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January 2, 2013

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Filed under: Uncategorized — brentabousko @ 8:09 pm


NEW YORK (AP) _ Saddam Hussein is the leading scoundrel among the American video game set.


The Iraqi president finished ahead of drugs and drug dealers as nominees for dumb or outrageous behavior in a survey of 3,000 readers of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment magazine.


More than 1,500 kids nominated Saddam as the leading personality for the 1990 Bonk Award. Drugs and drug dealers were cited by 1,000 respondents and alcohol and smoking each got 500 votes as things that deserved to be ”bonked.”


”The process of ‘bonking’ Saddam Hussein is therapeutic for children. It changes fear into anger, which gives them much more control,” said Dr. Robert Butterworth, a child psychologist with Contemporary Psychology Associates in Los Angeles.


The award is named after the hero in ”Bonk’s Adventure,” a video game on NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 system. Bonk is a caveman who literally uses his head to defeat his enemies and smash through obstacles.


NEC sponsored a write-in survey in the September issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, which has a mostly teenage readership. The contest was conceived and booked in June, long before Iraq’s Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.


Kids were allowed to list one person and one thing on their responses. Other personalities cited were Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi, Donald Trump, Pete Rose, Roseanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay and Zsa Zsa Gabor.


Other things that kids thought should be ”bonked” included Exxon Corp., gangs and acne.


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