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Margaret Davis/Boston Strangler

Several news agencies have reported that the Roxbury house in which Margaret Davis, the fourth woman whose strangling death was attributed to Albert DeSalvo, was murdered is due to be demolished.

David wasn't murdered at 139 Blue Avenue. She was found dead in bed by a chambermaid in a room at the Hotel Roosevelt in  Read More 
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Another Great Headline

"60 Elvis Impersonators Flee Fire Alarm" -- Telegraph (UK), Oct. 25, 2011

I guess the hunka hunka burnin' love got out of control.

By the way, it happened in England, not Vegas.
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Great Headline

"Breast Milk Sprayed at Cops in Alleged Drunken Assault by Ohio Woman, Who Apologizes" --- www.cbsnews.com, June 28, 2011

The story is, I assure you, every bit as revolting as the headline suggests.
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Bill James

"Some people think Bill James is God. They overstate, but not by much."

-- Vanity Fair magazine

James may not be God, but he's certainly the premier baseball statistician in the history of the game. And a fine writer. His newest book is "Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence," a departure from  Read More 
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Royal Wedding

This is priceless:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kav0FEhtLug

The Brits do television commercials (this one is for T-Mobile) so much better than we do.
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Sour Cream, Garlic, Olive Oil, and Dry Vermouth

It hit me today that it is probably not possible to cook without these four ingredients.

This revelation reminded me of an incident that took place three or four years ago on Christmas Eve. I was cooking dinner for family that night, and in the course of the afternoon, realized I was out of  Read More 
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Eating Habits of College Students

One of the small pleasures of living in a university town is observing the grocery-buying habits of college students on a self-catering plan. As I trundle my cart through the supermarket, I have plenty of chance to notice how they feed themselves. It seems to break down according to gender.

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Donald Hall

I can't quite find the words to express my outrage that Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post has decided that a suitable way to commemorate the award of the National Medal of Arts to Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, is by holding  Read More 
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Still Another Great Headline

"Elephant has Sex with a Car"
-- The Sun (U.K.), February 26, 2011

It happened in a South African game preserve. The object of desire was a VW Passat.
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Another Great Headline

"Police search for Moron"
-- 9news.com (Denver, Colorado)

This story is out of Aurora, Colorado, where an intensive manhunt is underway for a career criminal named...Moron. Joseph Moron, to be exact. He is described as a 35-year-old white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He's 5'9" and weighs 205 pounds.

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