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  Since we're fighting anecdote-based universal censorship decisions
with more anecdotes, here's mine:  My son and his friends used to
watch 1-2 'slasher' movies (they prefered the genre name
'slice-and-dice') every afternoon after school, when they weren't
making up extremely violent Dungeons & Dragons adventures.  One of my
son's friends is now teaching in Namibia for the Peace Corps, and
another is getting a masters degree in philosophy.  But the most
horrible outcome is my son's - he has become a Buddhist, and torments
me every time I swat a mosquito!  I wish I had totally prohibited
violent videos during his adolescence - I could now kill as many bugs
as I want to with impunity.
                                                Stephen Brophy
                                                Cambridge, Mass.
 
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