Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It means the warranty has run out on Dungeon Master's brain.

You've probably already heard about pro-McCain conservative blogger Michael Goldfarb's stupid swipe at Obama supporters "It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement..." but I just want to add that Goldfarb has been a strong supporter of the war in Iraq and other hawkish neocon posturing around the world.

As somebody who has played games like Dungeons & Dragons off and on through his entire life I'd just like to say that our little fantasy world is fairly harmless. (Other than the calories consumed eating chips when we play.)

The fantasy world Goldfarb and his neocon buddies live in has been projected onto actual policy and resulted in the real loss of thousands of lives.

I don't think it's a question as to which group are the clueless assholes here. It ain't the guys rolling 20-sided dice.

9 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Then you've been playing it wrong! You probably got mad when they took assassins out of Second Edition.

I'm a 20th level Dick Cheney, +7 to scowl, +10 to grrr.

Unconventional Conventionist said...

Goldfarb's just pissed because everybody knows he's really a troll.

thepoetryman said...

Bunker busters, depleted uranium, mowing down a live family, quagmire, empire, torture, lies, murder, rape, military tanks and planes and guns, and on and on... Are we sure that he meant Dungeons and Dragons? Are we sure that Goldfarb's not a blathering idiot? Maybe Michael should up the ante in his game play and join up and fight instead of just paying lip service to the empire in his mom's basement?

Bradda said...

All the Goldfarb neocon duechebags start and "fight" wars from their Mom's basement. None of those bastards EVER saw military action but they love to play war with other people's kids. Fuckers...

FranIAm said...

Dungeons and dragons.

What a fuckwad idiot.

Übermilf said...

Before the republicans continue on this thread, perhaps they should rent "Revenge of the Nerds" to see how it ends.

Dean Wormer said...

randal-

I'm a 20th level Dick Cheney, +7 to scowl, +10 to grrr.

I LOLed. Seriously.

unconventional-

Instead of a bridge Cheney lives under the Vice President's mansion.

thepoetryman-

Maybe Michael should up the ante in his game play and join up and fight instead of just paying lip service to the empire in his mom's basement?

Damned straight. Members of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists, cheeto brigade don't get to call out other people for being nerds.

bradda-

Exactly. At least people who play role playing games realize they're just games. Except Tom Hanks. He went crazy as the dungeonmaster.

(I hope you get that movie reference.)

franiam-

What a fuckwad idiot.

As thepoetryman pointed out he should be PRIVATE fuckwad idiot.

ubermilf-

Another great flick! Yes- neocons would be better served to watch that film or Caddyshack or Animal House or any other film where the rich snobs get their just desserts.

mwb said...

Well, it's the target audience.

I suspect the Neo-Con would identify better with a different RPG

aoc gold said...

THE WIND

(Part I)

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you;

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.

(Part II)

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I;
But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

~by wow powerleveling