DURST: Violence on TV
Another study concerning violence on television has been released and the surprising conclusion is that violence on television is bad, and the majorest bad guy is, once again, us. For watching. Of course this report was broadcast on the same news program that featured tape from the carnage caused by a suicide bomb explosion in Jerusalem. Obviously the work of some Beavis & Butthead Satellite aficionado. Yes, TV affects impressionable young minds. If it didn't, really big corporations wouldn't spend millions of dollars advertising day glo plastic crap that kids aren't sure if they're supposed to eat, wear or spread on the spokes of their bike. Of course television affects kids, but so does Volleyball, and you don't hear about studies that advocate the elimination of spiking and kill shots, now do you? Besides, kids aren't stupid. Just because my generation watched cartoons doesn't mean we think we can run off a cliff and not fall as long as we don't look down. Anvils don't conform to the shape of your head when dropped out of four story buildings. And after swallowing dynamite, your belly doesn't explode and then contract afterwards. We know this. You got to blow out the exhaust first. Will Durst has blown out his share of exhaust.