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Monday, January 02, 2012

I'm on the fence

We're watching Paradise Lost (Christmas present), a documentary on the West Memphis Three, convicted of satanic cult murders in Arkansas in 1993; part of the evidence being the words in the journal of one of them, Damien - "Life is but a walking shadow. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Well, we're on his side there.

Until he explains in the witnessbox "That's from A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare."

Nobody in the entire Arkansas judicial system, it seems, has ever read Macbeth. Presumably because of its tendency to induce satanism in teenagers.

Mind you, that wasn't all the evidence. The suspects also wore black clothing and doodled pentagrams on their exercise books.

The WM3 got out last year on their umpteenth appeal, by the way, and it was those reports that sparked our interest.

Our interest is also diverted by the horrified contemplation of what an unexampled shithole West Memphis is.

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