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Monday, August 4, 2008

This Season in Macabre

posted by on August 4 at 10:52 AM

I: Davy Jones’s Foot Locker

As Dominic linked on the Morning News, another (possible) foot has washed up on the West Coast, this one in Clallam County, 14 miles south of Canada:

Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin said the Washington shoe is similar to three of those found in Canada: the remains appear to be from a human right foot and were inside a man’s low-cut athletic shoe, possibly used for hiking.

“But this is a considerable distance to where the others were found in Canadian waters,” he said. “And one that was found was a hoax, so we want to be certain.”

Police will begin their DNA extraction—boiling; drilling; concentrating really, really hard—which will take six to eight weeks.

Rest of the story here.

II: Head Gear

Last week’s Greyhound Gothic (in which a Canadian man stabbed his seatmate, sawed off his head, and displayed it to the rest of the horrified passengers) has been reprised on a small Greek archipelago called Santorini (population 13,000):



The trail of violence began when the man used a butcher’s knife to decapitate his girlfriend’s dog on the balcony of their home in the village of Vourvoulos, near Santorini’s main town Thira.

Next, Mr Arvanitis allegedly killed his girlfriend, a 25-year-old teacher called Adamantia Karkali, by stabbing her in the armpit.

He then cut her head off and began parading it around the streets.

During a dramatic chase, Mr Arvanitis tried and failed to behead a policeman. He was then shot five times and arrested.

He eventually threw the head into one police car, stole a police jeep, then hit two women riding on a scooter. Police shot him, then flew him to a hospital on the mainland.

The Canadian beheader worked at a fast-food restaurant. The Greek beheader is a chef.

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I looked at the images and thought this was a reference to the outline of the bay. I looks like the profile of a head to me. Then I read the text below. Oopsy!

Posted by fARTing | August 4, 2008 11:03 AM

Well, if anyone has the wherewithal to behead someone a chef certainly does, they are quite skilled with knives...

Appropos of nothing, Santorini is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited.

Posted by PopTart | August 4, 2008 11:04 AM

What a cool looking impact crater.

Posted by lostboy | August 4, 2008 11:22 AM

@3 its not an impact crater, but was formed by a volcanic eruption, you can see a new magma dome forming in the middle

Posted by vooodooo84 | August 4, 2008 11:52 AM

vooodooo84 @4, I stand corrected.  It remains excellently cool.

Posted by lostboy | August 4, 2008 11:55 AM


Posted by vooodooo84 | August 4, 2008 12:02 PM

Santorini is fucking gorgeous. And the wine is good. I'd go back there in a red hot minute. And not leave. If I could afford it.

And it's also my bet for the "Lost City of Atlantis".

Posted by max solomon | August 4, 2008 12:03 PM

once again, A MYSTERY IS AFOOT!

Posted by j bomb | August 4, 2008 12:24 PM

had this been in america, the cops would have shot him 84 times and sodomized him while strangling him w/ worry beads.

greek cops are obviously huge pussies compared to the big-dicked pigs we got here.

Posted by mike | August 4, 2008 12:26 PM

Take one head.
Put in a pot of boiling water.
Add tblspn salt.
1 Bay leaf.
2 Potatos.
2 Cloves of garlic.
4 Carrots.
Bring to boil, simmer for 2 hours.
Remove hair and teeth.
Bon appetite.
Serves five prison inmates.

Posted by Vince | August 4, 2008 12:36 PM

I've never been to Santorini, but I read a book about the place and it sounds amazing. There are whole towns buried there that have never been excavated.

Posted by Greg | August 4, 2008 12:57 PM

I was toying with Greece or Croatia for our next trip. Croatia it is.

Posted by Julie Russell | August 4, 2008 3:57 PM

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