This is totally not game-related and also likely fail. But it's late and I'm thinking of it.
Penny Arcade's comic for today has come up quite early, as it's been doing for the past few weeks. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I'm going to give you the opportunity to go and read it for yourself before I continue. Click Here
Done? Good. Now, this set my wheels in motion. Make-A-Wish Foundation has got to be one of the most powerful groups in existence. I mean, if they call you up, I don't care who the fuck you are, you have to agree to their demands. If you say no to a dying child's wish to meet you, you are the biggest douchebag ever
, end of story.
It wouldn't be such a big deal to say no, right? The kid's gonna be dead soon, right? Sure, but they'll fucking tell everyone. The press would have a field day if they heard that a celebrity denied some kid a few minutes of their time to bring a last spark of joy into their lives before they kicked off.
Imagine if a terrorist organization managed to create a front like this, using the lure of terminally ill children to assassinate targets. There'd be no stopping them. Give some brat a vial of bird flu or other biological agent and instructions to release it into the room before they leave. If you're subtle enough, you could do this for quite some time before somebody started to catch on.
Maybe we should be more suspicious of these kids.