Posts Tagged by steam crunk
|21 May, 2011||Posted by Erik Carlson under Uncategorized||
No one likes an unsolved puzzle. For the past 23 years no puzzle has been greater that the identity of Jack the Ripper. Scholars, authors, poets, and armchair detectives have all crafted theories and, in some cases (Patricia Cornwell, I’m looking at you!) claimed to have solved the case with airtight resolution. We’ve read bout alien rippers, mutant ripper, time travelling rippers, and Robert Bloch even made him eternal demanding human sacrifice. He’s been thwarted by Sherlock Holmes, sung about in psychobilly songs, and a genesis for a musical in Spinal Tap.
This week The Telegraph reported that, “Scotland Yard is fighting an extraordinary legal battle to withhold 123-year-old secret files which experts believe could finally provide the identity of Jack the Ripper.” It is resisting the release of the files because it does not want to reveal the names of informants. Mind you these informants have been dead for quite a bit of time and are beyond any real danger of retaliation. Unless Bloch is correct.
Or if you believe Patricia Cornwell, feel free to check out the art of Walter Sickert or listen to the Boston steamcrunk band, Walter Sickert and the Army of Toys, which uses him as a namesake (check out the site for the world’s most brilliant cover).