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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Adventures in Polite On-Line Discourse

posted by on July 19 at 14:48 PM

This video is old, old, old, but I was reminded of it when I started playing Halo 2 on-line again recently. If you’ve never spent time fragging teens over Xbox Live, this is the type of lunacy you’ve been missing.

(Note: definitely NSFW.)

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If that was my kid I would drown him.

Posted by gracynyc | July 19, 2007 3:17 PM

I'm borrowing this, Bradley. And thanks.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | July 19, 2007 3:22 PM

Every time I play Animal Crossing 3 or MySims on my Wii online, I can't tell you how many kids start cussing me out saying things like "Man, your lion has a dumb name." and "Ha! You fill in that pit I made! You Been p0wned, sucka!"

But what can you do ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 19, 2007 3:31 PM

What a douchebag. I look forward to seeing him on America's Most Wanted.

Posted by A-Train | July 19, 2007 3:40 PM

Aaah Xbox Live, so rich in your stratified diversity. One doesn't encounter this playing Settlers of Catan or Uno. Even other games of similar ilk self-select against this kind of behavior.

Posted by dirge | July 19, 2007 3:43 PM

Hehehe. Watching people lose their shit in a freak out is so precious, especially if it's over something completely vapid.

Posted by Carollani | July 19, 2007 3:48 PM

I believe that this is the seminal work of the genre.

Posted by skweetis | July 19, 2007 3:56 PM

What a fucking whiny, bitchy-ass n00b. Can't wait to run into this dolt in Halo 3. They always make me laugh my ass off.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 19, 2007 3:59 PM

(Cueing up Whitney:) "I believe the children are our future..." (sound of explosion)

Posted by andy niable | July 19, 2007 4:01 PM

Seems like a typical teen male burning off the frustrations of the day to me. Sure, it's obnoxious and he's confrontational, but find me a teen who isn't.

I'd rather have him doing this in the privacy of his own home than in a classroom or on a city bus.

If this were my kid, I think I'd have a talk with him about the importance of controlling one's temper and then figure out some kind of rigorous physical activity to burn off all that stress, because that kid is really stressed out.

Posted by TacomaRoma | July 19, 2007 4:10 PM

I think that's Will in Seattle...

or maybe Belleview Ave after cooking up a bowl full o' meth.

Posted by ecce homo | July 19, 2007 4:16 PM

I think every time I've freaked out like that in my life, put back to back, would be maybe a 5 minute video. Can't say it was ever over a video game. But I've literally been hopping mad a few times. I hopped.

Posted by christopher | July 19, 2007 4:18 PM

Ecce, you should spend more time playing video games. Oh I forgot, the Slog is your video game. How many points did I just give you by using your handle in this comment?

Posted by christopher | July 19, 2007 4:23 PM

makes me giggle

Posted by monkey | July 19, 2007 4:27 PM

Ever wonder what one does to prepare for a career at Burger King. Well now you know.

Posted by Giffy | July 19, 2007 4:30 PM

@5: Sorry, run into plenty of specialness playing Uno. Maybe not as loud, but sure as crass.

Posted by K | July 19, 2007 4:36 PM

Yow! That is a lot of venom directed at an inanimate electronic picture tube. Next thing you know, he'll be whacking at a flaming can of WD-40 with a stick.

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 19, 2007 4:38 PM

can anyone give us the German-to-Nerd translation?

Posted by zilch | July 19, 2007 4:56 PM

No headset, much better.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 19, 2007 5:02 PM

i talk mad shit in uno on xblive right before i drop the draw-four wild card.

Posted by trolly mctrollerson | July 20, 2007 9:29 AM

I'm scared and laughing at the same time. I could see that being my son in about 10 years.

Posted by Mike of Renton | July 20, 2007 9:39 AM

I can't wait for the day when behavior like this is accepted at poker tables.

Oh wait, yes I can.

Halo is stupid and, clearly, so are the people who play it. This young man probably doesn't communicate well IRL.

Posted by Gomez | July 20, 2007 10:31 AM

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