July 14, 2012
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 (more…)
October 25, 2011
"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.
June 28, 2011
"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.
May 16, 2011
"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 (more…)
May 3, 2011
This is priceless:
The Brits do television commercials (this one is for T-Mobile) so much better than we do.
April 23, 2011
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 (more…)
March 22, 2011
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.
Contents of the shopping (more…)
March 8, 2011
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 (more…)
February 25, 2011
"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.
January 20, 2011
"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.
Should you (more…)