Welcome to the group. You sound interesting enough. But I would expect John to find stimulating, articulate Ponarvians (is that the correct use of the word, John?) for the group. I apologize for my past voice card expressing concern about ANOTHER writer among us. It was certainly not to be taken personally. I am just a little paranoid that one day I will find all my voice cards marked with corrections and "what did you mean here". Most of my papers throughout school were thusly marked.
Are you French-Canadian or does your French come from elsewhere?
I must be overstimulated by your Rome burning syndrome. I did not think American Gladiator was any more or less unusual than All Star Wrestling or football. They all appeared just as meaningless. (Now where did I put that fiddle. . .).