I don’t have particularly bad luck with police officers, but it just seems as though most of them don’t have very personable personalities. Friday night at Oodle’s in Gainesville proved otherwise. Two officers were eating at Oodles where my wife, son, and I frequent. Balthazar noticed the cars outside while we ate and was very… Continue reading Gainesville’s Finest
I took a morning stroll through man’s disturbing past and read some articles about Ed Gein recently. If you’re planning on reading through this man’s history, you should probably do so a little later in the day. Gein is the man who inspired such characters as Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs), Texas Chainsaw Massacre,… Continue reading Ed Gein
We watched Talladega Nights Sunday evening and were pleased, at least, that we chose to pay the reduced matinee price. Maybe I’ve outgrown the comedic pratfall and slapstick routines of Larry, Moe, and Curly, but I’d like to think that Talladega Nights just wasn’t that funny. My wife and I decided that it was probably… Continue reading Talladega Nights
My good friend, A. (for Anonymous), was recently the target of a very strange package indeed. Being a female and having some public recognition, she is apparently an ideal target for some pen-pal romance from beyond the gates of prison. The package came to her work place, where the perp. knew he could reach her.… Continue reading Prison Love
When I was younger, sometime in my Jr. High School days, I got myself into situations of remarkable trouble. One particular spot in my past that haunts me to this day is in regards to my activities as a teenage marauder. My friends and I used to go out late and night and into the… Continue reading A Black Spot in the Road
There was a slight-ish angst lifted as I passed the border patrol in Buffalo to return to the United States. Canada is only barely a foreign country, but I found myself uneasy about consequences I was unfamiliar with. I’m generally a rule-breaker, and make my decisions based upon logical reasoning instead of laws and warnings.… Continue reading Back in the U.S. of A.
Via Engadget: German robocops to police next World Cup? “…the almost four-foot tall robot uses a thermal camera and sensors to smell the terror in the air and sound an alarm.” If you can get some rubber bullet-firing machine guns mounted to this thing, we’re in business for real crowd control. Mindless riot-squashing robots care… Continue reading Yet Another Way to Strike Fear into Evil-Doers
I just got back from the open drum circle we put on in downtown Gainesville. I can’t tell you how cool it was. Lot’s of people got involved, either just to listen or to actually get up there with us and play. We had a better turn-out than we expected. Hell, we half-expected to get… Continue reading Drumming in Gainesville (Cont.)