has some new elements. Minecraft is getting blamed? It's like taking an old recipe and suddenly adding a dash of paprika. My taste buds are alive for the first time in years. This is haute cuisine.

I know.  It's like the Tetris Rapes from 20 years ago all over again.


take that long block, TAKE IT!
 
2013-09-30 06:00:42 AM  
CSB time!

I'm just about to finally beat Minecraft. (Well, as "beaty" as the game can be - basically just killing the Ender Dragon). Got lucky enough to finally find both a Nether Fortress and a Strong Hold before I threw my hands up in the air or just got bored and wanted to restart (I play survival hardcore mode).

Of course, I did take time out to lava-cast a 250 meter tall tower/mob xp farm complete with an automatic flushing system running off a redstone clock.

Anyway, on topic - dad and kid are both ginormous douche-tards and I find this article to be potato.
 
2013-09-30 06:59:18 AM  
So apparently dad didn't want to take the blame for little Tater Jr's antics so he just decided to take the scapegoat route and say it was the devil in the form of minecraft. Yeah, this guy's an idiot. I really hope nobody falls for this.
 
2013-09-30 07:16:51 AM  
No zombies? Apparently you haven't met the user base.
 
2013-09-30 09:37:47 AM  
Quick i need to find a way to make myself look hip, edgy, and adult on Fark! What do I do;

1) Claim the video games are for children?
2) Make fun of popular video games?
3) claim not to own a television with which to play games?
 
2013-09-30 10:22:01 AM  
Fark: Minecraft, which contains no guns, bullets, steak knives, hammers, or diurnal zombies

Hey subby, know how i know you have never played minecraft?
 
2013-09-30 12:38:23 PM  

Joe Blowme: Fark: Minecraft, which contains no guns, bullets, steak knives, hammers, or diurnal zombies

Hey subby, know how i know you have never played minecraft?


"Diurnal" means "awake during the daytime." Minecraft's zombies ignite in sunlight. Relax. Our submitter knows Minecraft.
 
2013-09-30 12:58:05 PM  

DownDaRiver: I don't play video games
No Xbox or Playstation
But that's just me
But some woman at work the other day was going on about playing GTA5
You should have seen her face talking about robbing people, raping hookers, killing cops
She was just absolutly thrilled about doing stuff like that in the game
I know it just a game
But is it really?
Is it doing more to a mindset of a growing generation, than just having simple fun?
I think it is.....


What a shiatty poem.
 
2013-09-30 12:59:38 PM  

GreenAdder: Joe Blowme: Fark: Minecraft, which contains no guns, bullets, steak knives, hammers, or diurnal zombies

Hey subby, know how i know you have never played minecraft?

"Diurnal" means "awake during the daytime." Minecraft's zombies ignite in sunlight. Relax. Our submitter knows Minecraft.


When you are deep underground, say, mining for diamond, the zombies do not give a flying fark what time of day it is.
 
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