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Old 07-04-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I also find it funny how film buffs get a free pass when watching a movie. But I am wasting precious hours of my life away if I play video games for a long periods of time.
You are right. Both activities are equally vacuous. The scorn should be distributed more equitably.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:24 AM
 
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I would have to say long hair and wearing your shirt tail out were the worst abominations. Most of the adult males I was around had been in the military. (Pre-Vietnam era) It seems like the military had done so much for these guys they seemed to think it would be good to get young boys to conduct ourselves as if we were on a military base 24/7. I had to buy my own first pair of "sneakers" and jeans because they were not considered worth wasting money on.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I would have to say long hair and wearing your shirt tail out were the worst abominations. Most of the adult males I was around had been in the military. (Pre-Vietnam era) It seems like the military had done so much for these guys they seemed to think it would be good to get young boys to conduct ourselves as if we were on a military base 24/7. .
I had an Uncle who made a career out of the Navy and we stayed at his house in McLean, Virginia for a few days when we were visiting Washington, I was 14 at the time.

He actually blasted us out of bed in the morning with one of those bosun's whistles. We had to stand at attention behind the dining table chairs while he said grace before meals. If you screwed up you would get sent to "The Brig" which was this small walk in closet where you would be locked in for however long your punishment time was.

On our last day there, my sister and I got up even earlier than my Uncle and blasted him awake with the Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over" which everyone thought was funny except Commander Uncle. I'm sure we would have been sentenced to The Brig, but we had a plane to catch so we eluded the court martial.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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You are right. Both activities are equally vacuous. The scorn should be distributed more equitably.
I guess society sees video games as "Toys" and Grown men shouldn't be playing with toys. So he is seen as Odd or weird.
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