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Friday, February 29, 2008

Getting "ICED"


"ICED", a video game which lets users assume the roles of illegal immigrants who try to avoid the police and deportation, is angering many who say the game is trivializing the issue, the Associated Press reported recently.

This is outrageous. I have never heard of a game which trivializes issues (did I tell you about http://www.kungfuelection.com/?)

Somebody has to stop this. With this inconceivable game, the people at http://www.breakthrough.tv/ are diverting our kids' attention from assuming the roles of characters who eviscerate people and obliterate virtual worlds.

I'm guessing that's why authorities, the Minutemen, bloggers and news outlets are all over this important story.

After all, if we let virtual illegal immigrants cross the virtual border, the virtual terrorists have won.

But fear not. There is a game where you can stop digital illegal immigrants from crossing the digital border, without the outrage, the authorities, the Minutemen, the bloggers and the news coverage.

Comedy Central's "Border Security" lets you stop pixelated immigrants from crossing the border, after you choose the game's difficulty (Barack Obama is "toughish", Ron Paul is "thoughest").





If you can click fast enough, the cyberspace border will be safe.



But even if you don't, you don't have to worry. This whole thing won't last much longer. Once "Grand Theft Auto IV" is out, your kids will be back at doing what they've being doing all along.



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