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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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Review: Chopping Mall – ’80s Sci-Fi Cheese

April 23, 2007 at 8:08 am by  

1986 was a year of historically notable events. It was in 1986 that the world saw the tragic Challenger Disaster, the partial meltdown of the Soviet nuclear plant in Chernobyl and the year the Statue of Liberty got a much needed face lift. It was also the year that the Sherman Oaks Galleria of California played host to yet another movie. A movie that involved teenagers and killer mall robots. Yes, I am talking about the notorious film that a lot of us old folk will remembers sitting on the local video store shelf, Chopping Mall (aka Killbots).…

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