Thursday, June 20, 2013

"At least it doesn't make you bleed"

Let's start with this editorial by David Westheimer. published in the Houston Post back on September 24, 1986.
"I understand kids whose parents have the wherewithal to buy the latest weapons needn't argue about who got whom first these days. They wear sensors at head and heart that glow when hit by a beam from the opponent's gun."
Westheimer briefly mentions both laser tag and paintball in this essay about playing with guns, and how different generations react to this new trend. There's a lot of food for thought here. How much have people of my generation, and those following, been changed by increasingly realistic entertainment?

Image of article from microfilm

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1 comment:

  1. Wow. I hadn't heard of paintball until many years later. I didn't realize it was a thing in the 80s.