A Rare Opportunity

angry teen

Yesterday I made a post about the teenagers that murdered the homeless guy and then blamed it on violent games. These kids have given the media their angle and just like all the other cases where games are mentioned no one will ever look any further. No one will ask what their family life was like, what their parents were like, what the kid was like before all this happened. Games did it and that’s the end of the story.

In my post I took the absolute extreme opposite approach. I laid blame completely on the parents and that was intentional. Penny Arcade is a satire site and people come here to laugh or get angry and that’s what we try to provide. I will admit that deep down as the father of a two year old I also want to believe that I as a parent can shape my kid into a decent human being. If I don’t believe that then…well I just have to believe that right now.

Penny Arcade gets a response to his blaming of parents from the Stepmother of one of the charged teens.

It’s a crapshoot, this parenting thing.
Sometimes the crappiest parents have the greatest kids, and some of the kindest people end up with demon spawn.

Via: Funkaoshi