Game Politics reports on Sen. Charles Bishop (R) slugging Sen. Lowell Baron (D) on the floor of the Alabama state senate. This comes as a follow-up to an earlier report, since clarified that U.S. senators nearly came to blows over video game legislation.
I was going to let it pass with a chuckle and no further mention, until I noticed that the Decatur Daily’s coverage notes that Bishop “not only exposed the stateâ€™s divided Senate to the world, he also provided fodder for pundits and computer geeks”:
YouTube.com carried the video footage, as did blogs all over the state. Early Friday, reporters who cover the Statehouse got e-mails with still images from the scene, including one mock video game cover entitled â€œROCK â€™EM, SOCK â€™EM Battlinâ€™ Senators.â€
One nameless lawmaker who had his own verbal battles with Barron wondered if he could capture the video scenes as a computer screen saver.
All you need to do to be a geek these days is use YouTube or keep a blog. Our people are everywhere now. (Photoshopping video game covers has always counted, of course.)