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Obama not a fan of collectible gaming
Source: Associated Press
by Needleschlong Deetermeyer, ZeNues GmbH
08:30EST, February 6th, 2009

Today at the National Prayer Service in Washington DC the newly elected U.S. President, Barack Obama, stated during his address, "Role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons are a blight to the community and rob our children of time that could otherwise be spent on more effective activities, such as the 3 R's, or going outside and playing. Children should not be inside, sitting in basements attempting to be something they're not - they need to be happy with who they are. As President, I am preparing an executive order that will ban the sales of games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars Miniatures, and Heroscape to anyone under the age of 18." Paul Barclay of Wizards of the Coast was contacted but did not immediately respond.

Store owner Max Enfanty of Viksentor Games responded to the ban stating that, "Obama needs to get to the business of the people of the United States, not telling children that it's wrong to use their imagination. Imagination is the driving force behind innovation, and it should not be stifled."

Another prominent member of the gaming community, Adam Racano of Pony Street Books and Comics noted, "I'm just laughing this off. There's no way that President Obama will go through the trouble of creating an executive order to ban gaming for those under 18. What's next, is he going to ban our brave soldiers from discipline, or being allowed to bond with their commanders over a good game of chess?"

Stores such as Wal-Mart may be forced to withdraw from the sales of the named games due to pressure groups such as KOW (Kids Of the World), an advocacy group that champions higher education in empoverished nations. Liz Gidedon, the Vice Chairman of Pubic Relations for KOW responded, "I believe that KOW has been vindicated after the Bush Administration allowed wave after wave of these dangerous products to enter the marketplace and put our kids in the roles of Knights, when in fact they've always been in human bondage by the system. These companies need to wake up and realize that they're not a benign force for good, like some soldier on horseback - they're paralyzing our kids who sit staring into these books and games on a regular basis."

This is a story that gaming fans and business owners of all sizes will be following
 
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Oh, what a wag you are to be sure, Needleschlong...
 
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There is so many plot holes in this "joke" that it kind of sours the affect.

Comedy is hard people.
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See? I told you FFG and co were trying to take over the world!! I knew it!!!!

And did you know that Boardgamegeek is an anagram of 'xcyhruajshf' which is Phonecian for 'I like Agricola' Clearly a call to subversion!!
 
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If I knew you, I'd punch you.
This is the most unfunny joke I've ever heard.
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by Needleschlong Deetermeyer, ZeNues GmbH
 
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Octavian wrote:


Hey don't export LAME jokes into here just because they mention a Politian!

We do have standards even here in RSP!!


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Standards???

We don't need no STEENKIN standards!!

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I think this sort of post should result in a ban for the poster.
 
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At least add in some RSP red-meat. "Communist Party Leader Obama" or "banning evil, corruptive, satan-inspired games" or "this will work better to stimulate the economy than ."

How are we supposed to fight with each other over this?
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Bagherra wrote:
This is the most unfunny joke I've ever heard.


I take it you've not seen Saturday Night Live the last few years.
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