September 10, 2003
SHEILA O'MALLEY DIDN'T LIKE THE RIC BURNS DOCUMENTARY on PBS either:
But the special made me ANGRY. ANGRY ANGRY ANGRY. (Here's the transcript)
You could play a drinking game watching it. Actually, that would make the whole thing more watchable. Here's what you do: Take a drink every time you hear the word "hubris". You would be SMASHED before the first hour was out.
The implication was that those buildings were asking for it. They were asking for it even before they were built. We were asking for it. You know what happens to people who have hubris! The Greeks taught us that! Hubris is punished!
It's an odd mindset that sees hubris everywhere, but that cannot recognize evil.
UPDATE: Analog Mouse calls it the "she was asking for it" approach.