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Idiots That Live Among Us

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A moron in Pennsylvania shot a gun into his neighbor's house while trying to clear the chamber. He stated in court that firing the gun was the only way he knew to unload it. Some people should not be allowed out on their own!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Sep 27, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Guns, Stupid Criminals, Goofs and Screw-ups

Poopy Trap

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In Vienna, Austria someone set a bucket full of feces to explode when a line was tripped at a spot where police regularly park to watch for speeders. The police officer who tripped it was covered in poo from six and a half feet away. He wasn't injured except perhaps his dignity.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Sep 17, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Cops, Explosives, Pranks and Revenge, Stupid Criminals, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Jeez!  The Kid’s Got a Real Gun!

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What are the actual odds that Billy would be deader'n a doornail as a result of his impetuous behavior?

Original ad here. (On page 35.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 24, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Crime, Stupid Criminals, Death, Toys, Comics, 1940's

The Guy From Harlem





As always, if the trailer (and discussion) appeal, the full movie lurks below!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 15, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Movies, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupid Criminals, 1970's

Holy Assisted Arrest Batman!!

Start singing that Batman theme song!! Da, da, da, da, da, da,da, da...

Even though Batman has been in better shape, that's no reason he can't continue his crime-fighting ways in jolly old England!! BAM!! POW!!



Take the bad guy to the jail, and justice will eventually prevail.

After you explain the costume, that is.

Authorities still don't know who Batman is -- any guesses? (besides Bruce Wayne)
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon Mar 04, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Stupid Criminals

When Thief Meets Thief

One of the weirdest writers in history was Harry Stephen Keeler.

His sentences were as eccentric as his plots. Viz:

"I know how to get to the inside of a chilled-steel receptacle with no more noise than a cockroach, drunk after emerging from an uncorked gin-bottle in a garbage can, would make as he sneaked back to Mrs. C., waiting up to biff him on the beezer for leaving her to mind the youngsters while he went skyhooting. "

That gem comes from When Thief Meets Thief.

You may read the first chapter here.

Or listen to it below.

Or buy the book here.

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For subsequent chapters, visit here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 28, 2013 | Comments (18)
Category: Literature, Stupid Criminals, Outsider Art, 1930's

The Klansman

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If the poster allures, the full movie follows. Please listen to the theme song, if nothing else.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 25, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Movies, Racism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupid Criminals, 1970's

Cabriole

Cabriole from Leosipe on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 07, 2012 | Comments (2)
Category: Stupid Criminals, Cartoons

The Collector



Nowadays, stories about men, women and children being kept prisoner in strange circumstances--sometimes for years or decades--are so common that I'm certain Chuck will soon declare them "no longer weird."

But fifty years ago, such stories seemed more rare. One such inspired the classic novel by John Fowles, The Collector, which appeared in 1963.

The trailer of the film version can be seen above.

Fowles was inspired in part by a true story. I believe I've found that account, as seen below.

Enjoy the debut of what was to become a whole category of weird news.

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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 02, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Eccentrics, Collectors, Scary Criminals, Stupid Criminals, 1950's, 1960's

Black Money Cleaning



Look! A video! It must be real!

Black Money Scam.



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