The whole world is hearing about Luka Magnotta, the porn actor/model who is allegedly sending body parts through the mail. When I first heard about the foot being delivered to Tory HQ in Ottawa, the first thing I thought was "Where do you get a human foot?"
If the story plays out as it's being reported, it came from the victim of a murder, someone who was killed on camera. The video apparently shows someone being stabbed multiple times and "cannibalistic acts" being performed on the body. Unbelieveably, unspeakably sick.
The National Post's Christie Blatchford marvels at the hideousness of the video and those viewers who felt compelled to leave comments on--of all things--the music in the background.
The first comment was about the quality of the video’s soundtrack, to wit, “whats with the s—ty music?”
What followed then was a classic web correction (the song was "True Faith," by the ’80s group New Order and a rap on the knuckles to “show some respect for one of the greatest eras in music, boy”) and the usual protracted webby discussion about the merits of such music, including one person who noted cheerfully, “He almost seemed to be stabbing in time to the music at one point. It was pretty catchy.”
Ugh. Who are these people?
Psychopaths using music as part of their production pieces is not new. Ricardo Lopez, the sicko who tried to assassinate (or at least disfigure) Bjork, left a video diary before he killed himself, accompanied, naturally, by Bjork's music. High school shooter TJ Lane was a fan of Grimes. And do we really need to revisit the Marilyn Manson obsessions of the Columbine killers?
This is a weird, weird world. I'm sure New Order is thrilled with this news.