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Re: Caught

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Serial killer stories are ugly, sordid and depressing. If I were able to censor, true crime would be first on the redacting block.

Yeah, yeah, buzzkill, podcasts, Patton Oswalt's wife, etc., etc.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 4:49 PM
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It is pretty interesting regionally. I've had a couple older women friends who grew up around here tell me how scared they were at the time.

I wonder why he stopped in 1986. I hope we find out.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 4:52 PM
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My cousin got a bunch of family members to put DNA in with 23 and Me. Now they're going to assume if I don't do it, I'm a serial killer or sheltering a serial killer on the other side of the family.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 5:50 PM
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Tough but fair.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 7:15 PM
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Tangentially related, I just read this creepy thing.

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/

I have utterly lost the ability to format links, sorry.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 7:28 PM
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He's going to kill her, isn't he?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 7:34 PM
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6: Her daughter ends up killing him in self-defense. With an assist from a junior-lifeguard-in-training.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 8:11 PM
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I guess I agree with the sentiment in 1. And yet, we watched all the way to the end of The Chalet.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-27-18 10:31 PM
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I thought, of course, when I read this

In her big Irvine warehouse, among the vases and mirrors and other decorative bric-a-brac, stood shelves of color-coordinated hardback books -- aqua, navy, gray, brown -- because books made nice furniture in perfect homes. She hunted at weekend library sales. The titles didn't matter, as long as they omitted the words "sex" and "death."

that she deserved everything that was coming to her. Later I changed my mind. That is one of the best written piece of American journalism I have ever come across.



Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 12:39 AM
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That is quite a story. And a good point about self defence too. She had three weapons and she wasn't able to get to any of them when she needed them; she could have had a gun and it wouldn't have done her any good either. What saved her was her mental attitude.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 1:51 AM
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5. I read that a while ago, and when it was referenced thought "Oh, ydnew is gonna get pointed to a previous thread here." Dunno if there was one, but it was a riveting read when I first saw it (wherever that was), and it still is. Basically these guys are a lot like pickup artists/Alphas in their methods, and reading the story it seems so obvious, but...


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 4:42 AM
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10.last: I really hope the attitude was ironic detachment or a generalized sense of annoyance at everything.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 5:47 AM
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Yikes, what a story.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 6:46 AM
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The details of my life are quite ordinary.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 6:49 AM
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Everyone loves to see a serial killer, even when they're imaginary.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 04-28-18 7:05 AM
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JFC -- https://twitter.com/DoubleEmMartin/status/990632223161307136


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-30-18 7:07 AM
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Doesn't the Daily Mail just make up shit when it can't fill space?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-18 7:10 AM
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Fake news fills a market gap, Mobes.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-30-18 7:21 AM
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On the contrary, the space available expands to accommodate the shit the Mail makes up.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 04-30-18 8:06 AM
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This woman may well not exist. The Mail does that; makes up people an then writes stories about them.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05- 1-18 2:04 AM
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They may have the wrong guy. He doesn't seem to have the glasses.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05- 1-18 4:45 AM
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20: Legally, that seems safer.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 1-18 5:40 AM
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