June 21, 2001 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Minesweeper - It offends me so ban it!
posted by twistedonion (21 comments total)
I have no friends. Solitare is offensive to me. Please ban it.

Pollitical Correctness has offically gotten out of hand.
posted by bondcliff at 9:15 AM on June 21, 2001

I am poor. Monopoly is offensive to me. Please ban it.
posted by ColdChef at 9:20 AM on June 21, 2001

But Minesweeper is an interactive tale of skill and courage. You, the brave mine sweeper, risk your life discovering (and I assume, deactivating) deadly mines so others will not be met will harm.
posted by chrish at 9:21 AM on June 21, 2001

Thats what I couldn't understand - How is it offensive when the aim is to clear the area, not plant mines to blow people up?
posted by twistedonion at 9:23 AM on June 21, 2001

All they have to do is change every instance of "mine" to "bug". Microsoft Bugsweeper! Change the little icon of a mine to a little icon of a bug. Of course, that wouldn't be respectful of all the programmers out there who put their lives on the line debugging Microsoft software...
posted by RylandDotNet at 9:27 AM on June 21, 2001

I liked the part about how the writer's mother is addicted to it and it's the only thing she knows how to do on her PC. Just makes you wonder how many home computers are out there sucking up electricity, taking up space in dens, costing hundreds of dollars, so little old ladies can play a game.
posted by briank at 9:40 AM on June 21, 2001

I have a migraine. "Headache" is offensive to me. Please ban it.
posted by Graham at 9:43 AM on June 21, 2001

I know, this is just piling on...but that's just about the dumbest instance of sensitivity-mongering I've heard recently.
posted by BT at 9:44 AM on June 21, 2001

Wait...are we sure this isn't a hoax?
posted by BT at 9:45 AM on June 21, 2001

This sniffs of hoax to me as well; even most leftists aren't so brainwashed as to make statements THIS idiotic. But if it is real, I'd like to see someone plant some mines in the creator's backyard. Then maybe they'll figure out the difference between games and reality.
posted by aaron at 9:59 AM on June 21, 2001

Stranger things have happened.
posted by machaus at 10:13 AM on June 21, 2001

I think they should just do the right thing and have the little icons that come up over the potential mines be little heads of Princess Diana...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 10:30 AM on June 21, 2001

Come on people, settle down, and play a nice game of WinFlower.
posted by claxton6 at 10:50 AM on June 21, 2001

Winflower instead of Winmine? Reminds me of that ridiculous art project/game where the bullets resurrect corpses.
posted by darukaru at 10:53 AM on June 21, 2001

The Register lost all credibility for me with their response to a false story they wrote about MSNBC supposedly altering a news item to be more favorable to Microsoft.
posted by mw at 11:00 AM on June 21, 2001

Why should you be punished for finding a flower in WinFlower? I could maybe forsee a change to WinBadAcid...
posted by Sellersburg/Speed at 11:37 AM on June 21, 2001

How about WinRabidWeevil?
posted by solistrato at 11:53 AM on June 21, 2001

but.... but... if they banned minesweeper, what good would all this minesweeper fan fiction be?!
posted by chrisege at 12:40 PM on June 21, 2001

Chrisege, don't ever frighten me like that again.
posted by solistrato at 9:35 PM on June 21, 2001

This must be a hoax. No one would want to ban Minesweeper. Minesweeper is the best thing Microsoft has ever produced. EVER.
posted by DyRE at 10:25 PM on June 21, 2001

I beg to differ, DyRE...
posted by ZachsMind at 3:46 AM on June 23, 2001

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