Wisdom From An Unlikely Sage

Silas stepped into my room a few minutes ago. I asked him what he had been up to the entire night and he told me he watched the Fight Club downstairs. Trying to make conversation I asked him if he thought he was a good movie. It was his reply that caught me by surprise. While most people would go on about how good the movie was, or how the plot was difficult to comprehend, he merely replied, "They should have less shows like that." That totally caught me off guard. Silas is not someone who came up to you to engage you in intellectual debate or muse about the writings of the great poets. But what he said had a lot of truth in it. We do need fewer of these movies. The good old story of good versus evil was tainted with gratuitous violence. Now these new breed of movies have the violence without even the noble purpose. It is psychotic in nature, bringing man to his animal base. It is a scary thought when one thinks about it. Movies like "The Mask of Zorro" or "The Three Musketeers", which are among my favourites, have heroes fighting for the good of people. Granted, there is an amount of violence contained within, but at least there was some purpose behind it. Movies like "The Fight Club" and "Natural Born Killers", not to mention so many many other "critically acclaimed" movies are a swan dive into the lower recesses of our human nature.
Having invoked so much thought into me, Silas then proceeds to ask me if he could play Unreal Tournament on my computer. That on the other hand, does not surprise me at all.
For those of you non-gamers, Unreal Tournament is one of those mindless violent Doom-like games.
I have been monitoring Internet users who frequent my homepage. I'm still intrigued by a fellow Wildcat who visits on a regular basis. If you're reading this, could you please leave a message in my guest book or drop me an email? I really want to know who you are.

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