Monday, September 18, 2006

An Offending Organ and Memories of Bobbitt

This is a curious story that somehow manages to tell us both too much and too little. I don't want to hear about it, but, once I have, I want to know exactly the nature of his wife's problems. It reminds me of my own encounter with John Wayne Bobbitt, the man whose penis was lopped off by his wife. It was then sewn back on by enterprising surgeons in Virginia. I have seldom felt quite so sorry for anybody I have interviewed - and not for the reason you might expect. John had deep problems with postmodernity and suffered from acute cognitive dissonance.

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