1. Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
2. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.
It is also a specific psychiatric term:
1. (Psychiatry) Psychiatry a persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
OK, so we can all agree that it's hyperbole to use it all of the time, not to mention cliche.
I will not claim to be obsessed with the Miami drug culture of the mid-70s to 80s, but I am certainly damn fascinated.
1) Watch Cocaine Cowboys
2) Why the fuck has no one made a movie about the female Godfather, Griselda Blanco? Is it because she was in hiding in Columbia for so many years so the movie wouldn't have a strong ending? Well, guess what, karma is a bitch and she just got gunned down by one of her enemies. So get writing, Hollywood. I love gangster movies and she is the ultimate subject. She was a fucking psycho, had good style, younger lovers, hundreds of millions of dollars, assassins who did things such as bayonetting a guy in an airport, etc. She moved her operation from Miami to California, and then when she got busted she lived like a queen inside prison (got to have sex, wear whatever she wanted, etc.) and operated her drug empire from inside. She started wars with other cartels seemingly for fun. Oh yeah, and did I mention that she made a documented attempt to kidnap JFK junior so she could use him as a hostage to get out of prison?
Does anyone know of good books about this subject or about Mexican drug cartels?