Monday, October 20, 2014
Here’s an audio clip of a phone conversation between myself and Daniel Rakowitz.
Rakowitz is currently in a state hospital for the criminally insane for killing, cooking and eating (and sharing with the homeless) his roommate and girlfriend Monica Beerle.
Rakowitz talks about ‘Mickey the pope’ quite a bit in this phone call. Mickey the pope was New York’s most infamous drug dealer. More can be read about him here
Woman, 48, jailed for seven years after horrific torture of teenage nephew
A judge has savaged a 48-year-old woman who subjected her teenage nephew to sadistic and degrading ridicule as “subhuman” before jailing her for seven years for the wicked punishment she dealt out.
The boy’s aunt, 48, lived on a farm north of Brisbane when she force-fed the 15-year-old laxatives, hot chillies, worming tablets and oil and then denied him access to the shower or bathroom so he could wash.
She forced him to shave his genitalia, sent him to school smelly with a “butchered” hair cut and refused him food when he tried to disguise his body odour with perfume.
The boy was subjected to the woman’s humiliating treatment for five months until police became involved in May, 2012.
Brisbane District Court Judge Leanne Clare condemned the woman’s “depraved and protracted” conduct.
Cremation of a dead body is carried out at a temperature ranging between 1400 and 1800°F. The process takes place in a cremation chamber, also known as a retort, of a crematory. During incineration, the body is exposed to a column of flames produced by a furnace fueled by natural gas, oils, propane, etc. Next, the heat dries the body, burns the skin and hair, contracts and chars the muscles, vaporizes the soft tissues, and calcifies the bones until they crumble. The bodies are burned one at a time. Some crematories have a secondary afterburner to help burn the body completely. Otherwise, the cremation technician may have to crush the partially cremated remains. It is then collected in a tray or pan and allowed to cool. Non-organic materials, such as metal from fillings are removed before the next process because they may damage the equipment used for pulverization. Finally, the dried bone fragments are further ground into a finer sand-like consistency with a cremulator. On average, it takes about 1-3 hours to cremate a human body, thereby reducing it to 3-7 pounds of cremains.
Is Hatred a cynical and gratuitous work of stunningly poor taste? Or is it an honest and uncorruptible take on the shooter genre, shorn of all unnecessary flim-flammery?
The trailer was criticized by some for its brutal portrayal of a mass-murderer delighting in the slaughter of innocents. Others saw it as an opportunity to reignite the dying embers of a debate about freedom of expression, despite the fact that no one of note has called for its release to be suppressed.
Here is the email interview with creative director Jarosław Zieliński ...
Why did you decide to make a graphically intense game about killing innocent people?
"The answer is simple really. We wanted to create something contrary to prevailing standards of forcing games to be more polite or nice than they really are or even should be.
"Yes, putting things simply, we are developing a game about killing people. But what's more important is the fact that we are honest in our approach. Our game doesn't pretend to be anything else than what it is and we don't add to it any fake philosophy.
"In fact, when you think deeper about it, there are many other games out there, where you can do exactly the same things that the antagonist will do in our project. The only difference is that in Hatred gameplay will focus on those things. I also do believe that we're pretty straight forward about this on our official website. Plus hey, you've got to remember that Postal was first and still is the king of the genre. ;)"