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Video Games and One of the Worst Songs Ever

I  can’t believe that there’s still a lot of handwringing going on about how kids are playing too many video games.  Think about it, people have been talking about that since Pong.

 video games

Yet, since then we’ve somehow managed to not only survive as a society, but actually flourish.  Sure,  games these days are often filled with sex, violence, and foul language.  And yes, kids aren’t getting enough exercise because they sit around the couch all day.  And many gamers are definitely lacking in social skills.

My kids love them to the point where they are pretty much certified nerds.   And I’m ok with it.

Why?  Because I’ve seen other kids at their school starting to smoke pot and going crazy over the opposite sex.  So I’ll gladly take my kids hanging out at home playing games on a computer, safely tucked away from all those raging hormones.

Their favorite game is Minecraft, where players  travel through their own little universe either alone or linked together with other players.

In this virtual world, they create buildings, landscapes, and all kinds of other things with building blocks made of a number of different materials like dirt, stone, wood, grass, etc.  It’s kinda like Legos.  Actually, it’s better than Legos because it doesn’t hurt to step on a virtual world with bare feet in the middle of the night.


What’s even nerdier are the different YouTube channels around Minecraft.  My kids have spent  hours watching videos of people playing the game.  Yes, you read that right – they sit around watching videos of guys  not really doing any physical activity.  I’ve tried watching the videos, but fall asleep in less than a minute.

But, again, my kids being nerds  > my kids being sluts.  Any day.

Some of these YouTube guys even record songs and create music videos that are parodies of other well-known songs.  My kids know all of them by heart and it’s been a great way to introduce them to music from the past.  The problem is that not all of the songs are good.  Some are bad.  VERY bad.

About a week or two ago, one of my girls was singing one of the absolute worst songs of all time – Melissa Manchester’s “Don’t Cry Out Loud.”  I know it’s a little dated and I should give the song a little more credit because it was a product of the times.

Nope. Empirically speaking, this song sucks.

Yet, somehow, they managed to make a video that takes me to further depths of misery.



I hate clowns.



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14 comments on “Video Games and One of the Worst Songs Ever

  1. ksbeth
    August 9, 2013

    omg – i want to tear my hair out when i watch this video. agree about the video playing, at least you know where they are and a nerd is easier to deal with than a pole dancer in the scheme of things. thanks for sharing.

  2. elizabeth
    August 9, 2013

    I too hate that song…which is why I’ve obviously never seen the video for it.

    I’m going to need to watch Stephen Colbert’s “Get Lucky” video in an attempt to bleach my brain now.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      August 9, 2013

      Yeah, I never saw it until I actually SEARCHED for the song. #majorregret

      Will have to check out that Get Lucky vid…

  3. armchairsommelier
    August 9, 2013

    I love this on so many levels! My kids are addicted to Minecraft. And if they’re playing minecraft I know where they are! Also, I loathe clowns!!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      August 9, 2013

      Thank goodness there’s someone else. I thought I was alone on the clown thing. It’s the closet thing I have to a phobia.

      • armchairsommelier
        August 9, 2013

        You have company . . . clowns suck! Check out this article . . . interesting stuff.

  4. M
    August 9, 2013

    My kids are Minecraft-addicted, too (though they don’t watch the videos). I had been a little annoyed by it (neither of the addicted ones are old enough for me to be worrying about sex and drugs yet, thankfully), but then I read this article yesterday, and have a new perspective on the game!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      August 9, 2013

      Wow, I cant totally see all of that! That said, my kids are not getting the computer upgrade they’ve been begging for…Thanks for sharing it.

  5. PinotNinja
    August 9, 2013

    When I become a parent this is the equation I am going to live by: my kids being nerds > my kids being sluts.

    Wiser words have never been spoken.

  6. the drunken cyclist
    August 10, 2013

    Great, I have that stupid effing song stuck in my head now.

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