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Escape Goat
(01-06-2013, 06:41 AM)
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How do you get your mooching kid to quit playing video games? A father in China came up with a clever solution. His son, 23-year-old Xiao Feng, scored poor grades in high school because of his gaming addiction, and things didn't get any better after he graduated and wouldn't stick with any jobs. So dad reportedly hired "virtual assassins" to kill Feng every time he logged in to his favorite online games, hoping it would compel his son to finally put down the controller. Feng was quoted as saying that he's not addicted to games he just hasn't bothered getting a job yet because he's waiting for the right one to come along.

Perhaps more appropriate in gaming forum but the video game is only part of the issue at hand so I'll post it here in OT. Internet addiction is a very real thing and something that is probably overlooked quite often. Its unclear if he actually suffers from an addiction or if hes just lazy, but I can speak from personal experience somewhat here. Though mental health is often overlooked in America and still struggles to shake stigma of appearing weak if you have mental illness. I'm pretty sure I spent way more time playing Everquest when I was in college than was healthy. Sometimes finding success in games takes the place of success in the real world and this virtual pleasure principle takes hold.
Ryaaan14
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(01-06-2013, 06:42 AM)
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Getting paid to gank one kid would be a fucking amazing gig.
Guevara
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(01-06-2013, 06:42 AM)
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the ultimate troll dad
sephi22
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(01-06-2013, 06:43 AM)
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China don't care
Curtisaur
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(01-06-2013, 06:43 AM)
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Son is gonna eventually kill his dad fo' real.
Scullibundo
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(01-06-2013, 06:44 AM)
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:lol
XANDER CAGE
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(01-06-2013, 06:44 AM)
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I do this to my friends for free!
Data West
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(01-06-2013, 06:44 AM)
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I seen this before on King of the Hill.
polyh3dron
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(01-06-2013, 06:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by sephi22

China don't care

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Eggman
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(01-06-2013, 06:44 AM)
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Now that's just fucking funny.
JdFoX187
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(01-06-2013, 06:46 AM)
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I love parents that think outside the box.
Al-ibn Kermit
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(01-06-2013, 06:46 AM)
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Well that's actually a pretty good idea for a videogame.
TimeEffect
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(01-06-2013, 06:47 AM)
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Now that's a job worth bragging about

"I'm a professional hitman"
soultron
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(01-06-2013, 06:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pegasoos

Son is gonna eventually kill his dad fo' real.

The made-for-TV movie will be entitled Endgame: Patricide.
Data West
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(01-06-2013, 06:50 AM)
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this father is enabling someone else's kid to keep playing the game though. maybe that hitman also plays too much given his level being high enough to kill another addict.
GK86
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(01-06-2013, 06:50 AM)
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The hitman:

Escape Goat
(01-06-2013, 06:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by JdFoX187

I love parents that think outside the box.

soultron
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(01-06-2013, 06:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

this father is enabling someone else's kid to keep playing the game though. maybe that hitman also plays too much given his level being high enough to kill another addict.

But what if one of the assassins actually turns out to be a female super model and then the kid falls in love with her and they get married, have kids, and he becomes a deadbeat dad?

Wait a second. Nevermind. Yeah, this may be a lose-lose situation for all parties involved.
BlackJace
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(01-06-2013, 07:01 AM)
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Amazing.
addik
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(01-06-2013, 07:03 AM)

Originally Posted by soultron

But what if one of the assassins actually turns out to be a female super model and then the kid falls in love with her and they get married, have kids, and he becomes a deadbeat dad?

For some reason, I'd actually watch a movie about that.

What the dad is doing reminds me of that viral Facebook post about the mom giving an Iphone to her 18-year-old son but is not allowing him to take it anywhere. If that's the case, why even buy an Iphone?

Then again, the son is 23-years old here. I say just let him be. Sure, he'll probably get deadbeat jobs (or none even), but it's his life and he is an adult himself. He's probably happy with his life just playing computer games.
KHarvey16
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(01-06-2013, 07:04 AM)
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The kid can now become a virtual assassin working for the company he and his dad create. All problems solved.
Klocker
(01-06-2013, 07:04 AM)
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he's 23


kick his ass to the street and he'll get a job pretty damned quick
ItAintEasyBeinCheesy
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(01-06-2013, 07:05 AM)
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Pretty awesome. Just make a new account.
Iceblade
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(01-06-2013, 07:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by GK86

The hitman:

My first thought.
Fredrik
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(01-06-2013, 07:23 AM)

Originally Posted by Teh Hamburglar

lol I need to try this
antitrop
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(01-06-2013, 07:30 AM)
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I am so happy this story exists. I think that's awesome of the father to do. Make it interesting, keep a longer lasting impression on the son. He'll fucking REMEMBER that shit.
dab0ne
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(01-06-2013, 07:33 AM)
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He could have saved a lot of money by simply kicking his 23 year old ass out of his house.
Valnen
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(01-06-2013, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Klocker

he's 23


kick his ass to the street and he'll get a job pretty damned quick

Nah, it's China, he'd probably be dead within a week. So instead of teaching your child responsibility you just murdered him. Most parents can't let their kids go homeless in good conscience anyway. Not if they actually love them.
I H8 Memes
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(01-06-2013, 08:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ryaaan14

Getting paid to gank one kid would be a fucking amazing gig.


Yup. I would definitely do something like this for a living.
Nealand Liquor
(01-06-2013, 08:07 AM)
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Lol, I want to see how this turns out.
soultron
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(01-06-2013, 08:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by I H8 Memes

Yup. I would definitely do something like this for a living.

HIRE MOST AMAZING GANK FARMERS TO KILL AN CHILDREN OF YOUR FAMILY AND END ADDICTON www.gankfarmerbest.cn
zerokoolpsx
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(01-06-2013, 08:09 AM)
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That's a pretty cool dad heh.
Hiltz
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(01-06-2013, 08:14 AM)
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If it worked, then give this man the father of the year award.
Lizard with a ladder
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(01-06-2013, 08:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fredrik

lol I need to try this

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Last edited by Lizard with a ladder; 01-06-2013 at 08:48 AM. Reason: Deleted by request. Sorry if that offended anyone. Was not my intention.
Dion Blaster
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(01-06-2013, 08:18 AM)
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Well that got weird.
onQ123
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(01-06-2013, 08:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lizard with a ladder

I see what you did there but I wish I hadn't.
Tricky I Shadow
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(01-06-2013, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lizard with a ladder

[REMOVED]

WTF!? 0_o
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Fredrik
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(01-06-2013, 08:21 AM)
Wtf comic ruined forever :(
Cisce
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(01-06-2013, 08:21 AM)
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The original is far more hilarious and not creepy.
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Funchameleon
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(01-06-2013, 08:23 AM)
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Came for the discussion, left for the psuedo-paedophilic "jokes" about child sexual abuse
TaroYamada
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(01-06-2013, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lizard with a ladder

uhh.... wtf?
GrumpyAlien
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(01-06-2013, 08:27 AM)
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Yeah, fuck that comic. On what planet was that a necessary thing to post?!
SmithnCo
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(01-06-2013, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by sephi22

China don't care

Hah, excellent.
Klocker
(01-06-2013, 08:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Valnen

Nah, it's China, he'd probably be dead within a week. So instead of teaching your child responsibility you just murdered him. Most parents can't let their kids go homeless in good conscience anyway. Not if they actually love them.

well then I wouldn't want to have a kid there


why give up your life so some lazy ass can mooch off of you for years and years or for you to be shamed, ridiculous


almost as bad here (USA) with some codependent parents, almost.
Pachterballs
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(01-06-2013, 08:31 AM)
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kick him out of the house?
diamount
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(01-06-2013, 08:31 AM)
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If he played a sandbox game then that would mean he would lose everything he had on him.
Max
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(01-06-2013, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lizard with a ladder

Ummmmmmmmmmm
TheDrowningMan
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(01-06-2013, 08:45 AM)
Uhh, yeah...can we get that one deleted, please? There's a line.
Chittagong
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(01-06-2013, 08:54 AM)
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Lol, well that escalated fast
iirate
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(01-06-2013, 08:59 AM)
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Not nearly the first time I've seen it on GAF, sadly.

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