February 16th, 2005

Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

Congrats, most all of you saw through my little attempt to mislead you, and correctly answered that NONE of the numbers you selected would be people with unlisted phone numbers, since unlisted people wouldn't be in the book. OK, OK, I give, no more cheap attempts at misdirection...for now.
"I told you," cried Sid Shady. "I came up north to track and kill the great brown bear that attacked that family of campers. On my second day I found his tracks, and by nightfall I was hot on his trail. Early the next morning, I sighted him heading east. The sun was shining in my eyes, so I couldn't see much more than his silhouette. The bear was uncanny. He lost me several minutes later when he cut through a stream. Knowing he might hide and charge me, I got behind a rock and squinted into the sun to search for movement. Suddenly, a shadow came up from behind me. Panicked, but certain it was the bear, I whirled around and shot. To my horror, I shot and killed Dan Manly." "That story won't hold," said Detective Shadow. Why not?
EC Has All The Answers!


So, I'm perusing a site that I hit almost every night, for the pictures it posts, daily. A wide selection of pictures, sometimes funny, sometimes gross, sometimes disturbing. I come across an animated GIF that shows pictures of a dead cat, in various states of disembowelment. yeah, yucky, fine, but the comments to it are consistently of the "oh my god, that's disgusting, I hope that cat scratched him when he did that, I hope that fucker dies, that's so sick" variety. What makes this hilarious to me is that, not three pictures away is a boot and lower leg, the skin hanging limp, bloody, obviously torn from some poor woman in a vehicle accident...and the comments are laughing, saying how she "must have been drunk, that dumb bitch", etc., a regular comedy goldmine goin' on in there.

Simply fascinating. A human is ripped apart, and made fun of. A feline is torn apart, and it's the sickest thing ever. You wanna see human gore, you're just one of the rest of them, no worries, hey, it's all cool; you wanna see a dead cat and you're a pervert who should be locked up.

Priorities are funny things.