Re: Fee Fi Fo Fum... I smell me some shitty bum
http://www.killology.com/reviewallen.htm is one of many links that proffer Steve Allen's book, Vulgarians at the Gate. As mentioned before, the mind has a library of "Schemas" which are little blueprints for behavior. The constant drone of positive-outcome acts of violence (which almost always involve firearms) can and do have an effect on mood-dependent behavior. It's similar to seeing the white line on the highway when you close your eyes after driving for hours and hours. Except that the behavioral schema is more than just verbal or visual information. It goes deeper to subliteral and subconscious processing, which are hard to objectify. Mary, you mean on the big island, GB?