VideoGame Episode of Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! to Air This Thursday
Not to long ago, we told you about one of the topics Penn & Teller will discuss on their show Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! is if there is any harmful effect on children when they play videogames, particularly violent ones. If you are a subscriber to Showtime, make sure you tune in this Thursday because that is when the videogame episode will air.
The show will interview the infamous ex-lawyer Jack Thompson, and at one point says something really ridiculous. “Video games are the greatest threat to children since polio,” said Thompson during a preview we saw a few weeks ago.
Up top is a clip Showtime is providing of the videogame episode, but oddly enough it shows not Thompson, rather a not so well known activist against violent games named Chris Cooney. Cooney tries to act professional by having his own ‘Fire Triangle” for violent videogames. If you don’t know, a Fire Triangle is a simple way instructors teach firemen what a fire needs in order to survive. Mr. Cooney tries to use this same method to teach people how a violent game does indeed harm this young generation. Of course, Penn & Teller do what they do best, and make Cooney look well…dumb.
Check out the video up top and remember to at least DVR Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! this Thursday at 10:00 PM on Showtime. I know I am.