[LINK] Online Gaming in Greece Throws the Baby Out with theBathwater
Thu, 5 Sep 2002 23:46:47 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> > On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> > > This is hard to believe:
> > >
> > > <http://news.com.com/2100-1040-956357.html>
> > >
> > > In Greece, playing a shoot-'em-up video game could land you in jail.
> > Greece, the same country that tried to ban "Sea Monkeys".
> They tried to ban those cut little brine shrimp swimming in a fantasy
> tank environment that was never really realised by the time you opened
> up the 50c packet to find ... eggs ?
The Greeks had an ethical dislilke because they felt it trivialised the
keeping of an animal as a pet. In Greece, Sea monkeys were marketed as
"little sea souls" and so of course this started a religious controversy.
My experience with sea monkeys was first when I was young and actually had
them come via Japan well before they appeared in Australia. They actually
gre quite big and bred prolifically and I had finally put them in a huge coffee
jar, which ended up accidentally breaking after about a year.
I tried again last year, and had a little colony but these ones only lived for
about 6 months - they are supposed to be some sort of hardy hybrid but I
found them all dying off after awhile. I have another generation "in stasis"
sitting on a shelf in the bathroom ready to be rehydrated when the political
and economic climate changes as it would be a shame to get bring them into
the world in it's current state...
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"People don't say sorry in this country" - Max Connors (Seachange)
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