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Book Review: Lindbergh: The Crime
Book Review: Lindbergh: The Crime
Lindbergh: The Crime by Noel Behn Lindbergh: The Crime by Noel Behn My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book messed with my head in the best way. I say in my profile that I love books that overturn my apple cart. Apples everywhere on my path. I am actually a little creeped out, to be honest.1. There was no kidnapping. I won’t spoil it for you, but that poor baby was not kidnapped.2. Lindbergh was this…
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usnatarchives · a month ago
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Charles Lindbergh Jr., New York Daily News, 5/12/1932.
By Miriam Kleiman, Public Affairs
On March 1, 1932, 20 month-old Charles, Jr. was taken from his crib. For 10 long weeks, the nation hoped and prayed for the baby's safe return.
Called the "crime of the century," the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. shocked and horrified the country and the world, as "Lucky Lindy" became the face of tragedy.
The National Archives holds tens of thousands of related records, including nearly 30,000 pages from the FBI investigation of the kidnapping, in addition to records of the subsequent arrest, trial, and execution of Bruno Hauptmann. The files include letters, memoranda, telegrams, and press clippings dating from the 1930s to 1982!
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Petition from Citizens of Mitchell, SD, urging President Hoover not to release Al Capone, despite his stated willingness -- given his gangster connections -- to help with the search. Department of Justice Criminal Division, 4/26/1932. NARA ID 595053.
Congressman appeals "on bended knee" for baby's safe return:
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Congressman Charles A. Karch (D-IL), from the Congressional Record, 3/9/1932, NARA ID 34382871.
Related interesting fact! Scenes from HBO's Lindbergh-based Plot Against America were filmed outside the National Archives, as were scenes from (unrelated) Wonder Woman 1984!
See also:
"Lessons of the Lindbergh Case," Radio Address by Attorney General Homer Cummings, 9/22/1934.
Charles Lindbergh's Official Military Personnel File, NARA ID 57294439
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"Ground Instruction Flying Cadet" report card for Charles Lindbergh, 3/15/1924. NARA ID 57294439.
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ghoulsbooks · a month ago
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As a person who did not exist in 1932 or was a witness to the crime I can say I was actually enthralled by this audiobook. I only knew a little bit about what happened to the Limbaugh baby. But listening to this I can't believe how much stuff went down. I can't believe how flaky Charles was to trying to solve what happened to his son. I understand wanting to be a part of an investigation but he pretty much sabotage everything. That was weird. I enjoyed this book. I love a person when they try to solve a crime or figure out what happened. But for me that's where it stops unless you have DNA proof to place a person there it's all just speculation realistically not enough to actually say so and so did it. But the ride that I went on with this book was a lot of fun so definitely four stars for me.
I was blown away by how much happened and was ignored. Sadly after a certain point you're not surprised by the actions of others. While I can't agree or disagree with the author on the who did it I can say I loved the telling of this and quite enjoyed the book. I liked the narrators voice.
4 🕸🕸🕸🕸 webs
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ultraozzie3000 · a month ago
The Final Curtain
Nearly a century after his passing, many still regard Florenz Ziegfeld Jr as the most important and influential producer of Broadway musicals. His theatrical revues, filled with leggy chorines and wisecracking comics, set a standard for everything from Busby Berkeley productions to the Fats Waller stage celebration Ain’t Misbehavin’. March 19, 1932 cover by Madeline S. Pereny, who gave us a…
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redwebpod · 2 months ago
Case #15: Lindbergh Kidnapping (Part Two)
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In part two, we dive headfirst into the multiple theories surrounding the Lindbergh Kidnapping. Was the child murdered by family? And what does Charles Lindbergh himself have to do with everything?
Tweet Link Here. Episode Link Here. Transcripts, so far as we’re aware, have not yet been created. If you know of transcripts, please feel free to drop us an ask!
Part One Here!
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redwebpod · 2 months ago
Case #14: Lindbergh Kidnapping (Part One)
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In our first part on this mystery, we cover the most famous kidnapping case of the 20th century. Who took Charles Lindbergh? Did they act alone? And was his convicted kidnapper actually innocent?
Tweet Link Here. Episode Link Here. Transcripts, so far as we’re aware, have not yet been created. If you know of transcripts, please feel free to drop us an ask!
Part Two Here!
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criminol · 3 months ago
The Lindbergh Kidnapping and Murder
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On 1st March 1932 at 7.30 in the evening the Lindbergh's nurse found that they 20-month-old son Charles was missing. When the family rushed into Charles' room they found a ransom note in an envelope on the windowsill. Impressions were found on the ground under the window of the baby's room along with pieces of a wooden ladder and a baby blanket. The police were called. An extensive search of the area began, no usable fingerprints or footprints were found which suggested the abductor used forensic countermeasures such as gloves. Their brief ransom was full of spelling and grammar mistakes, it was speculated that it was written by someone who did not speak English as their mother tongue. A local man and retired teacher offered to pay for the safe return of the baby and opened a dialogue with a man he thought to be the abductor, the man paid the money and was promised the child would be left in the care of 2 innocent women. The ransom money was packaged in a custom-made box with gold certificates and serial numbers of the bills were noted in the hope this would draw attention to the kidnapper(s). On 12th May a delivery truck driver found the small body of a toddler, the skull was badly fractured and the body decomposed with noted attempts at a burial and animal activity post mortem. Police could not find any evidence or link anyone to the crime. The gold certificates from the ransom and a number of the bills were spent throughout New York. On 18th September 1934, a license plate was written down by a man attempting to use a gold certificate. The man was Richard Hauptmann, an immigrant with a criminal record. When he was arrested he was carrying a gold certificate and had over $14,000 of ransom money in his garage. Additional evidence was found linking him to the crime at his home. Handwriting experts also showed his writing to be similar to that on the ransom note. Hauptmann was charged with murder, convicted and sentenced to death. He was electrocuted on 3rd April 1996. After his death questions were asked about the fairness of the trial including planted evidence. Alternative theories that Hauptmann was framed and the real killer walked free and that Hauptmann could not have been working alone prevail.
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charlesgranillo · 3 days ago
How long have you been interested in the Leopold & Loeb case? Are there any other cases you know a lot about?
it's probably almost been four months now! i'm still sort of a newbie. it's definitely the true crime case where i know a good amount of information though.
i know quite a bit of the alcatraz prison break (1962). it's been a small interest of mine for a while now. very recently i've been researching the lindbergh kidnapping but i'm still in the beginning phases of research (i have only read four books about it at the moment).
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straydog733 · 26 days ago
Reading Resolution: “Along Came A Spider” by James Patterson
23. A book by an author you’ve never given a fair shot: Along Came A Spider by James Patterson
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List Progress: 15/30
There are a lot of good pulpy novels out there. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean that it is lesser. But if Along Came A Spider is representative of the quality usually produced by very-prolific author James Patterson, then I am not terribly impressed. It is not an actively bad example of the crime thriller genre, but there is very little about it that feels special or inventive. 
Along Came A Spider is the first novel featuring detective and psychologist Alex Cross, star of twenty-nine novels and counting. He gets involved in a twisted case when two children of famous parents are kidnapped from a prestigious private school by their teacher, Gary Soneji. He is frustrated to be pulled away from the brutal murders taking place in the Washington DC projects, but there is more to the Soneji case than meets the eye. Well, not that much more. Soneji checks all the boxes for psychopaths as portrayed in media, down to the ranting point-of-view chapters spent with him, which undercut some of the surprises the book throws at Alex. Most of the book takes place from Alex’s perspective, but just enough is spent in other character’s heads to sap tension out of Alex’s journey. And with a time span of over two years across the book, tension was going to be hard to maintain to begin with. Combine this aversion to genuine mystery with workmanlike prose, and Spider just lacks the thrills needed for a thriller.
There are some good aspects throughout; it is a perfectly serviceable book and it reads quickly. But there is so, so much detective fiction out there, and it would not take much work to find something better than this. Alex Cross is fine as a cop with a tragic backstory, but he lacks the tortured nature to make him riveting or the charm to make him engaging. Add in a Strong-Yet-Vulnerable Love Interest and there just isn’t enough charisma at the center of the story to move it along. There are authors I’ve used for this category that I’ve been surprised by, but I don’t think I’ll be returning to the Patterson section of my library anytime soon.
Would I Recommend It: No. If you want a crime novel inspired by the Lindbergh Kidnapping, go for Murder on the Orient Express.
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that-catholic-shinobi · a month ago
Cases Buzzfeed Unsolved needs to talk about
- Edmund Fritzgerald
- The kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s son
- Agatha Christie’s disappearance
- Little Miss Nobody
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This Day in History: May 12
This Day in History: May 12
The body of Charles Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, is found; scientists express concern during a NASA news conference over a pair of studies which said the huge West Antarctic ice sheet was starting to melt.
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fudgemutt · a month ago
May i please have some useless and random facts?
You’ve come to the right place because useless and random facts are my speciality!
Chainsaws were originally created for midwifery and were an aid used for childbirth.
William Shakespeare’s gravestone doesn’t actually bear his name, but rather a curse preventing anyone from moving or removing his bones.
Ketchup was originally made using mushrooms rather than tomatoes, it wasn’t until the 19th Century that tomatoes became the main ingredient. And while we are talking about ketchup, did you know it once sold a medicine? The condiment was made into a ‘tomato pill’ and was thought to help with jaundice, unsurprisingly, this didn’t catch on. 
The last letter to be added to the alphabet was J. And there is a particular reason why I and J are next to each other, because they were once used interchangeably for the same vowel. The separation of I and J was first proposed in the 16th Century, but it wasn’t until the 19th Century that it happened, making it the youngest letter of the alphabet. 
Graham Crackers were created by Dr Graham, an activist against masturbation. He thought making a cracker so bland and tasteless would help to get rid of any impure urges should they arise. 
The job title “Freelancer” originates from Sir Walter Scott’s book Ivanhoe, where a “Freelance” was a type of knight who would fight for whichever nation or person paid them the most. The word quickly caught on, and was soon used to refer to someone who did any type of work on their own terms.
Baby monitors originate from the famous Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping of 1932. Parents across the world were worried the same would happen to their child, so the owner of a radio company made a baby monitor prototype as a safety measure to ease worries. 
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elaineadu-poku · a month ago
Have you ever Gone Missing in Harlem? Book Review
Have you ever Gone Missing in Harlem? I have to say I enjoyed this novel by @ProfHolloway. Thank you @netgalley for this ARC. I previously discussed it on Monday at @lastreadbooks #GoneMissingInHarlem #BookReview #LastRead #Netgalley #CrimeFiction
Download Gone Missing in Harlem by Karla F. C. Holloway is her highly anticipated second novel, from her In Harlem series. This book is set against the backdrop of the real and infamous Charles Lindbergh  kidnapping and murder case of the 1930s. In Gone Missing in Harlem, the child in question is a baby girl called Chloe. Unlike the Lindbergh case, however Chloe’s disappearance doesn’t garner as…
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conradscrime · a month ago
The Mandela Effect... Are We Living in an Alternate Universe?
April 21, 2021 
I think at this point most people have heard of the Mandela Effect but in case you haven’t I’m going to give a little run down followed by some examples that have really freaked people out over the years. I am going to stay away from some of the super popular ones and stick to some that I have come across in the last couple of months. 
The Mandela Effect is essentially when you remember something a certain way but it has never been that way in this reality. However, this isn’t just chalked up to being some false memory effect as humans have a reputation for having extremely poor memory skills. The Mandela Effect is when A LOT of people have the same memory of something, whether it’s the spelling of a word, a lyric in a song, or a line from a well known movie. There has never been an explanation for why so many people around the world all have a false memory of something though there are a few conspiracy theories that make sense to me anyway. 
The name Mandela Effect is in tribute to Nelson Mandela, a political leader and President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in the 1980′s with many believing he died while serving his sentence. Nelson Mandela actually died in 2013, which confused a lot of people. Thousands of people remember him dying while in prison over 20 years before he actually died. And thus, the Mandela Effect was born when more people started coming forward with other false memories that were not lining up with reality. 
Here I will go over some of the ones that I have read up on over the past few months as well as some of my personal favourites. 
1. Looney Tunes 
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Many people believe the beloved children’s cartoon was always spelled “Looney Toones” which makes sense. However, the cartoon has always been spelled “Tunes.” 
2. The Robber & Hiker Emojis
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I have seen a lot of people shook over this one recently, including myself. Lots of people remember Apple coming out with a “robber” emoji which included a person wearing a black and white stripped shirt, beanie and black eye mask. I also remember there was a girl and guy version of this emoji, with the girl version having pig tails. There are a few variations of this where some remember the robber emoji running holding a money bag over his shoulder. People also remember there being a “hiker” emoji, with a man holding a walking stick. I, myself remember using both of these emojis and seeing them. I have a vivid memory of both of them. Supposedly Apple has never come out with those emoji’s and they have never existed. 
3. The Monopoly Man 
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The famous Monopoly Man also known as “Rich Uncle Pennybags” is a beloved fictional character representing the famous Monopoly board game that we all enjoyed playing at one point in our lives, though the game is famous for taking hours to complete. A lot of people remember the Monopoly man as being dressed a certain way, with a little top hat and monocle. However, the monocle NEVER EXISTED. The Monopoly Man has never worn a monocle and people are losing their shit over it, including myself. 
4. The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping
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Here is one for all the true crime lovers. Many people know the Lindbergh baby kidnapping as one of the most famous true crime cases in history. Happening in 1932, famous aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20 month old son was taken, never to be seen alive again. Here’s the Mandela effect. Many people believe that this was a cold case, never solved and some even believed that the baby’s body was never found. However, this case actually was solved with baby Lindbergh’s body being found 2 months after he was kidnapped. A man named Bruno Richard Hauptmann was found guilty of the murder of the toddler and sentenced to death, being electrocuted on April 3, 1936 though many do not remember the body of the toddler being found or that the man responsible was caught. I personally do have a brief memory that this was not a cold case and that it was solved, however I do not fully remember the toddler’s body ever being found, I more so remember hearing the body was never found. 
5. Fruit of the Loom Label 
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Okay ya’ll this one really ruined my life. Many people remember the label “Fruit of the Loom” as having a cornucopia included, though this isn’t the case. The cornucopia has supposedly never existed so why do so many of us remember seeing it as children? I feel like as a child I wouldn’t even know what a cornucopia was, let alone be able to identify it on a label unless it was really there. 
6. The Location of Cinderella’s Castle 
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Where is the happiest place on Earth? Obviously it is Disney World for most children and honestly most adults. I recently read a Reddit article that a person who was from Orlando wrote. This person was extremely confused about the location of Cinderella’s Castle claiming that the castle had always been the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom though it’s never been. This one I personally don’t remember but it’s on a lot of Mandela effect lists and kind of gives me the creeps that people remember a huge unforgettable castle as being in a different location. 
7. How Many States are in the United States?
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This is probably the craziest one to me, though I doubt it will be for many people on here especially my fellow American friends. I am Canadian, born and raised. I distinctly remember as a child learning about all of the different states in the US and was told that there was 51 states, with Hawaii being the 51st one. However, there is only 50 US states and there has ever only been 50 US states. I thought I was just crazy but apparently a lot of people all over the world also remember learning that there was 51, some even say they learned that there were 52 states in the US. How do so many people (including some Americans) remember learning that there was 51 or 52 states? As an adult I definitely know that there was 50 but I remember as a teenager finding out there was 50 and being confused and remembering I had learned there was 51. I do see a lot of people online claiming this isn’t a Mandela effect and it’s definitely not one of the most popular ones but it freaked me out. 
Those are some of the lesser known Mandela effects that I have learned about recently that I feel a lot of people don’t talk about as much as some of the really famous ones with a mix of a few popular ones that had me shook. What do you guys think? Do any of these freak you out? Let me know. 
I do want to briefly talk about what I think is one of the most “reasonable” explanations for the Mandela effect. I know many people do not agree with this but as an Aquarius who loves conspiracy theories I think this would be cool if there was some truth to it. 
Many people believe that when the world was supposed to end in the year 2000 it actually did end. However, they believe that the world ended and a new world started or we were sent to an alternate universe, where the “actual” versions of these Mandela effects are present. So many conspiracy theorists believe that the versions of things most of us remember are actually true... they are just true in our past universe and since 2000 there’s been a few glitches or changes that account for why we believe things so vividly when they aren’t actually in our current reality. For example, the Monopoly man. In our past reality before the year 2000 the Monopoly man had a monocle, but since the year 2000 in our “new reality” he was made without the monocle, just slight changes that we are experiencing in our new reality. 
I’d love to know your thoughts on this because I think it would be really cool for us to remember so many things from a past universe or past reality that have slightly changed now in our “new reality.” Hope you guys enjoyed this one, I’ll definitely be doing more Mandela effects in the future.  
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Book Review: A Talent to Deceive
TW: kidnapping, death of child I vaguely recalled the details of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping before reading A Talent to Deceive, but there’s so much more to the case than I realized. A Talent to Deceive is a good piece of investigative journalism. William Norris does a great job of telling the story of the Lindbergh baby and subsequent trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Norris shows the clear…
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dirjoh-blog · a month ago
The Lindbergh baby kidnapping
The Lindbergh baby kidnapping
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reginaofdoctorwho · 2 months ago
weird shit that would probably have something to do with me in a horror movie
no one wanted this but i’m bored and found a bottle so you’re all getting it. yes these are all true. check the tags, if u think i’ve missed something please let me know!
there was a murder (technically, i don’t really count it as a murder) next door when i was four years old on christmas morning
the weird antique glass bottle i found half-buried in the woods in the woods yesterday with living bugs in it that made no attempt to leave it once i uncovered it
there is a local cult in the next town over. this is not the same as the local cult that was in the other town over where my mom grew up
random completed animal skeletons in the woods behind our house, i’m talking prey and predator, both laid out like in a goddamn scientific diagram. for a while there’d be ones in the middle of our yard, always the same type of animal, always just the bones and nothing else, laid out like it was posed. this has been happening for over half a decade and we have no fucking clue how, why, or who is doing it
the screaming from the woods that i’m going to assume is a fox
my sister almost dated a murderer. his niece or something is in my class
there is a house that is now part of a “local ghost tour” that belonged to my great+ grand parents during the civil war where my great+ aunt died allegedly murdered by her husband who is actually blood related to me. family history says she died of childbirth, which given that it was the 1800s... probably is true
there was an actual murderer in our family a few generations back but he married in and killed his wife and her sister. they didn’t find out about it until they read his journals after he died where it apparently told everything he did and they decided. “well, that wouldn’t look good for the family, and they’re already dead anyway” and just kept it hidden??
the fact we have my great great grandmother’s dress from probably 1890s or 1900s. even more so the fact that i fit in it. if this was fantasy horror (vampires, some immortal thing or ghost) i’d be fucking dead or cursed
fairly certain i was possessed by the ghost of a puritan as a kid
my family seems to have a curse with babies and nurses? my great uncle died when he was born because long story short, hospitals were the new hot thing, he was perfectly healthy, then a nurse dropped him and he died instantly. my sister died when she was a toddler and the hospital actively tried to delete her hospital records to cover it up and ended up getting fined by the state for it. the nurses responsible were not arrested or punished in any way.
my family all has fucked up connective tissue, in my brother it was bad enough he had to get a steel bar in his chest so it wouldn’t cave in.
the many times i have almost drowned, sometimes due to intentional actions by humans (my dad, it was my dad)
this in addition to the other fucked up shit he did before the divorce when he still lived here, including but not limited to: killing my mom’s favorite pet goat, hanging its skull in a tree, and leaving the body in the woods. not letting his kids learn how to cook. anytime someone asked him to cook he’d put as much pepper/hot sauce in as he could (even for like, scrambled eggs) and give it to the youngest person, usually a toddler. this was me at times. taking his kids out to the woods and threatening murder. taking his kids out to the woods and threatening burning. purposely locked the basement from the inside so we couldn’t get the gaping hole in the stairs leading to one of three kids rooms fixed. tearing up pictures of the kids whenever my mom did something he didn’t like. i had more here but i tried to cut it down a litttle
people have threatened to murder me before. one time a girl didn’t threaten, and actually acted like she was starting to like me, but her cousin read her diary or something and found out she was planning to commit a lot of murder, and told her parents and she got sent to a psychiatric ward for a couple weeks
my mom lived down the street from a family that got axe-murdered by one of their two sons when she was a kid. the murderer did get out on an insanity plea and is still in the area. also their neighbor’s mom “lost her mind” (how the story was told) when she had to protect their kids while her husband went over to try to protect the non murderer son when he got home from school and ran over screaming about his brother trying to kill him and had killed their parents
also she knew a girl who almost got kidnapped by this really fucked up traveling serial killer that has his own wikipedia page that is,,, lengthy. the girl had [alleged] mafia ties, and the guy ended up dying shot by police despite them being told to bring him in, which sounds kinda suspicious
long story short i’d probably be the sequel where one comes back
apparently i go to the “bad” school, which i found out in a coffee shop when i overheard two girls talking about how one’s dad went there and how horrible and dangerous it is
school fights are weird. either they don’t happen or they come freakishly close to murder. people slam heads into lockers, stomp on bones, drag people by hair along the ground. one time in my brother’s class a 4′9″ girl sent a 6′2″ football player to the hospital. there was video of a fight a couple years ago that’s still around. it was brutal, but also one of the girls fighting was taking one for the team in it and got the other kicked out
we don’t have a ceiling in all of the third floor, and the cafeteria has 2. this is not relevant in any way, but it’s important to me that you know this
also the guys kept ripping the heating vents/radiators/whatever off the walls in their bathrooms and got almost all the bathrooms locked. including the girls’ ones.
also everyone kept punching holes in the walls so on some of them it’s just,,, metal sheeting down the whole hallway
there are so many fucking shootings in the next town over. literally five years ago it was this nice place where kids would go on history tours, i did when my sister worked for that group. now there is pretty much one business that has not been held up at gunpoint, and if u look up to the serial killer bullet point, it is for v similar ties. it’s a pizza place and if u ever stop by u gotta try it
women in my family have weirdly good intuition but every couple generations we get doubtful. my great grandma didn’t want a hospital birth but decided “hey it’s the hot new thing for a reason”, my mom switched churches based on nothing but intuition and it turned out someone was a pedophile there (found out years later), i instantly could tell my friend’s boyfriend was a pos and wasn’t surprised later when he told her he’d murder and dismember me in front of her, and upon meeting him told him he was a fucking coward and couldn’t do it. he broke up with her a month later.
i was really good friends for a while with two guys that burned a building down. yes they were arrested. i was friends before and after the fire. they’re pretty nice, but this girl they used to date (at different times, they were brothers, yes it was fucking weird and uncomfortable for everyone involved except her but that’s it’s own thing) said some fucked up shit and it was the closest i ever got to starting a fight. anyway i’m still friends with both on facebook. one of them shares a lot of king of the hill memes
speaking of that fight, i 100% would’ve tried to kill her in that moment. u know that john mulaney quote like “i didn’t understand how a person could want to kill another person. then i got cheated on, and i was like ‘oh, okay.’”? that was me, but replace “cheated on” with she told me it was good my five year old sister was dead because she was a waste, and told me she hoped i’d die of covid”. it was mainly the sister thing. i couldn’t move because if i did i’d start a fight with the [way] above mentioned shit.
my family has a literal feud with a local farming family. i mean, we keep farm animals (sheep, goats, chickens), these people have that, pigs, and crops too. the feud was because their great uncle (or great grand uncle, i’m a little fuzzy on the details) published an autobiography (despite not being anyone famous/important) and in it talked about when he was friends with my grandfather and how creepy my great grandfather was (this was the one with the dead firstborn son) because he kept newspaper clippings of the Lindbergh baby’s kidnapping and murder pinned to a board on the wall of his office/basement. also because he was a child of german immigrants who wanted to fight against nazis in WW2 (how suspicious [sarcasm]). members of their family are in my grade. they charged my sister for almost half an extra pound of goods, too, which just revitalized it.
i live by corn fields. i am surrounded by cornfields. (joke one)
i was friends for a while with this girl whose baby teeth,,, didn’t really fall out completely? she was 17 the last time i saw her in person, she’s probably 19 now and judging by her facebook pictures they’re still Like That. she had a very symmetrical mouth/teeth, which made it weirder. just to clarify, she had some of her baby teeth pushed forward and up, so they kind pointed out a little? and all her adult teeth. she was literally so pretty.
a teacher who is v sexual with his female students came into my english class (he is a science teacher) to demand why i wasn’t signed up for his class. we then both became increasingly passive aggressive and he told the whole class where i live with specific directions and landmarks. the guy sitting next to me had to try to tone things down despite being obviously confused as to why it was even happening (me too buddy). he lives down the road from my sister. when my niece had her birthday party at our house i was outside setting things up and he slowed his car down and honked at me. fuckin creep
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mkstrigidae · 2 months ago
When the eldest daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark is stolen from her bed as a child, the Westerosi media seize upon the investigation, dubbing it ‘the case of the century’. Several years later, tragedy strikes the family again, as Lysa Arryn vanishes into thin air with her son, Robert.
Eighteen years after the Stark Kidnapping, WBI Special Agent Oberyn Martell- investigating the Arryn case- walks into a small coffee shop in Braavos, nearly tripping over his own feet when his order is taken by the girl whose face has been on every 'missing child' poster in Westeros for the last two decades.
When Sansa discovers that she is the missing Stark child, she's suddenly and violently thrust into a media spotlight that she’s in no way prepared for. Amidst reuniting with a family she doesn’t remember and steeling herself to testify against the man who raised her, she meets Jon Snow. He isn’t family- not biologically at least- but he’s a calming presence in the storm that has become her life, and he might be the only person in the world who doesn’t expect anything of her.
The one where Sansa Stark is discovered to be the Westerosi version of the Lindbergh baby, but things turn out better, if more complicated.
Sansa meets some more extended family, accidentally gains some healthy coping mechanisms, and learns how to drive. Meanwhile, Robin has a lot of feelings about meeting his dad, but also, interestingly, the Targaryen siblings, and Oberyn makes a surprising discovery during his quest to retrieve Sansa’s lemon tree.
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brookstonalmanac · 2 months ago
Events 4.3
686 – Maya king Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' assumes the crown of Calakmul. 801 – King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months. 1043 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1077 – The first Parliament of Friuli is created. 1559 – The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars. 1721 – Robert Walpole becomes, in effect, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, though he himself denied that title. 1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins. 1865 – American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. 1882 – American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James. 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design. 1888 – The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs. 1895 – The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality. 1922 – Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 1933 – First flight over Mount Everest, by the British Houston-Mount Everest Flight Expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston. 1936 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh. 1942 – World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula. 1946 – Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March. 1948 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries. 1948 – In Jeju Province, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju uprising. 1955 – The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges. 1956 – Hudsonville–Standale tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado. 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. He was assassinated the next day. 1969 – Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort. 1973 – Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. 1974 – The 1974 Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the 2011 Super Outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured. 1975 – Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default. 1980 – US Congress restores a federal trust relationship with the 501 members of the Shvwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, and the Indian Peaks and Cedar City bands of the Paiute people of Utah.[2] 1981 – The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco. 1989 – The US Supreme Court upholds the jurisdictional rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in Mississippi Choctaw Band v. Holyfield. 1993 – The Grand National horse race is declared void. 1996 – Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States. 1997 – The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas. 2000 – United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors. 2004 – Islamic terrorists involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves. 2007 – Conventional-Train World Speed Record: A French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record. 2008 – ATA Airlines, once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations. 2008 – Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be taken into state custody. 2009 – Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide. 2010 – Apple Inc. released the first generation iPad, a tablet computer. 2013 – More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2016 – The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, reveals information on 214,488 offshore companies. 2017 – A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people. 2018 – YouTube headquarters shooting.
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