"Frumpy Mom" Says Videogames Made by the Devil

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"Frumpy Mom" Says Videogames Made by the Devil

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According to a staff writer at The Orange County Register, videogames were created by Satan to turn children into "drooling, glassy-eyed stooges." And it gets worse from there.

Marla Jo Fisher refers to herself as a "Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom" on The Mom Blog. Her post from December 27th was called "Videogames Were Invented By The Devil" and it details why she doesn't allow games to enter her house. Despite the fact that she looks and reads like the fictional columnist at the Onion, Jean Teasdale, her anti-gaming message is all too real.

"After my son plays [games] at his friends' houses, he comes home irritable and testy for the rest of the day," she said. "Even though his skin is normally mocha-colored, after a day spent in a darkened room with a controller in his hand, he comes home with a sickly pallor."

Fisher goes on complaining that she sees kids playing games everywhere, "On one horrible afternoon that scarred me for life, I even saw a kid walking out of the public library playing a Nintendo DS."

From there, she extrapolates that kids are dumb and starts rewriting history:

When do kids ever think these days? When do they ever have brains free from electronics long enough to ponder the universe? To think of things that might someday lead them to a cure for cancer?

If Sir Isaac Newton had been playing a DS, I'm sure he never would have noticed the apple falling from the tree, so he never would have formulated the theory of gravity.

I'm going to refrain from commenting further on this article. I leave that to you, faithful denizens.

Source: Orange County Register

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Overly-religious extremely conservative people are idiots. End of story.

If video games are made by the devil, then call me satanist and give me something to sacrifice.

Such ignorance is staggering. This... this can't be real. Scarred for- Bwuh? Hugwooba speechless.

Damn it, she got us there.

Hail satan!

Furburt:
Damn it, she got us there.

Hail satan!

Hail the fallen!!!

But I got a good cheap laugh out of this...

Facedesk. These kind of people make me either want to laugh very hard or just cry.

And Isaac Newton would have just played that gravity game for DS :p

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, shit. Does anyone have that "Islam is the Light" Penny Arcade comic? Thanks, theflyingpeanut!

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-_-
*Facepalm*
And I thought that woman rambling on about Pokemon was bad. (Wait...I think it was worse.)

That bitch reminds me of the mom from The Waterboy.

I'm surprised she knows who Isaac Clark Newton is. I'm surprised she knows what a DS is. My parents call mine a "gameboy", in the snarkiest sense of the word. It sounds like "pokeman".

In related news, the sky is purple, Human beings have an exoskeleton, our brains are where are hearts should be, and that woman is absolutely right.

Furburt:
Damn it, she got us there.

Hail satan!

im with your furburt if games are made by the devil the devil rocks.
and religous zealots from amercia these days when they cant find anything to exorcise they try to bash video game. NO DEAL LADY YOU DONT SEE ME BANISHING CHRISTIANITY!

tellmeimaninja:
Overly-religious extremely conservative people are idiots. End of story.

If video games are made by the devil, then call me satanist and give me something to sacrifice.

I agree 110%
This is downright ridiculous. I only wish this was coming from The Onion

Greg Tito:

I'm going to refrain from commenting further on this article. I leave that to you, faithful denizens.

Why thank you

*ahem*

What a fucking moron

Thank you and goodnight!

Maybe if she was less of an annoying irraditional bitch, her son wouldn't feel the need to escape to go and play video games.

Look, just because I worship the devil doesn't mean that everyone who plays video games is, and just because I play a lot of video games doesn't mean that they are made by the great master of all devil.

tellmeimaninja:
If video games are made by the devil, then call me satanist and give me something to sacrifice.

If I see her, I'll post her to you and you can give her a good ol' sacrificing.

OT: I really hate people like this that overuse the word Devil and Satan. I guess she's forgotten that Satan's the fellow that opposed god, lives in an endless cave riddled with fire and death and would kill everyone on the world if he(?) could. So when I load up a game I'm attempting to enslave earth?

Korten12:
Facepalm.

Patricius:
-_-
*Facepalm*

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indeed.

I really don't like people like that. Ignorance is one of the few things that genuinely grind my gears.

Oh well, I'm not going to blame Christianity as a whole over it. She's just one person in the grand scheme of things.

Hey look! A Puritan!

If videogames are so evil, why does she have a blog on the Intarwebz? Surely there are much worse things here somewhere...

I don't think a ds would have stopped Sir Isaac Newton from making calculus.

tellmeimaninja:
Overly-religious extremely conservative people are idiots. End of story.

If video games are made by the devil, then call me satanist and give me something to sacrifice.

I agree with you there.
Want to go sacrifice a goat?

I hope she is kidding about the newton apple thing. Because that didn't really happen and anyone with a full frontal lobe knows that. She must be too sucked into popular media to actually read anything once in a while, otherwise she would know that.

Is that her son in the picture, because he's playing Mario Kart.

If Sir Isaac Newton had been playing a DS, I'm sure he never would have noticed the apple falling from the tree, so he never would have formulated the theory of gravity.

Maybe if he was playing this.

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Ow. Reading that hurt my brain. Why are people such idiots?

Oh no! She found out our secret!

Quick, sacrifice her to the dark lord. Its the only way to appease him!

Well considering she doesn't let games into her house, I can only speculate as to why her son comes home irritable after playing games at a friends house. Seriously, what's with all the anti-video game bullshit recently. First there was the mom who called 911 over her kid's gaming, then the kid who got stabbed over a game, then joshthechristian100, now this. And it has all happened in about a months worth of time I believe.

Well, that's what happens when you have the Internet; it gives voice to the voiceless. And by "voiceless" in this case I mean "stupid".

Rage...building!

I thought we took those people out when we killed jack thompson, oh well more crazys to take out.

Bobby Kotick doesn't actually make the games you know. Silly woman.

Onyx Oblivion:
Awwwwwwwwwwwww, shit. Does anyone have that "Islam is the Light" Penny Arcade comic?

You're welcome.

OT: What a complete fucking ass-hat. I feel more stupid for being exposed to her bile.

Tzekelkan:
Such ignorance is staggering. This... this can't be real. Scarred for- Bwuh? Hugwooba speechless.

I am absolutely, without question, using "hugwooba" at some point in the future.

Ugh. The internet, where ill-informed people can change the minds of millions. Me thinks that Frumpy hasn't done an ounce of good research considering she hasn't even thought to look at the other view points such as their benefits.

EDIT: I was just going through the responses. Man, this woman has a lot of followers, ages from 16 to 60+ Quite a few of them seem to be sane though. Offering valid points and arguments to her story and the bellicose rhetoric spewers.

Freebird95:
Is that her son in the picture, because he's playing Mario Kart.

If Sir Isaac Newton had been playing a DS, I'm sure he never would have noticed the apple falling from the tree, so he never would have formulated the theory of gravity.

Maybe if he was playing this.

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Dude EPIC WIN on your behalf. Send that to her email!

Seriously this woman is as mad as a hatter and bananas combined. Curse her genes!

ucciolord1:

Korten12:
Facepalm.

Patricius:
-_-
*Facepalm*

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indeed.

There is no other way to respond...

On a side note, pondering the universe is generally a bad thing. It causes bad thoughts that shouldn't be pondered about.

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