Pro gore, anti-sex

May 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More

I spotted this quote on Reddit today:

“Why is a nation that was freaked about Janet jacksons nip-slip, clamoring for a picture of a blown-up Bin Laden.”


Category: American Culture

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Mike M. says:

    Welcome to the Fun-House. You know, that place with all the bright colors and weird noises where everything is distorted. Trying to walk straight with the floor tilting under your feet, as the air fills with shreiking childish voices that you can't really understand and nothing makes sense. You feel slightly nauseated and clownish, with the uneasy sense that you've been tricked and the victim of some sort of carny con-job.

    It's Bizzaro World, The Backwards Planet, where death and violence are celebrated, and the naked human body is a dirty perversion. Prime time TV is filled with corpses and deadly gun battles, but a slipped nipple causes moral uproar and sparks frenzied letters to the FCC from shocked citizens. Basic human values have been inverted, and absurdity reigns as the New Normal.

    Also, just today the Illinois medical marijuana proposal was "struck down" in the House. Let the suffering continue.

    Someone once said that Planet Earth is the insane asylum of the Universe. Some days, it's hard to disagree.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      God forbid that we would allow people in great pain seek whatever they might choose to use to alleviate their pain. Yes, it often does seem like a madhouse, sprinkled also with many kind and decent people.

      To illustrate that there are good-hearted people, consider that a person on Reddit posted today to say that he lost his wallet last week and he just received this package in the mail:

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