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Skip King wrote:

>Because we're humans, and we've actually come a pretty long 
>ways.  Bear in mind that 2000 years ago every Roman's idea of a Grand 
>Day Out was watching condemned prisoners get eaten by starving 
>animals, followed by a nice round or two of gladiator death 
>matches.

Actually, it was only about 150 years or less that right here in our own
more-civilized-than-anywhere-else country that public hangings were also
big events.  

We're humans.  For some strange (to me) reason, we like this tihs.

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