More creepy Web 2.0 redux — Shooter blogged about his intent / frustrations

George Sodini was a writer, tortured soul and planned to be a murderer. The gunman, who opened fire Tuesday night at a Pennsylvania fitness center, hitting 12 and wounding three before he killed himself, blogged about his frustrations with women and his murderous plans. New York Times story here. Excerpt below.

In his online journal, which has since been taken off the Internet, Mr. Sodini, a programmer-analyst at a local law firm, said that he had not had a girlfriend since 1984 and that he had not had sex since July 1990, when he was 29.

“I actually look good,” Mr. Sodini wrote in an entry dated Dec. 29, 2008. “I dress good, am clean-shaven, bathe, touch of cologne — yet 30 million women rejected me — over an 18- or 25-year period. That is how I see it. Thirty million is my rough guesstimate of how many desirable single women there are.

“A man needs a woman for confidence. He gets a boost on the job, career, with other men, and everywhere else when he knows inside he has someone to spend the night with and who is also a friend.”

In the Web diary, Mr. Sodini described his final preparations for the attack.

“I took off today, Monday, and tomorrow to practice my routine and make sure it is well polished,” he wrote. “I need to work out every detail, there is only one shot. Also I need to be completely immersed into something before I can be successful. I haven’t had a drink since Friday at about 2:30. Total effort needed. Tomorrow is the big day.”

He added: “Any of the ‘Practice Papers’ left on my coffee table I used or the notes in my gym bag can be published freely. I will not be embarrassed, because, well, I will be dead.”

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