There is a lot on the TV right now as to whether we should show REAL violence, like the recent TV presenter shootings on TV. Should they be shown on the internet? Should people see such things? Should they be shared?
Well, I simply point out that we’ve always loved the gruesome. Whole villages, nay, whole towns, and sometimes whole cities would turn out to watch executions and hangings. It was real, it was exciting, it was news-in-the-making.
In our village – oops – town, which used to be the main highway to Carlisle in the old days, we used to emerge en mass to lob murderers with rotten eggs (kept specially for the occasion) and excrement from chamber pots. Exciting stuff! Specially if we participated in the violence too….