The Birds, Ctd


A reader writes:

I'm sure Angry Birds is just as addictive and entertaining as everyone says. But am I alone in feeling queasy about a game in which the grudge-bearing heroes kill themselves by flying destructively into the buildings of their greedy oppressors?

I can't possibly be the first to ask this question. Maybe it's too obvious to comment on, but if so, I don't think everyone gets it. I haven't played the game. Is there a level in which the birds aim at twin towers, or a 5-sided bunker?

Basically, yes. But the angry birds do not seem in any way devout. Their madcap glee seems to bubble up from non-fundamentalist sources. There's a shallowness to them that somehow reassures.