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Wednesday, November 12, 2003
First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women with the 1,903 body piercings
One day, two stepbrothers in Knoxville started shooting at cars on Interstate 40. They managed to kill one man and seriously injure a young woman. Now the victim's families are suing Rockstar Games for $246 million.
The kids were fans of "Grand Theft Auto" and, after mindlessly killing pixilated commuters, decided it might be fun to do the same in real life. Is the lawsuit ridiculous? Will it be thrown out? Should these kids be sterilized? That's for a court in Tennessee to decide and for Flog to pontificate on.
Meanwhile, Blog, who has yet to shoot up a high school or a freeway, has begun playing GTA again. After invading the mansion of kingpin Ricardo Diaz and shooting up the place with a bazooka, Blog is now resting comfortably at the top of Vice City crime world.
But absolute power corrupts absolute. Will Blog make the mistake of "getting high of on his own supply"? Will his passion for delivering pizzas and crashing fire trucks force him to neglect his duties as merciless drug lord? Is it only a matter of time before another fresh-faced Blog breaks into the place with a bazooka? Only time will tell.
While we're on the subject, does Absolut power corrupt anything other than livers and coeds?