Tuesday, June 23, 2009

AND THEY SAY DRUGS ARE ADDICTIVE....

....so are some of the online games teenagers play.

Check this out. I found this at The Huffington Post.


Boy Freaks When Parents Cancel Warcraft Account

World of Warcraft, the massive and massively popular online role-playing game, has been known to consume people's lives, but this video shows just how attached to it someone can get.

A warning to parents: if you ever cancel your child's World of Warcraft account, don't leave him alone because it's very possible he will be so upset that he's a danger to himself. That's what happened when this boy's parents took away his online avatar, and, courtesy of his brother, we get to see just happens when the cord is cut.

We would scold his brother for betraying the boy's confidence, but then we would never have seen what is clearly one of the best freakouts ever.


22 comments:

David Aquarius said...

A half dozen folks at work are WOWers. They keep asking me to join up. I swear they're starting to sound like Hari Krishnas or Jehovah Witnesses!

Years ago, I was part of a eclectic coven of witches, shamen, Asatru heathens and druids. We dabbled in ceremonies and rituals that would give a vampire the willies. Nothing 'satanic' for those who care.

I was talking about those days with one of the WOWers. He latched onto it like a kitten to catnip. He implored me to join his guild. Please.

I said to him "Dude, I've seen shit in the real world that'll make you piss yourself and cry for your Mommie, I don't need to go online and play Mr. Wizard with a bunch of wannabe warriors!"

Recreation is one thing but really...

Get A FUCKING Life!

Grandpa Eddie said...

David - Kinda makes me wonder what's wrong with the kid's parents that the kid can get that wrapped up into something that is imaginary.

David Aquarius said...

True dat!

I mean, shit, paying attention to the activities of your kids is kind of a prerequisite. Maybe the parents had more important things to do.

I can only laugh at what would have happened in my house if I had gone apeshit like this. Once Dad got home, there wouldn't have been a hole deep enough to crawl into.

No respect, none. This yuppie spawn will grow up to be an investment banker or a serial killer. They think the whole fucking world revolves around this shit.

That said, I wouldn't give you nine cents for the little brother who posted this vid. He better sleep with one eye open for awhile.

Grandpa Eddie said...

David - You and me both. I would have been dead meat when dad got home.

That little bro better head for the hills. I don't think it's gonna be safe for him anywhere near home.

Ryan said...

Come on guys, this is totally bogus. The kid's "performance" is totally transparent. He's just going for YouTube celebrity, and you're falling for it.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Ryan - Really! You know this for a fact? You know this kid personally?

A World Quite Mad said...

Lolz. That was better than the video of the German kid destroying the keyboard because he was getting pwnd in Everquest.

I've had plenty of friends addicted to that nonsense, which is why I refused to sign up for it. I knew I'd get addicted too, and that'd be bad. Besides, I don't like a game I can't pause.

WoW Intervention:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpkQSB_h5lY

Grandpa Eddie said...

AWQM - It's really unbelievable to me how someone can get so wrapped up in a game that it starts to control their life. I also know that there are plenty of people who do allow it to happen to them. To me it's just plain stupid.

Thanks for the link. That was interesting, and it proves my point that it is stupid.

Riot Kitty said...

That's how I get when I can't find my vibrator.

Just kidding!

Seeing Eye Chick said...

I thought one of two things. The kid is either ADHD or he is faking it. I think its the latter. I got kind of worried when it looked like he was going to shove that remote up his own butt.

I am with David. I too have seen "Shit that would turn you white" so WOW wouldnt really measure up. But then I took up gardening and animal husbandry as a way of affirming the wonderfulness of the miraculously normal things in life. Subtle Magick is the best, and you can find all around you if you pay attention.

mikeb302000 said...

I admit it crossed my mind that the kid was performing for the camera, but it's still a great "freak-out."

On the other hand it wasn't all that different from the temper tantrums I've seen in my own younger kids. They sometimes defy credibility too.

Grandpa Eddie said...

mikeb - That thought crossed my mine, too, but I've seen way too many teens go ape-shit like that over even lesser things.

Nancy said...

I've known two-years-olds throwing fits not half as good as that kid. His brother is dead meat.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Riot Kitty - Heh...
I don't know what to say after that one....well I do, but I'm not gonna.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Seeing Eye Chick - Well if he was faking, he did a good job.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - I've seen adults throw better hissy-fits than 2 yr olds.

I use to be married to one.

Nancy said...

Eddie - Yikes! Did her head spin around? She sounds like a Bridezilla.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - Nope...'twas the Psycho Bitch from Hell.

tanarg said...

That anyone would ENJOY a "freakout" is sickening. It's a sign of a dead inner life and a very perverted mind.

Grandpa Eddie said...

tanarg - What's sickening is someone who can get so fucking wrapped up in a stupid fucking game that they let it control their life. That is also, as you put it, "a sign of a dead inner life and a very perverted mind."

Or are you a WOW player who's life is controlled by the game and you are upset that we might find a little humor in the actions of an idiot like this?!?

themom said...

I know and I have seen "kids" throw royal tantrums such as this, for nothing more than a video game. I swear, PONG never got me that upset.

Grandpa Eddie said...

themom - Ahhh...yes, Pong. I don't remember anyone throwing a shit-fit because they weren't allowed to play Pac-Man either.