If you’re like me and enjoy your FireFox extensions a little too much and acquire too many after awhile, hopefully breaking up each tab into its own process (a la Google Chrome an supposedly IE 8, which i was unaware of) will make FireFox more stable and not have the whole browser crash due to one tab’s malfunction.
I know, I’ve been a bad host this year and have been neglecting the site even more than usual. I’m going to try to stay with it, and hope to be a bit more attentive in 2009.
Happy holidays to all and thanks to the folks who still check in from time to time.
To keep the true-crime fanatic in me satiated, I’ve started a site that links to disturbing (in my opinion of course) news stories. Submissions are welcome as well if you’re interested in the seedier bits of news as well. Disturbing Humans is the place, and it’s not for everyone so be warned. All stories linked to are “newspaper friendly”, but it can still be a bit much.
I love me a good conspiracy theory. The new look at Robert Kennedy’s assassination has me interested.
The Bain Collection over at the Library of Congress is great. Mainly taken from the early 1900′s – 1920′s, these are photos that were taken for a news service and are pretty varied in subject.
I didn’t even know David Cross was in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, but it appears he does and got some hate for it. David replies to some of his critics.
NOTE: I’ve IP banned two posters. One was replying over and over using different names but with the same IP, the other was the user “bags”, who even after saying he was no longer going to visit my site insisted on posting the same stupid comment reworded again and again. I’m sure he’s lame enough to find another way to comment, but this at least let me clean up some of the mess. A special message to bags: this is a personal website and I can post whatever the fuck I want. If you don’t like my posts, don’t visit. I can also delete whatever comments I want. If you would like this awesome power then go start your own website. I’ve gone 7 years without your assistance, and I don’t need or want it now.
This is my last say on the subject as to whether or not the ridiculous “ad” below makes me money or not: it doesn’t. Not a penny. I don’t even know how to make money using such an ad, I don’t think that company even uses referrals. Any other comments about this ridiculous subject will be deleted. Let it die. Thanks.
ABC News has an interesting article for true crime readers: “Could Jeffrey Dahmer Be to Blame for Adam Walsh’s Murder?”. An interesting theory, probably never to be proven.
“Man, 48, Dies Battle Dancing”. I didn’t even know battle dancing was a real thing, it sounds like something out of a bad comedy where rivals have a dance off. Even though I didn’t realize it was a real thing, I still think 48 is a bit old to be doing it.
Here’s one of their skits goofing on the words ‘Al-Qaeda’ and ‘terrorist’ and here is Hillary Clinton on the Chaser:
Ok, laughing when someone dies isn’t very nice, but this news story made me laugh. “Man painting love message on rock dies after fall”, “Friend who witnessed fall says victim complained girlfriend’s name was too long”. Those two lines together make the magic.
Leave it to WFMU’s Beware of the Blog to inform me of what might be a human case of the Shope papillomavirus. Here’s a comment from this “Beware of the Blog” post: “These growths look very similar to ones caused by the Shope papillomavirus strain in rabbits. This virus also causes keratin growths that eventually hinder the rabbit’s ability to eat/breath, thus killing the host. The horn-like projections are the origin of jackelope stories and sightings. This may well be some unidentified strain of papillomavirus specific to humans.”
I don’t usually post regular news items, but come on… not only was this guy involved in a car crash that killed two people, a severed head was found at the scene that is suspected to be his missing wife. Story at NWCN.com.
Pardon the lack of updates this week. Some sort of plague has hit my house leaving my kids and wife sick all week long, leaving me with a little less time than usual. Back to normal soon is the plan.
Read about the 30 strangest deaths in history according to Neatorama.