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March 2013

Our Friendly Cannibal


Hannibal Lecter

So I just seen the Hannibal Trailer on NBC. I am uber excited! When I first heard that there was going to be a television show based on Thomas Harris’s title character, I was a little apprehensive. The giddy school girl in my was excited, but I didn’t want NBC/prime time cable tv to sully the character. I mean can you really sully the rep of a cannibal? lol


When I was around 7 years old… I know shame on you mom! lol I seen the Silence of the Lambs. I practically grew up watching this film. Granted I should have grown up mutilating animals and cooking ants under a magnifying glass just based on the crap I watched, but I had a good grasp of reality… You know for a 7 year old lol. I knew that Hannibal Lecter was only in the movies (little did I know the real world) so I was okay. But I grew to love him as a character and I have actually grown to have empathy for real people who may not act the way society wants them to. Particularly anyone with a mental defect, and those society deems “Evil”. I don’t believe that anyone is born evil. I don’t believe for one minute that Junior is gnawing on his crib bars just wishing to get out to gouge of fluffy’s eye with his Tinker Toy rod or Lincoln log. I am a firm believer of Nature and Nurture playing a huge part on what become not only as children, but also adults.


I digressed a bit there eh? lol Anyways, I later seen William Petersen’s portrayal of Will Graham in Manhunter, I was probably around 17 or 18.



Will Graham 1986

I almost like Manhunter, more than Silence of the Lambs, it is an 1986 B-Thriller. The story is awesome, but it was such a low budget film that they used an air compressor a thin PVC pipe and ketchup as blood spatter from a shot gun blast! lol I love the film, You see Graham’s relationship with Lecter here. Lecter, no matter how bad a guy, manages to make himself needed. He has the rare affect of being not only a serial killer but also a psychologist. He can profile others that are not unlike himself. And that is just what he does for Graham. But he makes a menace of himself. He has a way of getting into Will’s head that when Will leaves the psych prison, he does so running. Literally. He runs down a huge circular ramp until he is outside so he can get air because he’s just about hypoventilating.

Hannibal Lecter get’s into peoples minds like that. In the Silence of the Lambs, after (Multiple) Miggs said something vulgar to Clarice Starling, Lecter was able to crawl so deep into Migg’s head that Miggs swallowed his own tongue and died. All while both Lecter and Miggs were in separate cell’s. Unable to see one another.

I don’t want the powers that be to muddy down Lecter’s character. I want him to have the same presence that creeps world out in the films. I want him to be able to give people nightmares!  With Network television, they have certain rules they have to follow. They can’t have curse words on. They can’t allow too much gore. Well that is what Hannibal is. He eats people and if that that isn’t gore. Well than I don’t know what is.

My worries have taking a flying leap out an 80 story window! The trailer shows lots of blood. You see bodies mounted on deer antlers. I’m not so sure of this Will Graham though. He seems… I don’t know. He’s weird. He seems to be a little on the squirrely side. In the time between Hannibal Rising and Manhunter/Red Dragon there is a huge gape of time where in HR we see Lecter as a 20 something, to Manhunter/Red Dragon when he is 48 years old. Will Graham doesn’t make an appearance until Manhunter/Red Dragon. At the beginning of M/R D we see the friendship that Graham and Lecter have. We also see the moment when Graham realizes that his friend isn’t exactly who he thinks he is.  Through out M/R D, Graham is rattled to be back at his profession of FBI Criminal Profiler. He’s building his confidence back up through out the films (M/ R D). He lacks confidence, but he’s not weird.


I should tell you that Red Dragon is a remake of 1986’s Manhunter… lol

Anyways in the show Hugh Dancy’s Will Graham is weird. He’s almost Socially retarded. Graham isn’t supposed to be like that yet. He should be a normal functioning FBI agent. I hope I can get passed this Will Graham. This is Will Graham before he meets Dr. Hannibal Lecter.



Will Graham 2013

Here’s hoping that the show makes up for this Flub of Grahams character.


By Their Hands.

You hear all the time about how kids commit suicide because of bullying, but then after you hear that, you hear “Kids are kids” They didn’t really mean for  John Smith/Jane Smith to kill him/herself”, “They are the ones who hung him, shot him, made him jump.” Well this time their hands killed a boy.


Bailey O’Neill pictured age 11

The post below was copied directly from ABC NEWS


Bailey O’Neill, 12, Dead Weeks After School Bullying

By KEVIN DOLAK (@kdolak)

March 4, 2013

A 12-year-old boy has died after being placed in a medically induced coma following a fight at his suburban Philadelphia school.

Bailey O’Neill died Sunday, a family member who did not want to be named, confirmed to Bailey turned 12 on Saturday. He was taken off life support Sunday morning.

In January, Bailey was involved in a fight at Darby Township School in Upper Darby, Pa., west of Philadelphia, Jan. 10. The boy was allegedly jumped by two classmates, one of whom hit him in the face several times fracturing his nose, his father Rob O’Neill told ABC affiliate WPVI.

Bailey was knocked down in the incident, his father told the station, which caused a concussion. From then on, something with the 6th grader wasn’t right, his father said.

“He was sleeping. He was moody. He wasn’t himself. He was angry a little bit. He wasn’t really eating,” Rob O’Neill told WPVI last month.

The boy was living primarily in the custody of his mother Jina, and his father had visitation rights, a family friend told

After being treated for his injuries from the altercation, Bailey soon took a turn for the worse and began having seizures. A friend of his parents said that Bailey was having refractory status epilepsies, a condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure.

Bailey had to have a blood transfusion after getting pneumonia, the family friend confirmed, and doctors at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children put Bailey in a medically induced coma.

The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office says it has opened an active criminal investigation, according to WPVI. Southeast Delco School District officials have said the district is cooperating with the investigation. The school’s principal didn’t return a call to ABC News.

On Sunday, the following statement was posted on the Facebook page Building Hope for Bailey:

“I would like to thank everyone who has prayed and supported Bailey and his family!! Bailey has been the strongest toughest boy I know. He has fought this battle long and hard. There just wasn’t a way to fix this. I wish I could say he will get better but I can’t. Bailey has gone to be with God today 😦 I love you Jina Risoldi with all my heart and I will help you through this. Bailey I love you!!! Please keep Baileys family in your prayers!!!”


I’m sad to say that maybe now teacher, parents and officials will start taking Bullying more seriously. I’ll probably get snapped at for saying this, but I am over the “Bullying Awareness”  We could not be anymore AWARE. We as a nation are AWARE.  Stop telling us that it is here and do something about it! I watched Bully last night. I watched as Alex Libby, was choked, and stabbed with pencils and punched repeatedly while NOBODY did anything! I watched as a principal made to boys, a victim (Cole) and his bully shake hands. The victim of course didn’t want to shake his bully’s hand. If I was Cole I wouldn’t either. But then after the bully leaves, the principal give him the “you are just like him (bully) if you don’t shake his (bully) hand when he (bully) offers his (bully) hand” riot act. I bet my normally very normal blood pressure rose 20 points when I hear her say that! I had to rewind to be sure I heard her right. Why do adults say crap like that to kids? I’m sorry, but no Cole is not like his bully at all! Grrrrr It make me so made when I hear crap like that.

I hate that is comes to this, but maybe now that Bailey O’Neill is dead, maybe bullies will start actually getting charged with crimes! Because what those boys did to Bailey, they caused his death. Maybe not right away, but their actions are a direct cause. Bailey O’Neill is DEAD By Their Hands.

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