Here’s a list of convicted serial killers around the world by country. Britain and Russia certainly have a bunch. But under “United States” wikipedia just links to a separate entry. That’s because the U.S. list looks like this.
Attended night one of the sixty-hour-long Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park in Charlestown RI last night. When I was 17 I was the first educational director of the environmental center, as well as a board member of the nature center in the park (as a board member I voted against the observatory being built instead of expanding the nature programming. I lost.). I thought big as a kid.
The park has grown considerably since back then, but it was cool to see that the cement steps I poured back in 1982, that led from the parking area to the pond, were still there 32 years later (I did that carve-your-initials-in-the-cement thing, and you can still see them).
The highlight for me was being right up front for a great hour-long concert by Elizabeth Cook, who’s pretty hot and has an amazing voice (although she talked too much. Shut up and sing, as the anti-Dixie Chicks clowns used to say.)
There were a lot of food trucks to choose from, but the blackened shrimp over jambalaya, by the King Creole truck was worth going back for seconds. I like to try ingesting new things, but I made the mistake of thinking I might enjoy the Auroras Gypsy Cafe’s green truck for a wild boar burger.
It was pretty gross, gamey and I had to smother it with ketchup and mustard to counter the thick pesto sauce they smear on it. Nasty stuff, that wild boar burger, and I chucked it away after a few bites. And it was $12 with no sides. Still, a pretty awesome night.
So donations to the white cop who shot an unarmed black kid in Furguson, MO outsurpassed donations to the victim. I’m an optimist in general, but we are screwed. This country’s messed up and I blame talk radio and Fox News.
One nation under SWAT. “Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory.”
Border collies fascinate me, and if I wasn’t told they could be unpredictable around children I’d probably own one. Here’s a wonderful example of their skills. This guy seems to be doing demonstration for tourists, and I think that’s wonderful and hope he’s making a decent living at it.