Brian Laundrie's Body Found?

Different sources are now saying it's "highly probable" or that there's a "strong probability" that the remains are Laundrie's.


[Yesterday], the FBI has announced that they have found human remains in a Florida nature reserve where her boyfriend Brian Laundrie was believed to be hiding. Along with the remains, they also found items belonging to Laundrie.

A backpack and notebook known to be owned by Laundrie were found nearby the remains.


The remains apparently haven't been DNA tested yet which is why they aren't confirming the identity yet, but it's a good bet this is Laundrie. The fact that the material had been underwater suggests he may have died sometime during the last month and then his body was covered with water which is why law enforcement couldn't find him.

I mean... if I were writing this as a novel, that sure wouldn't really be his body. It would just be the body of a male victim helpfully wearing Laundrie's backpack.

I'd incorporate this into the plot, too.

Law enforcement officials searching for Brian Laundrie have made some disturbing findings unrelated to the case of his murdered fiancee Gabby Petito.

At least five other bodies have been found in the manhunt, according to the New York Post.

One of them was 33-year-old Josue Calderon, who was found at the Yadkin Valley Overlook in North Carolina, one of the locations where Laundrie was rumored to be hiding out.

Investigators said Calderon had been stabbed to death.

Then there was Robert Lowery, 46, who was found in Wyoming near where Peitito's remains were discovered in September.

Lowery had committed suicide, according to the Post.

The body of Sara Bayard was found in El Paso County, Colorado, where Petito and Laundrie had shared a photo of themselves the same day Bayard was reported missing.

Lauren Cho's body was discovered in Yucca Valley, California, thanks in part to the nationwide interest in the Petito case, the Post reported.

The body of a homeless man was also found in a Mobile, Alabama, dumpster the same day reports emerged that Laundrie could be in the city.

These tragic discoveries highlight how many missing people there are across the U.S. and how often they are overlooked and forgotten.

There was an anecdote in the great true crime book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. A hundred cops, mostly cadets from the police academy, were organized to do a close search of a woods to find a murder victim's body. The woods were known to be a dumping ground for murder victims.

One of the senior cops told the cadets, half jokingly (or maybe less than half), "Don't bother with any of the other bodies you find besides the one we're looking for, otherwise we'll be out here all night."

Posted by: Ace at 12:05 PM




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1 We like dirty Laundrie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 21, 2021 11:05 AM (63Dwl)

2 You're no chimp.

Posted by: 6-4-3 at October 21, 2021 11:06 AM (ubVq8)

3 She was pretty so it's news.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at October 21, 2021 11:06 AM (vN+oL)

4 Laundrie family killed a drifter, planted his corpse in the swamp.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:06 AM (qpX6U)

5 At the end of the day it will be revealed, his parents were the true monsters in the drama.

What gigantic piles of garbage they turned out to be.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (z4I4W)

6 Had to Google this as no one explain yesterday
So the murderer was murdered?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (O7mKc)

7 the FBI has announced that...

Well there goes the credibility of this story.

Posted by: t-bird at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (pbStR)

8 No matter how you feel about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID shots..if we do not have control over what we put into and on our bodies, we are not free.

Please consider a donation to the Liberty Counsel sooner than later. Your liberty is *our* liberty (and vice versa).

https://lc.org

https://www.usfreedomflyers.org/

https://mymedicalfreedom.org

Posted by: CAPT Constitution at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (DwYZJ)

9 Top 10?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (c6xtn)

10 There was an anecdote in the great true crime book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.

That was an awesome book. I loved the part where they loaded paper in the copy machine that said "truth" and "lie".

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (Vt61E)

11 No monkey today.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (CBzL5)

12 nom nom

Posted by: gators at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (ptqGC)

13 I have not followed this story at all.
Not a single line of news, not a single second of air time.
Nothing but diversion from the real issues at hand.

**wanders off**

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (axyOa)

14 The media is racist for highlighting this story instead of the stories of missing black women.

They should address this disparity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (LvTSG)

15 After the commercial break they'll discover that he was murdered by a serial killer.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (jOcSX)

16 Dog the Bounty Hunter was unavailable for comment, as he apparently was sleeping in this morning.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (TNyrE)

17 "Brian, will you PLEASE stop tracking sand granules into this van!!! I'm trying to work on my vlog!"

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (qpX6U)

18 So Laundrie was the master mind behind the Vegas shootings?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (4eKPg)

19 3 She was pretty so it's news.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at October 21, 2021 11:06 AM (vN+oL)

But was in the category of 'don't stick yer dick in crazy'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (oHd/0)

20 It's odd that they didn't say something like "apparent suicide" or "foul play suspected." And if they need DNA, then the corpse is likely mangled or old or both.

Well, if it ain't him then someone else will get the body of a lost person back.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (DU+/6)

21 Maybe we skip that second look at living the 'Van Life'?

Posted by: garrett at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (Va3dv)

22 BREAKING NEWS: Brian Laundrie died of COVID

Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (mbFEM)

23 Was this an apeless day?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (DU+/6)

24
The FBI says it's Laundrie?? Then in reality, it's probably one of their own little boo-boos they're cleaning up.

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (/KPLX)

25 18 So Laundrie was the master mind behind the Vegas shootings?
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (4eKPg)

/Nods

Posted by: FBI at October 21, 2021 11:09 AM (oHd/0)

26 His parents are so very, very weird.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:09 AM (ptqGC)

27 So, these two folie a deux characters may have been skimming around the country, offing people . . .? Could one of them have committed even one murder without the other knowing? If not, you've got a team effort here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:09 AM (c6xtn)

28 The media is racist for highlighting this story instead of the stories of missing black women.

They should address this disparity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:07 AM (LvTSG)


And missing indigenous women!

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:09 AM (Vt61E)

29 22 BREAKING NEWS: Brian Laundrie died of COVID
Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (mbFEM)

And its YOUR Fault you dirty AntiVaxxer!!!!

Posted by: Biden Admin at October 21, 2021 11:09 AM (oHd/0)

30 Morning.

I left this comment on last night's ONT.
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So I decided to look up the news on this Laundrie guy.

First, dude looks like a fag.

Second, his freakin' PARENTS found his things?!? Just *snaps fingers* like that. And some kind of remains? Maaaaybe it's this Laundrie guy? Maaaaybe it's just some raw pork tenderloin thrown out there to distract investigators while this guy boards a plane to a non-extradition country?

I'm just sayin'! I'm just sayin'. There's something fishy going on.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (1Yy3c)

31 I saw a post where 9 other, unrelated bodies had been discovered looking for Laundrie and Petito.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Pronoun is Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (BFigT)

32 >>> And if they need DNA, then the corpse is likely mangled or old or both.

Well, if it ain't him then someone else will get the body of a lost person back.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (DU+/6)


It's underwater in Florida. Any number of things to disassemble a body in the water in Florida.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (rLfOT)

33 Who tipped off the FBI on the location of the body? They sure as hell didn't find it on their own.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (kTF2Z)

34 Never trust people that live in vans. Unless there is a cool dragon or wizard painted on the side.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (Y5qcH)

35 At the police press conference yesterday I heard some protesters chanting "Justice for Gabby over rand over and making a scene. WTF? Who is against justice here? Have the wokistas made this a cause or something?

Posted by: Ripley at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (MxEKc)

36 Laundrie family killed a drifter, planted his corpse in the swamp.

Pffffft. Too formulaic. The whole thing was really a dream, with JR shot in the shower.

Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (ZsR3z)

37 OT - mostly cuz I don't care much about this story, other than it is said for the families involved

Anyway -

https://nypost.com/2021/10/21/
michele-fiore-shoots-crt-vaccine-mandate-beer-bottles/

The line for TMI for this group is pretty hard to cross, so I think I'm good to admit I'm more of a leg/hip guy when it comes to the fairer sex. But I'm definitely seeing the appeal the horde has for -

Smart women!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (fs1hN)

38 >>And missing indigenous women!


This is a non-stop subject up here. Forever hearing about the missing meth addicts from the Reservations.

Posted by: garrett at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (Va3dv)

39 Oh, well. Good riddance.


On to the next atrocity...

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (sQPrG)

40 Thanks God I don't watch television, listen to "news," and would have no idea who this is or why (other than making the mistake of catching Hannity on the radio one day in my car, after which I turned off the inanity in 2 minutes).

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (Isg2D)

41 20 It's odd that they didn't say something like "apparent suicide" or "foul play suspected." And if they need DNA, then the corpse is likely mangled or old or both.

Well, if it ain't him then someone else will get the body of a lost person back.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (DU+/6)

Gater country?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (oHd/0)

42 "Don't bother with any of the other bodies you find besides the one we're looking for, otherwise we'll be out here all night."


Wise words for the TxMoMe

Posted by: Miklos nods at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (KUVBP)

43 Gators gotta eat.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

44 So, I'm going through Stephen King's body of work, and I decided to read the Richard Bachman stuff. Rage is the first, and it's kind of terrible.

By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

45 Like I said last night it's the plot of a Carl Hiaasen novel complete with wisecracking cop.

Posted by: Tuna at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (gLRfa)

46 "I have not followed this story at all."

Two naive young adults decided to quit their jobs and live the van life. The man liked hiking in hellish hot places and getting dirty. The lady was an OCD neatfreak, who mainly loved posting selfies and detailing every single detail of their nomad lives on her vlog. Months of being cooped up together led to the only logical conclusion. It was Fate.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (qpX6U)

47 I guess I lose my bet. I was 95% sure the "camping out" was a misdirect while he was in a basement apartment getting groceries delivered.

Posted by: Chuck C at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (EughT)

48 You only care because he's a pretty white boy!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (UHVv4)

49 Dog the Bounty Hunter was unavailable for comment, as he apparently was sleeping in this morning.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 21, 2021 11:08 AM (TNyrE)

I thought he hurt his ankle chasing after suspicious vehicles.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (uhPTO)

50 The Mobile Police are known to murder bums themselves.

I was really surprised that when they leveled the old police headquarters downtown that they didn't discover bodies buried in the walls and basement.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (yQpMk)

51 Why are the FBI investigating this when there's a disgruntled mom out there somewhere?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (cSyAR)

52 I mean... if I were writing this as a novel, that sure wouldn't really be his body. It would just be the body of a male victim helpfully wearing Laundrie's backpack.


Eaten by a big assed boa constrictor.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (OCTRt)

53
Razorfist put out a video on the election-stealing fake centrist sinema. She's all theater.

I was the first to say those "confrontation" videos of sinema were fake, btw.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:13 AM (vv4zI)

54 There's a fun series of documentaries Missing 411 about people who go missing in public parks. They always start off really down-to-earth, and by the end they go full In Search Of.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 21, 2021 11:13 AM (QU5/8)

55 So does mean there is a theory now that someone else killed both of them?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2021 11:13 AM (ESjRY)

56
btw, how many of you are still buying the fake Manchin theater bullshit?

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:13 AM (vv4zI)

57 So police look for one victim and perp, find many many unrelated victims.

I have this idea, and call me crazy because it probably is, but I gave this idea that the reason the crime statistics have been going down is mostly because cops and prosecutors aren't doing their jobs and simply not reporting and brushing shit under the rug.

It's like the Stoneman Douglas shooting. It seemed like such a safe school only because so many admins and cops were just brushing problems under the rug. See? No problems here!

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (1Yy3c)

58 47 I guess I lose my bet. I was 95% sure the "camping out" was a misdirect while he was in a basement apartment getting groceries delivered.
Posted by: Chuck C at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (EughT)

Next we find out... his parents did it... allllll...

They are Cereal Killers!!!! Watch out Capt. Crunch!

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (oHd/0)

59 Mrs. Laundrie: "Welcome home, Brian. Where's Gabby?"

Brian: "She decided to take off with another dude."

Mrs. Laundrie: "She gave you her van with all her belongings and her ATM card? That was sweet of her. Let's get Dad and go camping."


Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (ptqGC)

60 Gators gotta eat.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (ptqGC)



They have trouble with fresh bodies. They need to carry you away to their meat stash underwater to let you rot a bit.

This is known.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (yQpMk)

61 Never trust people that live in vans. Unless there is a cool dragon or wizard painted on the side.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (Y5qcH)
++++
What about "Free Candy?"

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (DU+/6)

62 By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)


Is that the one with the guy whose house is getting eminent domained for a freeway?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (Vt61E)

63 "Dog the Bounty Hunter was unavailable for comment, as he apparently was sleeping in this morning."

Michael Baden has stepped in to bolster the supply of the vital stream of bullshit. Is Henry Lee still alive? "Something wrong!"

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (qpX6U)

64 Ya, kinda strange the family knew where to look and then told cops.. a month after.. So that any foul play evidence may be washed away. Convenient.

Posted by: William L at October 21, 2021 11:15 AM (/jFSs)

65 62 By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

Is that the one with the guy whose house is getting eminent domained for a freeway?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (Vt61E)

========

The school shooting one that King has pulled from publication.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

66 52 I mean... if I were writing this as a novel, that sure wouldn't really be his body. It would just be the body of a male victim helpfully wearing Laundrie's backpack.


Eaten by a big assed boa constrictor.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (OCTRt)

Sharknado 12?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:15 AM (oHd/0)

67 I still don't understand what all the hubbub was at the beginning of this obsession with Petito and Laundrie. How this while thing blow up like this? And going along with that story about the cadets...there's so many missing, why was this one a big deal?

Posted by: Mishdog at October 21, 2021 11:15 AM (/VWLE)

68 It's past time for Gatornado.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (ptqGC)

69 It's odd that they didn't say something like "apparent suicide" or "foul play suspected." And if they need DNA, then the corpse is likely mangled or old or both.

Maybe he was mangled before he expired. If not by his parents, by some predator. Either way, if it's him, good.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (l1zez)

70 There was a story yesterday about a 40-something man in some NE state (Vermont, NH, one of those) who confessed to murdering his 21 year old wife (who had recently gone missing), after they got into an argument. The couple had recently moved their stuff into a small van in which they were living and traveling. LOL. Don't move into small confined spaces with your spouse or GF/BF people! One or both of you will soon end up dead!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (k4dH2)

71 Weird couple driving around in a van driving around the country killing people as a hobby?

Nope, that wouldn't surprise me even slightly. In fact, I'd be pretty surprised if that weren't happening, these days.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (aVY3U)

72 Mrs. Laundrie: "Welcome home, Brian. Where's Gabby?"

Brian: "She decided to take off with another dude."

Mrs. Laundrie: "She gave you her van with all her belongings and her ATM card? That was sweet of her. Let's get Dad and go camping."
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (ptqGC)
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Probably more like, "you need to run, boy. Let's get you on the road and I'll divert where and where I can."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (DU+/6)

73
At least five other bodies have been found in the manhunt, according to the New York Post.


Who else laughed when they read this?

It reminded me of the old saw: "You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting [insert subject here]."

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (vv4zI)

74 44 So, I'm going through Stephen King's body of work, and I decided to read the Richard Bachman stuff. Rage is the first, and it's kind of terrible.

By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

----------------------------

I vaguely remember Rage. Don't remember what I thought of it, though. I did like The Long Walk.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (CAJOC)

75 If they needed 18 agents to investigate a "noose", there's no way they located a decaying body in a swamp by themselves...unless they brought it with them.

Posted by: t-bird at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (CTJwJ)

76 I have this idea, and call me crazy because it probably is, but I gave this idea that the reason the crime statistics have been going down is mostly because cops and prosecutors aren't doing their jobs and simply not reporting and brushing shit under the rug.

Not that crazy, especially in blue cities.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 21, 2021 11:16 AM (jOcSX)

77 I hate the FBI and FNM so I've been hoping they never find Laundrie either dead or alive, but then wondering if that would be worse because then the dumb story would never go away. I suppose it is probably a good thing out of the stupidity that those other bodies were found.

Posted by: PaleRider, wrecker vaccine resister at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (pxVvf)

78 Wyoming, El Paso County CO, Yucca Valley CA, Mobile AL, Yadkin Valley, NC, Florida...

He's been everywhere man, he's been every where...

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (5Woea)

79 "I still don't understand what all the hubbub was at the beginning of this obsession with Petito and Laundrie."

It's promotion for the movie "Nomadland."

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (qpX6U)

80 What about "Free Candy?"
=====

The Candy Man can . . . and he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.

(I don't think there are words to express how much I despise that song.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (MIKMs)

81 Plot twist: Mrs Laundrie is the serial killer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (PKElw)

82 why was this one a big deal?

The populace loves these type of stories for some reason. I don't get it...

Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (ESjRY)

83
Jack Straw from Wichita
Cut his buddy down
Dug for him a shallow grave
And layed his body down

Half a mile from Tucson
By the morning light
One man gone and another to go
My old buddy you're moving much too slow

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (2iDSr)

84 Well. I get me points for being right on how they'd find him.

I think he was trying for longer. I would bet he knew the water came and went for whatever reason and killed himself while it was dry knowing that the water would hinder finding the body. Couldn't manage a grave of some sort I guess. No caves or loose rocks around to snuggle into and not enough carrion predators to be certain his body would be eaten and dispersed.

What a way to go. He should be applauded for his ability to see his future very clearly and wanted no part of it. I would bet his parents had some inkling of what he was going to do.

This also inclines me to believe Petitos death was an accident of some sort. Note to anyone who can't control their anger: stay away from women especially those who like to tease and see how much they can make someone angry. Yes there are quite a few of them.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (H5Y9p)

85
I still don't understand what all the hubbub was at the beginning of this obsession with Petito and Laundrie. How this while thing blow up like this? And going along with that story about the cadets...there's so many missing, why was this one a big deal?
Posted by: Mishdog at October 21, 2021 11:15 AM (/VWLE)

The dead blonde was an Instagram (or whatever) "influencer." It's the closest thing the hokum-based society has to celebrities, these days.

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (/KPLX)

86 Still don't care.

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (XmW6T)

87 Dog the Bounty Hunter was unavailable for comment, as he apparently was sleeping in this morning.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle


Grandpa is getting up there in age.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (OCTRt)

88 The school shooting one that King has pulled from publication.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)


Oh, right. Very teenage-angsty, if I remember right.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (Vt61E)

89 when talking to your friends, always refer to him as "your boy Brian Laundrie"

Posted by: x at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (oA+QO)

90 There was an anecdote in the great true crime book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.

That was an awesome book. I loved the part where they loaded paper in the copy machine that said "truth" and "lie".
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And the bald black guy was great and not a freak like his crazy white partner!

It was also cool that the black-Italian commander's son was played by a literal African-Italian -- the guy who played Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (UHVv4)

91 I drove a tourist circuit recently. Very scenic and pleasant. I saw probably half a dozen of these modern conversion vans set up for long-term occupancy. It strikes me as a neat alternative to camping or getting an RV. Seems like a cool idea for that.

I wouldn't want to live in one, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (DU+/6)

92 *mild curiosity*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (XvPQV)

93 At least five other bodies have been found in the manhunt, according to the New York Post.

Who else laughed when they read this?


I sure did. Five other bodies in five other suspected hideouts across the country, but THIS body in THIS hideout is definitely the one!

Posted by: t-bird at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (CTJwJ)

94
There's another saying that goes something like "more than you can shake a stick at."

Which lead to me confusing the two old sayings and saying "More than you can shake a dead cat at."

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (vv4zI)

95 Under some dead guy they found America's Constitution....but. they swept it under the swamp.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (9KAj4)

96 78 Wyoming, El Paso County CO, Yucca Valley CA, Mobile AL, Yadkin Valley, NC, Florida...

He's been everywhere man, he's been every where...
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (5Woea)

And the murderer is..
Ruh Roh...

/strips off mask...

Carmen SanDiego?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (oHd/0)

97 This is a case for Travis McGee.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (4eKPg)

98 Gabby was the serial killer, and he killed her to stop her, but she gave him a slow acting poison.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (PKElw)

99 Checking out of this thread.
A lot too close to home.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (fpRbZ)

100 the reason the crime statistics have been going down is mostly because cops and prosecutors aren't doing their jobs and simply not reporting and brushing shit under the rug.

I'd add in the more mobile populace and immigration.

When the cops know everyone in town and everyone starts talking about strangers it makes the cops job easier.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (ESjRY)

101 I'd love to think he gave up the ghost in the maw of a gator, but that just seems too convenient a way to end the manhunt.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (/TTi/)

102 62 By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

Is that the one with the guy whose house is getting eminent domained for a freeway?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (Vt61E)

-------------------------------

That's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (CAJOC)

103 46 Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (qpX6U)

One day the internet will be looked back on as voluntary insanity.

Nature took its course, they were convinced they were gonna make mad money and be celebs boondocking and hoboing.

One day they will be a footnote in a psychology article.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (Lzpvj)

104 Are we sure Hunter Biden isn't connected somehow?

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

105 98 M Night Shamalamalan twist.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (/TTi/)

106 No tickee, no laundrie!!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (5Woea)

107
Let's go on a camping trip
To see the great outdoors!
There's carcasses in river bends
And bodies stashed on moors!
We'll wonder where they'll turn up next
When posters show up in stores.
Oh, let's go on a camping trip
To see the great outdoors!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (pNxlR)

108 So, I'm going through Stephen King's body of work, and I decided to read the Richard Bachman stuff. Rage is the first, and it's kind of terrible.

By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021


***
Admittedly, it was one of his "trunk" novels, one he wrote very early and couldn't find a publisher for. It's got a peculiar momentum all its own, though. The Long Walk is SF, about a dystopian future, much as The Running Man (the best of the 4) is. I tried re-reading Roadwork some months ago, and it depressed me too much.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (c6xtn)

109 Never trust people that live in vans. Unless there is a cool dragon or wizard painted on the side.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM

Or the round window in the back with a wolf howling at the moon. My buddy had a van like that back in the day. We called it the fuck truck.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (NWbsw)

110 still don't understand what all the hubbub was at the beginning of this obsession with Petito and Laundrie. How this while thing blow up like this?

Because they were on "Social Media", aka the Internet.

They had a reasonably popular YouTube channel, driving around to national parks in their van. They were celebrities, if you will. Once a certain critical mass of people took notice, that's all it takes. People start talking about it simply because ... people are talking about it.

Posted by: Common Tater at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (aVY3U)

111 I don't know who this is and it is important that you know that I don't know!!!

Posted by: truest of the true conservatives at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (jQ8GR)

112 Last count I saw was 9 bodies found, now.

They swept a 200x200m area here looking for a presumed dead homeless dude in his 20's a year or two ago and came up with 3-4 bodies, if I recall correctly. Lot of people gettin' murdered all over.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (IN1nj)

113 In this thread I learned people weren't talking about Gabby Giffords again for some reason.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (z5Vrg)

114 McGee is from John D McDonald?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (9KAj4)

115 "Months of being cooped up together led to the only logical conclusion."


Despite sounding like a great adventure, very long, extended road trips to see the country are usually not a great idea. Too much time together in very small space is a good way to destroy a relationship. If you must do it, try a short one first, say 3 or 4 days. If that causes stress there's no way you can survive a couple months.

Posted by: Ripley at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (MxEKc)

116 Didn't the dad find the packpack? Why was he involved? Seems very suspecious.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (DcKNO)

117 Hardy Boys would have solved this 300 pages ago!

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (oHd/0)

118 Probably get a good deal on that van when it comes up for auction, though.

Posted by: garrett at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (Va3dv)

119 That's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (CAJOC)


LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (RxHR8)

120 They were white. Nobody cares about dead black kids.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (PKElw)

121 Plot twist: Mrs Laundrie is the serial killer.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (PKElw)



The killer was a homeless drifter that the family took in after they accidentally killed their own son. He just took the son's name and identity. The body found was the real son so it was in bad shape after being buried in the basement for a couple of years, though the DNA is going to match up.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (yQpMk)

122 So, I'm going through Stephen King's body of work, and I decided to read the Richard Bachman stuff. Rage is the first, and it's kind of terrible.

By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

It's an....interesting psychological insight into King's mind, the Bachman books are very much him venting his Id....but yeah, it sucks.

The Long Walk is great/disturbing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (XvPQV)

123 Posted by: jakee308 at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (H5Y9p)

How do you know she was teasing him and trying to make him angry? They both sound like they had mental health issues.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (ueGNX)

124 There's another saying that goes something like "more than you can shake a stick at."

Which lead to me confusing the two old sayings and saying "More than you can shake a dead cat at."
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (vv4zI)

Once rigormortis sets in you can shake it, swingit, even hammer with it with confidence.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (1Yy3c)

125 The rumors of Laundrie hiding out at his parent's house reminded me of Bad Ronald.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (vuisn)

126 OT: Biden appointing Levine a 4-star Admiral of the Dept of HHS is analogous to Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (/TTi/)

127 This is all sketchy AF.

Weird that they think Landrie might have killed some others on the road before his GF.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

128 Get the Oak Island boys on it!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (kTF2Z)

129
Funny how we all remember Parker Stevenson but none of us remember the Other Guy.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (vv4zI)

130 ... I have this idea, and call me crazy because it probably is, but I gave this idea that the reason the crime statistics have been going down is mostly because cops and prosecutors aren't doing their jobs and simply not reporting and brushing shit under the rug. ...
Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (1Yy3c)
++++
And fewer police reports. Check it out for yourself. Go to one of those "what's the crime rate in this Zip Code" sites and punch some in. I did this a couple of years ago when we were looking for a place for my folks to retire.

What you'll find is that big, nasty cities like Baltimore have low property crime and sexual assault rates, while tony suburbs have much higher rates than inner cities. Those tony (and even average) suburbs are much safer, so why does this happen? The best answer I can come up with is "reporting." In the bad places, that shit is just a fact of life and no one reports it because there's no point - nothing ever gets investigated and no one gets punished. Why bother? The result is a low official crime rate for that stuff. In the suburbs, people report.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (DU+/6)

131 A guy just killed his wife of one year, while celebrating their first anniversary in a van. He shot her in the head, went to a buddy's house, and dismembered her.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (ptqGC)

132 Probably get a good deal on that van when it comes up for auction, though.
Posted by: garrett at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (Va3dv)



I would buy it. I like vehicles with history.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (yQpMk)

133
In this thread I learned people weren't talking about Gabby Giffords again for some reason.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (z5Vrg)

I'm sufficiently out of the loop that I thought her name was "Polito" til this thread. I'm not big on stuff like the lives, times, and personal tragedies of "#VanLife influencers". Mostly because I'm not developmentally disabled.

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (/KPLX)

134 Lot of people gettin' murdered all over.
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (IN1nj)


Is that why there are so many Help Wanted signs?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (Vt61E)

135 This is a case for Travis McGee.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021


***
Not unless somebody stole some money or other valuable stuff "legally," and McGee can get some or all of it back and keep half of it.

Maybe this would be the kind of thing Clarice Starling would handle, after she left the Bureau and set up on her own as an investigator.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (c6xtn)

136 "They were white. Nobody cares about dead black kids.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy"


Unless shot by a cop

Posted by: Ripley at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (MxEKc)

137 The Mobile Police are known to murder bums themselves.

I was really surprised that when they leveled the old police headquarters downtown that they didn't discover bodies buried in the walls and basement.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:12 AM (yQpMk)


I think that was a plot point in a Tim Clancy novel. Mobile PD found out a cartel member in their jail was gonna walk, so they arranged for a couple other prisoners to shiv him to death and then "lost" the evidence incriminating them.

My kind of cops.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (bhRsz)

138 Two sets of parents have lost children. I pray both sets find comfort and peace through Jesus. Whatever happened, God is the final judge.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (QkPts)

139 Is that the one with the guy whose house is getting eminent domained for a freeway?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (Vt61E)

-------------------------------

That's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (CAJOC)

And it wasn't a house being eminent domaines, it was Earth.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (1Yy3c)

140 106 No tickee, no laundrie!!
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:19 AM (5Woea)

I was going to go with this too, but I couldn't come up with an appropriate sock...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (BgMrQ)

141 "Tom," not Tim, obviously

Posted by: Dr. T at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (bhRsz)

142 109 Never trust people that live in vans. Unless there is a cool dragon or wizard painted on the side.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM

Or the round window in the back with a wolf howling at the moon. My buddy had a van like that back in the day. We called it the fuck truck.
---------------
If the van doesn't have shag carpeting don't trust the owner.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (4eKPg)

143 Weird couple driving around in a van driving around the country killing people as a hobby?

Nope, that wouldn't surprise me even slightly. In fact, I'd be pretty surprised if that weren't happening, these days.
Posted by: Common Tater


In a van. Down by the river.
Talk about a cliche.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (OCTRt)

144 Awiens...

Posted by: cute fuzzy kitten at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (Hudry)

145 The story could be that Laundrie had to keep killing to escape when he was discovered everywhere he was hiding or was witnessed committing the murders.

But a more interesting story would be if a mastermind group of serial killers killed everyone found, including Laundrie and the Petito, and kept dropping clues as to Laundrie's hiding spots, feeding off the social media glory and the obsession of Americans with the story.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (kGuFO)

146 Surely someone with more credibility than the FBI can look into this. I mean, what's the point of having the FBI around when everybody knows they lie their asses off all the time?

Posted by: Madame Cleo at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (sWM8x)

147 Posted by: The Man from Athens at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (QkPts)

Well put.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (ueGNX)

148 >>OT: Biden appointing Levine a 4-star Admiral of the Dept of HHS is analogous to Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate.


Yes. Note that he's doing this at the same time as he is
--Demonizing non-progressive soldiers as domestic terrorists that must be rooted out and purged
--Kicking out and punishing soldiers who don;t get the jab

This is rubbing their noses in his hate for a good portion of our military.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

149
Weird that they think Landrie might have killed some others on the road before his GF.
Posted by: Lizzy


Ah yes, that's the ol' Navin Johnson Logic of "experts."

They must hate these cans!

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (vv4zI)

150 Mrs Laundrie is a very protective mother and kills anyone who gives her boy trouble.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (PKElw)

151 That hypersonic vehicle test that was reported on the other week appears to be an update of Soviet tech called a "Fractional Orbital Bombardment System" (FOBS). Sneaky.

https://tinyurl.com/2mseab7t

It'll still be nukes on this system, but altered to generate an EMP and knock out early defense systems and coms.

Posted by: Thrawn at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (5aFbR)

152 97 This is a case for Travis McGee.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (4eKPg)

No salvage in it

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (XvPQV)

153 Different sources are now saying it's "highly probable" or that there's a "strong probability" that the remains are Laundrie's.

Yet another unvaxxed victim of CoViD-19, dittos with the other five - gutted from the WuFlu.

When will this madness stop?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (+LCoQ)

154 "I still don't understand what all the hubbub was at the beginning of this obsession with Petito and Laundrie."

She was cute, they had a following on the internet, it was a distraction to Biden's failures, it's like a real-time, real-life Hallmark movie that is 24/7 rather than 2 hours.

Posted by: Chuck C at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (EughT)

155 "They were white. Nobody cares about dead black kids."

Snitches get stitches, so it's dangerous to care about Black Rage.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (qpX6U)

156
The most important thing here is that Dog the Bounty Hunter will be back out of the public eye, where he belongs.

Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (/KPLX)

157 Nate Murphy's channel on You Tube will show you how fancy these conversions are. I've never liked the idea of having to take my living space with me everywhere.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (YynYJ)

158 Does HLN, CNN's sister station that was nothing but crime/court cases, still exist? Dog The Bounty Hunter was the only ilk that seemed to rear his head during this.

Posted by: Ktgreat at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (AD3JT)

159 108 Admittedly, it was one of his "trunk" novels, one he wrote very early and couldn't find a publisher for. It's got a peculiar momentum all its own, though. The Long Walk is SF, about a dystopian future, much as The Running Man (the best of the 4) is. I tried re-reading Roadwork some months ago, and it depressed me too much.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (c6xtn)

=========

It feels like something he wrote in a week as an experiment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

160
Encyclopedia Brown is on the case!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (pNxlR)

161 It's odd that they didn't say something like "apparent suicide" or "foul play suspected." And if they need DNA, then the corpse is likely mangled or old or both.
______________

You can't definitively determine COD if you only have body parts. Also, since the parts were found in an open outdoor area where lots of predatory animals abound, they may never be able to determine either cause or manner of death.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (k4dH2)

162 >>I think that was a plot point in a Tim Clancy novel. Mobile PD found out a cartel member in their jail was gonna walk, so they arranged for a couple other prisoners to shiv him to death and then "lost" the evidence incriminating them.


*cough*

Posted by: Whitey Bulger at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (bDqIh)

163 Fun video.

https://bit.ly/3E20dKr

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (UW2ZS)

164 neigh! neigh!

Posted by: senator incitatus at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (UHVv4)

165 131 A guy just killed his wife of one year, while celebrating their first anniversary in a van. He shot her in the head, went to a buddy's house, and dismembered her.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (ptqGC)

Dragging his buddy into it is a dick move.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (z5Vrg)

166 Lot of people gettin' murdered all over.
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (IN1nj)

Is that why there are so many Help Wanted signs?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (Vt61E)

Help Wanted: Assistant needed to help bury body, burn evidence. English language skills preferred but not required.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM (1Yy3c)

167 122 It's an....interesting psychological insight into King's mind, the Bachman books are very much him venting his Id....but yeah, it sucks.

The Long Walk is great/disturbing.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (XvPQV)

=========

It feels like a bad attempt at Catcher in the Rye, but edgier. And the kids in the classroom all feel fake.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (LvTSG)

168 Everybody needs to wear a life vest or the murderer next to you may drown before we find him.

Posted by: FBI at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (CTJwJ)

169 Weird couple driving around in a van driving around the country killing people as a hobby?


I'm sure that in a few minutes we could compile a better list of hobby supplies for the weird couple.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (+LCoQ)

170 McGee is from John D McDonald?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021


***
"MacDonald," I think. Yes, his only series character, though his other books are so good you don't miss McGee in them. John D. was said to have written the 1st 4 novels in a burst before the first was published, to see if he had a series character he could live with. Apparently he could: There are over 20 McGee novels.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (c6xtn)

171 I'm not reading about guns involved. Where there guns involved? If there aren't any guns involved we're not really interested in two whitey's offing themselves.

Posted by: Media Types Everywhere at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (BFigT)

172 > I think that was a plot point in a Tim Clancy novel.

Tom's less successful brother.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (UW2ZS)

173 So, I'm going through Stephen King's body of work, and I decided to read the Richard Bachman stuff. Rage is the first, and it's kind of terrible.

By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)


Honestly, I can't say there's a single King novel I've read that I thought was "good." They're very influential, obviously, and I understand why, but I've always thought the mechanics of his stories were extremely sloppy and unconvincing on their own.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (bhRsz)

174 152 97 This is a case for Travis McGee.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:18 AM (4eKPg)

No salvage in it
------------------
First there must be a fuckable chick in need of rescue before the salvage angle.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:27 AM (4eKPg)

175 What breaks my heart is the pics of her sobbing. I have a daughter her age and it would haunt me. Once they are adults there's not much you can do if she goes off with some douche. He seemed like an abusive piece of shit. His parents seemed to be as big of pieces of shit. They raised a piece of shit because they are pieces of feces themselves. I hope they are tormented the rest of their lives. Until they know it's his DNA I am not buying it. The whole thing is fishy as fuck. If it is him, I hope he burns in hell.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 21, 2021 11:27 AM (NWbsw)

176 Gater country?

Oh that would be good. Remember that aquarium lady who was talking to a gator, and it took her by the hand and started it's "Death Roll". In the wild, they drown you, then stuff you under a log to tenderize before eating you. Horrible way to die. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Posted by: Paladin at October 21, 2021 11:27 AM (CE4w9)

177 Laundrie's a murderer. There is almost no doubt about that. But it's in God's hands now.

This is a tragedy all around, but the real ghouls are people motivated by the media to attack his parents for "hiding" him. Dead. Under water.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 21, 2021 11:27 AM (VpIIl)

178 I mean, if you were going to fake your death, you couldn't make it any more consistent. Maybe this guy was one of those serial killers.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 21, 2021 11:27 AM (Ectld)

179
I'll bet most of you are under the impression that there have been no black criminals shot by cops, lately. There have been.

But the Media is choosing not to "pivot" us to these stories...yet.

The Media is in total control of us.

Gabby Petito was a timely and profitable "pivot" for the Media, that's why they made it part of our Lives.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:28 AM (vv4zI)

180 115 Posted by: Ripley at October 21, 2021 11:20 AM (MxEKc)

The wife and I do fine, of course we have been hanging out for 32 years.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:28 AM (Lzpvj)

181
And it wasn't a house being eminent domaines, it was Earth.
Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:23 AM (1Yy3c)


It was both Arthur Dent's house and, ironically, Earth, that were slated for demolition on the same day, both for bypasses of different degrees.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM (pNxlR)

182 A guy just killed his wife of one year, while celebrating their first anniversary in a van. He shot her in the head, went to a buddy's house, and dismembered her.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh

Dragging his buddy into it is a dick move.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


"Friends" supply an alibi.
Real friends help dispose of the body.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM (OCTRt)

183 OT: Biden appointing Levine a 4-star Admiral of the Dept of HHS is analogous to Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate. Yes. Note that he's doing this at the same time as he is --Demonizing non-progressive soldiers as domestic terrorists that must be rooted out and purged --Kicking out and punishing soldiers who don;t get the jab This is rubbing their noses in his hate for a good portion of our military. Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

^^This. I actually believe this was the genesis of the whole gays in the military thing that became DADT. In 1992 the Clinton people, all of them 60's radicals, asked themselves what the most insulting thing they could do to the military would be. They figured out that it would be to make them take the homos into the barracks and on board the ships. It had NOTHING to do with homo rights and EVERYTHING to do with sticking it to the folks in uniform. If you recall, that was the transition's first public initiative before they even got inaugurated. The tranny admiral is just the latest, most extreme incarnation of the same spirit.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM (BMmaB)

184 If they needed 18 agents to investigate a "noose", there's no way they located a decaying body in a swamp by themselves...unless they brought it with them.

Gator vomited it up in front of a game warden.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM (isOyl)

185 You don't see suicide by alligator very often.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM (kTF2Z)

186 How many serial killers are active at any given time...on average? FBI prolly has data.

Posted by: BignJames at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (AwYPR)

187 Encyclopedia Brown is on the case!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM


Back off, man. We got this.

Posted by: The Bloodhound Gang at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (m+jkK)

188 There is a youtube channel, called Mr.Ballen that covers a lot of these missing 411 stories. Really good if you like strange, dark and mysterious.

There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.

Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (s37kI)

189 So old Dog the Bounty Hunter is just another publicity hound, eh?

Woof!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (5Woea)

190 They tell the story of a rookie Mobile policeman who accidentally shot a bum dead in an alley by the old downtown Greyhound station because he tough he was armed and threatening. He was quite shaken and his partner checked the man to confirm he was dead. The Sargent came to the scene and did the same, then the Lieutenant, and then the Captain, along with various other officers who milled around during this time. When they finally rolled over the body to put it in the bodybag, they found he had 3 knives and 4 pistols under him.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (yQpMk)

191 The Mobile Police are known to murder bums themselves.

I was really surprised that when they leveled the old police headquarters downtown that they didn't discover bodies buried in the walls and basement.


Hard to frame people for murder when you're hoarding all the corpses.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (SchxB)

192 182 A guy just killed his wife of one year, while celebrating their first anniversary in a van. He shot her in the head, went to a buddy's house, and dismembered her.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh

Dragging his buddy into it is a dick move.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

"Friends" supply an alibi.
Real friends help dispose of the body.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM (OCTRt)

Hooker or hobo maybe. There was no way he was getting away with this though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (z5Vrg)

193 185 You don't see suicide by alligator very often.
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I'd test the corpse for traces of Old Bay Seasoning.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (4eKPg)

194 Honestly, I can't say there's a single King novel I've read that I thought was "good." They're very influential, obviously, and I understand why, but I've always thought the mechanics of his stories were extremely sloppy and unconvincing on their own.
Posted by: Dr. T at October 21, 2021


***
His early stuff is great: Salem's Lot (vampires), The Shining, The Dead Zone, Firestarter. And his recent time-travel opus 11/22/63 is a winner. He's written some dull stuff, who hasn't, but when you pick up one of his novels you're assured of a *story*.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (c6xtn)

195 It was both Arthur Dent's house and, ironically, Earth, that were slated for demolition on the same day, both for bypasses of different degrees.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:29 AM


Sodding Thursdays, amirite?

Posted by: Mr. Prosser at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (m+jkK)

196 Only missing from this story is Scooby Doo and the gang showing up in the Mystery van.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (68WvR)

197 >>There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.


Was he named Raoul?

Posted by: Whitey Bulger at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (bDqIh)

198 Gabby Petito was a timely and profitable "pivot" for the Media, that's why they made it part of our Lives.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:28 AM (vv4zI)


Boy, are they going to be mad when they find out I've been ignoring this story just like all the others.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (bhRsz)

199
When they finally rolled over the body to put it in the bodybag, they found he had 3 knives and 4 pistols under him.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


Wow, that bum was a menace. Good kill.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (vv4zI)

200 There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.
Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (s37kI)


Oh, gross.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (Vt61E)

201 For me, the most interesting aspect of the case is how many independent witnesses and videos existed of the Petito trip, in some of the remotest areas of the country. Seemed like everybody out there has dashcams and streaming or recording video running. You can't get away from surveillance no matter how hard you try,

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:32 AM (qpX6U)

202 At least five other bodies have been found in the manhunt, according to the New York Post.



Still doesn't even catch up with Joe Biden's drone murder of children in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2021 11:32 AM (kGuFO)

203 >>He shot her in the head, went to a buddy's house, and dismembered her.

Dragging his buddy into it is a dick move.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 21, 2021 11:25 AM


Friends help you move. Good friends help you move bodies. Really great friends don't ask for that help from their good friends.

Posted by: Chuck C at October 21, 2021 11:32 AM (EughT)

204 200 Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (Vt61E)

The only thing keeping people as in line as they are is the civilization the democrats are busy dismantling with relative GOP silence and acquiescence.

Pleasant thought no?

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:32 AM (Lzpvj)

205 The Long Walk is great/disturbing.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (XvPQV)

=========

It feels like a bad attempt at Catcher in the Rye, but edgier. And the kids in the classroom all feel fake.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:26 AM (LvTSG)

I don't recall the kids feeling 'fake'...thin, maybe cardboard maybe. King doesn't always develop his supporting characters. He know how to, clearly (as The Body proves), he just doesn't always bother.

The Catcher in the Rye sucks ass tumors.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM (XvPQV)

206 Any news on me?

Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM (WmGrA)

207 So died in gaiter country?

What, just because he and Gabby just had little spat?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM (5Woea)

208 201 Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:32 AM (qpX6U)

Eh, I am betting if you own 5 acres of land in Sweetgrass Montana you are pretty much immune.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM (Lzpvj)

209 There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.
Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM


It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent Fritters.

Posted by: Farmer Vincent at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (EughT)

210 There's a gator in the bushes, he's calling my name,
And a saying come on boy, you better make it back home again.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (5l6FZ)

211 So died in gaiter country?

What, just because he and Gabby just had little spat?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM


ISWYDT.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (m+jkK)

212 So died in gaiter country?

What, just because he and Gabby just had little spat?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM (5Woea)



A stretch but I'll allow it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (yQpMk)

213 Citizen X has a great scene at the beginning. (This is the 80s Soviet Union.) They bring a body to the forensic examiner. He asks what this is. The cop says a body. He looks at the body- obvious murder. Asks if anything was found with the body. Says no. He asks if the cop looked. The cop equivocates. He tells the cop to go back there with some men and bring everything they find to him.

They bring him like 10 more bodies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (csEWM)

214 this is clearly a murder spree of the unvaccinated.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (Cus5s)

215 > There is a youtube channel, called Mr.Ballen that covers a lot of these missing 411 stories. Really good if you like strange, dark and mysterious.

Mr Ballen is great. He's a wonderful storyteller and he tries pretty hard to get the details right. I also like that he does a good job of humanizing the people in his stories. A lot of people and shows like to try to make stories like those some sort of morality play, or make an example of how stooopid they were to make this or that decision.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (UW2ZS)

216 There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.
Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (s37kI)

Ground hooker, spiced with AIDS, served on a bum with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and bacon and with a side of curly fries.

Sounds delish.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (1Yy3c)

217 129
Funny how we all remember Parker Stevenson but none of us remember the Other Guy.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:22 AM (vv4zI)

True, but I do remember the anticipation of hoping it would be Pamela Sue Martin this week.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (vN+oL)

218 neontaster is dead?
Boo hoo nibba, I don't care.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (gAN/C)

219 Gabby was an adult who was able to make choices in life.

Why don't we see the same amount of media coverage about missing children, WHO DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE IN WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.

This coverage of this story is about distracting people from how the evil government is screwing us.


Posted by: four seasons at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (/0fQX)

220 211 So died in gaiter country?

What, just because he and Gabby just had little spat?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM

ISWYDT.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (m+jkK)

Wow. That joke went over like cement overshoes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (csEWM)

221 If it's the FBI doing the finding, it wouldn't surprise me to learn they killed some random person and dumped his body with some evidence so they could look like "heroes."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (v9pBv)

222 Until they know it's his DNA I am not buying it. The whole thing is fishy as fuck. If it is him, I hope he burns in hell.
Posted by: Minnfidel
___________

Yeah, this guy was a murder suspect hiding from cops, and certainly did have a strong motive to fake his own death. Until they say what body parts they have found, I'm not convinced of anything. He could conceivably have cut off a few of his own fingers and left some bloody items behind to try and stage a scene and convince cops he had been killed and eaten by a gator. Dumber things have happened.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (k4dH2)

223 There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.

Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM

What style BBQ? Sauce?

Posted by: BignJames at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (AwYPR)

224 "They were white. Nobody cares about dead black kids."

We had over a dozen street shootings reported in my shithole city last night, in a two hour period. Whenever black GSW victims walk into the hospital, they refuse to talk to police. Whenever black witnesses are questioned, they don't cooperate.

So yeah, the black people getting shot and the black shooters do not care much about stopping it.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (qpX6U)

225 Gabby Petito was a timely and profitable "pivot" for the Media, that's why they made it part of our Lives.
Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:28 AM (vv4zI)
++++
The story was that, but these happen every few years: some pretty girl gets caught up in murder and it becomes international news. Sometimes it's on the supply side (like Amanda Knox), but it's usually something like this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

226 I realize mug shots are not ideal pictures, but the guy who murdered his wife in VT or NH rather odd:

https://tinyurl.com/z6x5z67n

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (ueGNX)

227 Ground hooker, spiced with AIDS, served on a bum with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and bacon and with a side of curly fries.

Sounds delish.
Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM


We call that one the Pretty Woman.

- Serial Pitmaster

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (m+jkK)

228 The Catcher in the Rye sucks ass tumors.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021


***
Holden clearly needs a good 12-step program. I'd rather re-read King's Rage, not my favorite of his works, than slog through Catcher again.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (c6xtn)

229 If it's the FBI doing the finding, it wouldn't surprise me to learn they killed some random person and dumped his body with some evidence so they could look like "heroes."

Toooooooooot.

Posted by: Ship that has sailed and is over the horizon at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (ZsR3z)

230 The Catcher in the Rye sucks ass tumors.
--------------------
THIS!

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (4eKPg)

231 There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.
Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (s37kI)

Ya know those "Impossible Burgers" in the grocer's freezers? Wellllllllll...........

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (Zvtjl)

232 Gator Country - Oh Atlanta:
https://youtu.be/p1V58JberLI

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (DU+/6)

233 You don't see suicide by alligator very often.
-------------------
I'd test the corpse for traces of Old Bay Seasoning.
Posted by: Puddin Head


That's something Cannibal Bob would say.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:37 AM (OCTRt)

234 The story was that, but these happen every few years: some pretty girl gets caught up in murder and it becomes international news. Sometimes it's on the supply side (like Amanda Knox), but it's usually something like this.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

Why you have to bring Ronald Reagan into this?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:37 AM (csEWM)

235
Dave Chappelle comedy murders > Laundrie murders

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2021 11:37 AM (kGuFO)

236 226-Meant "looks rather odd.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:37 AM (ueGNX)

237 Ground hooker, spiced with AIDS, served on a bum with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and bacon and with a side of curly fries.
Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (1Yy3c)
++++
Typo or deliberately subversive alternate option?

We report. You Decide.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (DU+/6)

238 Ground hooker, spiced with AIDS, served on a bum with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and bacon and with a side of curly fries.

Sounds delish.
Posted by: Robert


I like my hookers like I like my coffee beans.

Ground up and in the freezer.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (OCTRt)

239 If guys stopped offing women....it sure would be easier to meet women.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (9KAj4)

240 Oh, gross.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:31 AM (Vt61E)

-----

Meh.

Posted by: H.H. Holmes at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (PWFP/)

241 I sincerely hope the gators got him and he screamed in agonizing pain as they tore him limb from limb.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (bkUtD)

242 > Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (csEWM)

I need to watch that movie again. I wonder how accurate it is. The political pressure on the investigator to cover up a serial killer in the USSR seemed about right.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (UW2ZS)

243 "They were white. Nobody cares about dead black kids." We had over a dozen street shootings reported in my shithole city last night, in a two hour period. Whenever black GSW victims walk into the hospital, they refuse to talk to police. Whenever black witnesses are questioned, they don't cooperate. So yeah, the black people getting shot and the black shooters do not care much about stopping it. Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:35 AM (qpX6U)

I think the plot line in The Wire about the bodies being stored in vacant row houses was based on real life.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (BMmaB)

244 Holden clearly needs a good 12-step program.

Holden needs someone to whup his ass and tell him to stop being a whiny little bitch.

Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (ZsR3z)

245 This is turning into a Carl Hiassen novel.

Posted by: InCali at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (ov5G+)

246 If guys stopped offing women....it sure would be easier to meet women. Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (9KAj4)

That line jumped off the page to me in Norm MacDonald voice.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (BMmaB)

247 >>I sincerely hope the gators got him and he screamed in agonizing pain as they tore him limb from limb.


His last Journal entry does mention Castle Aaaaaarg

Posted by: garrett at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (Va3dv)

248 "They were white. Nobody cares about dead black kids."


Atlanta has joined the chat.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (OCTRt)

249 There was an anecdote in the great true crime book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. A hundred cops, mostly cadets from the police academy, were organized to do a close search of a woods to find a murder victim's body. The woods were known to be a dumping ground for murder victims.

Leakin Park, along Franklintown Road. Very pretty. The grass grows well there for some reason.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (CQN36)

250 >>Funny how we all remember Parker Stevenson but none of us remember the Other Guy.


Shaun Cassidy?
OMG, practically every girl had a poster of him back in the day!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (bDqIh)

251 "If guys stopped offing women....it sure would be easier to meet women."

I dunno. Women seem to like violent men. They choose them often enough.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (qpX6U)

252 239 If guys stopped offing women....it sure would be easier to meet women.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (9KAj4)

Alternate proposal. Dog a pit.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (G2zl5)

253 Watched NOVA last night and it was all about how tasty bugs were and how we all need to eat bugs to save the planet. No thanks

Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (RLGan)

254 Dig*

Posted by: Buzzion at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (G2zl5)

255 That's something Cannibal Bob would say.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:37 AM (OCTRt)

----

Or, it reflects his influence on the rest of us.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (PWFP/)

256 All of this says to me: "I question the intelligence of anyone who doesn't carry in these times."

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (isOyl)

257 This is like that dude in SF who dumped his wife into the bay while "fishing".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (PKElw)

258 213 Citizen X has a great scene at the beginning. (This is the 80s Soviet Union.) They bring a body to the forensic examiner. He asks what this is. The cop says a body. He looks at the body- obvious murder. Asks if anything was found with the body. Says no. He asks if the cop looked. The cop equivocates. He tells the cop to go back there with some men and bring everything they find to him.

They bring him like 10 more bodies.
Posted by: Aetius451AD



Citizen X is a great book and a great movie. I highly recommend it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (Hudry)

259 Holden clearly needs a good 12-step program.
*
Holden needs someone to whup his ass and tell him to stop being a whiny little bitch.
Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021


***
Well, yeah, that first. Then the 12-Step program. Maybe then he'd be ready to listen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (c6xtn)

260
lulz

remember "Free Tibet?"
You know, the fake movement that basically a "sticker" young idiots would adhere to their car or laptop to virtue signal.

It became out of fashion when the leftists realized that China was their utopia (for their enemies to live under, not them).

Well, some stupid nba player decided to mention "free Tibet" at a Celtics game and now the CCP has banned the Celtics from being broadcast in china.

*I think he meant to say Taiwan, but he had no idea what he's talking about and all those orientals are the same to him.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (vv4zI)

261
In a van. Down by the river.
Talk about a cliche.
Posted by: rickb223


I read the other day that the "Matt Foley, living in a van, down by the river" concept was created by Bob Odenkirk, better known these days for playing Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman in "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (pNxlR)

262 Holden clearly needs a good 12-step program.

Holden needs someone to whup his ass and tell him to stop being a whiny little bitch.
Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM


I was going to suggest a slap upside the head and a bus ticket to Paris Island.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (m+jkK)

263 If guys stopped offing women....it sure would be easier to meet women.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot


Easier to meet them when they're not recoiling in terror.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:40 AM (OCTRt)

264 245 This is turning into a Carl Hiassen novel.
---------------
Carl couldn't shine John D. MacDonald's shoes.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:41 AM (4eKPg)

265 Until they say what body parts they have found, I'm not convinced of anything. He could conceivably have cut off a few of his own fingers and left some bloody items behind to try and stage a scene and convince cops he had been killed and eaten by a gator.

Please please please let us be on the lookout for a 1 armed man!

Posted by: Colin's Spectre at October 21, 2021 11:41 AM (D2wkq)

266 What's all this about Gabby Pepito?

Posted by: Hilaria Baldwin at October 21, 2021 11:41 AM (kTF2Z)

267 230 The Catcher in the Rye sucks ass tumors.
--------------------
THIS!
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:36 AM (4eKPg)

Thirded. This and all the other dru, boring meaningless dreck that got shoveled onto us during high school.

Ok, here is a new rant about Sun Also Rises. If you know the history post-WWI interbellum period. The despair and disillusion of those who survived, but were scarred by it, the story takes on additional context and meaning. It still sucks.

However, when you are 16, don't know shit about shit, you read this pile of crap and just think: These people are MISEABLE and this guy is very dryly telling us how miserable they are- why the fuck do I have to read this?!

THIS is why kids get turned off reading. Start kids on the fun classic stuff. Count of Monte Cristo (show the movie for context and happier ending.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:41 AM (csEWM)

268 Mr. Happen uses a lot of Dave Paulides work in his stories which he acknowledges.

Here is a link to Paulides' channel.

https://tinyurl.com/t2zx7nct

Posted by: Beartooth at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (68WvR)

269 262 Holden clearly needs a good 12-step program.

Holden needs someone to whup his ass and tell him to stop being a whiny little bitch.
Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM

I was going to suggest a slap upside the head and a bus ticket to Paris Island.
---------------
I don't think Holden would last a week on PI before begging to go see the Wizard.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (4eKPg)

270 I read the other day that the "Matt Foley, living in a van, down by the river" concept was created by Bob Odenkirk, better known these days for playing Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman in "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad".
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot:


I'm sure he had no idea....

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (OCTRt)

271 There is a youtube channel, called Mr.Ballen that covers a lot of these missing 411 stories. Really good if you like strange, dark and mysterious.

Mr Ballen is great. He's a wonderful storyteller and he tries pretty hard to get the details right. I also like that he does a good job of humanizing the people in his stories. A lot of people and shows like to try to make stories like those some sort of morality play, or make an example of how stooopid they were to make this or that decision.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:34 AM (UW2ZS)


Sounds like something I would like. Are they all unsolved cases?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (Vt61E)

272 Crap, Mr Ballen not Happen.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (68WvR)

273 >>I sincerely hope the gators got him and he screamed in agonizing pain as they tore him limb from limb.


His last Journal entry does mention Castle Aaaaaarg
Posted by: garrett at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM


If he was being eaten by alligators he wouldn't write "Aaaarg"...he'd just say it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (m+jkK)

274 I need to watch that movie again. I wonder how accurate it is. The political pressure on the investigator to cover up a serial killer in the USSR seemed about right.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:38 AM (UW2ZS)

It's a great movie (when HBO was doing those kinds of epic drama things.) My guess is they really overhyped the heroism of the forensic guy, but I am ok with it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (csEWM)

275
remember "Free Tibet?"
You know, the fake movement that basically a "sticker" young idiots would adhere to their car or laptop to virtue signal.


Has the commenter "Free Tibet With the Purchase of an Equal or Lesser Valued Tibet" been here lately? I always laughed at that nickname.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (pNxlR)

276 253 Watched NOVA last night and it was all about how tasty bugs were and how we all need to eat bugs to save the planet. No thanks
Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2021 11:39 AM (RLGan)

They go for this push every couple years. The new sensation! New insect restaurant opening! It's a great source of protein! And then as soon as the media highlight of it stops it stops. Because people generall don't want to eat bugs unless you get them from the ocean floor and can smother them in butter.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (G2zl5)

277 All serial killers have a future and employment for the democratic party.




Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (9KAj4)

278
Ah, yes, they are now pushing the fake news stories about "How You Can Save The Planet With The Foods You Eat."

Take heed, it's going to be our Menu, soon.

Posted by: S'oothsay'er at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (vv4zI)

279 Thanks, The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice...now it kinda makes sense.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (/VWLE)

280 Thirded. This and all the other dru, boring meaningless dreck that got shoveled onto us during high school.

For your consideration: CITR will no longer be taught in HS because he's just a privileged white kid, while POCs are suffering worse than during slavery. I'd bet more than even money.

Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (ZsR3z)

281 >>The story was that, but these happen every few years: some pretty girl gets caught up in murder and it becomes international news. Sometimes it's on the supply side (like Amanda Knox), but it's usually something like this.


Think it's because there's an existing template for these stories. Like a celebrity death, every holiday, big weather events, there's an unwritten script they all follow. The MSM are lazy and they fall into routine, especially with stories they know will be catchy.

Sometimes we see the script catch them up, such as with the beltway shooters. For weeks they were doing what they always do with a 'serial killer' story and it failed badly. Not that they cared.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (bDqIh)

282 I think the plot line in The Wire about the bodies being stored in vacant row houses was based on real life.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 21, 2021


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Homicide: Life on The Street lifted a real-life story about an NOPD cop who shot some storeowners while trying to rob their store. The investigation, both in real life and on the show, turned up at least one dead body under the house where she lived with her father . . . and nobody had seen her father in months. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (c6xtn)

283 "Easier to meet them when they're not recoiling in terror."

But easier to meat them when they're dead.

Posted by: Hannibal at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (Ectld)

284 >>>Whenever black witnesses are questioned, they don't cooperate. So yeah, the black people getting shot and the black shooters do not care much about stopping it. Posted by: gp


Truth. We just had a black male shoot another black male in the chest. Likely going to be out 444th homicide of the year.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (bkUtD)

285 Yawn

Posted by: Black JEM at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (V6xwG)

286 Thirded. This and all the other dru, boring meaningless dreck that got shoveled onto us during high school.
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What, you didn't like Henry Thoreau and his pond? What a fucking wanker.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (4eKPg)

287 I always felt that Steven King wrote schlock horror.
It didn't impress me.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (X8XYH)

288 So died in gaiter country?

What, just because he and Gabby just had little spat?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:33 AM
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She was puttee in his hands, poor girl.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 21, 2021 11:44 AM (UHVv4)

289 what are the odds brian and gabby were recreating "Natural Born Killers"?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 21, 2021 11:44 AM (8D42x)

290 If he was being eaten by alligators he wouldn't write "Aaaarg"...he'd just say it.

Let's not bicker and argue about 'oo ate 'oo.

Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:44 AM (ZsR3z)

291 Sometimes we see the script catch them up, such as with the beltway shooters. For weeks they were doing what they always do with a 'serial killer' story and it failed badly. Not that they cared.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (bDqIh)
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Ah, yes. Yet another tremendous example of press whore incompetence and malice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:44 AM (DU+/6)

292 I think King readily admits he writes schlock.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:44 AM (PKElw)

293 "I always felt that Steven King wrote schlock horror."

I don't know what schlock means as an adjective, but I can agree that his horror wasn't really that scary.

Well. Christine was.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (Ectld)

294 Tibet is about 99% Chinese now, and all the Tibetans moved to Nepal.

And now China is flexing on Nepal, iianm.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (6FeV1)

295 I would like King better if he wasn't such a leftist douche.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (PKElw)

296 Stephen King is one sick f**k

Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (RLGan)

297 Sky news - Anti Biden chants continue

Fk Biden

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (O7mKc)

298 >>Truth. We just had a black male shoot another black male in the chest. Likely going to be out 444th homicide of the year.


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: marvin harrison at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (m/Gc2)

299 Thirteen years ago this month my F-I-L disappeared without a trace, at 77 years of age. Old white guy, no media 'hook'. Presumed to have been murdered and disposed of by a neighbor in the Forbes Sangre de Cristo ranches in Southern Colorado. Neighbor, a convicted pedophile who had skipped out on his parole (from Clo. Spgs) a few years earlier went into hiding the same day and was never interviewed by the cops. This was literally in Dog the Bounty Hunter's back yard, but because the story got almost zero media coverage, Dog had no interest in doing what he supposedly did, i.e. hunt down bail skippers and parole absconders. He's a hack.

R.I.P. Jack G.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (5Woea)

300 There was a serial killer from Baltimore/MD back in the 80's or 90's who would kill prostitutes and homeless people and then grind them up and mix into BBQ and sell them from his food truck. He even had a webpage that he operated from jail.
Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at October 21, 2021 11:30 AM (s37kI)
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Soylent Doreen!

Posted by: reason at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (ePZfA)

301 What, you didn't like Henry Thoreau and his pond? What a fucking wanker.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (4eKPg)

Fucking Scarlet Letter. You have a story of passion and adultery- but do not tell us the GOOD bits just the dry, boring sad aftermath. For fuck's sake- quit being a cliché!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (csEWM)

302 296 Stephen King is one sick f**k
Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (RLGan)

=========

"What do you mean?"
-How the kids got out of the sewers in IT

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

303 >>> what are the odds brian and gabby were recreating "Natural Born Killers"?
Posted by: SturmToddler


Downey, Jr. had a hilarious Aussie accent in that film.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (bkUtD)

304 Homicide: Life on The Street lifted a real-life story about an NOPD cop who shot some storeowners while trying to rob their store. The investigation, both in real life and on the show, turned up at least one dead body under the house where she lived with her father . . . and nobody had seen her father in months. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Yet the social security checks kept coming.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (OCTRt)

305 Dave Chappelle comedy murders > Laundrie murders

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2021 11:37 AM (kGuFO)

Dave Chappelle, the Carnival Killer. No freak is safe.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (uhPTO)

306 The most important thing here is that Dog the Bounty Hunter will be back out of the public eye, where he belongs.
Posted by: The Rt. Rev. Yudhishthira's Dice

Agree. Saw some online article about his new marriage, blah, blah. Uh dog, no one, and I mean no one cares.

Posted by: Cheri at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (oiNtH)

307 Think it's because there's an existing template for these stories. Like a celebrity death, every holiday, big weather events, there's an unwritten script they all follow. The MSM are lazy and they fall into routine, especially with stories they know will be catchy.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM


Exactly...and the phrase "found in a wooded area" is permanently set in type in every newsroom in America.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (m+jkK)

308 267 Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:41 AM (csEWM)

An emo wangst wank fest put to print....

as if dorks needed a how to manual...

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (Lzpvj)

309 Whatever, I liked Catcher in the Rye.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (Vt61E)

310 R.I.P. Jack G.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (5Woea)

Sorry to hear this Muldoon. That's horrible.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (csEWM)

311 Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:41 AM (csEWM)

I'm sure the kids are having much more fun reading in public school down. You can learn about the process of gender transition and how as a boy to do oral sex on a guy that 20 years older than you are. Sure beats the heck out of "Catcher In the Rye" and Ernest Hemingway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (ueGNX)

312 I sincerely hope the gators got him and he screamed in agonizing pain as they tore him limb from limb.
__________

It's interesting to read accounts of people who have survived gator or croc or shark attacks. Most of the ones I've read have said that they didn't feel the bite as one might imagine (razor sharp teeth sinking into flesh and tearing it, etc.). They say they just suddenly felt an enormous amount of pressure in that part of their body where they were bitten, but they didn't really feel any pain. Then when they get pulled under they go into shock and don't recall much past that point. It's when they get rescued and realize what happened that they start to really feel the pain of the injuries, and then it's excruciating. Obviously we can't know what is experienced by the people who don't get rescued in time, but it's possible they never feel any pain at all before they die.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (k4dH2)

313 >>>This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: marvin harrison


LOL, I was in the room for that interview.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (bkUtD)

314 301 What, you didn't like Henry Thoreau and his pond? What a fucking wanker.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (4eKPg)

Fucking Scarlet Letter. You have a story of passion and adultery- but do not tell us the GOOD bits just the dry, boring sad aftermath. For fuck's sake- quit being a clich!
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Be sure to read Ethan Frome. Frigid Yankees sledding.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (4eKPg)

315 More top-flight work from the USPS. Package en route from the west coast to the southeast. It went through Phoenix before heading up for a relaxing four-day layover in Omaha, then took a leisurely stroll almost 200 miles southwest to the local post office in a small city in SW Nebraska.

Watching this particular package move in its insane circuit is like watching something decohere into goo.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (DU+/6)

316 Exactly...and the phrase "found in a wooded area" is permanently set in type in every newsroom in America.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (m+jkK)

With the lesson being, "Never live near wooded areas."

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (1Yy3c)

317 R.I.P. Jack G.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (5Woea)
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Very sorry to hear that.

Posted by: reason at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (ePZfA)

318 > Sounds like something I would like. Are they all unsolved cases?

He discusses a lot of different things. True crime. Unsolved crime. Disappearances. Strange encounters in the woods. People who went places they were told not to and who paid the price.

He classifies his stories generally as the, "strange, dark, and mysterious."

youtube.com/c/MrBallen

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (UW2ZS)

319 309 Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:46 AM (Vt61E)

Read it in John Cusack's voice....

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (Lzpvj)

320 That hypersonic vehicle test that was reported on the other week appears to be an update of Soviet tech called a "Fractional Orbital Bombardment System" (FOBS). Sneaky.

https://tinyurl.com/2mseab7t

It'll still be nukes on this system, but altered to generate an EMP and knock out early defense systems and coms.
Posted by: Thrawn at October 21, 2021 11:24 AM (5aFbR)


Considering that it missed the target range by about 30 miles, that would follow. It's not as if you need pinpoint accuracy for an EMP.

But as usual, it turns out that the ChiComs didn't develop the weapon themselves, but just reverse-engineered some Russian gear.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (K0iLX)

321 Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (5Woea)

Sorry; It is very hard to have a loved one disappear without a trace. I know about that, and sorry too for you that nobody followed up.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (ueGNX)

322 then took a leisurely stroll almost 200 miles southwest to the local post office in a small city in SW Nebraska.


That is where the pony express picks up.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:49 AM (PKElw)

323 Bizarre, disturbing and outside the realm of my interest. Just another image in our age of destruction.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * In omnia paratus at October 21, 2021 11:49 AM (QiDqr)

324 Ok, here is a new rant about Sun Also Rises. . . . However, when you are 16, don't know shit about shit, you read this pile of crap and just think: These people are MISEABLE and this guy is very dryly telling us how miserable they are- why the fuck do I have to read this?!

THIS is why kids get turned off reading. Start kids on the fun classic stuff. Count of Monte Cristo (show the movie for context and happier ending.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021


***
I'd teach Steinbeck's comic novel Sweet Thursday instead of Grapes of Wrath. Or Richard Bradford's Red Sky at Morning (hilarious and lively) instead of Catcher. True Grit; The Caine Mutiny; etc.

I did get lucky: We had to read The Haunting of Hill House in 11th grade English.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:49 AM (c6xtn)

325 Truth. We just had a black male shoot another black male in the chest. Likely going to be out 444th homicide of the year.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 11:43 AM (bkUtD)
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We're only 293 days into the year. Your murders are piling up at the rate of 1.5 per *day?*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:49 AM (DU+/6)

326 Dog had no interest in doing what he supposedly did, i.e. hunt down bail skippers and parole absconders. He's a hack.

R.I.P. Jack G.
Posted by: Muldoon

So sorry about that Muldoon - I've read your info about your FIL previously. Yes, this hack should crawl away with his new bride and made for radio face.

RIP Jack G.

Posted by: Cheri at October 21, 2021 11:49 AM (oiNtH)

327 313 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (bkUtD)

Kind of sad really, I liked that Marvin just worked.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (Lzpvj)

328 I saw a post where 9 other, unrelated bodies had been discovered looking for Laundrie and Petito.

--

Guy sounds like he has a better track record than the Clintons.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (sVtYq)

329 Sure beats the heck out of "Catcher In the Rye" and Ernest Hemingway.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (ueGNX)

Fair call Fen. I am just saying that part of how we got to this place is HOW things were taught. If you thought western literature was all like this, would you be interested in it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (csEWM)

330 Let's go Brandon!

Posted by: I'm super gassy today at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (eqVWr)

331 Watching this particular package move in its insane circuit is like watching something decohere into goo.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (DU+/6)

Your package arrives with giant stamps from places like Abu Dhabi and Malta.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (1Yy3c)

332 Sounds like something I would like. Are they all unsolved cases?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:42 AM (Vt61E)

No, there's a wide variety of dark stories. And I mean dark, like lots of death and tragedy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (XvPQV)

333 Exactly...and the phrase "found in a wooded area" is permanently set in type in every newsroom in America.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

With the lesson being, "Never live near wooded areas."
Posted by: Robert


Crap.
Living on 112 acres and backing up to the National Grasslands.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (OCTRt)

334 This busty brunette does not live in a van:
https://bit.ly/3B19h07

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (DU+/6)

335 "Watching this particular package move in its insane circuit is like watching something decohere into goo."

Years ago, when package tracking was only a dream, and people said they wanted it, I asked why. Knowing where your package is doesn't get it to you any faster. It just gives you something to fret about while waiting. I was condemned as a Luddite for that.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (qpX6U)

336 I did get lucky: We had to read The Haunting of Hill House in 11th grade English.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:49 AM (c6xtn)

Ooo. Nice catch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (csEWM)

337 Your package arrives with giant stamps from places like Abu Dhabi and Malta.
Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (1Yy3c)
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Nah, that wouldn't be so bad. I'd get an interesting box out of it that way. No, I reckon it'll just hit every state on the way here...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (DU+/6)

338 Never trust people that live in vans. Unless there is a cool dragon or wizard painted on the side.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (Y5qcH)
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What about "Free Candy?"
Posted by: Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 11:14 AM (DU+/6)

yeah, i have to see the candy first.

I'm not falling for that again...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (8D42x)

339 I would like King better if he wasn't such a leftist douche.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021


***
I ignore his politics and focus on the story. In his early days, if he had a political point to make, he let the right character talk about it; but it never slowed his storytelling down.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (c6xtn)

340 334 This busty brunette does not live in a van:
https://bit.ly/3B19h07
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (DU+/6)

I doubt that flannel is keeping her warm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (csEWM)

341 That might make for an interesting murder mystery/supernatural book....

Lefties keep claiming that a comedian's jokes are actual violence in order to cancel him.

Then one day the comedian wakes up and discovers, gradually at first thinking its just a coincidence, that his jokes can actually be used to kill people.

He then starts telling politically incorrect jokes and slowly eradicates the entire population of online Twitter cancellers.

In the end, no one can ever prove his jokes actually kill, so he goes free and American society is rid of miserable online cancel culture.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (kGuFO)

342 but because the story got almost zero media coverage, Dog had no interest in doing what he supposedly did, i.e. hunt down bail skippers and parole absconders.

There was no money in it for him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (PKElw)

343 One thing I noticed from watching Dog the Bounty Hunter was that drug dealers often had a harem. Guy could be skinny, ugly as anything, but he'd have a handful of chicks who were more or less attractive (if you could get past the meth mouth) who were willing to make excuses for him.

Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (mbFEM)

344 Either Portland or Seattle is having a record-breaking murder year too. It passed the old high set in 1987, IIRC, a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (UHVv4)

345 Years ago, when package tracking was only a dream, and people said they wanted it, I asked why. Knowing where your package is doesn't get it to you any faster. It just gives you something to fret about while waiting. I was condemned as a Luddite for that.
Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (qpX6U)
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Well, it does let me know when I need to be listening for the door bell, and whether I'll have whatever it is before the weekend.

Plus it lets me sigh and laugh about the lamentable decay in efficiency and reliability in what used to be one of the world's premier postal services.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

346 the beltway shooters?

You mean the Christian hetero white male in his 40s?

Posted by: Traitor CJ Roberts at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (iDcra)

347 Read it in John Cusack's voice....
Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM (Lzpvj)


Great, THANKS

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (Vt61E)

348 341 That might make for an interesting murder mystery/supernatural book....

Lefties keep claiming that a comedian's jokes are actual violence in order to cancel him.

Then one day the comedian wakes up and discovers, gradually at first thinking its just a coincidence, that his jokes can actually be used to kill people.


death note: the sitcom

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (Fbj1q)

349 With the lesson being, "Never live near wooded areas."
Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 11:48 AM


Yep. Mumblemumble years ago a buddy and I were on a land nav course in August, in the South, and found ourselves downwind of what turned out to be a freshly dead deer. We got one whiff and said to each other, either there's a really big dead critter up ahead, or we're about to be in tomorrow's paper under a headline that reads "Officers find body in a wooded area".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (m+jkK)

350 This busty brunette does not live in a van:

Oh, the poor lass can't even afford enough buttons for her shirt!

Posted by: pep at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (ZsR3z)

351 341 That might make for an interesting murder mystery/supernatural book....

Lefties keep claiming that a comedian's jokes are actual violence in order to cancel him.

Then one day the comedian wakes up and discovers, gradually at first thinking its just a coincidence, that his jokes can actually be used to kill people.

He then starts telling politically incorrect jokes and slowly eradicates the entire population of online Twitter cancellers.

In the end, no one can ever prove his jokes actually kill, so he goes free and American society is rid of miserable online cancel culture.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2021 11:52 AM (kGuFO)

Thinking of 'A Killing Joke' as a title? Cause it's been taken.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (csEWM)

352
Be sure to read Ethan Frome. Frigid Yankees sledding.
Posted by: Puddin Head


I think the description of their post sledding accident lives in the story is a perfect summary of why New Englanders are sour, whiny, and meddlesome assholes who cannot abide anybody else enjoying their own lives.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (pNxlR)

353 "that drug dealers often had a harem."

Chicks dig dirtbags. Don't know why.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (qpX6U)

354 Oh, and that Calif Trucker shortage? Drove 99 highway yesterday... more trucks then I've ever seen on the road before. And a lot of them were driving like assholes, often had trucks in all THREE lanes of traffic.

And thinking on it, did not see a single Highway Patroller in a two hour drive yesterday... usually see at least 2 doing that drive.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (oHd/0)

355 Volvo adds 195,000 vehicles to recall for dangerous air bags.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:54 AM (OCTRt)

356 347 Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (Vt61E)

I have a gift.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:54 AM (Lzpvj)

357 death note: the sitcom
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (Fbj1q)

Flaming globes of Sigmund!!!!

*hork hork hack -dead-*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 11:54 AM (6FeV1)

358 355 Volvo adds 195,000 vehicles to recall for dangerous air bags.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:54 AM (OCTRt)
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Is one of them the presidential limousine? I can't think of a more dangerous air bag than the one in that vehicle...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:54 AM (DU+/6)

359 I think King readily admits he writes schlock.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 21, 2021


***
And then he turned around and gave us the Different Seasons collection: "The Body," "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil," and "The Breathing Method" -- all superb stories, and the first 2 should be his claim to literary fame.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (c6xtn)

360 Are they all unsolved cases?

I certainly hope so.

Posted by: Hillary C. in Ireland at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (jaJI1)

361 Chicks dig dirtbags. Don't know why.
Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (qpX6U)

Meth addicts dig dudes who live in a mountain of meth.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (6FeV1)

362 R.I.P. Jack G.

Indeed. Rest easy.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (axyOa)

363 354 Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (oHd/0)

"Operation Save Grampy STicky Fingerz 5" is on.

Inflation and supply issues are killing the democrats, so the cops will have to look the other way while logistics workers kill bystanders.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (Lzpvj)

364 Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (csEWM)

Some things I liked in high school and some things I did not. I figured that's the way it was. I think the fact that kids are hooked on on i-phones hasn't helped with interest in reading, but since it's mostly women who set the curriculum there are not going to be a lot of adventure stories. I'm not really disagreeing with your point, but I think parents have more to do with fostering an interest in reading than school does. Granted I grew up before the net but my mother would have thought it a heresy if I didn't like reading and there were always books at home and we went down to the library.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (ueGNX)

365 This busty brunette does not live in a van:
https://bit.ly/3B19h07
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:51 AM (DU+/6)

Powerful cleavage

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (XvPQV)

366 Thirteen years ago this month my F-I-L disappeared without a trace, at 77 years of age. Old white guy, no media 'hook'. Presumed to have been murdered and disposed of by a neighbor in the Forbes Sangre de Cristo ranches in Southern Colorado. Neighbor, a convicted pedophile who had skipped out on his parole (from Clo. Spgs) a few years earlier went into hiding the same day and was never interviewed by the cops. This was literally in Dog the Bounty Hunter's back yard, but because the story got almost zero media coverage, Dog had no interest in doing what he supposedly did, i.e. hunt down bail skippers and parole absconders. He's a hack.

R.I.P. Jack G.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (5Woea)

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That's truly horrible. I pray some day you find out what happened, and the guilty party pays.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six!(ptqGC) at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (ptqGC)

367 361 Chicks dig dirtbags. Don't know why.
Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (qpX6U)

Meth addicts dig dudes who live in a mountain of meth.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 11:55 AM (6FeV1)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (csEWM)

368 CCG BRYSON
@RealBrysonGray
YouTube has banned "Let's Go Brandon" song from YouTube due to "medical information". What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (NpAcC)

369 World's Deadliest Joke sketch on Monty Python.

It's like i don't even know you people anymore.

Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (mbFEM)

370 Sock off

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (jaJI1)

371 268 Mr. Happen uses a lot of Dave Paulides work in his stories which he acknowledges.

Here is a link to Paulides' channel.

https://tinyurl.com/t2zx7nct
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I also endorse David Paulides, who has put a lot of work in investigating and describing unsolved disappearances, both on and off public parks and other properties. Dude knows his stuff, and lets the viewer/reader draw their own conclusions. He is AOSHQ approve-able since he got red-pilled after his bipolar son committed suicide earlier this year due to Wuhan-influenced despair.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (W+kMI)

372 Muldoon, that's a terrible story. Maybe his case will be solved one day by those cold case detectives. I think in cases like those, it's key to keep relentless pressure up on the police. I've read many instances where cases went cold, but pressure from family members got them reopened years later.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (sVtYq)

373 With the lesson being, "Never live near wooded areas."
Posted by: Robert

Crap.
Living on 112 acres and backing up to the National Grasslands.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (OCTRt)

Never here of people who LIVE there being 'found near wooded areas'... its always visitors. Think you'll be OK.

Now, anyone who visits you? Just hope they are not related to Jessica Fletcher?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM (oHd/0)

374 Looks like someone...

*puts on sunglasses*

...took out the Laundrie.

YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

Posted by: Donny Kerabatsos at October 21, 2021 11:57 AM (gik04)

375 The story of Jack G. is eerily reminiscent of what happened to my great uncle in Wyoming...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 11:57 AM (6FeV1)

376 Off bowler sock!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 21, 2021 11:57 AM (gik04)

377
And then he turned around and gave us the Different Seasons collection: "The Body," "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil," and "The Breathing Method" -- all superb stories, and the first 2 should be his claim to literary fame.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


That is, and will likely remain, the single work authored by King that I ever have read. I agree with your assessment of the enduring value of the first two stories.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (pNxlR)

378 Never trust people that live in vans. Unless there is a cool dragon or wizard painted on the side.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2021 11:10 AM (Y5qcH)
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What about "Free Candy?"
Posted by: Joe Biden


Free 10mm sockets.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (OCTRt)

379 Living on 112 acres and backing up to the National Grasslands.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (OCTRt)
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Today I learned that "national grasslands" are a thing and they're managed by the US Forest Service.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (DU+/6)

380 Norm on shallow graves.

https://bit.ly/3vyzAts

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (yQpMk)

381 The hills are alive with the sound of decomposing bodies....

Posted by: Archer at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (gmo/4)

382 CCG BRYSON
@RealBrysonGray
YouTube has banned "Let's Go Brandon" song from YouTube due to "medical information". What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa.

--

They make up whatever reason they want. Why not just come out and say what it is? "We're pulling this because we censor material we don't like, especially as it relates to making Democrats look bad."

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (sVtYq)

383 the beltway shooters?

You mean the Christian hetero white male in his 40s?

Posted by: Traitor CJ Roberts at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (iDcra)

In the white box truck?

Posted by: BignJames at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (AwYPR)

384 382 CCG BRYSON
@RealBrysonGray
YouTube has banned "Let's Go Brandon" song from YouTube due to "medical information". What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa.

--

They make up whatever reason they want. Why not just come out and say what it is? "We're pulling this because we censor material we don't like, especially as it relates to making Democrats look bad."
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (sVtYq)

Too truthy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (csEWM)

385 Personally, I liked adventure/crime and supernatural in high school (just as I do now). It could never happen, but studying Silence of the Lambs would be a much better introduction to reading, and to literary skill, than a lot of the "classics" English teachers think they ought to foist on kids.

There's always LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness: good SF, good literary ability, a peculiar society, and a dollop of high adventure.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (c6xtn)

386 So does mean there is a theory now that someone else killed both of them?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2021 11:13 AM


Pay no attention to the man behind the green curtain.

Posted by: One-Armed Man at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (a3Q+t)

387 No, there's a wide variety of dark stories. And I mean dark, like lots of death and tragedy.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 21, 2021 11:50 AM (XvPQV)


I'm okay with dark. There is a show on ID I like called Disappeared. Sometimes you find out what happened, sometimes you don't. A show with all unsolved crimes would be tedious though.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (Vt61E)

388 383 the beltway shooters?

You mean the Christian hetero white male in his 40s?

Posted by: Traitor CJ Roberts at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (iDcra)

In the white box truck?
Posted by: BignJames at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (AwYPR)

Who were seen at the scene of every shooting?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (csEWM)

389 Watching this particular package move in its insane circuit is like watching something decohere into goo.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

I ordered some warm socks about 10 days ago. Not shipped yet, but that $ came out of the account.

Posted by: Infidel at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (QC3yT)

390 Today I learned that "national grasslands" are a thing and they're managed by the US Forest Service.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (DU+/6)
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I'm surprised we don't have a US Grassland Service. It's probably in the infrastructure bill.

Posted by: zmdavid at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (xqRaG)

391 They make up whatever reason they want. Why not just come out and say what it is? "We're pulling this because we censor material we don't like, especially as it relates to making Democrats look bad."
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (sVtYq)


Des anyone remember the official reason Twitter gave for banning Trump?

I bet you don't.

Because he said he wouldn't go to Biden's inauguration.

Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (mbFEM)

392 Today I learned that "national grasslands" are a thing and they're managed by the US Forest Service.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Yep. Have two in the area. LBJ & Caddo.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (OCTRt)

393 386 So does mean there is a theory now that someone else killed both of them?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2021 11:13 AM

Pay no attention to the man behind the green curtain.
Posted by: One-Armed Man at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (a3Q+t)

Or the Green Door...

Posted by: Marilyn Chambers at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (csEWM)

394 Too truthy.

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Sure, but they aren't fooling anyone. Just come out and fly your censorship freak flag? No need to couch it in ridiculous jargon...that nobody believes anyway.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (sVtYq)

395
That is, and will likely remain, the single work authored by King that I ever have read. I agree with your assessment of the enduring value of the first two stories.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 21, 2021


***
Try his time-travel opus 11/22/63. He works in a sense of wonder, suspense, a love story, and a great evocation of the late '50s-early '60s in America. And he has a neat gimmick to the time travel.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (c6xtn)

396 Living next to wooded areas leads to tree roots clogging your sewer lines, and branches shorting your overhead wires, and leaves and windfallen debris to clean up. So add that to the associated stranger danger, and it's clear that we face a dendritic menace.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (qpX6U)

397 >>>We're only 293 days into the year. Your murders are piling up at the rate of 1.5 per *day?*
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Sadly, yes. When you have a Soros DA, prosecutions go by the wayside. The thugs know they can get away with it, so they continue shooting each other.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (bkUtD)

398 382 Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (sVtYq)

If it hurts democrats it is unhealthy for America!

//Your GoogleTube Trust and Safety Council

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (Lzpvj)

399 Philly might be a murderers paradise, but it doesn't hold a candle to a quaint English village with a resident vicar who solves murder mysteries in his spare time.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 21, 2021 12:02 PM (K0iLX)

400 Sure, but they aren't fooling anyone. Just come out and fly your censorship freak flag? No need to couch it in ridiculous jargon...that nobody believes anyway.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (sVtYq)

Because they have to maintain the illusion to themselves that they are the good guys.

Now let's have a book burning!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:02 PM (csEWM)

401 How many serial killers are active at any given time...on average? FBI prolly has data.

You mean not involving us?

Posted by: FBI at October 21, 2021 12:02 PM (CE4w9)

402 Some of Stephen King's short stories and novellas were quite good. "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" has a collection of them and some are standouts. His story "Dolan's Cadillac" is excellent and I always thought it would make a great movie.

:: goes and checks ::

It *was* a movie. In 2009. And apparently it was terrible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 12:02 PM (DU+/6)

403 388 Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (csEWM)

I was proudly stopped and searched on the Beltway.....

"We have to look for the profile sir."

Ah good times, good times.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (Lzpvj)

404 OK here's the thing, Phat: YOUR car won't be one of the millions and millions of cars we're going to take off the street. I don't know why I even need to mention that.

And yes, the $3.5 trillion interfracture bill is 100% paid for. Half of it is even a tax cut. That's right. It takes money to save money.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (sWM8x)

405 Sadly, yes. When you have a Soros DA, prosecutions go by the wayside. The thugs know they can get away with it, so they continue shooting each other.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (bkUtD)
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Damn, man. I don't envy you and hope you're keeping sane!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (DU+/6)

406 There's always LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness: good SF, good literary ability, a peculiar society, and a dollop of high adventure.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (c6xtn)
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I found it difficult to get into her rather ponderous writing style.

Fun fact: her father, Alfred Kroeber, was the guy who befriended Ishi, the last Yahi Indian in California.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (gik04)

407 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (6FeV1)

408 >>>Philly might be a murderers paradise, but it doesn't hold a candle to a quaint English village with a resident vicar who solves murder mysteries in his spare time.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


I'd take the position for this awful town, but I don't look good with a pipe.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (bkUtD)

409 There's a Hammer fest playing on TCM today. I really enjoy those cheesy Halloween-y flicks for some reason. Even though they're not very good...

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (sVtYq)

410 407 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (6FeV1)

Holy crap you're right!

Posted by: Sequential Killers everywhere at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (csEWM)

411 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (6FeV1)
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No, that would make you a mass murderer.

If you're a parallel killer, it means you murder the same person in various different alternate dimensions, hunting him across the universe.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (DU+/6)

412 Today I learned that "national grasslands" are a thing and they're managed by the US Forest Service.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

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Grasslands could look like a forest if you're very small.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (kTF2Z)

413 I'm not really surprised either that people and bodies regularly go missing in forested land, enough to become a cliche. Note that I said "forested" not "wooded" or "city park", an actual heavily forested tract can easily conceal remains, especially after a few days. People don't normally go into forested areas, except on trails or to hunting stands these days. And the number is decreasing as the Boomers age and gens Y & Z choose not to "engage the outdoors" in many places. Yeah, the current crop of Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton types is vanishingly small. And as Paulides notes, all to often the officials who should be leaving no stone unturned seem....disinterested...in obtaining a solution.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (W+kMI)

414 Sadly, yes. When you have a Soros DA, prosecutions go by the wayside. The thugs know they can get away with it, so they continue shooting each other.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (bkUtD)
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Damn, man. I don't envy you and hope you're keeping sane!
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Sit at the station and play Yahtzee all shift long.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (OCTRt)

415 Philly might be a murderers paradise, but it doesn't hold a candle to a quaint English village with a resident vicar who solves murder mysteries in his spare time.

Posted by: IllTempedCur at October 21, 2021 12:02 PM (K0iLX)
Midsommer is the most dangerous place in the world.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (cSyAR)

416 >>>Damn, man. I don't envy you and hope you're keeping sane!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


28 years in and I am completely desensitized to violence. Wholly and completely.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (bkUtD)

417 OT: Biden appointing Levine a 4-star Admiral of the Dept of HHS is analogous to Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate.
Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 21, 2021 11:21 AM (/TTi/)

Caligula appointed the whole horse...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (P3gRi)

418 409 There's a Hammer fest playing on TCM today. I really enjoy those cheesy Halloween-y flicks for some reason. Even though they're not very good...
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 21, 2021 12:03 PM (sVtYq)

I didn't think MC made that many movies...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (csEWM)

419 Sure beats the heck out of "Catcher In the Rye" and Ernest Hemingway.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 11:47 AM (ueGNX)
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GAH! I hear some of those books have the n word in them!

You know. The word that's commonplace in 96% of rap lyrics and Quentin Tarantino movie scripts.

Posted by: reason at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (ePZfA)

420 World's Deadliest Joke sketch on Monty Python.

It's like i don't even know you people anymore.
Posted by: blaster at October 21, 2021 11:56 AM


That's not funny!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (m+jkK)

421 If we have National Grasslands, why not National Gaslands and *sslands?

Posted by: Philosomoron at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (a3Q+t)

422 388 383 the beltway shooters?

You mean the Christian hetero white male in his 40s?
Posted by: Traitor CJ Roberts at October 21, 2021 11:53 AM (iDcra)

In the white box truck?
Posted by: BignJames at October 21, 2021 11:59 AM (AwYPR)

Who were seen at the scene of every shooting?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (csEWM)
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And that a civilian tracked down and called the cops on??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (UHVv4)

423 They should have let "Let's Go Brandon/F*** Joe Biden go, because the stupid censors have now created more interest in it and now everybody will be asking why it was banned.

(And yes, I hate the censorship of Big Brother. I just think this will come back to bite them and that's good)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (ueGNX)

424 Nood strippers.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (U7wke)

425 "If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer?"

Mesh-network fiends.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (qpX6U)

426 390 Today I learned that "national grasslands" are a thing and they're managed by the US Forest Service.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (DU+/6)
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I'm surprised we don't have a US Grassland Service. It's probably in the infrastructure bill.
Posted by: zmdavid at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (xqRaG)

Drive I-70 West of Green River.... that is almost all Fed or State owned land...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (oHd/0)

427 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Holy crap you're right!
Posted by: Sequential Killers everywhere


******

Probably the type of person who's just not wired right.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (5Woea)

428 If you're a parallel killer, it means you murder the same person in various different alternate dimensions, hunting him across the universe.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (DU+/6)

So if you're all alone, and some guy walks up to you and says "I'm gonna kill all of you!!!!"....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (6FeV1)

429 I didn't think MC made that many movies...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:04 PM (csEWM)
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He made the first one, and people realized he was actually rather good at it, so he had not choice but to continue.

He was too legit to quit.

Posted by: reason at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (ePZfA)

430 422 Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (UHVv4)

That the cops allowed to pass through checkpoint thrice?

Yes, that would be them.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2021 12:06 PM (Lzpvj)

431 There's a Hammer fest playing on TCM today. I really enjoy those cheesy Halloween-y flicks for some reason. Even though they're not very good...
Posted by: Lady in Black



Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing. And busty wenches. In glorious color. What's not to like.

Posted by: Hands at October 21, 2021 12:06 PM (786Ro)

432 So, I'm going through Stephen King's body of work, and I decided to read the Richard Bachman stuff. Rage is the first, and it's kind of terrible.
By kind of terrible, I think I mean that it's borderline unreadable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 21, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)


As a general thing Richard Bachman is not supposed to be as good as Stephen King. Maybe those novels were written on cocaine and worm-in-the-bottle mezcal.

The main exception is the duel of the Stephen King personalities presented by the same story as written by each personality:

"Desperation" by Stephen King
and
"The Regulators" by Richard Bachman

Let the steel-cage battle commence!

Posted by: naturalfake at October 21, 2021 12:06 PM (Xo5lP)

433 424 Nood strippers.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (U7wke)

Not the thread we want, but the thread we NEED.

Well, it's also the thread we want.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:07 PM (csEWM)

434 Caligula appointed the whole horse...
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

******

Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 12:07 PM (5Woea)

435 427 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Holy crap you're right!
Posted by: Sequential Killers everywhere
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I'll get around to killin' ya, but I've got these three others that need killin' first...

Posted by: MUX killer at October 21, 2021 12:09 PM (ePZfA)

436 Apt Pupil is the only thing King ever wrote that genuinely was scary, in my opinion. I suspect it's a combination of youth and a lack of experience seeing the face of true evil when I read it that is responsible for that opinion, but there you go...

We actually DID read LeGuin in high school... part of her Earthsea stuff was in the guided collection, but I was rather pleased by it at the time...

Posted by: AmericanHawkman at October 21, 2021 12:09 PM (VfMhS)

437 There's a Hammer fest playing on TCM today. I really enjoy those cheesy Halloween-y flicks for some reason. Even though they're not very good...
Posted by: Lady in Black


Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing. And busty wenches. In glorious color. What's not to like.
Posted by: Hands at October 21, 2021 12:06 PM (786Ro)


If "Brides of Dracula" is playing...it scared the daylights out of me when I was a wee tad.

On rewatch, it was a bit slow and could lose 15 minutes or so, but still chock full of great, unforgettable scenes.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 21, 2021 12:09 PM (Xo5lP)

438 421 If we have National Grasslands, why not National Gaslands and *sslands?

Does that mean you'd get in free?

Posted by: JEM at October 21, 2021 12:09 PM (8erNz)

439 433 424 Nood strippers.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 21, 2021 12:05 PM (U7wke)

Not the thread we want, but the thread we NEED.

Well, it's also the thread we want.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 21, 2021 12:07 PM (csEWM)
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A guest post from Joe Mannix?

Posted by: reason at October 21, 2021 12:09 PM (ePZfA)

440 R.I.P. Jack G.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:45 AM (5Woea)


Jesus...

You've heard of the 90s slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer? Well, the woman who wrote the book the movie was based on, her youngest daughter was murdered in 1989. Cops fumbled and bumbled and didn't do shit (Albuquerque police were apparently particularly lazy and corrupt). In the end, the guy who did it fessed up. It was just a few months ago, in fact. Decided he couldn't live with the guilt.

I'm sorry your father in law hasn't gotten justice but I sincerely hope that he gets it one day.

Posted by: Robert at October 21, 2021 12:10 PM (1Yy3c)

441 We have a murder problem here. Arm up! Nobody is coming to save anyone. Nobody is interested in saving you. You are your own best protection.

Stay out of stupid... People, places and times!

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 21, 2021 12:10 PM (0OmEj)

442 Yep. Have two in the area. LBJ & Caddo.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2021 12:00 PM (OCTRt)


Full of Johnson Grass no doubt

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 21, 2021 12:11 PM (CjHGv)

443 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer

I don't know, but if you blow up a Catholic church during services you're a mass murderer.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 21, 2021 12:12 PM (SchxB)

444 If you kill everyone all at once, are you a parallel killer

For some reason, I read that in Richard Wright voice.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 21, 2021 12:21 PM (BMmaB)

445 Today I learned that "national grasslands" are a thing and they're managed by the US Forest Service.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2021 11:58 AM (DU+/6)

They were National Forests until many decades of prudent government management took its course.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 21, 2021 12:33 PM (P3gRi)

446 Maybe the parents were telling the truth all along. The mob didn't care! The mob never cares!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 21, 2021 12:36 PM (vGJY7)

447 Try his time-travel opus 11/22/63. He works in a sense of wonder, suspense, a love story, and a great evocation of the late '50s-early '60s in America. And he has a neat gimmick to the time travel.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 21, 2021 12:01 PM (c6xtn


I was surprised. It's actually quite good.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 21, 2021 12:51 PM (Fs5vw)

448 Does anyone else find it odd that Laundrie's parents took the cops to the place where his backpack and then body were discovered? I mean, in a huge park, Laundrie's parents just happened to know where to look for him a month after he left home?

Posted by: WarEagle82 at October 21, 2021 01:50 PM (+Kpte)

449 78
He's been everywhere man, he's been every where...
Posted by: Muldoon at October 21, 2021 11:17 AM (5Woea)

Reminds me of a song:
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere.
Been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo...

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - the anti-DOTE at October 21, 2021 04:17 PM (hlxe7)

450 Someone said Dog the Bounty-Hunter was asleep? Of course he was: in the driveway. Why do you think they call him 'Dog'? It's a tasteful way of implying how he spends his days: half sleeping in the driveway, half lying in the driveway licking his prick.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at October 21, 2021 05:30 PM (Esyi4)

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