An observation about John Mark Karr, a former schoolteacher facing charges for the death of JonBenet Ramsey: He's disturbed.

Anthony Hopkins could have studied this guy for his role as Hannibal Lecter. The pale, empty look is striking and familiar. I couldn't place it until I thought of "The Silence of the Lambs."

I honestly question if Karr is guilty though. His ex-wife, who filed for divorce years ago when he was detained on charges of possessing child pornography, says he was with their family at the time of Ramsey's murder. Recently, Karr has been hanging out in Thailand teaching and preparing for a sex change, the AP reports. He's already undergone laser surgery to remove his sideburns and chin hair.

Karr sought out to get exactly what he wants: attention. He's a disturbed man who is most likely obsessed with Ramsey but has nothing to do with her. He's enjoying the limelight and is probably relishing news stories like this one, reporting the meals he ate on his flight to Colorado:

"Before takeoff, Karr took a glass of champagne from a flight attendant and clinked glasses with Spray [investigator with the Boulder County district attorney's office], who sipped orange juice.

Karr first dined on pate, salad, fried king prawn, steamed rice, broccoli and chocolate cake. He also had a beer — crushing the empty can with his hands — and then had a glass of chardonnay. Karr appeared to order the drinks himself.

He later dined on roast duck with soy sauce and yellow noodles, and for his third meal had pizza, chocolates and a bottle of Evian."

The media is literally feeding this monster with stories about what he eats. I'd rather watch "Silence of the Lambs" than segments on this guy. At least I can convince myself that the movie isn't real, right?