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Sunday, January 11, 2004  

Things that make you want to vomit

This may gross you out as much as it does me, so the reason I am blogging it is uncertain. Some things may be worse in imagination than reality. I once helped butcher a rabbit, but were I to describe it in detail, it would gruesome to the reader, I suppose; and perhaps some forms of human depravity ought not to be recounted, but the Hannibal Lector story of German cannibalism just keeps astonishing. If anybody deserves a quick bullet in the brainpan, it has to be the fellow who did this:

On the evening of March 9, the two men went up to the bedroom in Meiwes' rambling timbered farmhouse. Mr Brandes swallowed 20 sleeping tablets and half a bottle of schnapps before Meiwes cut off Brandes' penis, with his agreement, and fried it for both of them to eat.

Brandes - by this stage bleeding heavily - then took a bath, while Meiwes read a Star Trek novel.

Of course, the Germans won't kill him (and I wonder now if even we would. Virginia decided that Lee Malvo was merely a misguided youth.)

posted by Mark Butterworth | 9:11 PM |