Q&A: Historical Crimes

What crime from history fascinates you most?

I have no idea.  So I’ll just say Elizabeth Bathory.  A Hungarian Countess who murdered young beautiful women to bath in and drink their blood to try and stay young and beautiful herself.

Elizabeth BathoryCheck out The Llama’s answer and history buffs, feel free to post your own!


Q&A: Body Disposal

What would be the best way to get rid of a dead body?

Thanks to my upbringing, I actually know the legitimate answer to this question.  And there’s absolutely no way I am sharing that on the internet.  So I’ll tell a different story related to disposing of dead bodies instead!

A few years ago, there was a pig farmer in British Columbia.  He was a millionaire with a very successful farm and things were going great.  But at some point that no one is quite sure of, he started murdering women.  He was only officially charged with the murders of six women, but was charged in the deaths of at least twenty more, and he confessed to an undercover informant to killing forty-nine total, and that he was disappointed that he got sloppy and lost his chance to make it an even fifty.

He was charged in the deaths of so few of that number because he fed at least some of the bodies to the pigs.  Which made me so glad I lived on the other side of the country at the time, because man would I not want to have accidentally eaten pigs that had been fed human flesh… Very disturbing.  And sadly none of that is untrue or exaggerated.  Because people are psychotic.  Even in Canada.

That method is a little tricky to emulate though, since you’d need access to a pig farm.

Well this one was a dark question!  Check out The Llama’s much less depressing take on it and feel free to say in the comments how you would do it!


Q&A: Willpower

What is the strongest willpower you’ve ever displayed?

As I’ve said many times, I had anger issues most of my life, and I also managed to keep from telling people to shove their opinions up their asses all the time.  So the strongest willpower I’ve ever displayed is the fact that I’m not in jail for assault or harassment despite that for a good ten years I wanted nothing more than to be able to punch most people I had to deal with right in the goddamn throat.

Cheery one today!  To counter that imagery I will debase myself by pointing out that if you put food in front of me that I really want to eat, any attempts I make to not eat it tend to look like that of a small child desperately waiting for mommy and daddy to look the other way so they can sneak a cookie.  I would have been one of those kids that technically passed the marshmallow test, but still stuck it in my mouth and then just spat it back out so I could eat it without technically eating it.

Check out The Llama’s answer and give your own in the comments.  Do you have strong willpower?  Or do you have impulse control problems?