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On Vox: Thoughts for tonight

There are people out there, drinking in bars and fighting in wars, that weren't yet alive when Back to the Future came out. You tell me if that's right.

On an unrelated note, how many fucking times do I need to hear about how this Virginia Tech thing is the "nation's deadliest shooting". What the fuck, News? Is it so important to pound it in to our heads that someone broke the high score? Isn't that the exact same sensationalizing of violence that you criticize the video game industry for, blaming them for events like this? The major "news" networks froth at the mouth at the opportunity to bring us live cell phone video footage from five feet away from the shooter. It's almost no wonder people draw similarities between violence like this and video games. They present it to us like a fucking video game! Here's all the grisly images. Here's the victims being carried away. Here's all the stats. Let's level up and see if we can't REALLY get some crazy shit going, alright?

Gah.

Originally posted on pop.vox.com

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rockstarbob
Apr. 18th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
You come correct on all counts, sir.
kent
Apr. 18th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
Great Scott!
astrojetta
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's what I was wondering...maybe these things happen and get worse because we make it like it's some kind of record to beat! The sick minds out there are already plotting to make the next "most deadly shooting incident".
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