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Ugly World: One Print E-mail
Written by David L Tamarin   
Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Ugly World by David L. Tamarin -- www.Severed-Cinema.com

http://severed-cinema.com/images/uvwxyz/uglyworld/the_sopranos.jpgWelcome to UGLY WORLD, where I will discuss real life horror.  I’ll discuss all the latest news on mortuary mishaps, bizarre crimes, serial killers, cannibal killers, necrophilia and more.  I’ll explore the relationship between film and crime.  Some people say there is no connection between film and real life violence.  That’s bullshit, and this column deals with films that influence crime.http://severed-cinema.com/images/uvwxyz/uglyworld/eyeball_gouge.jpg

Take HBO’s The Sopranos, recently two actors from the show made news.  One character who played the gay lover of a mobster committed suicide.  Lillo Brancato, who plays a low level criminal executed by Tony Soprano’s crew, was recently convicted in a case involving the murder of a police officer.  Brancato, a drug addict, broke into a home with his friend looking for drugs.  An off-duty police officer caught them and Brancato’s accomplice shot the police officer to death after the officer shot them both.  Brancato was facing life imprisonment for murder, but was convicted of a lesser crime, and faces 15 years in prison.

Weird news item of the month -- A mentally ill Texas death row inmate gouged out one of his eyes several years ago.  Recently, he removed his other eyeball and ate it.  Auto-cannibalism.  Like the Stephen King story Survivor Type about a doctor stranded on an island who eats himself.  Authorities believe the death row inmate might be mentally ill.  What a brilliant deduction.  Had he gouged out and eaten his eyeball the day of his execution, the eye would have been his last meal.  I wonder what the eyeball tastes like.  What happens when you bite down on it?  Does it explode, or does it melt in your mouth like fine chocolate?  There’s only one way to find out- readers, please try this at home and let me know how it works out.

http://severed-cinema.com/images/uvwxyz/uglyworld/halo3.jpgDo video games lead to violence?  Personally I don’t care if they do or not.  No one plays a video game and then decides to kill.  But there is a clear relationship between video games and violence.  A 17-year-old man shot his parents, killing his mother, all over his supposed video game addiction.  His parents refused to let him play a video game known as Halo 3.  He would play the game up to 18 hours a day, and his lawyer claims he is ‘addicted’ to video games.  Unable to play Halo 3, the kid took his father’s handgun and shot his parents.  The son told his parents to close their eyes because he had a present for them.  The present?  Getting shot.  Not exactly what they were expecting.  When the young man fled the crime scene he took his copy of Halo 3 with him.  I’m sure if there were no video game the kid would have found another reason to kill his parents.  Maybe his parents would have taken away his country records, forcing him into withdrawal, causing him to kill.  Or maybe he would have found inspiration from that notoriously violent and sadistic book, The Bible.

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See you next time, fuckers.

Da7id L Tamarin

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Boxer Joe   |98.202.197.xxx |2010-09-18 04:46:12
Haha, love the Bible remark. So true, and I totally agree with this article. As
far back as Jesse Pomeroy (or something to that affect), who was a child who
killed other children in the middle of the 19th century. They blamed dime-novels
on his lust for murder.

It's ALWAYS some excuse, people are afraid to look deep
down and see the darkness inside. I spent some time in the Congo during the
height of the Congo wars, and Zaire, as well as a few other places. I saw shit
that makes some of the most horrific movies seen on here look like Barney and
Friends.

It took me a long time to be able to get back into enjoying horror
flicks, after that. Now I watch the really gory ones more for study and to help
harden myself further so if I pursue criminal pscyhology I won't fall victim to
it. I've also had to kill in combat and dealing with that is something so few,
yet so many experience. If that makes sense.
David L Tamarin  - Ugly WOrld     |98.217.240.xxx |2010-10-02 01:50:02
Thanks!
That is very interesting, I'd like to know more about your war
experiences. Was this recent or in the 1980s? Criminal psychology is
fascinating, I study it and it definitely influences this column. I'm fascinated
with sociopaths.
Harold Schecter, one of the best true crime writers, has a
book about Jesse Pomeroy. You can contact me at facebook at
www.facebook.com/davidltamarin
Some of those African wars were extremely
brutal, Angola, etc.
Interesting enough, I live outside Boston and I'm half an
hour away from where Jesse Pomeroy killed people and from where he grew up. You
can read his writings at http://kobek.com/pomeroy.pdf
The COngo wars were crazy
weren't about 10 countries fighting at once? The death toll was multi millions
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