Nota bene: if you’re not fond of gallows humor, I respectfully request that you simply stop reading now. Seriously. Today’s post is not for you. Please visit instead the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
Also, please understand that I’m in no way making light of the tragic death of Travis Alexander. He didn’t deserve that. No one deserves that. Jodi Arias committed an atrocious, evil act.
Without further ado:
You are perhaps familiar with the novel, and subsequent film, The Jane Austen Book Club. It is, as its title suggests, a work about a book club discussing the works of the late, great Jane Austen. She of the acerbic wit and adroit social commentary.
In a sense, I believe that Jodi Arias is similarly possessed of a certain genius.
A dark gift, if you will.
Else, why would she, on the stand, as she plead for her life, state that one of her great reasons for living is to teach reading in prison?
Mull that over for just a second. Jodi Arias wants to teach other inmates how to read. And lead a book club.
Exclusive to RandomlyChad, is the following proposed reading list (from the soon to be formed Jodi Arias Prison Book Club):
1. No One Gets Out Alive.
2. Helter Skelter.
3. The Silence of the Lambs.
4. The Shining. (“Here’s Jodi!”)
5. The Stranger Beside Me.
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (because we’ve got to have some Austen, folks).
That’s just the first six months, folks. Other possible books include the entire Ann Rule library, Papillion, and Martha Stewart Living.
Hopefully, my point is clear; namely, just how ironic is that Arias feels, at this point, that she’s qualified to lead anything? To my mind, it’s entirely in keeping with the character she’s displayed throughout the entire trial. The hubris, the arrogance, boggles the mind.
I’ll leave you with one last thought:
As she was relating the reasons why she thought she would be allowed to live, Jodi indicated that she would never have children. She was lamenting that fact.
But I say thank God for that!
What do you say? How ironic is that she thinks she should be leading anything?