Friday, November 17, 2006

Psycho Killer

What the fuck is wrong with people?

Two armed thugs tried to rob a line of people waiting to buy the new Playstation 3 gaming console early Friday and shot one who refused to give up the money, authorities said.

And, closer to home:

Police were called to Copley Place Mall early this morning to restrain crowds clamoring for the new Sony PlayStation 3, according to broadcast reports.

When security at the Copley Place Mall opened the doors, hundreds of waiting people rushed the mall in what witnesses called a stampede.

Police eventually cleared the mall, but those who had been waiting in line for hours, and in some cases days, lost their place in line.

You got shot for a video game. You got stampeded for a video game. You sat outside a mall for days for, you've got it, a motherfucking video game. If you've ever watched Dateline or the local news, you give someone with a gun your money because you may get out of the situation alive. If little fifteen-year-old Jimmy is pissed you didn't get him a Playstation for Christmas, kindly remind the insolent little brat that he wouldn't have a parent if you'd held onto the money.

This is what happens when we equate stuff with love and success. People freak out and start shooting each other-- or literally stepping on each other-- to prove their love is true or they're truly happy because they have a freakin' $500 video game machine.

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