Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ted Kaczynski auction

Some of The Unabomber's belongings will soon be auctioned. Items up for grabs are mostly mundane, including hand tools and some checks in his name.

SF Testicle:


    Perhaps the most valuable item to be sold, however, is the personal journal of the reclusive Unabomber, some 22,000 pages in which Kaczynski detailed his hatred of just about everything and everybody. It's likely the journal would have been introduced into evidence had Kaczynski gone to trial, but at the last minute, on Jan. 22, 1998, Kaczynski pleaded guilty and the trial was avoided. (In March, 2004, The Chronicle filed a federal Freedom of Information Act request with the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, asking for a copy of Kaczynski's journal, but, to date, the government has not sent The Chronicle any of it, leaving most of Kaczynski's written thoughts still under wraps.)

Kaczynski stands out as one of the most ingelligent serial killers. Where nearly all other killers are somewhat dull, like Gene or Dahmer, with the occasional interesting one like Ted Bundy, old Ted Kaczynski had intellect. Warped intellect, but intellect nonetheless.

When a Time Magazine interviewer asked him if he was crazy, he said something to the effect of, "If you want to know if I suffer some sort of organic illness, such as schizophrenia, the answer is 'no.'"

2 comments:

Dr. Pepper, PhD said...

"If you want to know if I suffer some sort of organic illness, such as schizophrenia, the answer is 'no.'"

Yes, but only a crazy person would say that.

The Shaved Ape said...

And only a crazy person would comment on it.