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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 (9)
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.



Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day is next Sunday, May 8th, and I'm sure we all have nice things planned for our Moms. But few of us will have as thoughtful and extravagant a gift in mind as Tamik Kirkland, pictured to the right.

Upon hearing that his Mom had been shot, Kirkland broke out of jail (with only ten months left to serve) and went on a violence-filled revenge spree, including bursting from concealment in a car trunk with gun blazing.

Read about it here.

Now that's filial devotion!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 01, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Family, Children, Parents, Holidays, Scary Criminals, Stupid Criminals

SWAT Team Responds to Buriito Outrage

What do you do when the price of a burrito goes up? If you order seven and can't take the price increase, the next thought is to threaten the Taco Bell with a gun -- an air gun. Here's a picture of the SWAT team responding to the burrito outrage:

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Here's the link for the story in San Antonio, with a cryptic "who shot out the police car window" speculation.


http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/The-Beefy-Crunch-Burrito-incident-1226571.php

The suspect's BB gun hadn't been fired.

But tear gas got him out.

I know the economy is bad, but a three hour standoff over $3.50?
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon Mar 21, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Stupid Criminals
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