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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Geek.com Geek News - British company to release JFK assassination game

A Geek.com posting reads

"British company to release JFK assassination game"

posted 12:01pm EST Tue Nov 23 2004
- submitted by Christopher R. Anderson

Traffic, a Glasgow, Scotland-based firm, is set to release a computer game called JFK Reloaded. The game will be available on Sunday, November 28, the 41st anniversary of the assassination, via the company's website for US$9.99.

The AP article Anderson refers to correctly states the company made their announcement Sunday (ed. note Nov 21) and "The game was scheduled due to be released Monday (ed. note Nov 22), the 41st anniversary of the shooting in Dallas."

Seems Anderson misread the news and not only got his facts mixed up but didn't realize it because November 22d, the date, doesn't resonate in any way for him.

I thought of JFK yesterday when I realized what the date was and thought ... forty-one years. Doesn't seem that long.

JFK Jr. would be turning forty-four this Thanksgiving. He was born just a few weeks after JFK won election forty-four years ago, 1960.

Where will we be in another forty-four?

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