A lot of people talk about how our youth are being corrupted with violent video games and all. On the one hand, yeah – stealing cars and blowing up cops in Grand Theft Auto IV probably doesn’t set the best example for the children. Then again, is it that much worse than the classic board games we grew up on? Monopoly taught us to bankrupt our friends and family for personal financial gain. Risk was pretty much just a class in dictatorship and backstabbing. And the basic premise of Sorry! was that people of different colors could never share the same space. What great lessons!
Tomorrow’s forecast: You think board games didn’t teach kids to use drugs? Obviously you’ve never played Candyland on acid.