It might have also been possible to map from joystick to keyboard events too. The pressure sensitivity of the posted device probably makes it more useful.
Who has the time to do a clean - professional-looking - edit of every episode of Law & Order?
comdel video.mpeg; mencoder -edl comdel.edl -o trim.mpeg video.mpeg does.
Try `stty 0' -- it works much better.