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Is April The Most Violent Month?
Do people get more violent in April?
This month is full of a lot of really crappy anniversaries. From the ATF siege of Waco to the Oklahoma City bombing to Columbine to Russell Crowe's birthday, history shows that when the snow melts away and the flowers start to bloom, a lot of people in this country decide it's a good time to get some killing done. CNN interviewed Georgia Institute of Technology professor Robert Blaskiewicz, who teaches a course examining conspiracy theories, and asked him if mid-April itself was the cause of all these bloody acts.
Blaskiewicz blames coincidence more than he does the time of year, and he believes that conspiracy theorists just tend to look for a pattern in unrelated events. I have to disagree with Professor Blaskiewicz. There are definitely things about mid-April to make the blood boil a little more than other months. To cite the most obvious and glaring example: Hop.
I can think of no other movie quite so irresponsible in the way it practically begs the viewer to pick up a firearm and start shooting. This movie about a rabbit that craps jelly beans could be associated with no other month of the year (except for those weird years when Easter happens in March but everything goes out of whack when that happens).
Hop is an incite to riot, a plea to the crazies to tear it all down and leave no foundation upon which to rebuild, and it was released on April 1st, allowing it to simmer in theaters for a couple of weekends before the lid pops off and the bunny goes butt nuts. No one has been hurt at any screenings yet, but it's only a matter of time. When the blood is shed people will surely blame the marketers or the screenwriters or Easter itself, and no one will point the finger at the true culprit: Mid-mothereffing-April.