Sunday, June 26, 2005

All I need to know I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

One further attractive thing about 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is how well its basic moral messages pander to my basically conservative prejudices:

*Messing with occult forces leads to tragedy and death.

*Smoking leads to tragedy and death. [Smokers are either (a) monsters, or (b) kids who go down the basement to smoke and are eaten by monsters.]

*Lying to your parents (or other authority figures) ends in tragedy and death.

*Premarital sex ends in tragedy and death.

*Underage drinking ends in tragedy and death.

*Staying out late ends in tragedy and death.

*Living in California ends in tragedy and death.

1 comment:

Dr. Clam said...

Dave alluded to the relevance of Buffy to our so-called 'troubled times' in his comment on the first Buffy post, which reminds me of another conservative prejudice it panders to (but not one I share, which is why it missed this list):

"Our enemies are irrevocably and totally evil to the core and should be exterminated without mercy."