Todd’s Take: Am I Addicted to Gorn?
I'm beginning to wonder if I have an unhealthy addiction to "gorn". Yes, I said, "gorn" -- with a "G".
Before you diagnose me with an addiction, you will need to know, exactly, what gorn is. According to Urban Dictionary, it is some sort of "woody" word from a Monty Python skit. That's NOT the gorn I am speaking of. My morning show co-host, Timmy, introduced me to the word a few months ago.
He told me that I was a fan of "gore porn". As in, we get thrills from watching and hearing about serial killers and grisly murders. I couldn't refute what he was saying (even though he is the most knowledgeable person I know on the topic of mass murderers. Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the RIpper, the Son of Sam, the Green River Killer -- you name it, Timmy can tell you something that you likely didn't know. No wonder we're friends! ;)
A few nights ago, I, like many of us during the pandemic, was searching for something interesting on Netflix. I came across a three-part documentary called, "Don't F**k With Cats". Don't let the title fool you. It is one of the craziest stories about a serial killer I have ever heard of!
I was absolutely transfixed by it. Hypnotized, even. It was then that Timmy's word, "gorn", blazed across my cortex.
Am I addicted to watching and hearing about the worst of humanity? Clearly, I cannot be the only one as there are TONS of shows dealing with murder and violent crime. Some are the most successful shows on network TV. "Law & Order: SVU", "Forensic Files", etc. One of the most watched docs online in the last year was the series "Making of a Murderer" so I HAVE to assume that I am not the only one tuning in to this kind of stuff with regularity.
That said, after watching these kinds of programs or films, I almost always follow it up with something much more lighthearted or a sporting event,
Do you find yourself watching these types of shows as much as me? Are we crazy? Or curious? Let me know and send me a message via our free mobile app!
Rock on! \m/ \m/
Todd E. Lyons, Esq.