I don’t know about reckless driving, but, speaking from personal experience, I definitely believe there’s a direct correlation between video games and violence.  I base this on the fact that any time I play the Atari 2600 version of Q*Bert on the TV in the living room, my cat ¶ will attack the screen.  Not only that, but ¶ is not the only cat I’ve seen do this – my former cat, &, did the same thing.  I don’t know if it’s the color of the character against the black background or the way Q*Bert moves, but if the game’s not on, the cats completely ignore the TV, so there’s no doubt in my mind that the game is responsible.  Try this yourself with your own furry little parasite and post the results in the comments.

…Yes, all the cats in my house have single-character names.  We currently have four: ¶, ~, ^ and ¨. My wife, who is far more merciful than I, spelled out their names on their veterinary forms.


See you guys and gals on Friday!