Friday, November 14, 2008

When it's time to back away from the computer

If you think Americans are weird, you're right. But people in other countries can be just as weird and pathetic as our homegrown dorks. Sometimes I like to read newspapers from other countries like the Great Britain (because FoxNews is like watching the Hitler propoganda channel), so I'll read stuff from BBC online, or...The Sun, which is like the National Enquirier, but with British spelling of words like "colour" and "behaviour".

Anyway, I saw an article in there today, where a couple is getting divorced because his virtual character in Second Life cheated on her with another virtual character. This is too weird for so many reasons. Here's my thoughts, in case either of them reads this site:

1) neither one of you is particularly attractive, so you should stay married because, realistically, you're each the best you can get;

2) you met him online, when he was unemployed, what did you expect?

3) THAT'S NOT REALLY CHEATING, YOU MORON!!!

4) Get off the internet and start doing real world things and then maybe you can cheat on each other for real...or not, but for goodness sake, get out off the computer!!!

I will admit, I've never played Second Life so I don't know how addicting it can be. The reason I haven't played is because it's idiotic and I have a life. Why do people spend so much time in an imaginary world if they could direct that time and energy to make their real lives better?

10 comments:

Jamie said...

I guess you don't remember the whole second life rape thing...

It's all too weird for me to deal with. I am going to pretend that there are still people in this world who are not COMPLETELY BAT SHIT CRAZY.

Beach Bum said...

"neither one of you is particularly attractive" -- Gosh that was the understatement of the year...

talkingbudgie said...

This line makes the article "Amy, who has now found a new fella via the game World Of Warcraft..."

LOL!

Neighmond said...

Oh, hell no! Is their life not pathetic enough? Is misery in such short supply that they have to borrow some from the web?

At least when these two idiots were together they weren't spoiling two different families!

Renovation Therapy said...

My Fiance has a friend who plays 'role play' video games a minimum of 8 hours a day. He's constantly asking me to set him up with one of my female friends. Ummm, no.

Anonymous said...

people think they have more control over their virtual lives than their real lives. (And some of us like blowing shit up without actually hurting someone or landing in jail.)

Anonymous said...

And some of us don"t feel like blowing up shit at all...thats because we have a real life. I believe you have just made Ninja's point....

Barbara said...

At least they didn't get divorced because their "pastor" told them to (Sun WaPo article).

zandria said...

**sigh**

Some people are just unexplainable.

kowthas said...

lol at the ridiculousness of it all :)

I admit, the net can get addictive, but to actually take legal action in real world based on actions that may or may not affect real life is a bit of a stretch.

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