from Friday, October17th of the year2008.
There is a whole linguistic tic attendant to cannibal murder stories. As if it makes it somewhat less awful, you always hear cannibals talking about, “I only ate a portion of the flesh.” Now. Girl. Recently in England, Mr. Gay UK 1993 totally killed and ate his man. At the bottom of that story is a link to a page of other cannibal murders. But check it out (emphases mine):
*A chef was found guilty today of murdering a boyfriend before carving flesh from his thigh, seasoning it with fresh herbs, frying it in olive oil and chewing a section.
*According to a guard, the man was found with a spoon hanging out of his head and part of his brain missing.
*Durant sent a letter to a newspaper saying that after killing Ms Durrell, a divorced mother-of-two from Ilford, Essex, who had just moved to Spain, he cut her body into small parts and ate sections of the flesh.
I wonder what the journalistic protocol is for this use of words like “part” and “section” as opposed to “cutlet” and “gigot” or whatever. Does it say somewhere, “do not use traditional butchery terms to describe the dismembered body parts of murder victims?” I’m sure if that shit were in The Elements of Style I would have heard about it. Or written a song cycle. Or both. But anyway, I do wonder about this whole “section” business. Are we talking, you know, a few nibbles? Or a discrete piece?
Also: don’t kill and eat your man.
Everybody in the city needs to go and see Doctor Atomic right away right away so we can talk about it. I feel the same way about It as I do about Ã“bama; I feel like he’s 91% awesome, and I’m just not going to say anything bad about hymn until he’s elected. Dr. Atomic ““Â this new production in particular ““Â is amazing. It has its problems, as Mark Adamo wonderfully explains, but I feel like it’s so important that everybody goes to see it. This amazing lady bought $500k of great seats and is selling them for $30, which is (a) amazing and (b) makes it possible that everybody can go see it the way it is meant 2 B Ø³ , which is to say, upp close and personal. It is a wonderful experience.