Washington Post Dishes on the Silly Side of Warner Second Life Visit

September 5, 2006 -

While much of the reaction - at least in the game community - to presidential hopeful Mark Warner's Second Life visit has been positive, there's undeniably room to poke fun.

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank doesn't miss the chance in a witty piece titled Do You Have a Question, Pixeleen Minstral?. Milbank notes the confusion among reporters and Warner staffers in attendance - Second Life noobs for the most part:

"...the trouble began immediately for the Luddite staffers and reporters... They could not figure out how to make their characters, with names such as Shorewarz Zon and Pixeleen Minstral, take seats."

After learning that the interview format would not permit questions from the floor, Milbank reports that some attendees found ways to amuse themselves:

"The avatars became bored. Whirling Eddy and the tube guy began to fly. Others joined the governor on the stage or made some of the 'gestures' in the program, such as muscle-flexing, yawning, rock-scissors-paper and a spanking gesture called 'kmb - kiss my butt."

GP readers can check out a transcript of Warner's Second Life interview. For all GamePolitics coverage of the visit, click here.

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