Meet Sandra Bathke. She’s a 70-year old Minnesota woman who robbed a bank last December using just a hammer and the best of manners. After serving 35 days in jail she was recently let out with time served on 15 years probation. But what really sets Sandra apart from the other septuagenarian felons out there is that she has absolutely no regrets about her behavior whatsoever. Not that she expects to be a repeat offender anytime soon. Continue reading
Have you ever wished you could finally work up the courage to walk up to an attractive woman, look her in the eyes and say, “Hey, how much?”
Well, now you have the perfect legally gray commoditized online market for doing just that! From the geniuses who brought you the sugar daddy dating site SeekingArrangement.com comes a brand new low for the already dubious realm of online dating. Welcome to WhatsYourPrice.com – a site where females can set a price and have men bid on taking them on a “first date.” Finally a place where the craven caustic and affluent can meet the young shallow and materialistic. Online! See, this is what the future is all about! Continue reading
Eight years ago, CBS debuted a new kind of crime drama, called CSI. The original show followed crime scene investigators in Las Vegas as they used fingerprints and DNA to help the police solve grisly murders and other crimes.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation quickly became the most-watched program on TV, and it remains a top-five program. It is credited for being largely responsible for helping CBS become the most watched network in America and has spawned two spin-offs: CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. Continue reading
Golf Club Murder
Police are called to the scene of a murder to find a man standing in his living room, holding a 5-iron in his hands, looking at the lifeless body of a woman on the ground.
The detective asks him, “Sir, is that your wife?”
“Yes,” the shaken man replies.
“Did you hit her with that golf club?”
“Yes. Yes, I did,” the man stammers. He stifles a sob, drops the club and puts his hands on his head.
“How many times did you hit her?” asks the policeman.
“I don’t know,” the man answers. “Five…six…Put me down for a five.”
Some robbers are clearly in the wrong line of business…
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1. Ted Bundy
Although serial killer Ted Bundy was responsible for an estimated 30-plus murders, there was little physical evidence to connect him to the crimes when he was arrested in 1975. Two years later, having been convicted only of kidnapping, Bundy was preparing to stand trial for murder in Colorado when he escaped and headed to Florida. There, he killed three more people early in 1978, and when he was finally captured in February of that year, the physical evidence in those cases led to his conviction. Most crucial was the matching of a bite mark on the buttock Continue reading
1. The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
Everyone has heard the story of Lincoln’s assassination by the actor John Wilkes Booth, but the ensuing manhunt and trial of the conspirators (held before a secret military commission) is conspicuously absent from the history books. Lincoln’s assassination was not the product of a single deranged individual, but the act of a complex web of conspirators, leading back to the heads of the Continue reading
We all know that the lives of real-life private investigators aren’t as exciting as they appear on TV, but we can still be inspired by the Hollywood antics of cool private eyes like these:
Peter Gunn, Peter Gunn (1958-61): Mixing music, style and attitude, Peter Gunn was a groundbreaking show featuring a titular character (Craig Stevens) who, unlike other movie and television PIs, tapped into the youth culture with a love for the hipster jazz culture. Can you dig it? The show’s cool air is epitomized by the classic Henry Mancini theme song, probably more well known that the show itself and easily one of the coolest opening tunes in TV history. Continue reading