Thursday, April 13, 2006

A blog post

Ive been too lax in updating this blog, linking to articles in drafts I never ended up posting, making the news of them too old to be important. This is just a little housecleaning right now.

Firstly, from a link found on Oliver Willis, I give you the latest from ball-busting action superstar, Dr. Tran.

The video game industry registered another big court victory today as a federal judge ruled Michigan's video game law unconstitutional and reaffirmed that "video games are a form of creative expression that are constitutionally protected under the First Amendment. They contain original artwork, graphics, music, storylines, and characters similar to movies and television shows, both of which are considered protected free speech."

Wonderful news that, essentially, the courts have officially recognized that games are a form of expression, (and further than that are therefore capable of evolution and eventual recognition as an art form) and are not subject to state bans on them. Its been run into the ground, but govt. has to stop trying to regulate every gotterdamerungen thing these days, rock music, rap music, comic books, violent movies, and now theyre hoping (and failing) that video games make an easier target. They have to stop. In particular, democratic senators (who typically forward such bills) have to realize how pointless their attempt to "out-moral" the right is doomed to failure. Not because the right is more moral, just that they can play that game better.

Anyway I had another thing to say about the evil of Joe Lieberman, basically having to do with him being a sissy about his challenger Ned Lamont in Connecticut, him running as an independant if he fails to win the democratic primary (Joe Lieberman? trying to appeal to republicans? Oh perish the anally bleeding thought) but I'm not really in the mood right now, breaks over in a few minutes anyway. Will post again eventually, probably, hopefully, dont hold your breath.

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