Friday, August 05, 2005

PS3 SuX! Or, why videogame spammers should leave me the hell alone

Halloweenlover and I have been spammed by the same jackass. I can't speak for HL, but I am the last person this guy would have any use in spamming, as I refuse to let a "gaming system" cross the threshold of my house. I've seen too many men (I'm not talking kids here, I'm talking MEN) become obsessed by these stupid things, and I don't want my son to turn into one of them.

Now for the nitpicking: I am not opposed to videogames. In fact, at some point this summer, I will be on the boardwalk, figuring out which games I want to dump my quarters into (because although I dearly love skee-ball, playing it for too long makes my back hurt). I also do not object to AB playing videogames on our computer, because I grew up playing games on the computer, too: Oregon Trail was a favorite, as was pinball. I even tried the videogame version of Hitchhiker's Guide once on our old Apple IIe--look ma, no mouse!--but I kept dying in the first few minutes. When I was in high school, I even had a Gameboy. But this is not your Gameboy of today. No, I owned the two-color screen caveman Gameboy (still do, somewhere). This was not a toy that would surreptitiously steal your time away. You'd play for a while, then go see what was on TV. They're meant to be brief entertainment, not a lifestyle.

(Found that last blog courtesy of Brevity is...wit.)

5 Comments:

Blogger liz said...

I was spammed by him to. I was also REALLY quick on the delete button.

9:56 PM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Is there some way to report him to blogger?

10:25 PM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger jo(e) said...

I get spam from porn sites and anti-abortion sites. I think a video game spammer would be a relief.

1:00 PM, August 06, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

I got spammed today for the first time.
Pissed me the hell off. Leave my comments alone!

11:25 PM, August 06, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

How odd. Do you think that somehow they just spam everyone on our bloglists? That might be the way they got away with spamming all of us.

Funny, APL, I feel the same way. It makes me crazy when I see grown men playing video games for hours at a time, and when the hubs once suggested that he get some gaming machine I threw a hissy fit. So no gaming machine for us. Although we do have a gameboy, and he does occasionally play poker on the internet.

4:31 PM, August 08, 2005  

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