Ep 134 Don’t Fuck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
On Ep 134 Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen recapped the twisty and terrifying Netflix documentary Don’t F**K With Cats (like we don’t know what “F**k” means) with the hilarious and insightful Tara Jepsen. We had no idea that there was such a thing as “Rule Zero” of the Internet. It makes sense, especially because cute cat videos have been the best thing the Internet has brought us. The rule says, “Don’t fuck with cats, or we’ll find you.”
TRIGGERS – a guideline to triggering animal abuse scene timecodes (in episode one) were kindly shared with us by @hilldawg.
If you’ve never heard of Luka Magnotta, consider yourself lucky. Someone who anonymously tortures and kills kittens, this home-schooled Canadian sociopath creates a bunch of sock puppet accounts and plants rumors about dating a serial killer. The heroes of the piece are facebook sleuths who crowdsource clues, tearing apart aspects of the video to try and locate and identify the perpetrator. Along the way, the hunters become the hunted, online vanity and murderous impulses clash, and we have to ask whether tragic events could have been averted.
Tara Jepsen is a writer and comic living in Los Angeles. Her novel “Like a Dog” was published by City Lights in 2017. She has made many short films with collaborator Beth Lisick, and they have a new one coming out this year. She and illustrator Miriam Klein-Stahl founded Pave the Way Skateboards, which seeks to elevate queer visibility in skateboarding and whose boards are collected by the Smithsonian.
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