This morning on the radio they were discussing the new "Skating with Celebrities" reality show and the DJ said that nearing the fall of the Roman Empire everyone was obsessed with bread and the circus (cheap entertainment), and that we should be wary of our growing obsession with bad reality shows.
This made me think of singing the National Anthem with a hand over the heart. According to Eddie Izzard, Americans are the only people to do that outside of the Roman Empire.
There was something else, but I have currently forgotten.
I love this movie.