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There is no drabber place to be

Why is it that in the popular media super-psychopaths like serial killers are portrayed has having such rich inner lives? (Consider the highly cultured Hannibal Lecter.) That’s not right at all.

Anthony Lane, film reviewer for the New Yorker, makes the point well:

There was a time when, as a God-fearing member of the community, you could commit a single murder, drop a couple of clues, and wait to be unmasked. Now it’s all serial slayers, stacking up bodies like air miles. Filmgoers are supposed to find this multiplicity enticing, and we are constantly being invited to enter into the “mind” of the serial killer, but in truth there is no drabber place to be, and the idea that there might be an artfulness, even a style, to the act of homicide is one of the more pernicious fantasies that movies like to hawk.

It’s a drab, dreadful hell in there – all of which is inflicted on others.


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Bill Rielly did a whole show segment tonight on wheter Obama shows any empathy for the people of Louisiana.

That was interesting!

Anyone?

AlohaTraveler- he used a piece of me and a piece of every woman he crossed paths with in his ads for Match and on CL.

I thought it strange when after knowing my man for maybe a month or so, that he said he had saved every one of my emails to him. Some of the stuff he wrote to me, I would wrinkle my eyebrow and think WHAT? When I found out the first time he was cruising dating websites, I called him on one of the things he had written in his profile that proved it was current and not an old ad he “forgot” he had. He said “it’s not like I copied and pasted it.” Funny how months later, I see some of my verbiage used in his emails to me, and subsequently to other women. The kicker was when he called me one afternoon from work and said he was talking with some of the guys and pumped me for info regarding a trip we had taken. I saw it a couple of months later in an email to someone else.

Dear Silvermooon,

This blog is open enough we do often discuss spirituality and religion on here without killing o ne another, but I am NOT SURE WE SHOULD DISCUSS POLITICS in any more than a general context—LOL ROTFLMAO

Personally, I think ALL the politicians are CROOKS and NARCISSISTS AT BEST, but many are psychopaths, but won’t name any names here! LOL ROTFLMAO

Having lived outside of New Orleans for a while, I DO have empathy for those people’s lives and life styles…and for our mother earth!

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