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April 29, 2010


It's here.

(Thanks to nursecindy)


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Wii prepared.

Actually, it's more "Do your best (score)" or something like that--it's a Cub Scout achievement badge, not a Boy Scout merit badge (which is presumably why the headline refers to "merit award" rather than "merit badge.")

Do they give merit awards for respiring?

The only way this would be ok would be if the award was for building a game console out of twigs and sphagnum moss.

As a former Scout, let me say--this is absurd.

Does "Pong" count?

Yeah, it's a Cub Scout award. I earned several of those loops back when I was a kid. Although, in my day, 15 years ago, we earned them for things like baseball and soccer.

The header on this post had me expecting the link to go here:


Cool, Lairbo. Thanks.

And that gives me a lame excuse to re-light the Bloglit Signal to alert those who would have their immaturity validated by Dave at the May 4 book-signing in NYC. (That's this Tuesday for the chronologically-impaired).

(Contact me at stevesmontclairnj @ yahoo.com if interested).

Please, please let this be a late April Fools' joke...

I thought you put your child in activities to get them away from video games.

Is there a belt loop for this?

As a teacher: siiiiiiiiiighhhhh

While I don't feel strongly that this award needed to be added, please read the requirements to earn this award before commenting on it, please:

Requirements for the Video Games Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
Explain why it is important to have a rating system for video games. Check your video games to be sure they are right for your age.
With an adult, create a schedule for you to do things that includes your chores, homework, and video gaming. Do your best to follow this schedule.
Learn to play a new video game that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher.

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