As longtime readers know, I was pretty outraged over Michael Vick's cruel ideas about the sporting life. Now The Cranky Professor finds a new outrage: cricket fighting. Unlike him, I'm actually kind of icked out by this. Even bugs shouldn't get poked with sticks for sport--shades of the proverbial boys pulling wings off flies. Yes, I know, I'm an oversensitive pansy. If I wanted to be part of nature red in tooth and claw, I'd be running around naked on the veldt.

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