Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

May 16, 2008 -

With so many elected officials bashing video games these days, GP naturally has a soft spot for any politician willing to get hands-on with our favorite pastime.

Kudos, then to Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) who played a bit of the Pat Benatar anthem, Hit Me With Your Best Shot at a charity Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock marathon today in Dallas. The event is sponsored by Blockbuster and benefits Education is Freedom, a local nonprofit which is part of Mayor Leppert's Igniting Opportunity for the Children of Dallas Campaign.

The Dallas Morning News reports on hizzoner's performance:

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert attempted to play Hit Me with Your Best Shot during a 24-hour charity event featuring the video game Guitar Hero.

 

Once the mayor began to play he handed the guitar to 11-year old game whiz Aaron Blockmon to play most of the song. At the end, the mayor grabbed the guitar, dropped to his knees and cranked out the last few fake chords rock-star style...

 

After the mayor won a coin toss, Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes kicked off the event with School's Out. While Mr. Keyes was playing, the mayor stuffed his guitar strap with $5 bills.

GP: Awesome, Mr. Mayor. Simply awesome... The marathon runs through Saturday. Click here for details.

UPDATE: GP Correspondent Andrew Eisen has tracked down a video clip of Mayor Leppert's GH3 performance.


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But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

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So is it just me, or is GP a little borked today?  This story says it only has 1 comment, and I haven't seen a new news story since Friday... O.o

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That's pretty frickin awesome.

It's be funny if John McCain were to play Rock Band or Guitar Hero,eh?

Re: Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

I saw the video and that mayor looks like a real nice guy, that must've been a really cool event.

Now let's see they got their mayor to do that thing so maybe we can top them and have our governer do it...

Oh shrawcheneggar (sp) I think I know how you can get more respect from gamers (I can dream can't I).

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

I find it interesting that we're seeing a lot more of this type of news lately. Perhaps some of the politicians are finally getting the hint that video games arent evil and can even assist in doing good when used properly. Either way you put it, Rock On Mayor Leppert, Rock On!

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Re: Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

I respect the attempt. Still, he did take all the glory from the kid... Oh well, he tried.

This whole business of stuffing of bills into a strap does sound somewhat suspect though...

-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

Re: Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

So he just grabbed the guitar from the poor kid's hands. :(

Re: Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

Blockmon! I choose you!

Re: Dallas Mayor Hits Guitar Hero III with His Best Shot

There's politicians for you.

They make a halfassed start on something, pass it off to someone else for the bulk of the work, and then take all the credit.

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Stuffed the guitar strap with $5 bills?! This guy sounds awesome!

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Awesome.

It's a shame he didn't play the whole song, but admittedly I found guitar hero a bit intimidating when I was handed a controller too.

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