Maybe We Should Ban Comic Books

Since, after all, this comic book killed some people.*

Excellent post, with great links, from Instapundit. Even archliberal Kevin Drum thinks it's time for Brian Ross to find another job, and even Gawker calls him "breathtakingly reckless."

He should be working for reality tv or Jerry Springer. He has that huckster mentality.

Oh: See RD in the sidebar. Something I wanted to link all day. But I can't actually link a sidebar item.


Therein linked is Elizabeth "The Anchoress" Scalia's thoughts on "enthrallment" to political tribes.

* It's of course just speculation at this point that the killer was inspired by this similar scene from The Dark Knight Returns.

But let's ban comic books, and all movies which contain any amount of violence, just to be sure.

Posted by: Ace at 05:56 PM



Comments

1 Hollywood people are quick to point out that all the socialist propaganda they put in their products has absolutely no impact on what people believe.

Additionally, there's a movement in Hollywood to ban smoking cigarettes in movies.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 05:59 PM (UbgS5)

2 No violence in movies and films? No sex also?

Sure. We'll get right on that.

Posted by: Said no Movie Producer ever at July 20, 2012 05:59 PM (AzQfp)

3 No need, we're just interested in taking your guns.
~ Holder, Bloomberg, et al.

Posted by: real joe at July 20, 2012 05:59 PM (RJu6v)

4

I can't wait for the next Wolverine movie!!!

Posted by: imp at July 20, 2012 05:59 PM (UaxA0)

5 It's not enough to ban comic books, they must be confiscated, and destroyed.

Posted by: Just using the same logic Leftists use about Eeevil Guns at July 20, 2012 05:59 PM (GsirX)

6 btw: Fredrick Wertham is smiling up at us from hell.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 06:00 PM (UbgS5)

7 If we're going to go that route, Ace - how many jihadists got their ideas from the Quran?

Goose, gander, yada yada.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 20, 2012 06:00 PM (Jdtsu)

8 comic books are so bad these days, its almost like they are trying to ban themselves.

Posted by: lorien1973 at July 20, 2012 06:01 PM (0tkqC)

9 Where's Estes Kefauver when you need him?

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 06:01 PM (UbgS5)

10 Comic books can't kill people.

Autonomous self propelled assault weapons kill people.

Posted by: some libtard at July 20, 2012 06:01 PM (1Dlit)

11 It's because of the violence in The Incredible Hulk that I stopped banging green chicks.

Posted by: J.T. Kirk at July 20, 2012 06:01 PM (mxnUd)

12 >>>Additionally, there's a movement in Hollywood to ban smoking cigarettes in movies.

Then how will we tell which character is gonna get die some horrible death?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 20, 2012 06:01 PM (KdPBm)

13 Hitler was a big fan of Disney. Did you know that? It is true.

So lets ban Disney.

Posted by: The Peasants at July 20, 2012 06:02 PM (fRlaj)

14 Ban high capacity comics.

No one needs more than six pages.

Posted by: Typical Liberal Logic at July 20, 2012 06:02 PM (Irb+I)

15 Off sock.

Posted by: Joe Mama at July 20, 2012 06:03 PM (Irb+I)

16 I'm for banning everything.

Posted by: Mayor Bloomberg at July 20, 2012 06:03 PM (0xil9)

17 Movies? That's a bannin'.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 20, 2012 06:04 PM (eHIJJ)

18 Then how will we tell which character is gonna get die some horrible death?

Twinkies. It'll be the guy eating Twinkies and drinking sugared Coke rather than all the others gnawing on carrot sticks and celery slurping V8 juice.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 20, 2012 06:05 PM (ZS4z4)

19 Yeah, sure let's ban comic books. But have you seen the coloring books lately? That stuff is dangerous. Ban them! Crayons too, well at least those bloodly looking red ones.

Posted by: MWTexas at July 20, 2012 06:05 PM (N05oL)

20 @12: the bad teeth of course. Alternately, the character will be named "Scotty."

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at July 20, 2012 06:05 PM (UbgS5)

21 I know the culture war is eternal to these people, but can I get a f'n weekend off folks?! Seriously. (Got some waffles to eat, ya'know.)

Posted by: Tonic Dog at July 20, 2012 06:05 PM (X/+QT)

22 Darkened rooms? That's a bannin'.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (eHIJJ)

23
Other murder-inspiring objects which need banning:

Catcher in the Rye.

Life Insurance policies.

Jodie Foster.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (lBRx+)

24 Comic book buy-backs will surely solve the scourgeof violence due to comic books.

Posted by: Just using the same logic Leftists use about Eeevil Guns at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (GsirX)

25 And while we're going all Fahrenheit 451 on books and comics and movies, we can confiscate all the guns, and ban pizza and ice cream, and salt, and jumbo soft drinks. And violent video games. And cars that get less than thirty-five miles a gallon or travel at more than thirty miles an hour.

We can make the world a better place.

/sarc off.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (Jdtsu)

26 Crayons are sharp, that's bad. Blunt felt tip markers loaded with organic veggie dyes are good.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (ZS4z4)

27 More than one person per room?

That's a bannin'.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (eHIJJ)

28 DC is over the top advocating hate and viloence thru it's depiction of disparate peaceful groups, just because they're different. Legion of Doom? Really? What it they labled it Legion of Choom? One paints a picture of apocalypic darkness, the other- giggles and pizza munchies.

Posted by: Lex Luthor at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (mxnUd)

29 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (Ts9tU)

30 I tried to watch Fox coverage but they have that fat bastard Beckel on some panel. I just can't take it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (2d71t)

31 As the left continues to flail away wildly in an attempt to pin this on something, anything other that the demented individual that actually took it upon himself to commit this atrocity. As I said earlier, the notion of individual accountability is foreign and repugnant to these idiots.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (vbh31)

32 no no no no, Ace. You see, you can't restrict constitutional freedoms in response to one bad apple, unless it's gun rights, and in that case, all bets are off. Sure, sure, there are a quarter billion guns in the country, if one of them is used in a crime, then surely all of them are at fault

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (QxSug)

33 >>But let's ban comic books, and all movies which contain any amount of violence, just to be sure.


I disagree.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 20, 2012 06:08 PM (bb5Xq)

34 Two very big problems that we have in the US right now:

1.) Everything is politisized.

2.) Archey never fucked Veronica.

Posted by: Soona at July 20, 2012 06:09 PM (GyFWa)

35 Has anyone seen that high school picture of the killer? Thoughts?

Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:09 PM (UljOc)

36 the death of EC Comics sucked, don't need to go through that again

Posted by: The Dude at July 20, 2012 06:09 PM (tw6Ar)

37 You can keep the comic books but we must ban Dungeons and Dragons!

Posted by: Concerned 1980's Moms at July 20, 2012 06:10 PM (fRlaj)

38 37 And satanic heavy metal music bands like WASP.

Posted by: steevy at July 20, 2012 06:11 PM (Ts9tU)

39 2.) Archey never fucked Veronica.

Posted by: Soona at July 20, 2012 06:09 PM (GyFWa)

he fucked Jughead though

Posted by: The Dude at July 20, 2012 06:11 PM (tw6Ar)

40 >>>Twinkies. It'll be the guy eating Twinkies and drinking sugared Coke rather than all the others gnawing on carrot sticks and celery slurping V8 juice.

Good idea. Way more opportunities for product placement.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 20, 2012 06:11 PM (Oji96)

41 Can't we just ban Brian Ross? (iowahawk pwnd him mercilessly via twitter, along with that twat, Dave Weigel from Slate earlier today - funny stuff)

Posted by: the Butcher at July 20, 2012 06:12 PM (8g9qq)

42 You know what? I'll bet every member of Westboro Baptist "Church" grew up without guns, comic books, violent video games, porn, and rock music.

And look how they turned out.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 20, 2012 06:12 PM (Jdtsu)

43 If we're going to go that route, Ace - how many jihadists got their ideas from the Quran?

Or libs (don't call us socialists!) from Marx.

Many people forget, Marx is a bloody guy. When he talks revolution he ain't talking about the ballot box. He's explicitly not talking about the ballot box, in fact.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (J5tI6)

44 As I said earlier, the notion of individual accountability is foreign and repugnant to these idiots.
Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 20, 2012 06:07 PM (vbh31)

Yes, yes, yes. It's all about "the system" to them. All about it. All about patterns.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (csi6Y)

45 It's a Graphic Novel!

Posted by: Cheesedick Fanboy at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (r9pll)

46 Just don't ban my bath salts.

Posted by: Face Eating Hobo at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (GsirX)

47 Brian Ross would fit in perfectly with the likes of Media Matters or that other democrat ball smoocher, Ben Smith at Buzzfeed.

Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (0ZJ5N)

48 Tax the violent comic books, like automatic weapons. You need BATF paperwork and have to pay a $200 "transfer tax" to purchase one. The mechanisms are already in place, we just use all the existing Class 3 firearms laws.

Owners will be required to store them in BATF approved gun safes, install burglar alarms, and submit to random BATF searches of premises to make sure all logged comic books are still present and accounted for.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (ZS4z4)

49 Soona.. I said this morning on my FB page that something has gone terribly wrong with society. Not just ours.. all over the planet. Shootings like this are now taking place in places like Norway. NORWAY!! Is it really as simple as the lib mindset creeping into society? Is there more to it? I really am struggling for answers today, because as many of these mindless shootings as there have been, this one, for some reason hit me hard. Maybe because my daughter loves going to midnight showings, and she lives in Colorado. I dunno. I'm so horrified over this whole thing.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (UljOc)

50 Autonomous self propelled assault weapons kill people.
Posted by: some libtard at July 20, 2012 06:01 PM (1Dlit)

Don't forget about me.

Posted by: Autonomous SPSUV at July 20, 2012 06:14 PM (uG50m)

51 If we ban comic books, what the heck am I supposed to run next time?

Posted by: Michael Bloomberg at July 20, 2012 06:14 PM (qyjnV)

52 Speaking of Westboro.. betcha a dollar they try to show up at some of the victims funerals.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:14 PM (UljOc)

53 I agree with a commenter on another thread about all of this. Every time a tragedy like this happens, we lose a little more of our freedom.

Posted by: Soona at July 20, 2012 06:15 PM (GyFWa)

54
And right on cue....

Bloomberg says he is now "calling on the President and Mitt Romney" to do something about.....guns.

Yeah, like those evil guns sprout legs and arms...and go on killing sprees, all by themselves.

Posted by: wheatie at July 20, 2012 06:15 PM (MbB0O)

55 It's a Graphic Novel!

Posted by: Cheesedick Fanboy at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (r9pll)

god I fucking hate those fucking people with a passion.
Maus = graphic novelWatchmen = tpb (since you know, it fucking collects the fucking issues)

Posted by: The Dude at July 20, 2012 06:15 PM (tw6Ar)

56 A shooting spree is a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: Rahm Emmanuel at July 20, 2012 06:17 PM (GsirX)

57 They should make a cartoon version of Fahrenheit 451 where they burn comic books.
But wait -- cartoons are animated comics.

Recursive möbius loop

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 20, 2012 06:17 PM (Oji96)

58 The least you could do is take the guns away from your ATF. Gracias.

Posted by: 300 Mexican Zombies at July 20, 2012 06:17 PM (ZIccV)

59 Is it really as simple as the lib mindset creeping into society? Is there more to it?

I'm not sure incidence rates have gone up, but media tech has allowed coverage of incidents to vastly increase.

The media has often whined about crime waves in the past when crime was declining. Its hard to separate increased media attention from increased rates without looking at the hard crime data.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 20, 2012 06:18 PM (ZS4z4)

60 You can take my Power Girl comic out of my cold, dead, arthitic, sticky hands!

Posted by: Fred Willard at July 20, 2012 06:18 PM (mxnUd)

61 Hollywood believes it influences people. It's called advertising, and its how TV in particular makes its money. If people aren't affected by what they see on the screen, would they like to make that case in front of the advertisers, the people they assure of their ability to influence behavior?

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 06:18 PM (MMC8r)

62 23 Other murder-inspiring objects which need banning:Catcher in the Rye.Life Insurance policies.Jodie Foster.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (lBRx+)
Dogs

Posted by: Sam at July 20, 2012 06:18 PM (vPa8F)

63 wheatie: "Bloomberg says he is now 'calling on the President and Mitt Romney' to do something about.....guns."

I'm all over that, buddy. From now on, all patrons of movie theaters will be encouraged to bring their sidearms.

Posted by: Things Romney Should Say, Vol. 1 at July 20, 2012 06:19 PM (eHIJJ)

64 >>>Other murder-inspiring objects which need banning:Catcher in the Rye.Life Insurance policies.Jodie Foster.


The White Album.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 20, 2012 06:19 PM (Oji96)

65 There will never, ever be a federal ban on comic books. You know why? Where's the capitol? DC. Who publishes Batman? DC.
Mind blown yet?

Posted by: Eddie Willers at July 20, 2012 06:20 PM (bRdb3)

66 Let's ban Varno!

Posted by: Bungalow Bill at July 20, 2012 06:20 PM (mxnUd)

67
I'm not sure incidence rates have gone up, but media tech has allowed coverage of incidents to vastly increase.


Yeah there have been mass shootings or other mass killingsthroughout history, no? Things are just more hi-tech now.

Posted by: USS Diversity at July 20, 2012 06:20 PM (2d71t)

68 I think it's about time we do something about Mayor Bloomberg.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 20, 2012 06:22 PM (bb5Xq)

69 The new Batman movie totally kicks ass - at the end, DD#3 said "That was AWESOME!!!!!"
Highly recommended -

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 20, 2012 06:22 PM (P6H+d)

70 Movies don't lead to violence. They only lead to social progress. At least that's the message I get from the Oscar circle-jerk the past decade or so.

Posted by: keninnorcal at July 20, 2012 06:23 PM (MZxBc)

71 I was just in the car and heard a talking head on the radio say the theater where the shootings happened has a "No Guns Allowed" sign on the doors.

Wonder how things might have been slightly better if one or two people in the audience had c/c?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 20, 2012 06:23 PM (UOM48)

72 They told me no more people would die if only we banned JARTS!

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 06:23 PM (MMC8r)

73 There will never, ever be a federal ban on comic books.

Posted by: Eddie Willers at July 20, 2012 06:20 PM (bRdb3)

no but stupid shit like the CCA sure can fuck shit up though

Posted by: The Dude at July 20, 2012 06:23 PM (tw6Ar)

74 I said this morning on my FB page that something has gone terribly wrong with society.

For one thing, there seems to be this ginned-up rage out there, spreading like the plague. Where does all this "rage" come from? We keep hearing crap like "I was disrespected", as if there was anything there worthy of respect in the first place. It's all an offshoot of the victimization mentality that liberalism has so successfully nurtured.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 20, 2012 06:23 PM (vbh31)

75 Roger L. Simon has an essay up urging movie makers to tone down the violence - not calling for legislation, just "self-censorship."

I couldn't help it. I had to ask if Loughner was sparked by the inherent violence of diagramming sentences? Given his "grammar" obsession, it's as reasonable as blaming a movie which the shooter had probably not yet seen.

Posted by: Dianna at July 20, 2012 06:24 PM (DV/Ik)

76 @PurpAv@59,

Which reminds me, you sure don't hear about homelessness these days, do you? We're in much worse shape economically and housing-wise these days under Obamaworld but not a story to be found. Were it Bush, well we all know the story.

Media bastages.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 20, 2012 06:24 PM (eHIJJ)

77 This is just another case of workplace violence.....just like Fort Hood.

Posted by: Just in case the shooter is a follower of Mohammedism at July 20, 2012 06:24 PM (GsirX)

78 If the Left wants to ban all violence, then why do they love islam?

Posted by: Pecos at July 20, 2012 06:25 PM (2Gb0y)

79 brb, banning Republicans.

Posted by: King Putt at July 20, 2012 06:25 PM (cHZB7)

80 omg I hate to say this but . . .

fred willard is thanking G-D for psycho shooting off the OTHER way in theaters right about now . .

yes I'm going to hell, see you all there

Posted by: BlackOrchidPinesForDagny at July 20, 2012 06:25 PM (J6kXj)

81 I'm not sure incidence rates have gone up, but media tech has allowed coverage of incidents to vastly increase.

The
media has often whined about crime waves in the past when crime was
declining. Its hard to separate increased media attention from increased
rates without looking at the hard crime data.


Posted by: @PurpAv at July 20, 2012 06:18 PM (ZS4z4)

This.I would also suggest that the decrease in personal responsibility in the last few decades probably adds to the problem.

Posted by: Fuloydo at July 20, 2012 06:25 PM (DTCnt)

82
61 Hollywood believes it influences people. It's called advertising, and its how TV in particular makes its money. If people aren't affected by what they see on the screen, would they like to make that case in front of the advertisers, the people they assure of their ability to influence behavior?

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Yup.
And what about Campaign Ads?
Are we going to say that those don't influence behavior?

As I said earlier, in another thread.....I'm not advocating government censorship.
But I think that the Entertainment Industry should be held accountable for the products that they put out......just like the other industries are already held accountable, if they put out a product that proves to be harmful.

Posted by: wheatie at July 20, 2012 06:26 PM (MbB0O)

83 80

fap fap fap

Posted by: F. Willard at July 20, 2012 06:26 PM (MMC8r)

84
Other murder-inspiring objects which need banning:

Catcher in the Rye.

Life Insurance policies.

Jodie Foster.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at July 20, 2012 06:06 PM (lBRx+)




Luckily, the ban on dangerous drugs like heroin and cocaine has eliminated drug violence and overdoses in the inner cities.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 20, 2012 06:27 PM (TIIx5)

85 Ban those damn books! And the movies as well. That feel good assholes!?!

Posted by: Joe the Camel, currently in Elba at July 20, 2012 06:27 PM (dQKMZ)

86 Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:13 PM (UljOc)


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Since the late 60's, whenthe idea of moral relativism and political correctness took the place of basic (religious) morals, events like today's were enevitable.

People who are looking at the sanity aspect of this are only half right. What we're glimpsing is the depravity of a society that turns it's back on the concept of right and wrong. We can thank our learning insitutions and the idea of seperation of church and state, as it's being used today, for most of this.

I'm seeing a correlation between our society and all the movies about souless zombies that so many people enjoy. And it's not that zombie movies cause this, it's that zombie movies reflect a general trend in people's attitude toward each other.

Posted by: Soona at July 20, 2012 06:28 PM (GyFWa)

87

But let's ban comic books, and all movies which contain any amount of violence, just to be sure.





Posted by: Ace at 05:56 PM

It's been years since I've experienced the thrill of wielding a mallet made from an uprooted Seqoia.

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at July 20, 2012 06:29 PM (dQKMZ)

88 The day is ending and Brian Ross and George Stephanopolous still have their jobs.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2012 06:30 PM (tX4Sx)

89
Hell, we can't even get certain smelly trolls banned here.......


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 20, 2012 06:30 PM (TIIx5)

90 Rumor has it that the Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik, went on a killing spree when he learned that Donna Duck was actually Donald Duck cross-dressing for money and sexual favors.

Posted by: Brian Ross at July 20, 2012 06:30 PM (0ZJ5N)

91 In all the accounts no one is saying what made the guy stop. Michael Savage is saying he had something called "a drum magazine". Savage said a regular citizen should not be able to buy this. I don't know anything about guns, but Savage, a gun owner, is strident on this. Anyway, what made the guy stop shooting if he had four weapons and these gas canisters?

Posted by: this is horrific at July 20, 2012 06:30 PM (oZfic)

92 Oh, honestly - how many billion movie-hoursare watched each year, and how many acts of violence can be "attributed" to them?

Run the numbers, people.

And bear in mind that in 2011, we TIED the second-lowest murder rate since 1960 (4.6 per 100,000).

http://is.gd/dAMNO2

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 20, 2012 06:33 PM (P6H+d)

93 Blame Smith + Wesson, not Time-Warner!

Posted by: nickless at July 20, 2012 06:34 PM (MMC8r)

94 Anyone who works in law enforcement or psychiatry will tell you that there are the rare personalities that are just plain "nuts" (for lack of a better word).

Nobody knows what will set them off, nobody knows what they will be obsessed with, nobody knows if they will ultimately do others harm.

They are exceedingly rare, and you could ban everything in the world.

They would still find a way to act out their fantasies/obsessions/ideas.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 20, 2012 06:38 PM (P6H+d)

95 Savage said a regular citizen should not be able to buy this. I don't
know anything about guns, but Savage, a gun owner, is strident on this.


Well, he's wrong on this one. You can buy a "drum magazine" for many semi-automatic rifles, the usual suspect states excluded. All it lends is extra capacity. It doesn't impact the weapon's action or operation in any other manner.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at July 20, 2012 06:38 PM (vbh31)

96 Good point Soap. And Soona. Both good points. My kids love the zombie movies. But they joke about them.. they don't take them seriously by any means. OTOH.. maybe these horrormovies are just desensitizing kids. Again, I don't know. Just throwing shit out there trying to make sense of it. I know my kids will make reference to a particular gruesome death scene in..let's say Friday the 13th. They'll say.. "oh, man.. that was awesome". I quickly jump in and say.. "no, it's not and you are sick". They just dismiss me as a fuddy duddy that doesn't appreciate the great special effects that went into said scene. My line of thinking is.. what kind of depraved mind comes up with these new and different ways to off people? Another one.. all the Final Destination movies. Jesus Christ on a piece of toast. I ask again.. who thinks of this shit? Both my kids are wonderful, but I never understood why they dig the horror movies so much.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:38 PM (UljOc)

97 Then again, I am going to a freaking horror convention next month. Yeah.. my kids talked me into it.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:41 PM (UljOc)

98 Comic books don't kill people, inkers kill people.

Posted by: Stupid Inside Joke at July 20, 2012 06:45 PM (Qxdfp)

99

Doctors are required to watch hours of film footage....of people, in various shapes and sizes.....ugly people, pretty people, you name it.
[or at least they used to do this]

The idea behind this....is to 'desensitize' Doctors, towards their patients.
So that Doctors can maintain a "clinical distance" towards their patients....and not be turned on by the pretty women, or repulsed, by the ugly ones.
It works.
Or at least, that's the theory....and I don't know if they still require Doctors to go through those 'desensitization classes' or not.
But it was required for a long time.

So the concept of people becoming 'desensitized' towards something....if they see a lot of it.....is not a radical concept.

Posted by: wheatie at July 20, 2012 06:51 PM (MbB0O)

100 Both my kids are wonderful, but I never understood why they dig the horror movies so much.
Posted by: jewells45 at July 20, 2012 06:38 PM (UljOc)


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Well, first off, because they're kids. I love a well done horror movie as much as the next person and I've enjoyed them since I was a kid.

But one of the things my parents, the church they made me go to, and school hammered into me was the concept of right and wrong. If there's no formative instruction in those basics for children as they're growing up, then children shooting up theaters or whatever will continue.

When I was growing up, there was nothing on this scale that happened. The first one I can remember was the TX university tower shooting. And the reason he didn't kill more people is that private citizens got their guns and started shooting back, keeping his head down.

Posted by: Soona at July 20, 2012 06:56 PM (GyFWa)

101 Wouldn't be the first time people would try to ban comics, EC Comic's (Tales from the Crypt, etc...) where public enemy number 1 back in the 50's, had a congressional hearing on it in 1954.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Subcommittee_on_Juvenile_Delinquency

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at July 20, 2012 07:22 PM (pop1z)

102 Were not where, gotta stop drinking windex, again.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at July 20, 2012 07:23 PM (pop1z)

103 Wait, The Dark Knight Rises is a superhero flick and isn't an Occupy documentary? Are you sure?

Posted by: Aaron at July 20, 2012 07:27 PM (Tlix5)

104

Windex? It'll clean anything to include butt zits, ear wax, and roach poop.

Posted by: Toula's dad Nick Portokalos at July 20, 2012 07:29 PM (hvwLi)

105 He's getting exactly what he wanted, the same thing Andrew Sullivan gets for throwing bombs: attention. Eyeballs. Links. Responses. Its trolling for business and you took a big bite.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 07:39 PM (r4wIV)

106 Not only should we ban comic books, we should also ban comics all together. Let's start with Doonesbury.

Posted by: Mr_Write at July 20, 2012 07:41 PM (CLkAH)

107 Maybe the comic book ban wouldn't be a bad idea. Have you seen them lately...12 pages long and costing $4?

Posted by: Mr_Write at July 20, 2012 07:43 PM (CLkAH)

108 As long as we're stomping on our rights, can't we have sensible microphone controls? I mean people like Brian Ross must be stopped. Really, just some background checks...before another microphone is used to commit a crime.

Posted by: Tutu at July 20, 2012 07:45 PM (jQvNz)

109 First they came for the comic books, then they came for the nickel ads, then they came for us! ~ Plain Sheets of Paper

Posted by: Mr_Write at July 20, 2012 07:46 PM (CLkAH)

110 Holmes didn't pull that off by himself.

Posted by: toosoon? at July 20, 2012 07:50 PM (WUcSM)

111 There's a guy on reddit's front page that actually links to pictures of himself and his "brush with death": http://www.reddit.com/

He's 11: "i am one of the
50 wounded in the aurora theatre shooting. here are a few photos of my
very lucky but nonethless terrifying brush with death. my thoughts go
out to those less fortunate than me. (___ur.com)"

Posted by: this is horrific at July 20, 2012 07:54 PM (oZfic)

112 Ban Hollywood

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2012 07:55 PM (j1wBH)

113 @112 hear hear

Posted by: arriviste at July 20, 2012 07:57 PM (WUcSM)

114 My fluffy bunny pink slippers and pigtails Mother says: "We should be *issuing* guns to the good guys!

Some people get it.

"Gun Free Zone" = Free Fire Zone for the bad guys.

As if someone who's not restrained by laws against murder is going to be restrained by laws against carrying a gun.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 20, 2012 08:07 PM (qN9Zh)

115 if everybody was trained in karate and other lethal stuff than gunwielding nuts would be disarmed fast and beaten to death. Making gun bans possible.

Posted by: more stupid ban jokes at July 20, 2012 08:22 PM (wylhj)

116 if movie theatres were guarded by moats with pirranha then gun nuts would be worried about possible gorrila attacks at the door. Making gun banning possible.

Posted by: more stupid ban jokes at July 20, 2012 08:32 PM (wylhj)

117 if theatres were built on solid cement 60feet high and people needed to learn tightrope walking across guywires to attend then gun nuts would fall off. Making gun bans possible.

Posted by: more stupid ban jokes at July 20, 2012 08:41 PM (wylhj)

118 if advance billing of coolfliks was limited to liberal websites and other venues then gun loonies who hate the rest(ace-spades) might think we don't go to movies, or exist. Making gun bans possible.

Posted by: more stupid ban jokes at July 20, 2012 09:00 PM (wylhj)

119 "Have you seen them lately...12 pages long and costing $4?"

And rarely any good. Comics are going the way of the dodo, and comic book companies are to blame.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 20, 2012 09:15 PM (r4wIV)

120 Brian Ross was the only "mainstream" reporter to report on Rev Wright's hate speech during the 2008 presidential campaign, which is why there is no love for him from the Lefty blogs.

Posted by: OxyCon at July 20, 2012 09:16 PM (TWn4N)

121 49
Shootings like this are now taking place in places like Norway. NORWAY!! Is it really as simple as the lib mindset creeping into society? Is there more to it?


I'm not excusing Brevik, and I'm not saying he wasn't nuts, but he deliberately targeted the children of the socialist ruling class. That's who attended that camp on the island. It was a camp for the children of the ruling elite, and was intended to prepare them to take their "rightful place" in society.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2012 12:07 AM (sdi6R)

122 You'd think that with all the accusations and incitement, eventually one of us wingnuts would snap and go postal.

But no, it's always another loony leftist... and yet we still get blamed for it.

Posted by: Vercingetorix at July 21, 2012 12:43 AM (zFXVc)

123 Dream on, Christopher Taylor. Sales are going strong, last I checked.

Posted by: Andrew at July 30, 2012 02:27 AM (4ph6R)






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