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2012-12-31 11:33:32 AM  
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There was some scaryass news story and my dad said, "Visualize this... there's a highway three hundred miles long and there's a tire burning somewhere along the highway. Guess where the media will be?"

In other words, yesterday, I was looking up recipes, visited lolcats, visited cuteoverload, checked my email to see when a party was, visited the wowhead site to look up gear for one of my characters, went shopping, and then visited a knitting website.

Granted, I did quit reddit because it was creepy and lasted 10 minutes on 4chan before realizing it was either indecipherable or insane. I like fark, because it's the Grumpy People's Meeting Room.

In reading commentary on sites, I notice people get outraged at the contents of something they just clicked a half dozen times to see. Don't click. There's all sorts of outrageous stuff going on all the time, and in a world of 5+ billion people, you'll burn out.
2012-12-31 11:12:42 AM  
3 votes:
People used to come from all over to watch public executions often bringing their children for a picnic.......this dark side of humanity has always been there.
2012-12-31 11:41:20 AM  
1 vote:
Eroding? No.

Evolving? Yes.

Neither good nor bad.
2012-12-31 11:21:53 AM  
1 vote:

WhoGAS: When electricity appeared, I'm sure this exact same article was written then, too. And the phone, and the steam boat, and the zipper and the yadda, yadda, yadda.


And The Colosseum.
2012-12-31 09:55:27 AM  
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The anxiety about whether it is seemly to feast one's eyes on the moment of another man's death is at least as old as Saint Augustine, who recounted in the "Confessions" the futile resistance his protégé Alypius made to the attractions of gladiator contests.

What was his Fark handle?
 
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