when Hugh Hefner can call you out on your misogyny, it’s time to seriously reevaluate your life and the choices you’ve made.
I like this cover of one of my favorite songs,
Now a followup to my previous post. Note, this is not a light topic; its actually down right infuriating, but they put it concisely and coherently as always. And sadly, there was at least one person in the comments trying to defend the game. “Its just a game.” “a game should just be made to kickback and relax.” Sure, games can be about that, but if that is what you want then why play a game about drug trafficking and human trafficking? And its not like a game suddenly becomes less relaxed if it simply doesn’t make stuff up about a real situation affecting real people.
You can view it at the penny arcarde website here: http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/propaganda-games
Anyways, this is an old episode, but is a great one for understanding the medium as a mass medium.
To sum up my personal thoughts on it quickly:
The idea of not putting your views into a game sounds somewhat crazy, even if it was possible. That is ignoring one of the main points of art. Why have a voice if you can’t spread your ideals. Yes it is scarey what some people will say with that voice, it just means we all have to work harder to make our voice louder than the ones with evil intentions…but to them, their intentions are holy. But at least the ones that are hate fueled are honest about it. We know what a game about killing Jews and homosexuals is trying to due. Its the unintended and sneaky messages that are dangerous, such as how we portray women as mentioned in the video.
I was looking at a little online article about things not to do too early in a relationship. One of the things is getting a dog together. That’s great advise for all the reasons the article claims, including forcing you to be with someone you shouldn’t be with and/or having something to fight over when you break up and thereby making it feel more like a divorce. The problem is, the article says “Don’t get a pup together unless you have been together for at least half a year. A year is better.”
6 months?! Then get a dog together?! That is ridiculous! You should wait more than the one year, let alone 6 months. You should probably wait until you are living together first. What, is the dog going to have weekends at his place? While you may be in love after 6 months, you are still to bright-eyed to truly know if this is someone you should be with for the rest of your life. Hell, you probably can’t even be sure he isn’t married until after 6 months.
I say three years, or 6 months after you are living together. Does that sound unreasonable?
For the full article:
P.S. Despite this one disagreement I had, I completely concur. All 7 of the tips are actually great tips which may seem pretty obvious, but as the title says, “most couples do too soon.” Its a great short read for any lady out there, and some of the men too.
Its funny, but the jokes go by fast, so save the laughter for the end.
And now a much happier story. The constant news puns hurt a bit though. Luckily the dog is super cute.
Some people wonder why some other people don’t trust law enforcement. I grew up with law enforcement and am very close with many of them, so I am by no means someone who just blatantly hates law enforcement, but stuff like this is scary. This video is scary. Scarier than any slasher or paranormal movie out there. This is something that should be punishable by more than just being fired. They should face jail time. He should have to register as a sex offended. Splitting a mother and daughter for telling the truth is torture for both of them, and what he did disgraces all law enforcement and government workers, and is an abuse of power, a power the people entrusted him with. We are all victims, as he abused the power we gave him. He abused police authority, a power we technically cannot fight against (in my opinion she would have the right to pull a weapon on the officers, but legally she is suppose to take the abuse and trust the legal system to EVENTUALLY come down on her side). He should be hung by the neck until dead, but since that is not the type of society we live in, at least jail time and registering as a sex offender.