Tonight I’m taking part in a tradition that goes back through the ages, a tradition that has been around since man was still nomadic, learning how to walk, how to speak, and above all, searching for free things. Gaining anything without charge is what drove humans to possess private property, to contrive of Manifest Destiny, and to develop the “Buy-one-get-one free” concept.
As opposed to taking ownership of someone’s land, I will simply be watching a free movie put on by Butler University (and please don’t point out that I’m paying for this movie through tuition fees. You’ll ruin the moment). “Wreck-it Ralph” is the movie. Here are the things that I know about it:
-It’s about video games (good).
-There’s a guy named Ralph.
-He wrecks things?
That’s all I’ve got. I’m interested to see where it goes from here. Even as I write this article I realize that little is drawing me to the movie other than its lack of cost. So we’ll see if it is worth it. I don’t want to be that guy who says “Time is money,” but I will argue that rather than sitting in a classroom watching a movie, I could be in my house watching TV. Which would probably be more comfortable. So come on, “Wreck-It Ralph,” let’s hope you are worth the effort.