Exclaim reports that infamous Norwegian black metaller Varg Vikernes, otherwise known as Count Grishnackh, has been released from prison. The Burzum mastermind, a notorious wackjob, famously murdered his Mayhem bandmate Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth in 1993. When a Norwegian judge sentenced him to 21 years in prison for that murder and for other crimes, he smiled. In prison, he recorded a ton of suffocatingly grim and scarily weird Burzum albums and tried to escape in 2003. After serving 16 years of his sentence, he’s out. If you see him walking toward you on the street, maybe cross to the other side.
To me, one of the most screwed-up parts of the story is that, apparently, in Norway you can kill somebody and only get 16 years in prison. And that includes a freebie escape attempt. If you wanna kill some time (see that, kill? ha ha) search this dude’s name on YouTube. Lots of weird shit to gawk at.
Andre Thomas is on death row for killing his family (and allegedly eating their hearts). As if this weren’t insane enough, while in jail he ripped his own eye out and ate it. What is the most surprising to me is he doesn’t look nearly as disturbed as you would expect. When i think of a man eating his own eye ball, I sort of get this picture in my mind of the guy from Bleeders with a swollen head and 3 nose wholes. I wonder if he knows he’s crazy?
In the upper-left corner of each box we find the following statement: “This work by Zbigniew Libera has been sponsored by Lego” – as the project was made possible thanks to the bricks presented by the polish department of the Danish company. Upon its presentation in Denmark, LEGO headquarters has launched legal complaints against the artist, however as a result of a fierce press campaign it has decided to drop the lawsuit. The controversies concerning Libera’s LEGO also appeared in Poland, yet those where of a somewhat different character. As a result the artist has refused to exhibit in the Polish pavilion at the Venetian Biennale. In the meantime the work has become an icon and – in various versions – was exhibited in galleries and museum collections across the globe. One of sets was purchased by the Jewish Museum in New York.