Ed-vise: Video Games

A post Halloween GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, did the whole Trick or Treat and handed out candy last night. Newbie was Ghost Spider and had a ball! It was actually a pretty good turn out in the neighborhood. Not too bad!

Technically Talking Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s TUESDAY…Technically.


Playing video games for three or more hours per day has a POSITIVE impact on young brains!

And I KNEW IT! But Pops NEVER believed me! He was always shutting down my dreams. I wanted to be a Shaolin Kung Fu Master. Would he sign off on me going to China when I was 10? NO.

I wanted to be the first astronaut in space with no clue about math. But NOOOOO! “Do your math homework” he would tell me.

We had an Atari 2600 game console. Actually we had a few because the movers would ALWAYS steal it. And they did. We didn’t forget it.

Atari had developed a ton of games for that thing. And I had a bunch of them but my buddy Jay, his were cooler. Some kept up with the “Jones’,” I kept up with Jay.

Space Invaders was the game he and I had a challenge going on with. See how many times we could turn the game over. When I moved from Arizona, I think I was in the lead with 7. A turnover occurred when you scored 10000 points. It was a low scoring game. Took a bit of time to flip the score. And I did it 7 times! Take that Jay!

Pops…yeah…not a fan. Apparently it was more important for him to develop my mind by mowing the stupid lawn! How on earth does a kid develop his mind mowing the damn lawn! Especially the stupid big ass corner lot we had in stupid Arizona where it was 8 million degrees out and I’m out pushing that stupid mower.

But, I digress

Fast forward to today where a recent study out of the University of Vermont points out that kids who play video games three hours or more per day, develop better cognitive skills and memory skills than those kids MOWING THE STUPID LAWN!

Now, the Parent’s of Kids That Mow Lawns, pressed that playing video games so long causes depression, violence, and other social issues. These are the same parents that found rock and roll music had Satanic versus when you played the records backwards.

“Au Contraire” says scientists out of Vermont. Apparently, there is little support for the conclusion of social awkwardness.

So, THERE! Video games are good for your brain development. Demand your elected officials provide more arcades and free access to video games!

Something light hearted for these political times of conflict.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember when Bruce Lee didn’t smile he was called…SERIOUS-LEE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…HIYAAA!


Published by edhlaw

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