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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.3.104
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 - 03:35 pm:   

Either that or global warming is pushing the wendigo southwards.

"Miami police shoot, kill naked man who was 'eating' face of another man" - http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/miami-police-shoot-kill-naked-man-who-wa s-2377343.html

I hope they got him before the victim was hurt too badly.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 03:58 am:   

I'll see your naked eating of another man's face, David, and raise you a flinging at cops your skin and intestines:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/police-hackensack-man-stabbed-himself-thr ew-his-skin-and-intestines-at-officers/
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.33.225
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 11:33 pm:   

Yikes!

Just saw some pictures of the victim from the face eating incident. He was hurt badly, unfortunately. One eye and most of his face is gone.
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.33.225
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 11:36 pm:   

Okay, someone just linked me to this list on Facebook:

"5/16: McArthur High School HazMat Situation: Students, Teachers Decontaminated After Breaking Out In Rash
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/mcarthur-high-school-contamination_n_15 21764.html

5/19: No confirmation on chemical at Fort Lauderdale International Airport ...
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/terminal-2-evacuated-at-fort-lauderdale-airport-in- hazmat-scare

5/21: Police: Man bites woman in Westchester
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westchester/newsnow/x639948018/Police-Man-bites-wo man-in-Westchester

5/23: I-285 reopens after hazmat incident
http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html

5/23: Man Bites Cousin's Nose Off
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Bites-Cousins-Nose-Off-153100125.html

5/24: Second Broward school reports mystery rash
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/24/2815003/second-broward-school-reports.html

5/25: Hazmat Called After Kids Exposed To Pesticide On Bus: Hazmat, EMS Respond To Lake County, FL School
http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html

5/25: 'Disoriented' passenger subdued on flight in Miami
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/25/passenger-restrained-on-flight-to-miami-arr ested/

5/26: Naked Man Allegedly Eating Victim's Face Shot And Killed By Miami Police
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/26/naked-man-eating-victims-face-killed-mi ami_n_1548359.html

5/26: Florida Doctor Spits Blood at Highway Patrolmen After DUI Arrest
http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-doctor-spits-blood-troopers-face-dui-arrest/sto ry?id=16436402

5/27: Georgia contractor bites Lowe's employees, resists arrest
http://columbus.wtvm.com/news/crime/54763-contractor-bites-lowes-employees-resis ts-arrest

All separate incidents, but all in Florida.. . IT'S THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

5/29: New Jersey man stabs himself 50 times and throws intestines at police.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151830/Man-stabs-throws-intestines-poli ce.html?ito=feeds-newsxml"
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.79.26
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:28 am:   

The real apocalypse that is upon us is a moral one. I'm appalled by the almost universally jocular tone with which this story is being commented on around the web.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.79.26
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:30 am:   

I'm not necessarily talking about anyone here, you understand.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.158.58.152
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 01:43 am:   

some things need to be joked about to try to accept them.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 166.216.226.68
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 02:16 am:   

e.g. Weber is a noodnick.
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.24.199
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:19 am:   

Sorry, I don't think that kind of joking is necessary. Shouldn't Ann Winterton have been suspended because of her Morecambe Bay joke, then? Possibly not, but weren't people right to be offended by it?
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 01:25 pm:   

I'm with Proto & Ramsey on this issue. I've always found people who insist on joking about horrific news stories and tragedies while the corpses are still warm, as it were, to be almost as distasteful as those cretins who seek out real life imagery of gore and horror online for tittilation and pass the photos round their mates.

It's a reaction to horror and tragedy one is constantly bombarded with in the workplace and to raise one's voice in protest is to be labelled some kind of humourless killjoy. I've learned to grimace and try my best to ignore them. Some things in life simply shouldn't be joked about or thought of as "cool", imho.
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.24.199
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 01:43 pm:   

Just stare expressionlessly, Stevie - that's my method.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.145.209.175
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 03:16 pm:   

Humour as a coping mechanism is probably as old as humanity itself. Sensitivity is a different issue altogether. The joke the mp got sacked for had been doing the rounds for at least a week. I think i'd heard it from at least 5 people. She should never have told it publically - being in as prominent a position as she was, she should never have gone near it in public. What did she think the reaction would be? Stupidity on that level is as good a reason to pack her as any. Personally i don't think there's any topic that you can't joke about. Just be wary of the sensitivities of people around you. Saying that, when my mother was told that her heart was a third of the size it should be, soon after an amig attack, my first response was 'i always said you were heartless.' which got one of the loudest laughs i think that cardiac ward had ever heard. She didn't stop giggling for at least a couple of minutes.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 05:07 pm:   

God knows there's nothing funny about this brand new story - that porn stars are turning into zombie-killers:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/30/luka-rocco-magnotta-video-allegedly-show s-body-parts-suspect-dismembering-victim/

"The nearly 11-minute video purports to show Mr. Magnotta attacking a naked man, who is tied to a bed frame, with both an ice pick and a kitchen knife, according to the description. The victim is stabbed, has his throat slashed and is later decapitated and dismembered... The video, filmed in a dimly lit room, also shows the killer playing with his victimís limbs and using one of them to masturbate. The attacker later performs a sex act on the dismembered, decapitated corpse. He also uses a knife and fork to slice a piece of fatty flesh from the victimís rear, and then brings in a dog to eat the purported corpse."
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.30.155
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 01:14 am:   

What are the bets people get more upset with the mention of "kitten-killing videos" in that story than the other stuff? Also:

Maryland man charged with killing, eating man's brain, heart

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/bs-md-ha-dismemberment-follow- 20120531,0,7735574,full.story

It's starting to sound more like Crossed than The Walking Dead over there.
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.30.155
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 01:21 am:   

And in regards to the moral apocalypse comment, people may watch gore videos online and joke about atrocities but not so very long ago public executions were considered entertainment for the whole family. There's been no decline in morality, this is just business as usual for a large chunk of the human race (not that I'm defending it).
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 08:25 am:   

This is so outrageous, now, you'd think it wasn't real.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4349654/Cannibal-on-run-after-chopping -up-man-warned-The-Sun-I-cant-stop-killing.html

The email reminds from him is labeled as being from a "John"... and it reminds one of letters from another Jack....
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.66.23.11
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 05:56 pm:   

A lot of humour is in the phrasing.

Best example off the top of my head is an old Bob Monkhouse joke

"When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep, like my Grandad did. Not screaming and panicking like the passengers on his bus."

Told right, that gets a laugh every time. But look at the story inferred in that and it's plainly horrific.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 09:39 pm:   

>>But look at the story inferred in that and it's plainly horrific.<<

Yes, but it *is* a story - not a true fact (although, of course, there are terrible cases where someone falls asleep or dies at the wheel and kills people as a result). The whole point some people made here was about whether it was right to joke about horrible things which are *true*.

Personally, I like my horror to be pure fiction. There's enough true horror in this world already. I don't want to read (or joke) about even more of it.
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Barbara Roden (Nebuly)
Username: Nebuly

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 216.232.189.61
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 03:24 am:   

There was some black humour in evidence here in Canada when the story about the foot being mailed to Conservative Party HQ surfaced: 'Was it a right foot?' (a reference to the Conservatives being right wing); 'It's a down payment on the arm and a leg the new F35 fighter jets the [Conservative] government has committed to buying are going to cost us,' etc. Because the story was so outrť that that seemed one appropriate way of dealing with it. However, the joking has stopped now that the full extent of the case has been revealed.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 04:31 am:   

Addendum to my above post: the killer took the nom-de-plume of "John Kilbride," which I thought was purely fabricated, but to my ignorance was in fact a serial killer in Britain involved in the "Moors Murders" of the 1960's.... Our current killer looks a lot like one pic I saw of this John Kilbride, too.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.34.237
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 10:44 am:   

I've just very recently come to realise people are not laughing at the situations, but any humour inherent in them. I think it is like being tickled - it's agony while it goes on but still we laugh. I don't know if it's coping ut rather distance - we don't know these people, never will, and I don't think we're made to hear about such faraway folk. I think we do feel sad amid the laughs, I really do. Also - it's a well known fact the body and mind protects itself. I think our subconscious doesn't want us to worry so it *makes* us laugh. It's self administered medicine.
As an aside, this popped into my mind - again that pesky tickling - that the man who had his face eaten could receive his attackers by way of transplant?

The serial killer who filmed that killing; apparently he really made a big fuss about wanting help early on but it was ignored. I've heard this a few times lately, killers asking for help but being brushed aside. I think a kind of avalanch happens - the killer mentioned above says once you begin getting into cruelty there's no turning back, nothing can match the experience - that any morality these people have is frail and must be harked at while they are still more rational.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.34.237
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 10:50 am:   

That said, I don't like it either when people laugh uproariously in unison at a thing, make a meal of it.

I remember a lot of people saying they inexplicably laughed when John Lennon was shot. I did too, for a second. Really odd.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.129.58.125
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 12:03 pm:   

Actually Craig - the moors murderers were Liam Brady and Myra Hindley. Kilbride was a 12 year old boy that they murdered.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.129.58.125
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 12:04 pm:   

Ian Brady even

Oh for an edit button
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 166.216.226.192
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 05:23 pm:   

I can't get anything right here!

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