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SuperJail Warden
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Hmm, well that's different.
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unnamednewbie13
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The Joker is real but he's Asian?
hold police accountable for crime and misconduct
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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The Astroworld disaster is so infuriating. This is one sphere of internet negativity I am happy to be a part of.

Completely preventable disaster. The musician who repeatedly encouraged this sort of shit at his shows could have been stopped if he was properly punished the first few times he did it. But he is a billionaire married to Kardashian. Now a handful of minors are dead. He kept the concert going and singing while directly staring at the dead kids. Then you have people getting on top on the ambulance and dancing.

Doubly infuriating it happened at a rap concert.
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uziq
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RIP joan didion. like joni mitchell, one of the best writers/stylists of the entire post-war era, and one who has been precipitously hanging on for what feels like years.

her essays are incredible.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+784|5984|United States of America
Allegedly Betty White has died. Very ominous, 2022, taking out the big dogs right at the start.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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Isn't it still 2021 here
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Never saw her appeal. I knew her mostly as a Reddit meme.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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It was very selfish of her to die on New Years. Everyone wants to have fun but now we have to dwell on this.
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unnamednewbie13
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Do you have to dwell on it though, really? Would Betty White want everyone to mope around?
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Check the frontpage of CNN.
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Mitch
Ive been here for 15.5 years. That’s half my life.
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Who the hell wished this on Betty White!

Also, what’s up guys!
15 more years! 15 more years!
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,776|5406|eXtreme to the maX
Ghislaine Maxwell ...... Any moment now
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Her and Jeff Epstein was like a pedophile Romeo and Juliet. Most people never get that in life.
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uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

Her and Jeff Epstein was like a pedophile Romeo and Juliet. Most people never get that in life.
“true love is finishing one another’s sentences”.
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

It was very selfish of her to die on New Years. Everyone wants to have fun but now we have to dwell on this.
her last tweet, posted like 3 days ago, announced a forthcoming magazine special celebrating her 100th birthday. front page main feature. i bet that magazine’s office are having a meltdown.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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uziq wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

It was very selfish of her to die on New Years. Everyone wants to have fun but now we have to dwell on this.
her last tweet, posted like 3 days ago, announced a forthcoming magazine special celebrating her 100th birthday. front page main feature. i bet that magazine’s office are having a meltdown.
Sounds like they got something exclusive. I wonder if they asked her if she feared death like they, for some reason, broached with Larry King once. The man feared dying. Said so himself. That's not good being 87 and not making peace with your god.

Anyhow, while we are in the death thread, can we get a True Crime thread? Exciting expanding field. True Crime is expanding like fantasy and medieval shows once Game of Thrones made it big.



Make the thread in Betty White's honor.
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uziq
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true crime really isn't my thing, and i published a decent amount of it in my book publishing days.

the recent interest in true-crime podcasts, netflix series, etc, seems to be another turn of the screw. most of the trad 'true crime' book industry turns on traditional cases and objects of public fascination, e.g. jack the ripper, the zodiac killer, etc. you know, thriller movie type stuff. at least everyone in those cases is long dead (which, of course, enables so many more speculative shitty books to be written about it, as they are essentially inconclusive cold cases now).

recent hipster true crime podcasts to come into vogue, though, have dealt with cases in recent memory, with living relatives/victims, or even ongoing court cases. i find the whole thing pretty prurient and distasteful, to be honest. there have been some disastrous overlaps and miscarriages of justice when a netflix crew rocks up and focuses the national lens on some murderer's court appeal or whatever. great entertainment, to be sure, but probably not good for the public life of society.

(detective fiction, as a branch of genre fiction, however, can be pretty good and serves up the same thrills and satisfactions in a victim-free imaginary way; i recommend Simenon).

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DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+784|5984|United States of America
Serial and the subsequent recent case ones like Making a Murderer did have oddly invested fans. I listened to serial and was like "whack", but a decent subset online seemed to have very strong opinions and push for action one way or the other. I don't know if the Lizzie Borden case (which I know was a spectacle at the time) would have had such a dichotomy.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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It is really distasteful I agree. I would not bring it up at Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve event that Betty White went to today.

One Youtube Channel that caught my attention discovered how to use Freedom of Information Act request to get "never before seen interrogation videos". Only way I can think of for them to get things the other Youtube vultures haven't. The system seems to be working. This was posted the 29th and is 3/4 of the way to a million views.

Exploitative thumbnail, clickbait title, a million views. He solved the algorithm.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Please watch the first minute of the above video and let me know what you think.
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DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+784|5984|United States of America
I can't say it's any better or worse than Unsolved Mysteries back in the day and things with cheesy dramatic re-creations. The appetite by fans is ravenous, so it's not that surprising you can rack up views even with an already oversaturated market.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Want to read some absolutely insane?

Remembering Betty White as 'America's grandmother' highlights a double standard

How many describe the actress after a successful 80-year career is an example of how society equates motherhood with purpose and fulfillment.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1286861
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uziq
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RIP. great director and seriously under-rated actor.



not only was he hilarious in sopranos, he's also acted in some really interesting films. he had a really good part in orson welles' final ever feature.

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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pirana6
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