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January 07, 2009

WHO SAYS VIDEO GAMES AREN'T EDUCATIONAL?

6-year-old takes family car after missing bus

Key Quote: The boy told police he learned to drive playing Grand Theft Auto and Monster Truck Jam video games.

(Thanks to Steve Hammond, Robert Hulton and Andrew W.)

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I don't know about everyone else, but I can't ever remember being THAT eager to get to school... 'specially for PE.

Flight Simulator, anyone?

Maybe he was having sex with his teacher.

So if he learned from video games, does that mean he was driving on the sidewalk and aiming for pedestrians for extra points? What kind of score did he rack up, anyway?

hopes the parents hide the shooter games from him.

It sounds like his driving was OK. Maybe they should make old folks play Grand Theft Auto too.

Where's his Florida driver's license? Come on - he drove almost 10 miles before getting into an accident - that's gotta be better than most drivers down there...

cg, I was kinda thinking that. You hear about the 4-year-old who just shot his babysitter because she stepped on his foot? I wonder what video games he was watching.

Clearly his parents are up for the Parent of the Year award for letting him play Grand Theft Auto - which is not even "T" but "M." Honestly, I couldn't even get on the WEBSITE without plugging in my DOB.

And in case you're wondering, GTA is marked M for

Blood
Intense Violence
Partial Nudity
Strong Language
Strong Sexual Content
Use of Drugs and Alcohol

STELLAR parenting!!

He had to go to school to get breakfast. That's why he was in such a hurry.

This happens, and we still let children watch NASCAR.

It must have been Squirrel Day in the cafeteria for a kid to be so anxious to get to school.

His family plans to move him to Darwin.

But, Diva... it's only PARTIAL nudity. What're you getting so uptight about? *eye roll*

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