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Linux And Unix Gallows Humor - The Great Save

Jan 06, 2009, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"It's not that I envy the billions being raked in annually by the "reality" industry (if the viewing audience is willing to watch, then God bless the folks who sold them what they could see for free if they left the house ;), I just find it silly and distracting. When I want to go see people getting arrested by cops, I go downtown and hang around outside nightclubs ;)

"I remember (and this debate still rages today) when I was growing up hearing a lot of nonsense about kids not being able to separate fantasy from reality, that Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne were responsible for numerous teenage suicides and the increasingly graphic violence in movies and on TV was responsible for increased violence in the real world. I've always found these arguments ridiculous and, generally, riddled with logical fallacies. Judas Priest and Ozzy never made me feel like offing myself, although there were several moments during my childhood when The Carpenters brought me about as close to the edge as I've ever gotten ;) And toning down pretend violence won't stop, or discourage, the real violence going on in the world today."

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