I remember the first time I read the Wikipedia article about Albert Fish... It was horrifying and, because it was so horrifying, fascinating. After I had finished reading it, I wanted to scrub my cerebrum with a toothbrush and bleach. I felt thoroughly soiled.
One more lousy reminder of how bad I want grandkids. . .
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
The way the story is written up sounds unreal. The reasons given "they were hungry", "she was killed because they had an argument", "cooked with potatoes", etc. seem to promote this sense of make-believe. It is written up in an incredibly insensitive, artificial, light-hearted manner if it is real, which is what triggers the predictable comedic responses.
It doesn't seem particularly funny to me regardless. It is some kind of combination of stupid and cruel.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY