Read Books By AWers!

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

editing for authors ad

A publisher or agency using Google ads to solicit your novel probably isn't anyone you want to write for.


Go Back   Absolute Write Water Cooler > Pop Culture > Politics & Current Events
Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
Monkey
Watching Bollywood action scenes.
 
Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Look up!
Posts: 8,303
Monkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker is a hero... and one of my new favorite musicians.

Language warning. NSFW.

Just came across this, and I can't believe I didn't see it before. Here's an interview with Kai, a hitchhiker who just happened to hitch a ride with a man who was about to lose it. The driver first confessed to Kai that he'd once raped a fourteen-year-old, then claimed to be Jesus and hit a pedestrian with his car. Kai, worried that the pedestrian had internal injuries and would die if the car were moved, took the driver's keys and tossed them out of the car. Meanwhile, two women had run up to help the pinned pedestrian... and the driver got out and attacked them.

At that point, Kai had had enough. "If you're Jesus," he told the man, "I'll be your anti-Christ." He hit him in the head with a hatchet he'd been carrying, stopping the attack. Kai is now credited with saving more than one life that day.

Okay. So that's the story. Here's the update:

The news station that originally interviewed Kai went to do a follow-up on him. Kai brought them into a music shop, took down an acoustic guitar, and proceeded to perform an original song that blows away a good portion of what's on the radio today. One guy, with no harmony or back up. No studio. A guitar right off the shelf. Original lyrics. No special lighting, no rehearsals. And he nailed it. I would totally jam to this during a training session or riding in my car.

I have a feeling we haven't heard the last from Kai. I hope not. I'd really like to see where this story goes from here.
__________________
______



Acoustic guitar. This is absolutely beautiful: https://lonneys.bandcamp.com/album/s...sis-in-spheres
Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
leahzero
The colors! THE COLORS!
 
leahzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,192
leahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputation
Shades of Antoine Dodson?

This guy is a hero. And that song was damn catchy.
__________________
UNTEACHABLE - Atria 2014
BLACK IRIS - Atria 2015

My self-publishing saga, in all its gory detail, is here.
leahzero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
leahzero
The colors! THE COLORS!
 
leahzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,192
leahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputationleahzero has a double-platinum reputation
And, of course, the autotuned version of the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=wDQTvuP1Dgs
__________________
UNTEACHABLE - Atria 2014
BLACK IRIS - Atria 2015

My self-publishing saga, in all its gory detail, is here.
leahzero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:29 AM   #4
Ambrosia
Grand Duchess of Spring
AW Poet Laureate
 
Ambrosia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: In the Castle, of course.
Posts: 19,727
Ambrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Steven Cobert's take on Kai.
__________________
..

I have given in to the Blog Bug. Visit my Duchy here.

"Hmmm .... Duchess after much thought you are clearly the Tribal Sage." Neporsche, Tribal Scribe

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past."

-- George Orwell's "1984"


.

Ambrosia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 05:33 AM   #5
Monkey
Watching Bollywood action scenes.
 
Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Look up!
Posts: 8,303
Monkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Yeah, I loved that on the Colbert Report.
__________________
______



Acoustic guitar. This is absolutely beautiful: https://lonneys.bandcamp.com/album/s...sis-in-spheres
Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #6
J.S.F.
practical experience, FTW
 
J.S.F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Posts: 4,927
J.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
My older son's name is Kai.

He does not carry a hatchet to school (he's 13)...

or anywhere else.

Really.

J.S.F. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
Zoombie
Vengeful Crystaline Hawk 45C
AW Moderator
 
Zoombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: The Sunder
Posts: 38,227
Zoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Hmm...

We should make a movie!

We can call it...

Hobo With A Shotgun 2: Hobo with a Hatchet
__________________
2068 Series: Debris Dreams (Published), Shattered Sky (being Edited), Luna's Lament (Waiting.)

Shard Series: Worldshard (being beta'd), Lifeshard (done!), Soulshard (Done!), Peaceshard (43k/80k)

Invasion 2071 (With Editors)

Read my blog: Quantum Spin Plates

BUY MY BOOK HERE!
Zoombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
Don
All Living is Local
 
Don's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Agorism FTW!
Posts: 21,967
Don is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDon is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
Hmm...

We should make a movie!

We can call it...

Hobo With A Shotgun 2: Hobo with a Hatchet
No, no, no. You can't do that. The firearm in the prequel sullies the pristine goodness of the concern for others and manual dexterity demonstrated by our hapless homeless hero in this particular episode.

Protecting others with hatchet, good.

Protecting others with handgun, bad.

I'd love to see the take in this thread if our hapless homeless hero had been packing heat and a CCW permit.
__________________
I wrote a blog.

Economics puts parameters on people’s utopias. ~Peter Boettke
The 'social contract' is to the politician what 'original sin' is to the priest. ~Don
The vision of the helpful and protective state is the most pervasive and counter-productive ideology in the world today. ~Don
The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. ~Mahatma Gandhi
The executive of the modern state is nothing but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.~Karl Marx

I tend to blame the Feds for Don, actually.
If they'd get it right, we wouldn't need Don pointing out that they'd gotten it wrong.
~ Medievalist
Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #9
Celia Cyanide
Joker Groupie
 
Celia Cyanide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: probably watching DARK KNIGHT
Posts: 13,608
Celia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don View Post
No, no, no. You can't do that. The firearm in the prequel sullies the pristine goodness of the concern for others and manual dexterity demonstrated by our hapless homeless hero in this particular episode.

Protecting others with hatchet, good.

Protecting others with handgun, bad..
Who protected anybody else with a handgun in that OP? I only heard about a guy claiming he would, and a bunch of people carrying them for no reason.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don View Post
I'd love to see the take in this thread if our hapless homeless hero had been packing heat and a CCW permit.
I dunno. All I know is not that great, and it reminds me of some mediocre band like Train.
__________________
My feature film WHY AM I IN A BOX? is now online! I wrote, directed, and acted in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzglH...ature=youtu.be

my IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2097751/

My decoupage shoes, now on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CeliaCyani...shop-info-name
Celia Cyanide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #10
Zoombie
Vengeful Crystaline Hawk 45C
AW Moderator
 
Zoombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: The Sunder
Posts: 38,227
Zoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsZoombie is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Man, you can't make a reference to a Troma-esque movie without it being politizised these days...
__________________
2068 Series: Debris Dreams (Published), Shattered Sky (being Edited), Luna's Lament (Waiting.)

Shard Series: Worldshard (being beta'd), Lifeshard (done!), Soulshard (Done!), Peaceshard (43k/80k)

Invasion 2071 (With Editors)

Read my blog: Quantum Spin Plates

BUY MY BOOK HERE!
Zoombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:31 AM   #11
Monkey
Watching Bollywood action scenes.
 
Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Look up!
Posts: 8,303
Monkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don View Post
No, no, no. You can't do that. The firearm in the prequel sullies the pristine goodness of the concern for others and manual dexterity demonstrated by our hapless homeless hero in this particular episode.

Protecting others with hatchet, good.

Protecting others with handgun, bad.

I'd love to see the take in this thread if our hapless homeless hero had been packing heat and a CCW permit.
Actually, I would have been fine with him using a handgun, too... but yeah, I am more comfortable with the fact that a hatchet was used. A hatchet has many purposes besides killing stuff, and the hitchhiker in this story wasn't carrying it as a killing tool. Not that that matters, really, but it makes me feel better about the hitchhiker.

Here's the issue that actually matters: the driver who went mad was in actual physical conflict with the woman he was attacking, and two other people - one wounded - were about arm's reach away at the time. Shooting a gun into that would have been reckless and could have easily led to the death of innocents. In fact, even if Kai had had a gun, it probably would not have been the best choice of tools for the given situation.

An interesting "what if" can be gleaned from this, though. What if Kai had shot the man - successfully, quickly, and without unintended consequence? My guess is that gun supporters would hail this as an example of why everyone needs guns. The hatchet would probably have never even been thought of... but because Kai didn't have that gun, we all know quite well that one wasn't actually necessary in that situation. And, of course, in this scenario, we're assuming that no bullets missed, traveled through the attacker, or otherwise ended up going anywhere except exactly where they were intended.
__________________
______



Acoustic guitar. This is absolutely beautiful: https://lonneys.bandcamp.com/album/s...sis-in-spheres
Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:46 AM   #12
Celia Cyanide
Joker Groupie
 
Celia Cyanide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: probably watching DARK KNIGHT
Posts: 13,608
Celia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCelia Cyanide is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
An interesting "what if" can be gleaned from this, though. What if Kai had shot the man - successfully, quickly, and without unintended consequence?
Indeed, that would have been good, too. He saved someone's life. I still wouldn't be comfortable around people I don't know carrying guns. I don't think I would be comfortable picking up a hitchhiker at all. Thankfully, this psychopath was.
__________________
My feature film WHY AM I IN A BOX? is now online! I wrote, directed, and acted in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzglH...ature=youtu.be

my IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2097751/

My decoupage shoes, now on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CeliaCyani...shop-info-name
Celia Cyanide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #13
William Haskins
i'm down here for your soul
Absolute Sage
 
William Haskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: murder takes the wheel of your cadillac and death climbs in the back
Posts: 25,043
William Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
hooray for internet heroes, except...

maybe he was a little too good at inflicting blunt force trauma:

Quote:
CLARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Authorities in Union County have issued an arrest warrant for internet celebrity "Kai the hatchet wielding hitchhiker" in the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in Clark, New Jersey.

The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 34-year-old Internet celebrity and is well known on Facebook and YouTube as "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker."

McGillvary is homeless but considers himself "homefree" and relies on the generosity of strangers for food, lodging and transportation.

He is also known as Kai Lawrence, Caleb Kai Lawrence and Kai Nicodemus.

The victim, Joseph Galfy, was found inside his home on Starlite Drive on May 13, 2013 after officers received a call to check on his well-being.

An autopsy performed the following day determined that Galfy died as a result of blunt force trauma, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...sey&id=9104988

might be time to find another hero of the week, kiddies.
William Haskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #14
KTC
Writer at Large and a Cat
 
KTC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 26,440
KTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsKTC is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Yikes!
__________________
One-Stop Shopping - My books on Amazon



I blog

I Tweet

"I'll have no truck with plots." ~ Sheldon Cooper
KTC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #15
Jcomp
"Upgrade your gray matter"- Deltron
 
Jcomp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,174
Jcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJcomp is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Yet another story about a hatchet-wielding hitchiker that might not have a happy ending after all. It's uncanny, really...
__________________
Jcomp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #16
William Haskins
i'm down here for your soul
Absolute Sage
 
William Haskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: murder takes the wheel of your cadillac and death climbs in the back
Posts: 25,043
William Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
I have a feeling we haven't heard the last from Kai. I hope not. I'd really like to see where this story goes from here.
now you know...
William Haskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #17
Monkey
Watching Bollywood action scenes.
 
Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Look up!
Posts: 8,303
Monkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsMonkey is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
I do have to wonder what the circumstances are, and why Kai is a suspect.
__________________
______



Acoustic guitar. This is absolutely beautiful: https://lonneys.bandcamp.com/album/s...sis-in-spheres
Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 11:08 PM   #18
dfwtinman
Benefactor Member
 
dfwtinman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,624
dfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
I do have to wonder what the circumstances are, and why Kai is a suspect.
Apparently, the killer left a message scrawled on a wall: "Yo, f'ing Dude was f'ing tripping, so I f'ing wasted his knarly ass. Peace out, yo."
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust
dfwtinman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 04:28 AM   #19
William Haskins
i'm down here for your soul
Absolute Sage
 
William Haskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: murder takes the wheel of your cadillac and death climbs in the back
Posts: 25,043
William Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsWilliam Haskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Authorities have arrested the internet celebrity known as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," in connection with the murder of a New Jersey lawyer.

Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, who received the nickname because he used a hatchet to subdue a man who ran over a California utility worker, was arrested at a Greyhound Bus terminal in Philadelphia, police said.

Officials believe McGillvary, 24, killed Joseph Galfy, who was found in his Clark, N.J. home on Monday, dead of blunt force trauma. Prosecutors say Galfy met McGillvary in Times Square Saturday night, and brought him back to his house to spend the night.

They say they believe the two men had a sexual encounter.

Authorities said McGillvary, who has appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," pondered on his Facebook page Tuesday the idea of waking up in a stranger's house with a groggy head and injuries, and the realization of being drugged and raped. "What would you do?" he wrote, according to officials.


http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...207727121.html
William Haskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #20
Mara
Clever User Title
 
Mara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,964
Mara has a double-platinum reputationMara has a double-platinum reputationMara has a double-platinum reputationMara has a double-platinum reputationMara has a double-platinum reputationMara has a double-platinum reputationMara has a double-platinum reputation
The world these days. If you can't trust a hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, who can you trust, really?

Well, at least I've got my neighbor to look up to. I don't know him that well, but he seems like a cool guy. A little shy, though, which is probably why he's always wearing that leather mask. He works for the logging industry, I think. Well, he's always carrying a chainsaw, anyway.
__________________
I can never remember to update this signature.
Mara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #21
Ambrosia
Grand Duchess of Spring
AW Poet Laureate
 
Ambrosia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: In the Castle, of course.
Posts: 19,727
Ambrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAmbrosia is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
If the lawyer did indeed drug and rape him, I think the lawyer got exactly what he deserved.

I hope Kai gets a decent defense attorney to represent him. Being homeless and with no financial resources I doubt that will be the case.
__________________
..

I have given in to the Blog Bug. Visit my Duchy here.

"Hmmm .... Duchess after much thought you are clearly the Tribal Sage." Neporsche, Tribal Scribe

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past."

-- George Orwell's "1984"


.

Ambrosia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #22
dfwtinman
Benefactor Member
 
dfwtinman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,624
dfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambrosia View Post
I hope Kai gets a decent defense attorney to represent him. Being homeless and with no financial resources I doubt that will be the case.
I'm not so sure he won't get a decent lawyer. He's isn't just homeless, he's famous. A fair number of criminal defense lawyers love to take on high profile cases.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust
dfwtinman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 09:41 PM   #23
rugcat
Lost in the Fog
 
rugcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East O' The Sun & West O' The Moon
Posts: 13,194
rugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsrugcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambrosia View Post
If the lawyer did indeed drug and rape him, I think the lawyer got exactly what he deserved.
It's not an uncommon defense used by those who kill people while drunk.

Especially when it's same sex (male) encounters.

"I passed out and he did things to me, so when I woke up I killed him. Wouldn't you?"
__________________
Urban Fantasy rules:Play Dead My Website
rugcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #24
Xelebes
Delerium ex Ennui
 
Xelebes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 11,256
Xelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsXelebes is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mara View Post
The world these days. If you can't trust a hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, who can you trust, really?

Well, at least I've got my neighbor to look up to. I don't know him that well, but he seems like a cool guy. A little shy, though, which is probably why he's always wearing that leather mask. He works for the logging industry, I think. Well, he's always carrying a chainsaw, anyway.
His choice to play Penderecki all the time is a bit strange but I can live with it.
Xelebes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #25
dfwtinman
Benefactor Member
 
dfwtinman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,624
dfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsdfwtinman is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
At the 2:50 mark the interviewer asks: "You ever experience anything like that Kia?" (i.e., anything similar).

Kai responds with a story about being in an orchard and, upon seeing this "f'ing guy beating on this woman" he "walked on over and started smashing him in the head...and busting out all his teeth."

He seems to say the officers who responded to this prior incident "winkingly" accepted a fake name and birthday from him (3:10-3:25).

I realize he is living a rather high risk lifestyle, but he is also rather comfortable talking about smashing people about the head.

Not that it is determinitive, but the deceased in this lastest head bashing incident was 73 years old.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust
dfwtinman is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Custom Search

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.

Buy Scrivener 2 for Mac OS X (Regular Licence)


All times are GMT +4.5. The time now is 05:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.