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From the "Weird sh*t of the day" department.

We are constantly battling what influences our children. Are reality shows like fear-factor and that "bain dramage" (sic) show on MTV inspiring our kids to do stupid things?

Probably. I think it's more or less the parent's duty to help filter and explain. But, just when you think we've got it bad and irresponsible in the US of A. Even Japan, proves that it can one up us in putting the most screwed up ideas into kids in the name of fun and toys.

From a reference from my coworker Michael (who came to my New Year's Eve bash and chatted about "Fight Club" with me yesterday). Michael found this on an RSS feed called MetaFilter, which I now need to read.

Italics mine
KabaKick is russian roulette for kids. The player points the pink, plastic toy gun at his or her own head and pulls the trigger. Instead of bullets, a pair of feet kick our of the barrel (which is shaped like a pink hippo which looks nothing like a hippo or feet). If the gun doesn't fire, the player earns points.



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Well, at least in Japan, the odds of a child ever seeing a real gun or getting a chance to play russian roulette with real bullets approaches zero.

Maybe that makes us even more horrifying?

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