The old "rot your brains" argument.......bet'cha she let you watch tv while not letting you play games then, eh?
Also, I bet she would've loved Jack Thompson.
I was allowed to play games on the PC, and watch TV, she just thought getting another gaming console would be bad or something. Although if you can break through a few of those blocks she's fairly reasonable. I've bitched about the whole California video game laws to her.
That's the thing....she thought console rotted the mind, yet she allowed you to watch tv, and still play on the pc....both of which parents ALSO think rot the mind. Even in her semi-ignorance she failed.
Of course my mom was semi ignorant herself while I was growing up......couldn't go far cuz the neighborhood kidnappers/muggers club was snatching kids off of doorsteps in broad daylight or something.