Saturday, October 25, 2008

Keeping Cool

Seriously, what's with the fucking ice chests?

Mexican police have found two human heads in different regions, one in an ice chest and another in the street, both containing messages from drug traffickers, officials and reports said.

"They found the ice chest next to a hotel in the town of Lazaro Cardenas," in the western state of Michoacan, an official from the state attorney-general's office said, requesting anonymity.

A message allegedly signed by the powerful Gulf drug cartel and directed at the La Familia drug gang from Michoacan also lay in the chest, the official said, without elaborating.

Years ago, we did a telephone interview with the British serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who told us something we've never forgotten (despite considerable effort and years of therapy): "A severed human head," he said, "weighs considerably more than one might probably think." So perhaps the ice chest's handles are a big part of their appeal? Certainly no one's worrying about actually preserving the cabezas, are they? It's just...weird.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well... you remember the joke children tell -- How can you lose 10 lbs of ugly fat real fast? -- Cut off your head.

Nevertheless, we are now warned not to open any unattended ice chests we come upon in Mexico...and since we are returning to southern Mexico next week, the warning is timely...