3/28/2007

All Roads Lead to Rome

We're not (quite) to the days of the gladiators dying in the Coliseum yet...but we're getting close. Tonight they were advertising the new season of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. The ad featured a guy being dragged off the boat by a wave catching his chain wrapped around his foot. I assume that he was rescued after being flung into the sea, because as I said at the beginning, we're not quite bloodthirsty enough for the real thing. But the vicarious enjoyment of the prospect of serious injury and death is not a sign of a healthy society. It's bad enough to make people eat worms and bugs. This show is just over the line.

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