My love of football is extra random because I really hate sports in general. My love for the game emerged during the 2010 World Cup, I reluctantly started watching and I was hooked. Some people think it is because I want to watch super hot athletic guys run around for 90 minutes but obviously those people don't know me very well. As my favourtite thing to watch is me. Seriously! Have you spent any time with me near a reflective surface?! If so, you will catch me checking myself out more than listening to you, I assure you, I do find myself way more interesting than you.
One thing I like about the World Cup is you can learn a lot about a person and not obvious stuff like what countries they support. No I'm talking really interesting stuff like how one feels about biting other people. Apparently biting is the lowest of the lowest forms of expression, so I have read non-stop since the Suarez repeat biting incident during the Uruguay vs. Italy game on the 24th. Yeah people are pretty upset about this biting incident, I'm not sure why exactly though...is it because this isn't Suarez's first time biting, is it because kids bite and adults punch people in the face or is it because of that whole cannibalism taboo thing? We may never truly know what is so upsetting about it but here are my thoughts on the whole matter...
But first a disclaimer: Ok seriously dudes! you know that content warning you had to agree to before entering my blog? You know the one that suggests you may come across sex if you read this...well this time if you do read this whole blog entry you will see some scenes of graphic violence and sex that is just short of x-rated...I'm using these scenes purely for entertainment purposes so if you can't handle that, please go away and stop talking to me because you are lame.
Back to my thoughts on whether or not it is cool to bite other people...
Ok, yeah, biting someone instead of elbowing them in the face is obviously not cool, especially when you get caught doing it on camera in front of an international audience. I don't know, I'm just saying if I was going to bite someone, I would have the common sense not to do it in front of an audience. It's not like I'm condoning biting as a valid form of expression, i would just maybe try talking or punching someone in the head first before I resorted to biting. And as you know, I am one who believes that telling someone that you would eat their dead body is one of the highest forms of flattery you could bestow on said person, so I'm not really sure where that leaves me on the whole moral continuum of things.
I do think in some instances biting makes sense, like if I was being held down and raped, I'm pretty sure I would try biting the rapist's nose or ear off, as a last resort of course! And I think that would be justified...I'm not sure how hygienic the whole biting people thing is but I'm guessing it is up there with other risky behaviours, such as having unprotected sex with some random dude in a dark back alley up against a dumpster...just in case you need a visual of that, here is a clip from The Last Seduction, a kick ass movie filled with many killer sex scenes...
So now that we have dusted ourselves off after that clip back to the issue at hand, biting, cool? or not cool? I'm not really sure I could classify biting as cool but what I can say about biting is that some of my favourite movie scenes just happen to contain the act of biting.
I'm not sure what that says about me as a person other than the obvious, that I have excellent taste in film.
I know you are dying to know, so here you have it, my favourtie biting moments from movies:
Godfather 3 - lots of people said this was the worst Godfather of the 3 but I don't know how that can be when someone has their ear bitten off! For me that made Godfather 3 the best Godfather EVER!
Watchmen - Ok, seriously peeps, if you have not seen the watchmen you must stop everything you are doing and go watch this movie. Possibly one of the best movies ever and based on an equally awesome graphic novel. OMG! Love this movie so much. I heard some people found this movie disturbing (who are these people?!) and this is possibly one of those scenes that upset people the most, why? Biting!! Seriously though, this is a disturbing scene, so if you are all sensitive and shit just skip this one...
And then one of my favourtie cult movies of all time...Ravenous...OMG love it! This whole movie is based on the premise of eating the flesh of other humans to gain their power and become stronger. I thought this movie was one of the best dark comedies ever! Awesome actors and excellent music and lots of biting!
I suppose my love of biting, purely for entertainment purposes, would explain my long standing love of vampire movies and television series. I thought it was all about the blood but maybe it was always about the act of biting?
So in sum:
biting for entertainment purposes (fictional movies and television series) = COOL
biting as a form of defense (when all other forms of defense have proven ineffective and one's life is being threatened or one is experiencing severe bodily harm) = COOL
biting other people (who may or may not be infected with some sort of contagion) in front of an international audience while being filmed = NOT COOL