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John Wayne Gacy

Part of my faculty duties include teaching law and court-related courses in our graduate Forensic Psychology program. I’ve studied and discussed my fair share of predators, sociopaths, and psychopaths over the years and I find them endlessly fascinating — and often misunderstood by the media establishment which focuses on an exceedingly [...]

Sorry, Kids. Science!

Wednesday Open Thread

Saturday with Floyd

Beautiful day at Jetty View Park on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.

Pussy Riot in Portlandia

While I think the father here identifies too closely with cats I can understand the kids being afraid of Pet Sematary here. That darn cat:

A 22-pound cat named Lux had to be snared by Portland police officers after the owners said the ferocious feline attacked their baby in their Northwest Portland apartment Sunday.

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Wednesday Open Thread

Yosemite HD II from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

song by M83 “Lower Your [...]

Meals R Us

Lions enjoy giraffe Danish for breakfast apparently…

Zookeepers in Denmark have killed a perfectly healthy young giraffe after deeming him ‘surplus’ to requirements, it was revealed today.

Marius, Copenhagen Zoo’s 18-month-old giraffe, was shot with a bolt gun and will be chopped up for the other animals’ dinner. Thousands of people had signed petitions [...]

And a Landslide Brought Me Down…

From the BBC — and Italy: Holy Crap!

Dramatic pictures have been released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property [...]

Friday Night Fight — Man vs. Dead Whale

My kids were tripping on the video below last week….

Not necessarily NSFW, but it’s gross if you’re a squeamish sort. In looking for the one below we came across the video above. I hereby declare it THE SINGLE GREATEST ACT BY A STATE GOVERNMENT in the history of these United States.

Japan Rocks

Japan may have a new baby island! Congratulations, maybe.

A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said.

Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. [...]