Ah, the memories.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Those were the days...

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    That comic is from www.penny-arcade.com, in case you're curious. It's neat to see how the animation has changed over the nine years they've been operating. Now they run a big convention and a toy drive for kids with cancer every year. And they say playing videogames makes you want to kill people.

    EDIT: Speaking of which...

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    P07r0457 New Member

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    stupid comic. Federal law is 18yrs old to buy a shotty from a FFL.
     
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    cleankutazn New Member

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    I had to do the same thing he did to get the athlon :mamoru:
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    'cause that was the point.
     
  5. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    :ugh:

    Sarcasm, dog...sarcasm.
     
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    Remember this is jolly ogre you talking to, everything is literal
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    so something can be 100% false and it's just "sarcasm"??? Sarcasm usually has some truth -- although a stretch and over-exaduration of that truth.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The comic is pointing out the panic over violent video games, by pointing out that there is less panic over the ability to own the gun.
    And guns are the root cause of the panic over video games in the first place.
    It's probably more irony, than sarcasm.
    But you were still splitting hairs.
    :nono:
     
  9. P07r0457

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    It's offensive to me when people blame guns for violence. Take ownership of your problem. SOMEONE pulled the trigger. It's their fault. It's like the people that blame cars for car accidents. You can call it irony, sarcasm, or anything else -- it doesn't make you right.
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    There is the argument that if you outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have guns, yes. However, if you outlaw guns, then cops can shoot outlaws just for having guns. So it's probably a wash either way.

    But it's still safe to say that people who "snap" or "flip out" would be a lot less likely to kill other people if they hadn't been able to buy guns back when they were sane.

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    Aside from all that, I was really just reminiscing about when my Athlon XP was the shit...instead of just shit.
     
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    Have you seen the movie "Taxi"? It is a brilliant film that I suggest you watch. People that "flip out" don't do things legally.

    Case-in-point, look at Great Britian. They outlawed many types of firearms, and in many ways, they have made things worse with weapon-related crimes.
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You did not just use a movie to explain real life. No, no you didn't.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    classic case of making a technology related joke with nerds, picked apart even though everyone understands the underlying meaning
     
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    I don't get the first one. :o

    :o
     
  15. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Athlons were hot shit AND hard to find in 1999, when the comic was made.
     
  16. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh, like you've never pulled out the lipstick tube to get computer gear.

    :mamoru:
     
  17. Marix

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    We can still own a shotgun or rifle. It's only handguns (plus assault rifles etc) that are banned.

    Our gun crime is still limited to about 80 deaths per yer and lots of smaller "incidents" (many of which involve imitation weapons or airguns). I think that rate is fairly reasonable to be honest. To put it into perspective US gun homicides are around 11,000 per year IIRC (total deaths are over 30,000 but some are suicides, accidents etc.)
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    At least compare the number of casualties to the size of the total population. We have 300 million people (that we know about). How many people does England have?
     
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    61m

    It's still not even a close comparison.

    I'm not criticising.. just stating facts :dunno:
     
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    england vs us are two completely diff countries with diff problems.

    Bottom line is you guys banned handguns and it didn't solve a damn thing.
     
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    Ever go into a thread and see that where it started, is nowhere close to where it went?
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    About ten times a day, yeah.
     

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