So I’m sitting in a movie theater waiting for the film to start and I’m having to endure all the preliminary BS like commercials and “first looks” at the next sorry-ass TV show…which is particularly galling because if I wanted to watch TV…I’d be home…instead of having to cash in a portion of my IRA to pay for the ever-increasing price of a movie ticket…Some commercials I admit to finding humorous…like the one they’re showing now of how joining the Army is like one big video game…they show this guy fighting a dragon…with some kind of fiery sword…and he morphs into a combat soldier…I never knew it could be so exciting!! I wonder how many video game nerds watch a commercial like this…run down to the recruiter and sign up for 4 years expecting to fight trolls and Baelrogs with the Sword of Drugoth’s Bane or some such over-hyped weapon only to find themselves in Iraq, with sand up their butt crack, cleaning the latrine floor with a tooth brush. “Oh dark days, indeed!..when the innocent become the fodder for the voracious appetite of the military meatgrinder.” And of course the cruelest trick of all…is when the nerds find out that in this game…when you die you don’t return to your last saved position…