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(The Raw Story)   "The moral panic du jour for my lifetime has been video games, and that panic has been just as stupid and fact-deprived as the rest of them. It started with pinball arcades and, boy, does it offer some perspective on the current panics"   (rawstory.com) divider line 15
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2014-05-10 02:35:22 PM  
2 votes:

GirlScoutSniper: On a Saturday night and that's trouble,
Yes you got lots and lots of trouble.
I'm thinkin' of the kids in the knickerbockers, 
Shirt-tail young ones, peekin' in the pool 
Hall window after school, ya got trouble, folks! 
Right here in River City. 
Trouble with a capital "T"
And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI


I used to like to play pool, but then my mother made me take up the clarinet and join the local boy's band.
2014-05-10 01:50:22 PM  
2 votes:
I played quite a lot of Tempest in the Arcade as a wee Dibbley and even today I have a strange urge to destroy bow ties with a bent staple.
2014-05-10 01:33:22 PM  
2 votes:
I was always thankful that video games took away from my time to murder people...
2014-05-10 01:31:44 PM  
2 votes:
I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.
2014-05-11 01:26:27 AM  
1 votes:
When I see "AD&D" I think "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons". When an insurance salesman sees the same acronym, they think "accidental death and dismemberment", yet somehow *I'm* the weirdo... Uh huh.
2014-05-10 08:55:59 PM  
1 votes:
i58.tinypic.com
2014-05-10 04:38:41 PM  
1 votes:
It's too late. You've awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you.
2014-05-10 04:15:20 PM  
1 votes:
i1.ytimg.com
What pinball arcades may look like
2014-05-10 03:38:53 PM  
1 votes:

Random Internet Persona: dstrick44: JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.

Exactly!
What about all those people I didn't murder?

Right?! Why don't we ever get any credit for that?



What about those that needed killing?

Today's generation is just plain lazy. Back in my day, we would take out bad people, their neighbors, and innocent pedestrians. We may have been unhinged and dangerous, but we were go-getters.
2014-05-10 02:34:00 PM  
1 votes:

DubtodaIll: If all the hours spent by competent people playing video games in the past 20 years had spent spent in endeavors beneficial to humanity we would have 90% less problems we have today, would have people on Mars, people on the Moon, and advancements beyond our comprehension. The amount of progress we lose in the name of fun is incalculable and apparently completely acceptable.


So, what do you do to let loose?  Write and submit papers about set theory to peer-reviewed journals?
2014-05-10 02:15:58 PM  
1 votes:
"du jour for my lifetime"?
2014-05-10 01:49:04 PM  
1 votes:
"Folks, we got trouble; right here in River City!  With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool!"
2014-05-10 01:42:27 PM  
1 votes:

Yakk: JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.

The dangers of D&D


I'm getting a Mountain Dew, does anybody want one, Hey Graham I'm not in the room right?
2014-05-10 01:38:16 PM  
1 votes:
On a Saturday night and that's trouble,
Yes you got lots and lots of trouble.
I'm thinkin' of the kids in the knickerbockers, 
Shirt-tail young ones, peekin' in the pool 
Hall window after school, ya got trouble, folks! 
Right here in River City. 
Trouble with a capital "T"
And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI
2014-05-10 01:37:10 PM  
1 votes:
Arcades have helped me quit talkin' and start chalkin' and they can help you too.
 
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