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Old 02-19-2001, 02:32 PM
Ice Wolf Ice Wolf is offline
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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David B, I don't think mentioning a schlock fantasy show, masquerading as "reality", such as TI, in the same sentence as an execution is clever, or relevant.

Yeah, TI is excrutiating in its banality etc. etc. But executions are not banal. Given the theoretical choice of watching male and female bimbos show their intelligence deficits, or watching a show featuring a man strapped down and receiving a lethal cocktail of chemicals into his body may seem obvious -- but this is reality.

And where one day the average viewer is treated to the sight of judicial euthanasia, the next time it could be "Old Sparky" as the star of the show.

Thanks, Persephone. It is the "slippery slope". I hope Americans never find themselves at the top of that particular ski run.