Saturday, January 09, 2010

Game Face

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

Mexico Cartel Stitches Rival's Face on Soccer Ball

The body of 36-year-old Hugo Hernandez was left on the streets of Los Mochis in seven pieces as a chilling threat to members of the Juarez drug cartel. A note read: ''Happy New Year, because this will be your last.''

To drive home the point, the assailants skinned Hernandez's face and stitched it onto a soccer ball.

...His torso was found in a plastic container in one location; elsewhere another box contained his arms, legs and skull, Robles said. Hernandez's face, sewn onto a soccer ball, was left in a plastic bag near City Hall.

Just to repeat: they cut his face off and sewed it on to a soccer ball. Didn't just think about it - which is fucked up enough - but actually sat down with a needle and thread and did it. (And if anyone out there believes they didn't then play 90 minutes of soccer with it, we have some investment properties we'd like to talk to you about.)

We post this, of course, with a mixture of terrified revulsion and awestruck admiration that, frankly, makes us hate ourselves just a little bit.


Anonymous said...

I Just found you a few months ago and find this blog fucking hysterical.Your map logo? Are you of the hood..we live just down the street.But moving to Oaxaca in June.Keep up the great work!

Burro Hall said...


Formerly a resident of Livingston St, staying on State St for the next few weeks. Beer donations gladly accepted...or I'll just come visit in Oaxaca.