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The staples of Halloween: candy, bobbing for razor-blade filled apples, and dragon puzzles

We put out the medium sized puzzle, but they scoffed and went right for the big one.

By fnord12 | October 29, 2006, 9:29 PM | My stupid life | Comments (2)| Link

No Time To Take an Interest in My Kids

So we were at the Toys R Us yesterday (super paper mario doesn't come out until dec 31st. chumps) and while we waited on line, i was forced to overhear this woman's cell phone conversation. She had a couple of young kids with her. Presumably hers. And she was on the phone saying "Splinter cell. No. Splinter. As in 'splinter'. Splinter cell." She kept saying it like the person on the other end spoke a language other than english. Mebbe they did. Who knows. She didn't seem to have very much familiarity with the words she was uttering either and her english was as good as most americans can boast. Mebbe it's just me, but i kinda think that if you have kids who play video games, you should have some idea of what games are out there. You should not be completely clueless and when your 9 year old kid wants to play something like Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, you should have enough knowledge about what they're asking for to say "hell, no, Little Johnny." Instead, it seems like parents make no effort to know about their kids interests, content to remain ignorant until such a time comes when they can blame the industry for not being more vigilant against "inappropriate content". How about you don't get your kid a game like Vice City or Splinter Cell? That way you don't have to worry about them downloading a patch that let's them get the characters to have sex or whatever the hell else.

Yeah, i know. They'll just go over to their dirtbag friend's house and play the game. There's not too much you can do about that except not letting them hang out at the friend's house. It's like trying to keep kids from learning curse words at school. But there's a big difference between your kid's friends having asshole parents and you being the asshole who takes your 7 year old to see Clerks II.

Birth control. Public water supply. See how the plan sounds better and better everytime?

By min | October 10, 2006, 3:05 PM | My stupid life | Comments (7)| Link

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