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December 09, 2008

BLASPHEMERS!!!!

The ninth circle of Hell is reserved for those Damned Beyond All Hope of Redemption:

The environment also brings out what security experts call the "mama-bear instinct." A Chuck E. Cheese's can take on some of the dynamics of the animal kingdom, where beasts rush to protect their young when they sense a threat.

Stepping in when a parent perceives that a child is being threatened "is part of protective parenting," says Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University and former president of the American Psychological Association. "It is part of the species -- all species, in fact -- in the animal kingdom," he says. "We do it all of the time."

Now some towns are asking CEC to step into the ring. Amid pressure from local politicians, some Chuck E. Cheese's have stopped serving alcohol and added security guards who carry pistols.

CEC has been tightening safety rules to deter fighting in other ways. In Milwaukee, the store posted a sign outlining a dress code that prohibits what it calls "gang-style apparel." That location also implemented a code of conduct that prohibits knives, chains, screwdrivers and glass cutters. CEC is considering systemwide signs at popular games such a machine that draws digital pictures of customers to let people know there may be a time or token limit. Making the machines more expensive to use is another option, but Mr. Huston says that is "inconsistent with our value message."

Welllllllll all-righty then. Something tells me these folks might want to watch the trans-fats.

On the otter heiny, it may be safer than the zoo:

Zoo chaos as sex-crazed rhino goes on rampage

"Clearly we think (his escape) is to do with the sexual urges," he said.

"We can say what we think it is, but of course getting into a rhino's brain and understanding what level of emotion is there is quite difficult, they're not hugely intellectual."

Posted by Cassandra at December 9, 2008 05:01 PM

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"We can say what we think it is, but of course getting into a rhino's brain and understanding what level of emotion is there is quite difficult, they're not hugely intellectual."

If I have your thinking style locked down 100%, Cass, I would have been inclined to say you had already thought up an appropriate "analogy" here ; )

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 9, 2008 05:27 PM

That should be "If I had".

Also, Cass, explain to me how banning all those things will stop fights?

That location also implemented a code of conduct that prohibits knives, chains, screwdrivers and glass cutters

How is NOT peace bonding a person's body weight, arms, and legs going to stop fights where people will use the weapons nature gave them (the human brain)?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 9, 2008 05:30 PM

Personally, I think that the problem is children.

They need to ban all children from Chuck E. Cheese. Little troublemakers...

Posted by: Cassandra at December 9, 2008 05:51 PM

Kids just need something to burn off their energies. Especially the boys. Have them do 50 Hindu squats and they won't be running around much and jumping on things after that.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at December 9, 2008 05:55 PM

"We can say what we think it is, but of course getting into a RINO's brain and understanding what level of emotion is there is quite difficult, they're not hugely intellectual."

OK, so I paraphrased. You likee?

Posted by: camojack at December 10, 2008 03:51 AM

Something tells me these folks might want to watch the trans-fats.

Aaaah, those inscrutable lipids..

Posted by: BillT at December 10, 2008 09:19 AM

I love the Chucky E. Cheese story. Brings back some rather hateful memories of why parents torment themselves going to a place that serves bad pizza, crappy games and Disney animatronic animals, and why Chuck E. Cheese starting serving beer in the first place.

On the otter heiny, the rhino isn't hugely intellectual? Oh good helk I spit out my hot chocolate when I read that. What animal is when the URGE overtakes it?

Posted by: Cricket at December 10, 2008 09:27 AM

Here is the analogy: The protective and mating instincts render adults into mental pygmies.

Posted by: Cricket at December 10, 2008 09:29 AM

A hard rhino has no conscience.

Are talking about the rhino with the horn or democrats posing as republicans?

Posted by: vet66 at December 10, 2008 12:35 PM

Yep

Posted by: DL Sly at December 10, 2008 01:00 PM

A hard rhino has no conscience.


But a limp one does? Just trying to clarify here...

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at December 10, 2008 01:58 PM

Question for the day:

What does a limp rhino *need* a conscience for???

Posted by: Just Axing the Hard Questions at December 10, 2008 02:09 PM

Cass...I KNOW how you love pretty graphs 'n numbers 'n bell curves...

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/09/sp-returns-and-the-r.html

Posted by: sean at December 10, 2008 02:12 PM

The confluence of Charles Edward Cheese and rhinoceroses is almost too much to handle.

I haven't been in a CEC for decades. Maybe they should just post one of those signs we used to see in Western town bars: "Check your guns at the door".

"A Chuck E. Cheese's can take on some of the dynamics of the animal kingdom, where beasts rush to protect their young when they sense a threat."

Perhaps that's a good analogy - considering also the recent story of what happened at Wal-Mart.

I blame it all on Dr (not Mr) Spock.

About that McDonald's story: he was probably booked on "assault with a deadly cheeseburger".

You can find a lot of these stories. They all have one common thread: a complete absence of the concepts of decency and civility.

Brought about, naturally, by Dr Spock, starting in the 50s.

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Posted by: Steve at December 10, 2008 04:18 PM

I'll bet the rhino is looking for Hillary.

Posted by: Mark at December 10, 2008 09:05 PM

Oh, you will pay for that one, sir.

Posted by: Just Axing the Hard Questions at December 10, 2008 10:03 PM

Thanks, Sean - that was great :)

Posted by: Cassandra at December 10, 2008 10:04 PM

I'll bet the rhino is looking for Hillary.

Why, to compare who "has the bigger one"? :)

Posted by: Tony at December 12, 2008 02:06 PM

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