|Goatse, anyone? Bueller? Anyone?|
I admired and enjoyed TD from top to bottom, so to speak. My controversial take is that TD is the most refined of television ventures which aim to circle around the great wave of ass fetishism rearing its head these days.
Truman Capote parodied his homosexual predilections (in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"), with a called a character called "Rusty Trawler".
Rustin Cohle provides a similar bon mot. RU stink-hole.
The name "Cohle" could be formed with a variety of spellings and the strained choice made by writers reinforces the "Rusty Hole" motif with an "o-h-l-e" jumble.
Rust's final injury would, of course, necessitate bowel resection and colostomy and a very likely death by peritonitis--making the final scene in hospital a trick Hollywood ending. Rust and Marty are likely dead, and as they muse upon the stars, they muse upon themselves.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL ASIAN
The theme of the Mississipi as a continental "waste passage" is persistant of late, and may represent a memetic hijack on the BP spill, which may in turn be regarded as a bait-and-switch cover-up for an industrial accident or some eminent domain issues UP stream from New Orleans, thus shoveling the fecal waste of the USA southward into the waters of Mexico. A serious researcher might look at environmental events along the mighty Miss, leading up to the BP "Spill". I am not such a researcher and yet, could the identified oil slicks along the "coast" in fact be the wash-back from a massive mass grave somewhere in southern Lousianna, which orginates deeply engounh inland that it could pollute the fresh water Muddy into a great big Tap Water for Cannibals?
DIFFICULTY LEVEL DENNIS RODMAN
Rust is a blatant "asshole", at least in the colloquial way.
And Marty is surely a "mouth", a charming, lippy "frat boy" whose name rhymes with Party Hard, and who will literally eat "anything". So we have Mouth (Oral) and Ass (Anal) serving as a reflexive Alpha and Omega sequence. Oral is first. Eating as Alpha in the O(mega) of O-ral vs. Then Anal. The Asshole as Omega in A(lpha) of Ass.
Hey Mom, I'm hungry. Bring me that meatloaf.