For once I’m agreement with Oprah’s go-to medical crackpot (I was going to note that he’s only actually a foot doctor and never got a degree in psychoanalysis like Howard Stern loves to state, but according to Wikipedia, the due has a master’s in “experimental psychology”). On a recent show, the good Doctor had a mom that’s addicted to the game, to the point that she’s becoming a crappy parent. To the point that it’s been suggested that she should “start a garden for real.” Good one Phil. Somehow that statement doesn’t annoy me like those who claim Guitar Hero/Rock Band players should learn how to play a real guitar.
Apparently, she would unplug the router to give the impression that internet was dead so her kids would leave the computer. And then immediately turn the internet back on, hop onto Facebook, and do whatever the hell that you do in FarmVille. To rationalize her behavior, the mother states: “Part of the reason is because of [my daughter’s] attitude when I do ask to get on the computer.”
Phil’s response? “No, it’s not… You unplugged it because you have a ridiculous addiction to a ridiculous computer game that’s interfering with your ability to be a mother. You needed a fix, and she wouldn’t get off, so you had to create the opportunity.” That’s telling her.
Via MTV, who also states: “I’m sure everyone reading this knows somebody who spends a just a little too much time playing Zynga’s crop-tending Facebook game.” Thank God I do not know people like this, at least not that I know off.