A ten year-old boy hid himself in an internet cafe in Changsha, Hunan province, for four days after receiving bad marks on his end-term exams. The boy, called Rui Rui, didn't go to the net cafe to ease his pain—Voice of China reports that instead, he was hiding there to avoid punishment from his parents.
When authorities searched the home of Rebecca Margaret Johnson following her attempted theft of nearly $2,500 AUD from a Big W department store in Queensland, Australia, they discovered a treasure trove of stolen video games. Over the course of a year the 32-year-old single mother of three had swiped more than 515…
People are getting hit with 5000-day bands in Modern Warfare 3, and the people behind the game say it's intentional.
Alright, you sinners. Last week's confessional was ... adequate. I still feel that you are holding back, and you cannot purify your gaming soul unless you make a full accounting of all your trespasses. So we're going to have another round of punishment today, starring Dark Souls.
Punishment was a concept I tried out in 2009 and it didn't last long, because there weren't enough mortifying, teeth-grating, or sickeningly sweet videos to publish one per week. But I thought of it when I saw this Camping Mama trailer. And you guys have gone a long time without saying your hail marios.
We realize that one gamer's pain is another's pleasure, so in an effort to diversify the punishment around here, today's session will give you several choices.
That, plus watching a knockoff cast of "Head of the Class" dance their way through World 1-1 got me to bail at 13 seconds. Alright, time for you now.
That's where I checked out, 0:17 seconds. How much can you take? I hear Smurfette's naked at the end.
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle [YouTube]
I'll take it easy on you today. Some might not find this video very punishing. Then again, we are talking about Pilates, which is about as boring as watching flies screwing on a windowsill.
I tap out at about 41 seconds, right when the Hey!-ing stops and the singin' starts. How long can you last?
Not sure what's worse - the subject matter, its narration, or the fact that it is five whopping minutes of nonstop punishment. This is going to hurt you more than it hurts me.
If, on the other hand, you take a certain sociopathic pleasure in tough guys caught unawares, or you have serious Department of Navy/Air Force loyalties and want a laugh, have a gander at this Army guy crooning falsetto about loving dangerously. Best part, the YouTube caption says he was singing Pussycat Dolls before…
So do the proud consoles die ... crucified, not on a cross of gold, but on a humble backyard poplar in Mechanicsville, Va. Reader Daniel S. sent us this is from iReport - the "citizen journalism" site CNN launched. Citizen Journalist Mom said Citizen Journalist Dad "repeatedly warned" Citizen Journalists Jr., III, and…
From the "Kids are Good for Work" file. Reader Brian C. (OK, the bossman) pointed out this WTF paragraph in a story about uber-green home design. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is exhibiting just such a home, which features "a bicycle in the children's bedroom [that] must be pedaled for 30 minutes to…