7/2/09 - People amaze me.

As I've mentioned before, I play a great deal of Gears of War 2. Primarily, I play online with people all over the world. I am amazed at several things when playing. Primarily, the language that people use when the assume they are anonymous, would make sailors blush and you better believe it would never be considered "politically correct". I typically take my headphones off so I don't have to hear the mess, but last night seemed pretty mellow, so I stayed in. It was during about a 5 minute span that I received these following gems.

Let me begin by saying that the people that I was "talking" with were 11 and 12 years old. First, who lets their children play an "NC-17" rated video game. Second, who let's them play at 2:00 in the morning. Third, how in the world would you let your child use that type of language.

So, the first conversation started by finding out that the 11 year old lives in Canada. The 12 year old then asks if they celebrate July 4th on July 1st since he had heard fireworks going off through the mic. They then began to argue when Canada celebrated the fourth of July. That's right...the holiday of July 4th...the one that celebrates the independence of the United States. I had to step in after a about a minute of arguing to inform them that Canada had no reason to celebrate July 4th. Besides that, I would think that the 4th of July would be celebrated on....oh, I don't know...July 4th....morons...

Later on, the 11 year old once again quoted a movie line, he said "Get to the Choppa...". The 12 year old started repeating it as well and eventually asked why he was saying it. The 11 year old said that he just thought it was cool, and that it was a quote from Family Guy. Once again, I had to step in and correct and explain that it was from an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. I wasn't sure at the time, but now know that it was from Predator. They were silent after that...for a while...

A few moments later, the 11 year old stated that he remembered that it was from a movie but he had more recently seen it on Family Guy, he said the line must have been from Rambo or something like that...yea...Rambo...remember when Arnold was in Rambo? Great movie...EXCEPT IT NEVER HAPPENED. I had to explain that Arnold was not in Rambo, and I'm pretty sure that Sylvester Stallone never said "Get to the Choppa" in any of the Rambo movies.

Granted, as I'm writing this, I can attribute the movie quote fiasco to me being quite a bit older than these kids, but the Independence Day issue is inexcusable. I'm pretty sure you start learning history as early as 3rd grade or so. Even earlier I would think considering that it is a primary subject in school. Whatever the case, you've got to know this type of stuff.

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b: Someone is wrong on the internet.

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 9, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

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