Thursday, December 01, 2005

Is that a hatchet, Katie?

Spot scanned Katie’s column this morning denouncing violent video games, and he promised himself he wouldn’t bother to write about it. Unfaithful dog.

This paragraph has been written a couple of times. Spot first called Katie Robert Preston (Professor Harold Hill in the Music Man), but then he decided Carrie Nation was the better choice. Besides, he has always loved this picture.

Whether it's liquor, pool halls, private sexual conduct, contraception, or video games, you can be sure that bug-eyed control freaks like Katie will want to tell the rest of us what to do. It doesn't even matter what you think about any of these issues. The point is that given the chance, Katie would deny you the right to have an opinion if it differed from hers.

Do you really think that, Spotty? Yes he does. That is why Katie is such a splendid specimen of a communis rixatrix.

Spot cannot figure out why ersatz violence on a television screen is so horrible, but real violence, including the burning to death of insurgents and civilians alike with white phosphorus in Fallujah, mistreatment of detainees, and the Shi'ia death squads now operating in Iraq (working within the Iraqi army that we are working so hard to support) pass without comment. Or in the case of mistreatment of detainees, actual approval by Katie.

Raise you hand if think Katie needs to spend more time in the reality-based community.


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