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Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.
The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.