“Look, your daughter doesn’t say she’s a demon. She says she’s the devil himself. And if you’ve seen as many psychotics as I have, you’d know it’s like saying you’re Napoleon Bonaparte.” – Father Damien Karras, The Exorcist (1973)
Last Thursday, ABC’s Nightline held a debate on the existence of Satan. I don’t mean the metaphysical concept of “evil” as grand unified theory behind life’s various misfortunes and horrors, but in the very literal sense of Old Nick being an active malevolent force in the cosmos.
While I could easily write a few hundred words on the theological and philosophical folly of such an endeavor — not to mention what it says about the current state of ostensibly “hard” broadcast journalism in playing host to the inanity — I think I’ll just leave it at “Hey, humanity, it’s time to grow the fuck up.”
REO Speedwagon – I Do’ Wanna Know
Bananarama – Venus
Devo – Peek-A-Boo
Drimble Wedge & The Vegetations – Bedazzled