Ulitmate Fighting

There are already too many correlations between Rome and modern America to count. Do we really need blood-sports on Television to hasten in the inevitable fall? The more I look at the rate that “reality” television is heading the more I fear that my son will be able to watch fights to the death when he is my age.

I love that people call UFC “mixed martial arts.” It gives it a much nicer sound than pounding the heck out of people. It is a real live fight club, but instead of being participants you have legions of guys sitting slack jawed and watching, cheering for blood like the mob in the coliseum.

I guess I am becoming an old fart, but I miss writing on television. I miss shows that were about something other than two people yelling at each other. I miss the days when TV was drama and art not “let’s interview the latest celebrity and make someone cry.” We are sliding faster and faster towards are inevitable fall, and it seems to me that most people are cheering it on.

I guess what they say is true about history. Of course everyone is too busy watching washed out celebrities pick the person they are going to “love”, so I guess we are doomed to repeat it.

6 thoughts on “Ulitmate Fighting

  • June 5, 2008 at 9:39 PM
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    You’re right. I miss 90210.

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  • June 6, 2008 at 12:45 AM
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    They are remaking 90210. Not re-releasing, but actually remaking it. Nothing like rehashing old ideas.

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  • June 6, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    I used to think it was 2 dudes trying to beat each other up (I found that appealing, too, BTW) until I watched a little more, listened to the commentators and started to understand the nuances of the sport……same thing with NASCAR…it’s not just turning left for 500 miles. If you don’t watch enough to understand what’s really going on, then you’ll never understand it as it was intended. It’s kinda like an adult who walks in on a youth group meeting and sees people playing with R/C cars. If he doesn’t stick around to understand what’s going on, he might just think it’s a grown man making an excuse to play with toys…..which we all know is far from the truth :)

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  • June 6, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    Not buying it. Nuances? I’d call them techniques. All designed to inflict punishment on the person made in the image of God across from you. Have to remember that the Christians who attended the coliseum were the attraction not the attracted.

    Just not buying it.

    David

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  • June 7, 2008 at 3:43 AM
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    Thanks for the discussion guys, on both sides. What gets me about it is that I keep thinking that these are guys with such passion and drive. How amazing would it be if they could fight for something worth fighting for.

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  • June 9, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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    I’ll be the first to admit that my Biblical history is not what it should be. Are you comparing UFC fighters to the Christians that were thrown to the lions for the spectators’ entertainment?

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