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You Should Acknowledge Pearl Harbor Day

Today honors the men and women who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor back in 1941. It was a sneak attack on the U.S. Naval base that pushed our entry into WWII. Over 2,400 Americans were killed and a hefty amount of U.S. ships docked there were destroyed, or nearly destroyed. What’s important to remember is that the attacks on Pearl Harbor changed the course of history forever. America threw itself into World War II the day after the attacks. World War II changed our country and our culture forever. Had we not been so affected involved we would be living in a world without some of the best video games and the worst movies ever. Consider…

No WWII, no “Call of Duty” franchise…

That’s right, folks. Imagine playing a video game based on the events of WWI. Probably wouldn’t have been that bad, but the weapons technology wasn’t too impressive and there wasn’t an iconic, singular enemy like Hitler. You would’ve been using your bayonet for the majority of the game. Yes, we know WWI games exist, don’t gnarl your gamer thumbs at me, but they’re not very memorable.

No WWII, no “Medal of Honor” franchise…

That’s right, count this one out as well. Maybe we could’ve skipped back a few wars and just gone with another attempt at a Civil War video game. Or you could bore yourself to tears by playing RISK with your stepdad. No? Doesn’t sound fun? You’d rather shoot a Nazi between the eyes you say? Well then, you can go ahead and do that, but remember the attack on Pearl Harbor every time you do!

No WWII, no horrifically offensive asian stereotypes to base more mild stereotypes on…

If it wasn’t for anti-Japanese propaganda like this, then Dr. Ken’s character in “The Hangover” would just seem silly.

No attack on Pearl Harbor, no “Pearl Harbor…”

Quite frankly, the biggest tragedy of all — The film “Pearl Harbor” made us all remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. It also reminded us that within every tragedy, is a more marketable love story.

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