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17th Apr '17 2:35:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Chainsawsuit}}'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/06/18/strip-15/ headlines]]: ''"''VideoGame/GuitarHero''" implicated in child death last week''. Later sums up the whole dream [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/04/21/strip-200/ in 3 panels]]. Also, "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/06/16/laws-and-order-cybertime/ laws and order: cybertime]]".
* Parodied in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/06/02/ this]] ''PennyArcade'' strip, reporting on the "Naughty Nobs" of the Etch-a-Sketch.

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* ''{{Chainsawsuit}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/06/18/strip-15/ headlines]]: ''"''VideoGame/GuitarHero''" implicated in child death last week''. Later sums up the whole dream [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/04/21/strip-200/ in 3 panels]]. Also, "[[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/06/16/laws-and-order-cybertime/ laws and order: cybertime]]".
* Parodied in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/06/02/ this]] ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip, reporting on the "Naughty Nobs" of the Etch-a-Sketch.
12th Apr '17 3:17:56 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* [[http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/07/11/485490818/is-it-time-to-ban-computers-from-classrooms There has been debate over]] [[http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-case-for-banning-laptops-in-the-classroom using computers in the classroom]] [[http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/computers-in-class-a-scandalous-waste-sydney-grammar-head/news-story/b6de07e63157c98db9974cedd6daa503 and have been even banned already in some schools,]] mainly due to electronics serving as a possible distraction from learning. [[https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/29/the-no-tech-school-where-screens-are-off-limits-even-at-home There's even a private school in London that bans students from using electronics]] '''[[UpToEleven even outside of school.]]'''
10th Apr '17 1:06:33 PM nombretomado
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** One episode has a killer who stalked and become obsessed with his victim on an obvious ''SecondLife'' rip-off. The crucial clue to finding his kidnapping victim was to find the cabin he built for her in-game, in a location identical to the real-world cabin he built to keep his targets in. That's right, the guy modeled a lake and the attending geography so carefully, and placed his model cabin (also scrupulously accurate to the real world version) ''exactly'' where it was in real life, and on top of that, the ''Second Life'' rip-off had such a perfect lighting engine that the detectives found the cabin by dawning the virtual sun and then ''seeing how the shadows fell'' and oh my ''God''.

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** One episode has a killer who stalked and become obsessed with his victim on an obvious ''SecondLife'' ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' rip-off. The crucial clue to finding his kidnapping victim was to find the cabin he built for her in-game, in a location identical to the real-world cabin he built to keep his targets in. That's right, the guy modeled a lake and the attending geography so carefully, and placed his model cabin (also scrupulously accurate to the real world version) ''exactly'' where it was in real life, and on top of that, the ''Second Life'' rip-off had such a perfect lighting engine that the detectives found the cabin by dawning the virtual sun and then ''seeing how the shadows fell'' and oh my ''God''.
10th Apr '17 11:56:36 AM Mineboot45
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* The TabletopRPG, especially ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was such an entirely new concept of entertainment in the 1970s and 1980s that the MoralGuardians, who of course refused to understand it, found it easy to conflate it as some kind of sinister menace. There was a huge [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] suggesting that [=RPGs=] were turning kids into devil-worshippers. When you remember that the major content inspiration, Creator/JRRTolkien, was a respected British linguistics professor and a close friend of ardent Christian scholar/Fantasy novelist, Creator/CSLewis, the sheer ignorance of the [[HollywoodSatanism Satanic Panic]] around the game is even more idiotic. Not that this has stopped [[ComicBook/ChickTracts some Christian fundamentalists]] from making this argument even today. To add insult to injury, Gary Gygax, the creator of ''[=D&D=]'', ''[[RealMenLikeJesus was a Christian himself]]'', and his sole reason of being reluctant to discuss the belief was out of the fear of [[MoralGuardians hurting the reputation of Christianity due to moral panic]].

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* The TabletopRPG, especially ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was such an entirely new concept of entertainment in the 1970s and 1980s that the MoralGuardians, who of course refused to understand it, found it easy to conflate it as some kind of sinister menace. There was a huge [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] suggesting that [=RPGs=] were turning kids into devil-worshippers. When you remember that the major content inspiration, Creator/JRRTolkien, was a respected British linguistics professor and a close friend of ardent Christian scholar/Fantasy novelist, Creator/CSLewis, the sheer ignorance of the [[HollywoodSatanism Satanic Panic]] around the game is even more idiotic. Not that this has stopped [[ComicBook/ChickTracts some Christian fundamentalists]] from making this argument even today. To add insult to injury, Gary Gygax, the creator of ''[=D&D=]'', ''[[RealMenLikeJesus ''[[{{Irony}} was a Christian himself]]'', and his sole reason of being reluctant to discuss the belief was out of the fear of [[MoralGuardians hurting the reputation of Christianity due to moral panic]].
10th Apr '17 11:44:19 AM Mineboot45
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** [[MoralMyopia Brought full circle]] now that we know [[http://techland.time.com/2013/12/09/spy-games-the-nsa-and-cia-allegedly-tried-to-recruit-world-of-warcraft-and-second-life-players/ the NSA has been spying]] on people through WorldOfWarcraft and SecondLife.

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** [[MoralMyopia Brought full circle]] now that we know [[http://techland.time.com/2013/12/09/spy-games-the-nsa-and-cia-allegedly-tried-to-recruit-world-of-warcraft-and-second-life-players/ the NSA has been spying]] on people through WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and SecondLife.''VideoGame/SecondLife''.
10th Apr '17 11:42:09 AM Mineboot45
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** It also features a subversion: In "Down the Rabbit Hole", the team discovers that a PsychoForHire is using ''SecondLife'' too find info on her targets. She doesn't conform to the "Internet Stalker" archetype at all, and it's made quite clear she doesn't care for the game as anything more then a weapon (as revealed in a sequence where she uses a virus to ''crash her own server''). Plus, it's revealed that Ross is an avid player.

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** It also features a subversion: In "Down the Rabbit Hole", the team discovers that a PsychoForHire is using ''SecondLife'' too ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' to find info on her targets. She doesn't conform to the "Internet Stalker" archetype at all, and it's made quite clear she doesn't care for the game as anything more then a weapon (as revealed in a sequence where she uses a virus to ''crash her own server''). Plus, it's revealed that Ross is an avid player.



** One episode has a killer who stalked and become obsessed with his victim on an obvious ''SecondLife'' rip-off. The crucial clue to finding his kidnapping victim was to find the cabin he built for her in-game, in a location identical to the real-world cabin he built to keep his targets in. That's right, the guy modeled a lake and the attending geography so carefully, and placed his model cabin (also scrupulously accurate to the real world version) ''exactly'' where it was in real life, and on top of that, the ''SecondLife'' rip-off had such a perfect lighting engine that the detectives found the cabin by dawning the virtual sun and then ''seeing how the shadows fell'' and oh my ''God''.

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** One episode has a killer who stalked and become obsessed with his victim on an obvious ''SecondLife'' rip-off. The crucial clue to finding his kidnapping victim was to find the cabin he built for her in-game, in a location identical to the real-world cabin he built to keep his targets in. That's right, the guy modeled a lake and the attending geography so carefully, and placed his model cabin (also scrupulously accurate to the real world version) ''exactly'' where it was in real life, and on top of that, the ''SecondLife'' ''Second Life'' rip-off had such a perfect lighting engine that the detectives found the cabin by dawning the virtual sun and then ''seeing how the shadows fell'' and oh my ''God''.
10th Apr '17 11:37:50 AM Mineboot45
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** Adding xenophobia to the mix, during the U.S. recession in the early '90s, some people resented the fact that video game industry was [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld dominated by two Japanese firms]] : Sega and Nintendo.

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** Adding xenophobia to the mix, during the U.S. recession in the early '90s, some people resented the fact that video game industry was [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld dominated by two Japanese firms]] : firms]]: Sega and Nintendo.
8th Apr '17 3:31:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{Creator/Hulu}}'s hilarious ad campaign features celebrities from Creator/{{NBC}} and {{Fox}} shows ([[Series/ThirtyRock Alec Baldwin]], Creator/SethMacFarlane, Creator/ElizaDushku, and now [[RescueMe Denis Leary]]) admitting that television does in fact rot your brain, and that Hulu will rot it even more due to its convenience. They then admit that they are aliens who want to drink your liquefied brain mass.

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* {{Creator/Hulu}}'s hilarious ad campaign features celebrities from Creator/{{NBC}} and {{Fox}} shows ([[Series/ThirtyRock Alec Baldwin]], Creator/SethMacFarlane, Creator/ElizaDushku, and now [[RescueMe [[Series/RescueMe Denis Leary]]) admitting that television does in fact rot your brain, and that Hulu will rot it even more due to its convenience. They then admit that they are aliens who want to drink your liquefied brain mass.
29th Mar '17 6:01:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Creator/Hulu}}'s hilarious ad campaign features celebrities from Creator/{{NBC}} and {{Fox}} shows ([[Series/ThirtyRock Alec Baldwin]], SethMacFarlane, Creator/ElizaDushku, and now [[RescueMe Denis Leary]]) admitting that television does in fact rot your brain, and that Hulu will rot it even more due to its convenience. They then admit that they are aliens who want to drink your liquefied brain mass.

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* {{Creator/Hulu}}'s hilarious ad campaign features celebrities from Creator/{{NBC}} and {{Fox}} shows ([[Series/ThirtyRock Alec Baldwin]], SethMacFarlane, Creator/SethMacFarlane, Creator/ElizaDushku, and now [[RescueMe Denis Leary]]) admitting that television does in fact rot your brain, and that Hulu will rot it even more due to its convenience. They then admit that they are aliens who want to drink your liquefied brain mass.
20th Mar '17 2:20:01 PM DavidDelony
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* With the rise of portable music devices, from the Walkman to the [=iPod=] to smartphones, there have always been complaints that blocking out the outside world with headphones is antisocial.

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* With the rise of portable music devices, from the transistor radio to the Walkman to the [=iPod=] to smartphones, there have always been complaints that blocking out the outside world with headphones is antisocial.
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