Friday, January 04, 2008

For those who like that sort of thing ...

... that's the sort of thing they like: The Pleasures of Assassination. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

3 comments:

  1. I think Bill Maher made a similar point back in 2001 and got in trouble for it.

    I've also always hated the overuse of the words "brave" and "hero."

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  2. Hi Debra,
    Yes, but Maher failed to point out that brave in a certain context is not good. Also, like you, I think "brave" and "hero" - like "tragedy" - are much overused. My favorite heroes are Conrad's, who simply do their duty under difficult circumstances - usually without acknowledgment or reward.

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  3. I'm with you, Frank. I don't know if Maher ever explained himself more fully. Of course it was a much more sensitive time back then. Not so long ago, and yet my older daughter was only in kindergarten, and now she's in middle school.

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