Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered and occasionally ate 17 men and boys, mostly in Wisconsin, leading to the nickname the Milwaukee Cannibal. In 1992, he was sent to prison, where he was set to serve 16 consecutive life terms. But on Nov. 28, 1994, a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, Christopher Scarver, bludgeoned him to death with a metal bar. For the first time, Scarver spoke about why he did it, and what it was like living in a giant shoebox with one of the most famous psychopaths of all-time.
Christopher Scarver [said] he grew to despise Dahmer because he would fashion severed limbs out of prison food to taunt the other inmates.
He’d drizzle on packets of ketchup as blood.
“He would put them in places where people would be,” Scarver, 45, recalled in a low, gravelly voice. “He crossed the line with some people — prisoners, prison staff. Some people who are in prison are repentant — but he was not one of them.” (Via)
Scarver typically kept his distance from Dahmer and never interacted with him, with good reason, except for the morning of the 28th. The two prisoners, as well as a third inmate, Jesse Anderson, “were led unshackled to clean the bathrooms by correction officers.” They were left unattended, and while Scarver was preparing to clean, someone poked him in the back. He heard Dahmer and Anderson giggling. “I looked right into their eyes,” he said, “and I couldn’t tell which had done it.”
So, he snapped.
The three men then split up, and Scarver followed Dahmer toward a staff locker room. Scarver grabbed a metal bar from the weight room and confronted Dahmer with the news story he had been carrying in his pocket.
“I asked him if he did those things ’cause I was fiercely disgusted. He was shocked. Yes, he was,” Scarver said. “He started looking for the door pretty quick. I blocked him.”
With two swings of the bar, Scarver crushed Dahmer’s skull.
“He ended up dead. I put his head down,” he said. (Via)
Scarver, who also killed Anderson, believes it wasn’t a coincidence that he and Dahmer were left alone. He told the Post, “They [prison officials] had something to do with what took place. Yes.” He refused to elaborate beyond that. Scarver is still in jail, at Colorado’s Centennial Correctional Facility, and he passes the time by writing poetry. It’s unknown whether he’s heard “Dahmer’s Dead.”
(Via New York Post)
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All The ‘The Big Lebowski’ Quotes That Really Tie The Room Together
by Stephen Tompkins
There are few cult films revered by its audience more than The Big Lebowski. And even fewer that have so deeply infiltrated the American psyche and lexicon — both the laid back, sarcastic demeanor of The Dude and the aggressive no-holds-barred attitude of Walter Sobchak.
So slip into your comfiest robe, call up your bowling pals, and head to the nearest alley, because it’s Jeff Bridges 65th birthday and I’ve gathered all of the Big Lebowski you never stopped repeating. Be sure to remember to order a White Russian when you get there.
“Obviously you’re not a golfer.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When sarcasm is the only answer.
“Hey, nice marmot.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When even your enemies deserve a compliment.
“F*ck it, Dude. Let’s go bowling.” — Walter Sobchak
Everyday use: When you’re so done with something.
“Mind if I do a J?” — The Dude
Everyday use: When you give zero f*cks.
“What’s a pederast, Walter?” — Donny
Everyday use: When you can’t keep up with the lingo.
“Do you have to use so many cuss words?” — The Stranger
Everyday use: When things are getting too vulgar.
“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When you’re particular about your name.
“This is a very complicated case Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When the job is complicated.
“This aggression will not stand, man.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When people are talking to you all wrong.
“This is what happens when you f*ck a stranger in the ass, Larry.” — Walter Sobchak
Everyday use: When they f*cked with the wrong person.
“She’s not my special lady, she’s my f*cking lady friend.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When you have a complicated relationship.
Everyday use: When someone has done unpleasant things.
“He fixes the cable.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When the wrong answer is the funny answer.
“Careful man, there’s a beverage here!” — The Dude
Everyday use: When no one is respecting your belongings.
“Nobody f*cks with the Jesus.” — The Jesus
Everyday use: When you can’t be f*cked with.
“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When your opinion differs.
“The Dude abides.” — The Dude
Everyday use: When you do your thing.
“Shut the f*ck up, Donny!” — Walter Sobchak
Everyday use: When you have to explain EVERYTHING!
“That rug really tied the room together.” — Walter Sobchak, Various
Everyday use: When something really tied the room together.