User Tag List

View Poll Results: Would you watch Roman style gladiators?

Voters
23. You may not vote on this poll
  • Not only would I watch! I would participate!

    8 34.78%
  • Yes

    5 21.74%
  • No

    7 30.43%
  • No, and I would hate everyone who did.

    3 13.04%
123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Gladiators

  1. #1
    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    3,466

    Default Gladiators

    Would you watch gladiatorial combat (Roman style) if it were around today, and they were doing it of their own volition like all other fighting sports?
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

  2. #2
    Furry Critter with Claws Kiddo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    OMNi
    Posts
    2,790

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Would you watch gladiatorial combat (Roman style) if it were around today?
    Only if I could be the emperor.

  3. #3
    Senior Member swordpath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    ISTx
    Posts
    10,552

    Default

    I would probably attend on rare occasions. If for whatever conceivable reason they were doing it of their own volition, you can't feel too bad for them.

  4. #4
    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    3,466

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    I would probably attend on rare occasions but only if (for whatever inconceivable reason) the gladiators were there of their own volition (not sold/forced into the sport).
    noted
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

  5. #5
    insert random title here Randomnity's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    6w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,489

    Default

    Assuming it's the form where at least one of the people die, I couldn't. I would watch if it was just fighting. Although the forced fighting thing would presumably also not exist in modern times...that would have bothered me too.

  6. #6
    Senior Member swordpath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    ISTx
    Posts
    10,552

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    noted
    Yeah, I edited my post because I didn't even read the thread before I responded.

  7. #7
    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    3,466

    Default

    You should probably assume people will occasionally die for the purposes of this poll.
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

  8. #8
    Feline Member kelric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    INtP
    Posts
    2,169

    Default

    I voted "no, and I'd hate everyone who did" - hate not being entirely accurate. More accurate would be "I'd not go, and I'd think less of anyone who did". It definitely wouldn't fall under "I'd not go, but it wouldn't bother me if others did." Obtaining entertainment from a likelihood of someone else being killed, and the opportunity to watch, strikes me in a bad way. I'm not fond of fight-type sports anyway, but at least in their currently accepted incarnations there is at least some (debatable) emphasis on the safety of the participants.

    I know that the poll stated specifically that people were doing it of their own volition (so I based my answer on that assumption), but in practice it's rarely that simple. I'm sure we can all come up with a number of tragic circumstances where people would "volunteer" because they believed they had no real alternatives.

  9. #9
    Glowy Goopy Goodness The_Liquid_Laser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Posts
    3,377

    Default

    My only reply to this question is "Ever seen UFC?"
    My wife and I made a game to teach kids about nutrition. Please try our game and vote for us to win. (Voting period: July 14 - August 14)
    http://www.revoltingvegetables.com

  10. #10
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    11,925

    Default

    I'm reminded of the Peter Graves line in Airplane! "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?"

Similar Threads

  1. Gladiator
    By Take Five in forum Popular Culture and Type
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 11-26-2009, 06:41 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO