Bullied as a boy and abused by his mother, Ed Gein developed abnormally. It is sad when a child begins life with such a handicap. It is also sad that he died of cancer.
Though I would never wish cancer on anyone and before your eyes well up for the last time in 2011, note that Ed Gein was the inspiration behind the fictional serial killers Norman Bates from Psycho, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs. Gein was obsessed with sex, female anatomy, Nazi experiments, necrophilia and cannibalism.
As a suspect for a missing woman, authorities found the following in Gein’s home:
- Four noses
- Whole human bones and fragments
- Nine masks of human skin
- Bowls made from human skulls
- Ten female heads with the tops sawn off
- Human skin covering several chair seats
- Mary Hogan's head in a paper bag
- Bernice Worden's head in a burlap sack
- Nine vulvae in a shoe box
- A belt made from female human nipples
- Skulls on his bedposts
- A pair of lips on a draw string for a window-shade
- A lampshade made from the skin from a human face
People who do horrific things get cancer, too.
I wrote this blog entry within minutes because I’m headed out for New Year’s and wanted to post the final month of this Cancer Calendar before year’s end. In 2012 stay tuned for a unique Cancer Calendar, updates on Benjamin 2.0 and maybe my 2012 goals, and other worthless ramblings. Have a great New Year, and remember that Milwaukee’s Best ranks #1 as the highest alcohol-per-calorie beer, a critical piece of knowledge.