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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tplyons, Jan 5, 2014.
Who decided this was a good idea??? What is wrong with the world?
To address both questions: the media.
I remember seeing videos of this (news link, probably on here actually).
Scumbags looking for an excuse to be scumbags.
Morons need no encouragement. There are FAR too many of em already.
As a former member of the "media", I agree.
Don't worry about it TS, it's not real.
There is much wrong with the world. Thanks to the media and entertainment industry, our youth has been subjected to all sorts of violence merely for entertainment. We are approaching a depraved society. It will only get worse so prepare yourselves.
Violence has long been a part of human entertainment, for all ages. That part is nothing new.
I am speaking of what is served up to today's youth via the entertainment industry. Not suggesting that violence is new.
violence as entertainment is also nothing new.
the last public hanging in the US was less than 80 years ago
all violence as entertainment.
Cops & Robbers
Cowboys & Indians
Poking things with sticks
The entertainment industry in it's modern day format may be different, but there has long been an industry in entertaining people by use of violence.
In relative terms.. We live in a very peaceful time in our species history.
I found a dead body, you wanna poke at it?
How many actual attacks are on record in the US? I'm honestly very curious about the fact/sensationalism ratio.
I can't quite put my finger on it, but it seems like this same thing has been the big scare before. Maybe just a few years ago...
And before that it was sexting, and flash mobs, and rainbow parties, and...
True that, particularly in our countries.
Can't comment on this knockout game, but "Happy Slapping" was one of the similar "games" that happened/happens over here. The "aim" wasn't a knockout punch but to simply beat someone up (or run past and slap them) while being recorded doing it (bright sparks, aren't they). Saw it happen a few times in my younger days, was disturbingly common in high school.
This is about as "widespread" as car surfing or butt chugging....
When I was in Middle school our big "fad" was sneaking up on people and punching them in the kidneys. Fun fun.