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Infamous characters the world loves to hate, are, in no specific order, and no “hot” or trending list is even halfway complete, without its villains, for instance,

  1. Darth Vader. The Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983) Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005), Rogue One (2016)
  2. The Joker. Batman (1966), Batman (1989), The Dark Knight (2008) …
  3. Loki. …
  4. Hans Gruber. …
  5. Hannibal Lecter. …
  6. Hans Landa. …
  7. Kylo Ren. …
  8. Anton Chigurh. …

To mention just a few, in order to prove my point, once again, which is, that controversy sells! You are here, right? Based on the past, you just could not resist, what this “crank” is up to again, with a headline like “You Probably Knew About This Issue.” right?

 And I love you for it, I truly do.

Oh, you may even be visiting this article incognito, under the radar so to speak, depending entirely on your ego,  that’s fine too, I’m more concerned with the faceless stats as a portion of the known list of active members

 When I say the following I mean it in it’s the most literal sense. Lists of trending stories of necessity feature at least one controversial story interspaced in the list of “pretty nice” tales and regular pictorial fare.  I am not excluding our own in house trending list in any way shape or form. Research through umpteen titles during the past four and a half years, of my association with Virily, promise imminent doom and disaster, my own headlines included. 

No novel would exist in the absence of an antagonist, be it in the form of a person or agent, heck, pretty much, no recording of an event will make it without an evil person, bug or circumstance to overcome, contain or evade. It’s simply recorded in your telomeres and DNA, why you respond a bit quicker when there is a bit of intrigue and a pinch of mayhem in the tale? Cops and Robbers dramas are way ahead of stories of; “How The Clock Doth Tic” or “How to trim your Bonsai with a pair of nail clippers.”

Even Alfred Hitchcock would have been a nonentity without his Psycho, character, Alan Bates, and what of Hans Christian Andersen? He would have been a huge unknown washout if Snowwhite never had her evil queen, Hansel & Grettle had no evil Witch or if Jack and his beanstalk had no Giant, etc. And what of those “sweet-sounding” nursery rhymes, “Ring-a-ring-a- Rosie, a pocket full of posies, or Hickory-Dickory-doc. you do know about their “dark-side”, right? It’s simply an inescapable truth, and right on top of it all sits the “Grand Mama” of them all, “Drumroll! “Halloween!”, currently driving up the global felonious crime-stats, perpetrated by assailants in Halloween costumes. Perhaps the quote: “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Should have read: “Controversy is a dish, best served frozen” Lol.

we LOVE controversy!   

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