two dollar pistol: September 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Canadian Chainsaw Man

Besides a bloody chainsaw,
Mr. Despres also had a knife,
a hatchet and brass knuckles
Seems odd, at first. But then I realized this cat would never have gotten to this point if he had owned an intimidating pickup truck. Like a Mitsubishi Raider, which is advertised as the most intimidating pickup truck. Why would he need to become a chainsaw killer if he had one of those? And even if for some reason a cat with a Mitsubishi Raider did become a chainsaw killer, he still wouldn't get stopped at the US border. Maybe they should call it the Mitsubishi Rader and say it is as intimidating as a bloody chainsaw.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


BTK Strangler --

Mr. Rader lacked the fellowship and guidance of other "deceivers", who could have imparted a developed, institutionalized structure for the discipline he needed to be the BTK strangler. He had to make up his own ritual and rules. He didn't know the terms of the deal between Kali and those inclined to follow her way.

The result was a perverse expression of the same forces the followers of Kali must know. Since there was no agreed upon reward, Mr. Rader grabbed upon the handiest gratification: sex. There were no accomplices, so he could yield to the temptation to deviate. But these all point to a complex yet focused logical construct: the protracted planning, attention to omens, and the desire to strangle.

After watching his allocution on Court TV, I am convinced he remains a believer. He just doesn't know exactly what it is he believes so strongly. I'm on the case.

Update: Perhaps Mr. Rader feels better now that he has confessed.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Because Thou Lovest the Burning-Ground

Because Thou Lovest the Burning-Ground by Michael Kube-McDowell
It was then that Mohandas understood the liberating power of the inevitable. Kali had chosen their victim and delivered him into their hands, and he would die swiftly when the moment came. But haste was not part of the stranglers' way, and there was an unexpected pleasure in the waiting.