Monday, November 19, 2012

Blogging as Murder

Normally, the question of whether being a famous blogger could land someone in hot water in a murder investigation does not enter the vernacular. Yet this seems to be happening to John McAfee, if we are to believe him..

What he’s done to his appearance in order to evade authorities is rather extreme:

The first day I colored my full beard and my hair light grey- almost white. I darkened the skin of my face, neck and hands carefully with shoe polish and put on an LA Saints baseball cap with the brim facing backwards and tufts of the front of my hair sticking out unkempt through the band. I stuffed my cheeks with chewed bubble gum stuck to the outside of my upper and lower molars – making my face appear much fatter. I darkened and browned my front teeth. I stuffed a shaved down tampon deep into my right nostril and died the tip dark brown – giving my nose an awkward, lopsided, disgusting appearance. I put on a pair of ragged brown pants with holes patched and darned. I wore an old, ragged long sleeve shirt. I donned an old Guatemalan style sarape and toted a bag containing a variety of Guatemalan woven goods. I adjusted my posture so that I appeared a good six inches shorter than my actual height and slowly walked up and down the beach with a pronounced limp, pushing an old single speed bicycle and peddling my wares to tourists and reporters using a broken English with a heavy Spanish accent. On my second day, while peddling small wooden carvings, I nearly sold a dolphin carving to an Associated Press reporter standing at the edge of my dock. He was pulled away from my enticement by an urgent phone call.

McAfee thinks that the Police wants to capture him for the murder of his neighbour, while telling journalists he won’t leave the country because of the view from his porch.

McAfee vows to keep on blogging and had troubles before if not with the law than at least with rational / moral behaviour:

According to The Next Web, McAfee has been in trouble before. He was the subject of a wrongful death suit and also misled a journalist writing a feature for FastCompany.

Whatever happens, I’m sure we’ll find out :)

Sources / More info: mb

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