Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Last night I went to the Civic Centre to watch an evening of classic Warner Brothers cartoons, with a (semi) live soundtrack performed by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. (I actually saw this advertised in Australia last month, only with the Sydney Philharmonic)

The highlight undoubtedly came at the start. The first cartoon featured Bugs as a conductor, walking out onto his stage, and bowing to the, quiet genuinely clapping, audience. Ahhh, it was just as though he was actually there...

Then the fire alarms went off and we were all evacuated out onto Queen Street. That felt more as though Daffy was somewhere around.

Afterwards, back at the youth hostel, people sat around watching footage of real-life murders being committed on the internet.

Bugs: 7-and-a-half out of 10 (too much recorded music)
Real-life murders: minus-the-highest-number-in-the-universe out of 10.

Now let's see, if you had the choice, would you rather watch real people being killed, or Bugs Bunny? Well, let me put this choice another way - would you rather feel numbed until you feel nothing, or laugh?

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