Three days ago Bill Wyman posted a homicidal hypothetical on Facebook: "If you could murder one fictional character (a character, not the author or actor) in quick and painless fashion, who would it be?"

I don't want to murder or maim anyone. Every so often I imagine I'd like to slug a few people, but only in my dreams. I haven't been in a serious fist fight since I was 12 or 13. My recent skin-graft surgery reminded me of what a brutal and traumatic thing it is to be physically invaded or altered. I'll never have a hand in this when it comes to someone else.

But if my fanciful hand ...

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