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 Gladiator Fixation

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Dec 18, 2001
What other sport (cough) do you know of that not only has the out come already determined but all remote chances of randomness have been removed, leaving but just one out come? The sole purpose of the participants in this sport is to pretend that the out come is NOT fixed. Am I the only person who finds this very strange? What has caused our society to sink so low in to the realms of this gladiator fantasy fixation that we feel with have to have it acted out in front of us (daily) by scantily cladded muscle bound methane monsters. If you're going to have the old "good verses evil " scenario acted out for you then try reading a fucking book. Try fast forwarding a Star Wars movie to the light saber duel while sniffing nitrous oxide. That has got to be better for your mental health than watching someone pretend to bludgeon someone else to death while their fans cheer them on. Hell wait 15 mins and you can watch it happen again! Same out come, different boneheads. Shit, guys love this stuff but at least wrap a fucking story around it to put some content or meaning behind it. At this point the grand scheme of the wrestling world has become a pointless infomercial to sell you anything from dead meat on a stick to T-shirts.
Well I guess if I was 6 ft. tall and weighed 275 pounds, with no trade skills and out of work I 'd probably think differently. Then again.... probably not. Guys are just little boys in big bodies who haven't changed a damn bit since they blew up that frog with a firecracker in the back yard when they were 10. We evolve a little bit and learn that these are things we don't do while Aunt Gladass is visiting with our cousins. You learn to wait until she is in the front yard with mom before lighting that fuse hanging out of that poor frogs mouth. We grow up and learn self control or at least we pretend to when people are looking. I guess watching the scripted act of the pain and humiliation of another human being, can now be considered normal entertainment. Maybe the whole idea is that its a form of release or venting. To passively observe the crap being beat out of a guy wearing a mask and makeup. For me that doesn't even fall in to any category that contains the words "relaxation" or a "good time". Call me a intellectual stuck up middle class cretan but I gave up kicking the shit out of people and calling it a good time a long time ago. In fact I don't ever remember it being a hobby but damn if a fight ever broke out at school or the park a group of people always gathered around to watch. It didn't take long for some bean counter to turn it in to a franchised entertainment commodity, ahhh... err... I mean sport.


Make that "Sports Entertainment" (none / 0) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Dec 19th, 2001 at 12:21:55 AM PST
Speaking of entertainment, I've always thought of as the WWF of weblogs.

Clearly wants to get quoted on the buzz page [nt] (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Dec 19th, 2001 at 05:57:41 AM PST

i don't like boxing, but... (none / 0) (#3)
by derek3000 on Wed Dec 19th, 2001 at 08:07:28 AM PST
You can't deny that Ali, Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson, etc. used great skill and artistry to win their fights. Today, things are a little different. Most promoters want boxers to be stupid, so they can exploit them. Que sera, sera.

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

Won't Deny (none / 0) (#4)
by Nullifidian on Wed Dec 19th, 2001 at 09:16:59 AM PST
I agree with you. Lots of talent. When it becomes scripted and then acted out is when it becomes a complete farce.


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