It’s That Kind of Week

Deadlines and other major events have pretty much reduced my brain to 140 characters or less and to watching YouTube clips off the WTF charts*. But then along comes a story too strange and too bizarre to be fiction that must be shared:

A man plotted to kill his adoptive parents with the help of a friend he met on the internet, a court has heard.


Monks, 24, wanted Shaun Skarnes to murder his parents Christopher and

Elizabeth Monks while they slept and then perform an extreme sex act on

him, Preston Crown Court was told.

The bisexual pair are alleged

to have hatched the plot after meeting on an internet site about

“Furries” – people who pretend to be animal characters and share sexual

role-playing fantasies.

Naturally, that’s only the beginning…


*cursory Googling reveals far, far stranger things, possibly revealed in a future blog post or story. But for now, why not see what Janet Maslin had to say about this amazing piece of cinematic glory so many years ago?