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Movie: Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop

A documentary focused on Gilberto Valle AKA "the Cannibal Cop" and the legal issues involved in his case [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Aug 30, 2020 - 1 comment

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Cononavirus Testing  Season 7, Ep 10

This week: the show once again comes to us from the Blank White Void of Sad Facts. Alex Jones solemnly states on air "I'll admit it... I will eat my neighbors." The Coronavirus has, in three months, killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War yet with no end in site, yet Jared Kushner essentially declared victory over it on Fox News. Ubiquitious testing is our only real way out of this problem, with current testing levels falling far short of what is needed despite having had months to improve the situation, so the main story tonight is: what happened? On YouTube (23m) And Now: Even During a Pandemic, Florida Just Can't Help But Be Florida. Finally, for some reason cats seem to love Last Week Tonight, so they decided to pander to them with a short spin-off show, "Cat Week Tonight." Contains Martin Sheen. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 5, 2020 - 16 comments

Book: Cannibalism

Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons of famine, burial rites, and medicinal remedies; it's been used as a way to terrorize and even a way to show filial piety. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, American Museum of Natural History zoologist Bill Schutt takes us on a tour of the field, dissecting exciting new research and investigating questions such as why so many fish eat their offspring and some amphibians consume their mother's skin; why sexual cannibalism is an evolutionary advantage for certain spiders; why, until the end of the eighteenth century, British royalty ate human body parts; how cannibalism may be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals; why microbes on sacramental bread may have led to execution of Jews by Catholics in the Middle Ages. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 8, 2019 - 3 comments

The 100: The Dark Year  Season 5, Ep 11

As Clarke races to save Abby, she learns more about the trials and tribulations Wonkru faced in the bunker, and the impossible decisions they were forced to make in the dark year. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Aug 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Neon Demon

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Apr 2, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Raw

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Jul 9, 2017 - 7 comments

Taboo: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

New alliances, new threats, and things get creepy. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 23, 2017 - 3 comments

Elementary: How the Sausage Is Made  Season 5, Ep 8

Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Also, Sherlock and Joan discover a man's death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 4, 2016 - 10 comments

The Blacklist: The Deer Hunter (No. 93)  Season 2, Ep 13

Agent Keen investigates a cannibalistic serial killer, but encounters heat from the detective investigating the murder of the DC harbormaster. Red follows up with Fitch's contact from the safe.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 27, 2015 - 4 comments

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