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Today, GTA: San Andreas. Tomorrow, High School Football!

Everything Bad is Good For You

If you’ve been rolling your eyes at the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas kerfuffle, then we highly recommend checking out this piece, written by Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You. Here’s a snippet:

I’d like to draw your attention to another game whose nonstop violence and hostility has captured the attention of millions of kids — a game that instills aggressive thoughts in the minds of its players, some of whom have gone on to commit real-world acts of violence and sexual assault after playing.

I’m talking, of course, about high school football.

I know a congressional investigation into football won’t play so well with those crucial swing voters, but it makes about as much sense as an investigation into the pressing issue that is Xbox and PlayStation 2.

We like this guy more and more all the time. Found via Boing Boing.