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A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.




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Friday, March 09, 2007

Throwing the Christians to the Lions

I used to piously judge those Romans of history, for being such horrible people– what with their obsession over watching Christians (and others, I’m sure) being eaten alive by lions in the arena. How barbaric!

And yet, I find myself, like jillions of other “enlightened” 21st century people, falling prey to a very similar base desire. Who of us can’t resist watching the news stories, “caught on camera,” of the man being stabbed in a supermarket; or the robbery at an ATM machine… Or how many times do we gather at the TV to watch horrific car crashes caught on camera?

Sure, we’re not paying admission to the Coliseum to watch this macabre display, we can comfort ourselves that we’re not that barbaric. And yet, our attraction to this stuff isn’t that dissimilar to that of the Romans.

Makes me want to be just a tad less judgmental of others.


link | posted by Matt Norquist at 3/09/2007 08:11:00 PM |


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