Seattle Times employees columnist Danny Westneat wrote an article final 12 months a few man that died from anal intercourse with a horse. This story was so outlandish that it turned the all time most read article in the history of the Seattle Instances. According to Danny Westneat four of the top 20 articles have been also on this identical horse intercourse incident, "So much so, a case will be made that the articles on horse intercourse are the most widely read material this paper has printed in its 109-12 months historical past. " Anywhere you look on the internet outrageous and sickening tales always make up essentially the most read, emailed and downloaded articles.
Society has, as a complete, taken a really marked curiosity in what's totally different, weird, sickening, etc... There are entire blogs, boards and more devoted to this. Thousands and thousands of people are logging on and reading this somewhat questionable content. Internet publishers and advertisers are catching on and utilizing pay per click and other avenues of promoting to target key phrases for common tales like horse sex and such. In keeping with Danny, "It's not just the horse sex. The rest of the highest 20 people's-choice record is eye-opening, as effectively." It's well-known that advertisers want marked outcomes and information stories and websites at the moment are being tracked for what's standard and what is not. Web sites and blogs have turn out to be just about marketable real estate just like actual land. With one exception, as an alternative of location, location, location its content material, content material, content material.
Its out with the norm and in with the outlandish. That is why O.J. Simpsons famous chase had much more publicity and staying power than any presidents state of the union address. This horse sex and related has most likely by now been featured on Jerry Springer and possibly it will be on Oprah if she wants a scores enhance sometime.
This obsession shouldn't be new. One solely has to look within the recent previous - Ed Gein whom the Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath was loosly based on. Charles Cullen, the male nurse whom killed 35 - 40 hospital sufferers in his care with deadly, unprescribed medicines. Or the sick Henry Lee Lucas, having killed more than 300 males, women and children. All of these sensational and horrible stories of evil and outrage have commanded extra consideration than all the wars in historical past. Because of this exhibits like MTV's Jackass grow to be enormous hits and Johnie Knoxville a star large enough to play one of the Duke brothers and rumored to have been intimate with Jessica Simpson.
Society is obsessed or hooked on anything out of the norm. The extra outrageous the higher the ratings. Biblically talking it seems like we're following within the footsteps of Sodom and Gomorrah. Do you keep in mind this story? Every of these cities had become so enthralled with wickedness that God destroyed them.
"Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah --from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew these cities and the complete plain, including all these living within the cities --and likewise the vegetation within the land." Genesis 19:24, 25 NIV
You possibly can dismiss this as a biblical fairytale till just lately as archeologists have now discovered the ruined cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. And yes they had been lined with ash and sulfur balls. As more and more of the bible is proven true, perhaps we have to pay more consideration to the latest signs that the tip occasions mentioned in Revelations might happen in our lifetimes. We could develop into the next Sodom and Gomorrah if we preserve lusting for the sick, perverse, deranged, and so on...