Thursday, June 28, 2007
Recipe for Disaster
Why would pro wrestler Chris Benoit murder his wife, his son, and then kill himself?
Here's one theory, courtesy of S.B.:
Start with: one pro wrestler who becomes famous for extreme forms of behavior marginally recognized as a sport but which is really just dumb-ass spectacle for twelve years olds (literally and figuratively).
Add: a gradual addiction to the accompanying attention and fame.
Mix with: a raging addiction to steroids and perhaps a slight mental illness masked by the extreme forms of behavior demanded by the industry.
Blend in carefully: a viewing public with an average I.Q. below that of, say, a door mouse (no insult to the door mouse intended) who rewards increasingly extreme forms of behavior.
Fold in: career decline and the pressure of having to give up the spotlight in favor of the "real world."
Sprinkle with: the normal shit that happens to us all on an every day basis.
Bake: for 22 years in a 500 degree oven until the mixture bubbles over.
And there you have it: yet another titillating bit of "news" to keep our minds off what is really going on in this country, like, perhaps, the creeping beginnings of a nasty-ass inflationary period and, oh yeah, the Iraq war. Ho, hum.