Monday, August 08, 2005

The Devil Made Me Do It

If you are a regular reader of my son's blog, you know that he has had a number of things to say about the ESRB and GTA, which are the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and Grand Theft Auto, respectively. In fact, he has written more on the subject than I thought was humanly possible.

Recently, said son shared with me that he had read an article describing the use of GTA play as a criminal defense. This led to a discussion of the influence of the media and personal responsibility.

I told him it was not that unusual for otherwise normal people to be influenced by the media. In fact, I had an experience like that. I once tried to solve a crime after watching an episode of CSI.