An Observation, Not a Joke

Watching Cho Seung-Hui, the Virginia Tech mass murderer, read his “manifesto” into the camera, I noticed something oddly familiar about the expressionless, run-on, nasal quality of the voice.

On the fifth or sixth listening, I got it. Cho sounds *exactly* like the possessed Rick Moranis in *Ghostbusters*, saying, “I am Vinz Clortho, Keymaster of Gozer.”

I’m not sure what, if anything, that means.

13 Responses to “An Observation, Not a Joke”

  1. mister_pj Says:

    Funny, I was looking at one of the photos they ran and could’ve sworn it was the same pose from a Zeck Punisher cover.

  2. A.L. Baroza Says:

    Well, apparently he was a wrestling fan, which to me explains the rambling content and histrionics of his manifesto, if not the Moranisian tenor of his delivery.

  3. Tom Walker Says:

    I suppose we should all keep our “disturbing creative writing” to an acceptable minimum in the coming weeks.

    Decadent art as terrorism? Disturbing art as a sure sign of sociopathic tendencies or strong indicator of Mental Illness? How shall we contol the Terrorist Poets : their minds may be Too Free for Society! 🙂

  4. Bryan A. Hollerbach Says:


    When you have a moment, could you e-mail me? I’m the managing editor of St. Louis Magazine–and I’ve got a green light to write about you and Doctor Fate.



  5. Stephen Payne Says:

    Holy crap, you’re right!

    “Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!”

    Dang, I wonder if ol’ Vince Clortho got his hands on Cho…

    *watches the news for a follow-up Marshmallow Man attack*

  6. Brian Spence Says:

    a-hem…Steve? You there buddy?

  7. scott Says:

    I’m still reflecting on this incident and it brings to mind that old Proust quote, made somewhat famous by the great LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. To paraphrase, “We experience joy so that we may experience pain.”

  8. scott Says:

    ARG! I wish I knew how to edit! And, I was getting SO MUCH BETTER about proofreading! Breathe…

  9. scott Says:

    ARG! I wish I knew how to edit on this crazy thing! And, I was getting SO MUCH BETTER about proofreading, too! Breathe…

  10. scott Says:

    Seems strange to say in this circumstance, doesn’t it?

    God rest their souls.

  11. scott Says:

    Something good must be meant to come from this.

  12. Jim Bosomworth Says:

    Does that mean that Vinz is a liberal, too?

  13. Steve Gerber Says:

    Like me, you mean, or Cho?