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Monthly Archives: April 2007

AI Finalist Arrested on Drug, Assault Charges

April 30, 2007 at 12:12 pm by  


Jessica Sierra was a finalist on Season 4 of the popular American Idol television show. She also has her version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on the American Idol Season 4 album.

She was also arrested on Sunday by Tampa police after an incident at the Hyde Park Cafe in which she threw a heavy glass at a customer, hitting him on the head causing a cut over his eye. She was also reported to be belligerent and uncooperative with police. She tried kicking out the windows of the patrol car she was placed in.

While in police custody, a small amount of cocaine was also found in her possession. Sierra was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a detention facility and was released on $11,500 bond.

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Arrests made in Umbrella Death

April 30, 2007 at 10:56 am by  

Violent crime in Rome’s Termini Station is so rare that the violent death of a young commuter, 22-year-old student nurse Vanessa Russo, came as a shock to residents.

After Russo had refused to give over her bag to two women, one of them stabbed Russo in the eye with the tip of an umbrella. The umbrella entered Russo’s eye socket and pierced her acerebral artery. She would die two days later.

With the help of witnesses and surveillance cameras, police would identify and apprehend 18-year-old Doina Matei. She would eventually be sentenced to 16 years in prison for second-degree manslaughter.

Matei made the news again this year. After spending almost 9 years in prison, she successfully applied for a semi-custodial measure that allowed her to spend her days out of prison and return to her cell from 10 pm to 6 am.

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GNotW: Gamer Saves Family from Inferno

April 27, 2007 at 5:10 pm by  

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A 9-year-old boy’s habit of rising early each morning to play videogames may have saved his life and the other 6 members of his family.

Davien Hayden has made it a habit of getting up very early to play some videogames before he goes to school. While non-gamers are sleeping in like a bunch of lazy fucks, this diligent boy is up first thing every morning saving the princess and leveling up. But this last Tuesday, Davien was forced to put his gaming lessons to the test.

The first thing he noticed was the sound of breaking glass. Then came the acrid smell of smoke. Davien knew something was amiss from his hours of playing SimCity 2000, and cried for everyone to get out of the house. It didn’t take long before the home was a raging inferno.

The family has given Davien all the credit for saving their lives this week, but all Davien is quoted as saying is, “Too much fame, dude.” The kid is a true hero. Every morning from 6:15 to 7:45 and for two hours right after school and before he does his homework.…

5% of Market Share Must Mean Something…

April 27, 2007 at 3:42 pm by  

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Why does it seem like all extremists are perfect hypocrites? Loud people seem to always do the exact opposite of what they claim to stand for, and actually do all the things they mock others for doing. A few cases:

Review: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

April 27, 2007 at 12:42 pm by  

A likable, long-haired antiques dealer named George (Ray Lovelock) takes his motorcycle and heads out of the crowded city to do some business in Windermere. Along the way, he has an accident with Edna (Cristina Galbó), another traveler who has inadvertently backed her car into his motorcycle while at a gas station. While not serious, the accident does leave the motorcycle temporarily disabled. Feeling guilty and obligated, Edna agrees to take George to Windermere herself. She just needs to stop by the village of South Gate to visit her sister, Katie (Jeannine Mestre). Once there they find that Katie is delirious and her husband (José Lifante) has just been murdered moments earlier. To top things off, Katie has become the prime suspect but she adamantly denies having anything to do with her husband’s murder but rather a walking dead man (Fernando Hilbeck) committed the horrible act.…

Dreaming of Electric Sheep

April 27, 2007 at 10:46 am by  

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Science Fiction suffers from a severe case of Cassandra Syndrome. It has the ability to see into the future, but it is cursed in that no one believes it. We scoff at Star Trek communicators, and 15 years later everyone has a cell-phone. We laugh at Dick Tracy’s watch, and now we pull out our Nokia and go from watching TV on the Subway, to videotaping a street performer, to video conferencing with a friend, to downloading and listening to the latest tunes. But the cycle is never broken. We continue to doubt the possibilities of the future, and never fail to be unimpressed when that future arrives.

 

When you see the robot in action, you will have one of two feelings (most likely both): Part of you will be cynical about the progress being made. It will look like a puppet-show, and the emotions and reactions from the designers will feel canned and corny. And then there will be moments when you feel like you are seeing the future in the present.…

After completing final exams a group of college students head to Daytona Beach to celebrate Spring Break, with visions of sex and alcohol dancing in their heads. While crossing through Georgia, they are met with a crude detour that does not lead them to the land of beach, boobs and beer, but rather to the small town of Pleasant Valley. This little town seems to be frozen in time as there are no televisions, phones, running water or any other technological advances seen over the last 100 years. Even the inhabitants seem to be straight from a casting call of “Deliverance” with more inbred, racist hicks than you can shake a stick at. When they are informed that they are now the guests of honor at the annual Guts and Glory Jubilee celebration, complete with free room and board, food, extremely curvaceous females and more importantly, beer…how could they pass it up? What could possibly go wrong?…

Eye of Judgement

April 26, 2007 at 1:55 pm by  

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This is something I’m looking forward to. While most of us think of graphics when we hear “Next-Gen”, Nintendo has proven that it is how we interface with games that makes them feel Next-Gen. Both the Wii, with its motion-sensing remote and the DS, with its touch-screen and microphone, are absolutely killing Microsoft and Sony with their blistering graphical powerhouses. But that doesn’t mean that Nintendo has the market cornered.

Right now, Sony’s hottest franchise is the new SingStar games in which you interface via microphone. And Guitar Hero 2 for the 360 is so hot for Microsoft that you have a hard time finding it in stores. Which is why I’m excited to see the upcoming Eye-Toy for the PS3 getting revolutionary games like Eye of Judgement. This nails something that Morbid and I talk about on the phone quite often. We bemoan the loss of interpersonal competition that card, pen and paper, and board-gaming used to provide us. If this game hits a similar chord in enough people, I can see a future sort of gaming that would make today’s traditional gaming pale in comparison.…

Ohio University Shuts Down P2P Use

April 26, 2007 at 1:21 pm by  

ImageShackThere has been some real drama in the swivel household of late. My Life-Partner has been interviewing at various universities around the country which will determine where we live for the next several years. Ohio University has been at the top of that list, and was only narrowly discarded yesterday. Well, thank the godless universe for that! Athens, Ohio is going to be a ghost town within a decade, as they have decided that the RIAA’s wishes are more important than their enrollment numbers.

Here’s the skinny: Ohio University has been one of the most highly targeted campuses in the United States by the RIAA. Athens is a very small town, and there isn’t much to do there besides walking up and down Court Street, drunk on wine coolers, and listening to your iPod. (And probably the more bandwidth-taxing hobby of downloading porn and trying to tug one out before your roommate gets back from his CHEM lab) The RIAA has been working with the University to try and stem the tide with various “outreach” programs and dorky posters.…

Woman Dies After Camel Sits on Her

April 26, 2007 at 7:45 am by  

One of the owners of Mini-Akers Exotic Animals, Cathie Ake, was killed when one of the camels in her care crushed her to death after kicking her and then sitting on top of her. Cathie Ake and the camel named Polo were being filmed by a local TV station when during a break in filming, the camel became agitated and attacked Cathie. Polo then sat on her after she had fell under the animal. Cathie’s husband believes the camel was agitated by mating season.

The couple had just purchased the animal at an auction 3 weeks ago and were keeping the 1,800-pound animal in a 50 foot by 80 foot pen. Cathie’s husband is now finding a new home for Polo the Killer Camel.

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Man Sentenced for Raping 9-Year-Old

April 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm by  

ABBEVILLE, S.C. — William Edward Ronca, 26, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of a 9 year old girl. The girl, whom William admitted to having sex with once or twice a week for two years, ended up pregnant.

A school guidance counselor notified authorities after noticing the girl had become withdrawn and would not participate in school activities. She was then taken to a medical facility where it was then learned she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to the baby by Cesarean section and then given up for adoption.

Am I becoming so jaded after all these years of posting these stories, that it wasn’t the visions of this man having sex with a 9 year old, or the visions of a 9 year old girl giving birth that shocked me, but rather the fact that a guidance counselor actually noticed something was wrong with a kid?…

5-year-old Girl Dies from Jump Rope Accident

April 25, 2007 at 1:16 pm by  

Five-year-old Monet Flugham was found hanging from a closet door by a jump rope. Police were called to the residence after the Monet’s grandmother found her unconscious. The medical examiner has ruled the death as an accident and earlier reports of foul play and sexual abuse have since been ruled out.

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Brown’s Chicken Massacre Details

April 25, 2007 at 8:43 am by  

In 1993, 7 people were shot to death in a robbery of the Brown’s Chicken and Pasta restaraunt in Palatine, Illinois. The victims included the owners, Richard E. Ehlenfeldt, 50, and his wife, Lynn W., 49, five employees: Guadalupe Maldonado, 46, Michael C. Castro, 16, and Rico L. Solis, 17; and Palatine residents Thomas Mennes, 32, and Marcus Nellsen, 31. They had all been shot multiple times with some victims having bullet wounds to their hands and were found in both the walk-in freezer and cooler 5 hours after the stores normal closing time.

In March of 2002, Anne Lockett implicated her former boyfriend, James Degorski, and his associate, Juan Luna, in the crime. …

GNotW: Videogames REDUCE Crime!

April 24, 2007 at 5:55 pm by  

Okay, okay, you have heard it so many times the other way around. “Videogames cause crime”, they all say. But I ask you, have they ever trotted Ross Perot out with some graphs and a pointer? No? Wanna know why? Because the statistics show the OPPOSITE to be true, and it is easier to talk out of your ass than it is to provide evidence. So here are my graphs…

First, let’s look at the amazing drop in crime rates that has taken place since 1993:

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Oh, shit. How do we explain the sudden drop in all things horrible? Especially when teen pregnancy and drug rates also show a similar decline? What could these people be doing if they aren’t out aggravating and assaulting people (especially with aggravated assault!). Hmm… Could it be that they are…

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…Playing videogames?!?!

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Review: C.H.U.D. – A Sewer Creature Classic!

April 23, 2007 at 9:51 pm by  

The city of New York is experiencing a rash of disappearances. These started within the homeless population, in particular, the homeless that dwell in the underground network of tunnels, subway lines and sewers that lie beneath the city. This is noticed by ex-con and soup kitchen worker, A.J. Shepherd (Daniel Stern), who notices that fewer and fewer of his regulars are coming up for air. A.J. reports this to deaf ears and cannot get anyone to take notice…but hell, these people are ignored when around, forgotten when they are not. But when reports start coming in of people being attacked and dragged into the sewers by monsters, the authorities can no longer ignore the problem.…

Dexter Season 2 Information

April 23, 2007 at 3:30 pm by  

The Showtime original series, Dexter, based on Jeff Lindsay’s novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter is back for a second season. The show revolves around Dexter a man who is employed by the Miami Dade Police force as a blood spatter expert. He is also an active serial killer who chooses his victims by a code instilled in him by his foster father.

The TV Addict has posted a recap of the Dexter panel discussion held last Wednesday at the Museum of Television and Radio’s annual William S. Paley Festival. Click the link to read the entire article, but some of the interesting things reported in regards to Season 2 were that Dexter’s father may not be a good guy and that Masuka will now be a part of the regular cast.

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Defendant Not Guilty In Dungeon Rape Case

April 23, 2007 at 2:19 pm by  

“The verdict says it all.” stated Kenneth Hinson after he was escorted from the courtroom. Kenneth Hinson, 48 was facing a mandatory life sentence after being charged with the kidnapping, assault with the intent to kill, and the rape of two teenagers he was supposedly holding captive in an underground dungeon he had built in the back of his residence. Kenneth had also been convicted of raping a 12 year old girl in 1991.

During the six day trial, Kenneth took the stand and explained that there was no kidnappings and that the sex between him and the two females was consensual. He also stated that the reason why the two girls were making up the story was all a rouse to get to the stash of marijuana he kept in the underground room they were supposedly being held captive in.

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