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pamela
11-02-2005, 03:59 PM
I was just wondering this question. Why is our society so fascinated by the sick acts of disturbed individuals? Why are these terrible things sources of entertainment for us? For instance cases like Ed Gein and how his murders are later portrayed in Texas Chainsaw massacre, phsycho, and silance of the lambs. And alileen wuornos also had a movie made based on her. Why are people fascinated with seeing and hearing about the sick individuals?

Sin Studly
11-02-2005, 04:03 PM
Strange for a first post.

0r4ng3
11-02-2005, 04:05 PM
Hey, it's better than "liek omg i'm new and i loooove teh offspring!!!1".

coke_a_holic
11-02-2005, 04:07 PM
Hey, it's better than "liek omg i'm new and i loooove teh offspring!!!1".
"dnt b meen 2 tha n00b!!!"

wheelchairman
11-02-2005, 04:10 PM
Because shock and variety are entertaining.

Apparently we laugh, because we don't expect to hear the punchline, or what the punch line will be. Laughter is a shock reaction. So is crying. So is screaming etc.

0r4ng3
11-02-2005, 04:12 PM
"dnt b meen 2 tha n00b!!!"
"i was benig niceee!!1 now yovue mad me teh sadz!!!1 :( !!"

The_Hombre
11-02-2005, 04:13 PM
It's human nature to like the sick and distrubing.

For example, at a basic level, who here hasn't slowed down when they see a car crash?

Oh wait, stupid question. Most users here can't drive for at least another decade.

Paint_It_Black
11-02-2005, 04:20 PM
Because it is unusual. An escape from the mundane.

wheelchairman
11-02-2005, 04:34 PM
It's human nature to like the sick and distrubing.

For example, at a basic level, who here hasn't slowed down when they see a car crash?

Oh wait, stupid question. Most users here can't drive for at least another decade.
Human nature is a stupid thing to refer to. Everyone claims to speak for human nature.

Paint_It_Black
11-02-2005, 04:35 PM
As an argument, it carries about as much strength as "common sense".

The_Hombre
11-02-2005, 04:36 PM
Human nature is a stupid thing to refer to. Everyone claims to speak for human nature.

meh. true. Everyone is different in their responses to gore and violence and stuff like that, but on the whole things that are disturbing are just... more interesting.

darko
11-02-2005, 04:39 PM
we in a society that isnt shocked easily anymore and in order to entertain, writers etc use more extreme messures to get our attention......

wheelchairman
11-02-2005, 05:17 PM
Isn't that essentially the premise of most reality shows and many sitcoms? Not to mention dramas.

Linda
11-02-2005, 05:26 PM
For example, at a basic level, who here hasn't slowed down when they see a car crash?

Oh wait, stupid question. Most users here can't drive for at least another decade.

Only reason I slow down when there's a car accident is because all the stupid looky loos in front of me have to slow down and look, otherwise, I never slow down to look at a car accident.

SkunkIt
11-02-2005, 05:43 PM
I ....individuals?Just for having an interesting first thread, I welcome you to the BBS with open arms and hope you will contribute more thoughts like this in the future. :)

As for the question, I personally like some disturbing things and I don't really know why, but getting into someone else's sick mind and finding out what they do and why is interesting. I guess It's because they're infamous and uncommon and people like to be scared.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
11-02-2005, 06:26 PM
Because it is unusual. An escape from the mundane.

Precisely.

On that note, has anyone ever seen The Flower Of Flesh And Blood?

The_Hombre
11-02-2005, 06:29 PM
Has anyone ever seen The Flower Of Flesh And Blood?

I'm guessing it involves scenes of excessive gore and violence?

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
11-02-2005, 06:29 PM
are you a mime?

No. My screen name is a paradox. I'm telling a mime to shut up, but they don't talk.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
11-02-2005, 06:30 PM
I'm guessing it involves scenes of excessive gore and violence?

Basically. I don't even think it classifies as a movie. It's a fake snuff film, really.

pamela
11-02-2005, 06:30 PM
hahahahha, you guys im not really weird. I have to write about this for a paper topic and wanted peoples opinions. LOL. If you could answer the questions with what u think, that would be great. HHHAHAHAHHA, im not crazy.

T-6005
11-02-2005, 06:31 PM
As people here have already said... shock value.

I won't speak for human nature, but I'd say it's pretty safe to think that the dominant forms of entertainment are a cross between novelty and excess.

Great first post, by the way.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
11-02-2005, 06:33 PM
hahahahha, you guys im not really weird. I have to write about this for a paper topic and wanted peoples opinions. LOL. If you could answer the questions with what u think, that would be great. HHHAHAHAHHA, im not crazy.

It's cool. Welcome to the boards! :)

pamela
11-02-2005, 07:22 PM
Keep giving me info. LOL. O and i was wondering are there or will there be a Games section on this forum, like survivor. They're so much fun.

T-6005
11-02-2005, 08:13 PM
I don't think so.

pamela
11-03-2005, 01:51 PM
come on ideas

the_GoDdEsS
11-03-2005, 01:56 PM
Uh, don't ruin your own first impression.

The_Hombre
11-03-2005, 02:27 PM
Uh, don't ruin your own first impression.

I don't think her ego will allow it.