Richard Leskosky wrote: I don't recall any postings here about Butch's choice of weapons indicating knowledge of the specific outrage behind the door. Did I miss something? So everything he picks up is phallic, what weapon isn't? Just asking. Just trying in to answer: I agree. Choice of weapons is not immediately parce-able to phallic blahblahblah. Rather--if anything--it is the ANUS, and the precious place this spot occupies in little and big butchy's psychology, that is more significant. The anus is the place where, quite literally, "father time" [Kronos/Chronos] has hidden and so still resides, for butchwillis. Amd THIS is the spot willisbutch has to protect.