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Title: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 16, 2020, 01:37:25 PM
Hunting an Internet Serial Killer.

Anybody else catch this three-part documentary on Netflix?

It is the story of a group that banded together on Facebook in an effort to ID and catch someone who was posting videos of animal cruelty, primarily the killing of kittens. Fortunately, the documentary does not show the videos in question, other than partial glimpses. The individual was smart, sick and very narcissistic and the lead Facebook investigators are weirdos themselves. Eventually, the killer graduates from killing cats, to killing a person.

Very creepy and interesting. I recommend it.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Ubercat on January 16, 2020, 05:43:13 PM
I can't watch that. Any details I learned would just get me very upset. If they catch/caught the vermin, and it had a public execution, I'd watch the video over and over. I'd be thrilled to actually push the button, or even kill it slowly with a butter knife if they'd let me, but that's the extent that I could get involved.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 16, 2020, 05:56:44 PM
I can't watch that. Any details I learned would just get me very upset. If they catch/caught the vermin, and it had a public execution, I'd watch the video over and over. I'd be thrilled to actually push the button, or even kill it slowly with a butter knife if they'd let me, but that's the extent that I could get involved.

All I will say is that the crimes were committed in Canada...accordingly, without giving too much away, if the killer was caught, he would receive Canadian style justice, for the very little that it is worth.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Barthheart on January 16, 2020, 06:28:02 PM
I can't watch that. Any details I learned would just get me very upset. If they catch/caught the vermin, and it had a public execution, I'd watch the video over and over. I'd be thrilled to actually push the button, or even kill it slowly with a butter knife if they'd let me, but that's the extent that I could get involved.

All I will say is that the crimes were committed in Canada...accordingly, without giving too much away, if the killer was caught, he would receive Canadian style justice, for the very little that it is worth.

Nice.  ::)
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: solops on January 16, 2020, 06:34:25 PM
Ya know, it probably is a good show. But I don't think I want to see it. 'Silence of the Lambs' is a good show I watch once in a great while. Anthony Hopkins keeps the show light enough to stay humorous. Mel Gibson's movie about Christ is a great show, but I cannot bring myself to watch it again. 'Saving Private Ryan' can be a jolt. Jacky Gleason's 'Gigot' used to hit me more than it does now. There are more than just a few shows, fact and fiction, that are really, really good but if you let yourself get involved in them it can be really hard on the old psyche. I can watch guys getting blown up Hollywood-style all day and not worry about it, but when some director does a good piece really well...I am not sure I have a net plus after watching it, especially more than once. All that said, we all have different buttons and Kryptonite for me may be candy for someone else. I guess it sums up as: Does the entertainment value outweigh the emotional karma that comes with it? Sometimes a show can be 'too good'. To be fair, occasionally watching something that is mind-and-heart rending is not necessarily a bad thing, right?
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: solops on January 16, 2020, 06:42:31 PM
JH, what is that photo in your sig from? I remember watching it, but I cannot remember the name of the show.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Gusington on January 16, 2020, 06:58:32 PM
That's Sicario, IIRC.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 16, 2020, 07:49:25 PM
Ya know, it probably is a good show. But I don't think I want to see it. 'Silence of the Lambs' is a good show I watch once in a great while. Anthony Hopkins keeps the show light enough to stay humorous. Mel Gibson's movie about Christ is a great show, but I cannot bring myself to watch it again. 'Saving Private Ryan' can be a jolt. Jacky Gleason's 'Gigot' used to hit me more than it does now. There are more than just a few shows, fact and fiction, that are really, really good but if you let yourself get involved in them it can be really hard on the old psyche. I can watch guys getting blown up Hollywood-style all day and not worry about it, but when some director does a good piece really well...I am not sure I have a net plus after watching it, especially more than once. All that said, we all have different buttons and Kryptonite for me may be candy for someone else. I guess it sums up as: Does the entertainment value outweigh the emotional karma that comes with it? Sometimes a show can be 'too good'. To be fair, occasionally watching something that is mind-and-heart rending is not necessarily a bad thing, right?

You raise an interesting point, and one that is a prime question asked in the series. Do the people who watch the videos and/or the documentary bear any responsibility or culpability themselves?

...and yes, image in sig line is from Sicario.

 
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: airboy on January 16, 2020, 09:22:54 PM
There were several articles on the individuals, contractors, and policies that facebook uses to screen content. 

The people who did the screening could not handle it: child abuse, killing pets, self (and other) mutilation; murders - it goes on, and on, and on.  The burnout rate was almost unbelievable.  Then you have the religious killings and beatings, the jihadast evil, stuff reprinted from the worst atrocities of the Nazis and the WW2 era Japanese, and so on.  The material the articles talked about were the sort of things that nobody sane (or not evil) could stomach.

What Jarhead talks about happens all of the time. 

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), there is a certain small percentage of the population that is evil.  And a good proportion of the evil idiots post on facebook.

I could not do this job, and most people even heavily medicated with antidepressants and the like cannot do the job. 
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: solops on January 16, 2020, 10:33:53 PM
Re watching Bad Things: I vividly remember watching back in the 1960s documentaries on the Nazis and the extermination camps. They were extensive, prolonged, fascinating and appalling. I am absolutely glad that I saw them. Nothing shown or produced today is more than an abbreviated sound bite from those old docs. The new stuff does not do justice to the subject matter and their abbreviated format belittles the evil and horror portrayed. The information and visual impact of those old shows makes anyone who saw them realize just how ignorant and hollow the charges of "fascist" and "Nazi" are today as made in our political arena and how little the people who use the terms actually understand them. I am glad I saw those old documentaries. I never want to see most of them again. One in particular - Thirty minutes of nothing but the inside of the camps, what they did and how they did it (in detail) is enough for anyone. They showed some of them in school here in Texas when I was a kid. They should start doing that again. To avoid that material is to deny it and to forget. I think I am kind of steering off topic here. Sorry JH.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: JasonPratt on January 17, 2020, 10:41:09 AM
Relatedly to the above questions: Schindler's List. Glad the film exists, honored to be able to watch it, no need or desire to ever watch it again.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: solops on January 17, 2020, 11:51:10 AM
Relatedly to the above questions: Schindler's List. Glad the film exists, honored to be able to watch it, no need or desire to ever watch it again.
+1. Every time it comes on I think "what a great show!"
Then I think, "I really don't wanna watch it."
Back to the original JH post, it is good that this stuff exists.
Title: Re: Don't F**k With Cats
Post by: Ubercat on January 17, 2020, 03:42:10 PM
Now I'm embarrassed. I've probably seen SL at least ten times. I think I got teary eyed every time but I think it's such a great movie that when I had it on videotape I kept watching it. That was better than twenty years ago now and I can still quote some scenes verbatim.