Saturday, August 19, 2006


Sometimes it seems as though there are more questions than answers. (Question: What's the problem with Blogger being so sluggish today? I had a picture I wanted on this post and it will NOT upload.)

1. Who knew 'Snakes On A Plane' would be an instant hit?
Apparently, a whole bunch of bloggers did. Thanks to an incredible amount of pre-release Internet hype, the film was already a "cult classic" on opening day. The concept is amazingly simplistic -- take a cabin full of airplane passengers armed with nothing much more lethal than baby food, set a load of wriggling snakes loose among them, and watch the carnage unfold. Personally, the very idea gives me the creeps. Of course, creeping people out is the whole idea. The phrase "snakes on a plane" has already become a part of the vernacular. Pardon me, my skin is crawling.

2. Is the JonBenet Ramsey murder case solved?
As everybody who ever sees the news knows by now, a guy named John Mark Karr has "confessed" to the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, in December 1996. That, however, doesn't mean the case is solved; far from it. There are holes in his confession, facts that don't add up. On the other hand, he has allegedly provided details to police that only the killer (or an accomplice) would know. He is one weird individual, no question about that. But is he also simply some guy who has insinuated himself into a high-profile case for the attention it garners? Clearly, the man is a pervert with some very nasty, far from normal proclivities. Whether he is also a killer remains to be seen. DNA will be the litmus test here, I think. If it matches, there's a case. If it doesn't, there are a whole lot of questions left to be answered.

3. Is Elvis really dead?
There's a $3 million dollar bounty on him, you know. Is he and has he been dead since 1977? People love conspiracy theories and the idea of some famous person chucking it all for the simple life. Still and all, yeah, I think he's probably been quite dead lo these many years.

4. Why do convicted killers get all weepy and emotional when their guilty verdicts are read?
This puzzles me. They showed no emotion while committing their heinous crimes. They could have been wiping mud off their shoes with more concern than they expressed for their victims.

On New Years Day of this year, a family was brutally murdered in their Richmond, Virginia, home. Killed were 49-year-old Bryan Harvey (guitarist and singer for notable rock group House of Freaks), his wife Kathryn, 39, and their daughters, Stella, 9, and Ruby, 4. All were bound with duct tape in the basement of their home, stabbed, had their throats cut (non-fatally), were hit fatally in the head with a hammer, and then burned when the house was set on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime. This was but one event in a bloody crime spree which included the murders of another entire family. Arrested were Ricky Jovan Gray, 29, and one of his relatives. Gray was tried this week. After thirty minutes' deliberation, the jury returned yesterday with a guilty verdict. That's what I call swift justice. And that's when Gray broke down, crying and sniveling and making excuses for his inhuman behavior. Yeah, yeah. Everybody's got baggage, everybody's got problems, everybody's suffered one kind of abuse or another. The thing is, they don't grow up to go on murder binges. I'm sure Gray is sorry -- sorry he got caught.

5. Does some ol' gal really have some subpoenaed ISP records?
This is a question I'd like to know the answer to. I'm talking about the person mentioned in the infamous "sex-mails." She was highly incensed about the whole thing, and (no matter how much I personally dislike her on a number of different fronts) rightly so. At one point, she released information to the effect that she'd retained a lawyer to subpoena ISP records in an effort to find out who was sending the e-mails. Time passed, and then she announced -- quite some time ago now -- that she had the records and would share the information "soon." Since then, not a peep about it. One can't help but think that the information either wasn't what she was hoping for (i.e., that I was the culprit) or that she's so embarrassed about the identity of the person(s) she'll never admit it. If you ask me, apologies are in order from several people involved in all this hyperbole. It'll never happen, though; not in this lifetime.

Just a couple of Bad Words captured today. They weren't particularly dangerous (just bumbling crooks) but at least they're off the streets.

where-as -- This from my favorite word mangler who just loves to turn one word into two.

St. Petersburg Rushia -- Wow! Apparently, there's a new country on the globe. Who knew?!

whose going to be next -- Not I, and who's going to argue with me?


kanrei said...

You seem to be in a downer mood today. That murder story changed my mood. =( Where is that cliff again? =P

Serena Joy said...

No, no -- I'm actually in a really good mood. All of the "news" items from the morning paper (and that "other" thing) just got me to pondering, that's all. The murder story, all you can do is shudder and wonder, WHY?

Sorry I bummed you out. I could tell you a knock-knock joke. Would that help?:)