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Saturday, November 18, 2006

And We Wonder...

why Islamic terrorists want to destroy us...

"Ben Lovatt and Victor Moukhortov waited in line for two days to buy a new PlayStation 3 only to take it to Dundas Square and smash it to bits with a sledge hammer.

"I did it for the thrill and to see people's expression," Moukhortov, a 17-year-old part-time student said yesterday after the public smashing of the PS3 he bought from the downtown Best Buy.

I cannot begin to start saying what was wrong with the whole PS3 thing. From e-bay, to the line-ups in freezing weather, to the cost of the units, to the people getting robbed and shot in line, to the limited release strategy and now this.


Posted by Mike The Greek on November 18, 2006 | Permalink


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For more on the PS3 and the "kidult" phenomena, read Kevin Libin's front page story from Friday's National Post, online here: http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=8bacdd75-ee5e-49be-903e-730535df90d3&k=86483

Posted by: Mark Logan | 2006-11-18 11:55:51 AM

Totally amazing that actually somebody has shown some rebellion to the video game addiction.

For a generation that supposedy against the cultural imperialism of the US, they flock to stores, camping out just to buy the latest consumer product.

It's an interesting social phenomena which has crossed many generations ... this conformity in rebellion.

Is this a rage against the machine, a Luddite-type act, or a statement that the only way to send out a message is through violent means?

This is quite fascinating.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-11-18 12:04:33 PM

I can't imagine a part-time student having the time or the money to buy a PS3 let alone smash it for thrills. Oh, I forgot, the foolishness of youth before they become a CEO or a cabinet minister ....

Posted by: johny_maple | 2006-11-18 1:06:25 PM

As they said in the story, they can sell their other one on ebay.

Latest price I heard was in the $2000 range.

Once the furore settled down, they can buy 3-4 machines for that amount of money ... but most likely will use it for smoking material.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-11-18 1:52:32 PM

It makes a good statement which highlights the insanity of our culture which has become addicted to video gadets. As if our heads aren't not being shaken enough and bombarded with noise under the misguided notion that its music. We've now become mildless starers to boot. What's next? Zombie movements I'd say by all indications.

Posted by: Frico | 2006-11-18 3:07:52 PM

No Wonder!

Those who don't fight, will definitely lose. And it seems to be the case for a large number of Canadians

Posted by: Winston | 2006-11-19 12:04:01 AM

It's nothing new it was already done with an xbox 360


Seems the xbox broke easier aswell

Posted by: miles taylor | 2006-11-19 3:35:59 AM

Watch the video of this stupid act here at:


Posted by: Winston | 2006-11-19 6:32:24 AM

I guess it is a good reflection of our times to see that most here completely missed the point. The point is not about video games. The point is that in a free society you have the freedom to choose to follow blindly the masses or to reject whatever is considered the latest craze. You do not have any such freedom under Islam. As for those who are obsessed with trying to figure out why they hate us, it is actually quiet simple. Read and study the koran, hadithes (sorry about the spelling), along with keeping track with what is being preached throughout the muslim world, both here and abroad.

What a sad state we are in due to ourselves.

Posted by: Alain | 2006-11-19 12:03:00 PM

can we send jack layton to talk to these poor misguided young people. if he can go over and solve the taliban problem, and now is able to save the environment, this should be childs play for him. im sure he can work bushes name into the problem somehow

Posted by: john a. | 2006-11-19 6:39:20 PM

Good point Alain.

And game folks should think about it a little more, before they get their knickers in a twist.

The game is in the mind. And the freedom to play is at the core.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-11-20 10:20:37 AM

Please tell me that they did not get a Government grant for "performance art" to fund this bit of stupidity...

Posted by: Another Sean | 2006-11-20 12:37:09 PM

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