Poodle Punching & Honor Killing

25 Jun

More Proof of a Godless World

In the news … a guy–a filthy, rotten mofofatally punched his four pound poodle, Lola, in the face. The 230 pound psychopath, Ted Shuttleworth, is a former television screenwriter who worked on NYPD Blue. He faces up to a year in prison (not long enough). I hope with all my being that he’s convicted and sentenced to the max. Then he can sit in a cell punching himself in the face (because there’s not much else to do) to remind himself of what a stupid piece of gargage he is.

When I heard about this last week, I spent a little too long trying to figure the logistics of a hulking man punching–an act usually reserved for use on other men–the tiniest of dogs … in the goddamn face.

If I wanted to do what Ted did, I guess I would get on my knees and give it a kind of uppercut punch. It would be difficult to not punch the dog on top of the head. If I’m standing and in such a blind rage that I want to hurt little Lolo, it would be easiest to kick her. Maybe he held Lola in his left arm and punched her with his right. Though it would be difficult to muster much power behind a punch like that.

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 Man Beheads Daughter in “Honour Killing”

India is a messed up country in regards to human rights. Forced, arranged marriages? Come on! I learned this weekend watching Disney’s Brave that arranged marriages suck. Even Elinor, Merida’s mother, learned THAT after spending most of the movie as a big black bear. Sometimes that’s what it takes to precipitate change: a witch’s spell.

So this guy sliced his daughter’s head off in one swift stroke with one of those long swords and then walked around the village with the head in one hand and the sword in the other, telling people all about what he’d done (as if it wasn’t obvious).

Here’s a line from the article: “Police said Mr Singh, a marble miner, accused his daughter of bringing dishonour to the family and of making it hard to find husbands for her two unmarried sisters.”

I know it’s a cultural thing that I could never understand and India is a developing country, but OH MY GOD.

And I found this line … funny? Weird? A little of both maybe?

“A coroner stitched Kanwar’s head onto her body for the funeral.”

I assume it’s common practice to stitch heads on for funerals (even in India), but it’s a little strange to read that fact in a news article.

And finally: “Officer Ranjit Singh described the sight of the father sitting in the station’s waiting room holding the head in one hand and the sword in the other was ‘ghastly.'”

It’s disturbing that he had to wait. We’re lucky in the good ol’ US of A; If we’re  spotted carrying a human head–in a police station, in a Wal-Mart, in a park–we’re given proper, snappy service.

“Excuse me, sir? No, not you. You! With the sword and dripping human head. Yeah, you. Come with me please.”

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