December 11th, 2007

on a steel horse I ride

Tasteful San Antonio: The Expressening

People ask me why I take home delivery of the New York Times. This is why.

It's pretty boilerplate 'video games: good? or not so good?' quasi-journalism. But the astonishing thing is the headline: "Are game systems teaching tools or techno-evil?"

TECHNO-EVIL? TECHNO-EVIL? I...what? 'The Roomba: useful gadget or robo-Satanism?' Even better, that headline's just from the on-line version of the article. The actual newspaper -- which features the story above the fold, just like it was real news -- is headlined thus:

VIDEO GAMES: TEACHING TOOL OR DEVIL'S PLAYTHING?

But even that's not the best part. Here's an online quiz you can take in today's San Antonio Express-News:

Top stories of 2007: You vote. Was it the Spurs' fourth title? The war in Iraq? The Helotes mulch fire?


BOY THAT IS A TOUGH ONE!