Wednesday, March 07, 2007

In Comedy, Timing Is Everything

Just this morning, Elizabeth and I were chatting about Mazes and Monsters, the anti-RPG propaganda movie (starring Tom Hanks!) that led thousands of parents in the 1980s to think that playing D&D would lead to your kids killing themselves/their friends/Jesus. And how silly that was.

Then I read today that a guy in Ireland blamed Shadowrun when he was caught robbing a store dressed as an Elf.

I'm resisting the obligatory anti-Shadowrun joke (I really dislike Shadowrun), but I do know that as soon as I commit a crime, I'm hedging my bets and blaming video games and RPGs.

1 comment:

Angus said...

Oh, fine. Don't blame Canada then. ;)