What should my slightly bored, wandering eye spy in the headlines but this horrifying headline regarding a 16 year-old who has dropped out of high school to play Guitar Hero full-time at http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/101746 I don't even bother with a "What's wrong with the parents?!", but immediately proceed to a serious sinking feeling coupled with the quintessential "Uh-oh." I follow that with a vow to keep the boy off the internet, and hit the knees to pray that this is not my own parental future.
Thankfully, the blogger who shares this terrifying tidbit of not-quite-news does proceed to delve into the living that won't be made playing video games professionally as well as the pitfalls of upgrades and new games at which one might not necessarily excell bringing a precarious career to an abrupt end. Seriously, my kid could not pick out the instances of gratuitous alliteration in this post, but he can play fast and frenzied "Free Bird" (Or is it "Freebird"?! I just don't know my Skynyrd.) on "Guitar Hero" as well as a host of other electronic feats unlikely to provide him with the luxuries of food, clothing, shelter, running water, and medical care. I repeat, "Uh-oh."