Posted at 5:00 AM Feb 05, 2010By Kiala Kazebee
Now, my memory may be a bit fuzzy (what with the 90's being all of 10 years ago) but I'm pretty sure television had been invented, along with such wond'rous advancements as the combustible engine and indoor plumbing. So, it strikes me as rather odd that Miss America would pine after her days playing kick the can on the cobblestones next to Old Man O'Malley's Fruit Stand and Mr. Adelson's Livestock and Livery Stables or whatever. She is 22, for goodness sake. She was born in 1988 and presumably lived in a home with electricity, running water and other modern day conveniences...LIKE A FUCKING NINTENDO.
I guess what truly galls me about this, other than the strange stick-wielding imaginary land she comes from, is that she is preaching to the choir about the dangers of viddyo gamez as if these things are on par with sexting or Glenn Beck. She's also insinuating video games are responsible for childhood obesity. Is she kidding? Are all indoor activities to be shunned now? How about Connect Four and Erector Sets, should these too be banned? And while we're at it, how about we burn some books? Think of all that precious stick time kids are missing out on by READING. It's a damn shame.
I am pro kids getting lots of exercise. I don't think I need explain why to you, Dolls. We all know the psychological, physical and social benefits to exercise and sunshine, but there is so much to be said for fostering and improving mental acuity via hand/eye coordination, puzzle games and everything else that goes along with gaming. Should parents choose what games and for how long the kids play? Probably, yes. This is why games have a rating system and also why children have parents. But take away video games altogether? If Miss America thinks this will somehow magically fix "fat" kids who really just need better parenting, then she is sadly mistaken.