Yesterday, one of our very smart commenters put together a definition of Culuket that seems to hold water for its intended definition. Yet, as another very bright commenter noted that it doesn’t tell us anything new about Joe Price. We know from the affidavit for Dylan Ward’s arrest, that Joe Price was a sexually active person, who describes himself on Culuket’s page on Alt.com (a BDSM hook-up web site) as a “BDSM enthusiast.” We know that drugs were found at the house, and dogs detected drugs having once been in Joe Price and Victor Zaborsky’s bedroom. Furthermore, US Attorney Glen Kirschner has alleged that Joe Price “dealt methamphetamine and cocaine.” However, Bernie Grimm, Joe Price’s defense attorney said the allegations were “untrue.”
Yes, the Culuket name shows Joe Price’s interest in sex and drugs, but even more than that, the way he used it reveals even more. I am not surprised that he would use the name for his private sexually oriented communication, but because it was so difficult to determine, people would not notice its meaning in a broader e-mail setting.
The fact that he used the Culuket name as his above board, public, regular e-mail address to chat about such mundane things as street repairs seems to show he wanted to bring his private life into his public life in a very clever, yet hidden way — as if he might be saying to himself, “If so-so only knew the real meaning of this word, they would be shocked.” Was he was trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes? Did this allow himself a private laugh?
If that is the case, then would such a character also be willing to pull the wool over people’s eyes about other things, especially things that would harm one’s reputation, relationships and career. The difference between just using a clever screename and what happened on the evening of August 2, 2006 is, though, no laughing matter.
And now this is a question the people have been asked to answer when Joe Price, along with the two other defendants, go to trial for obstruction of justice, tampering of evidence and conspiracy surrounding the murder of Robert Wone.
– Posted by David