Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wanted: John Kelly Gentry, Jr.

In the middle of my morning snort, the talking head on the idiot box (CBS Detroit) got my attention with a story on this murdering thug, John Kelly Gentry, Jr.  You can read the whole story in Age Progressed Photo Shows Fugitive On The Run For Michigan Murder Since 1983.

I mentioned Gentry in passing in a previous post.  I knew John Gentry back in 1969, and he was a little strange then. I (rightfully) believed he was dangerous and so didn't hang around with him. Later on he allegedly committed two murders, one by using an ax.  Not being completely stupid, he stole a car and fled the area.  And that was that.

Personally, I think it's likely that Gentry either crossed over into Mexico and is living out his life south of the border, or he ran up against someone who was a lot like he was, and his body hasn't been found - and probably never will be.  If he's alive, I'd like to see him caught, then given a fair trial and a fine hanging.

If you see Gentry or know where he is, call Detective Jeff Smith at (734) 240-7530.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pack Your Gat

I used to live in Mad City, and have been to Milwaukee a time or two.  The warning I got from people in the know was to be careful, Milwaukee was a dangerous place.  I didn't find it so at the time, but as they say, That was then and this is now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

In Memorium

R.I.P. Mike Vanderboegh

May you live long in memory

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“But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.

And when we are gone, the scattered, free survivors hiding in the ruins of our once-great republic will sing of our deeds in forbidden songs, tending the flickering flame of individual liberty until it bursts forth again, as it must, generations later. We will live forever, like the Spartans at Thermopylae, in sacred memory.

— Mike Vanderboegh

The Kansas City Star has a somewhat critical article which is worth reading:Longtime Militia and ‘Patriot’ Leader Mike Vanderboegh Dies at 64

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today at the University of Texas in Austin a murdering little psychopath named Charles Whitman assembled an extensive arsenal of firearms and ammo, then climbed to the top of the 300 foot clock tower at UT and opened fire.  He shot 49 people, killing 16.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


You know how it is when you're relaxing in front of the idiot box with about half of a nice, dry, ice-cold martini within easy reach, and you put your feet up - and the phone goes off.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mental Health Awareness Month 2016

May is Mental Health Month, so if you know someone who is bat shit crazy, but 'em a drink or something.  How-To Geek is celebrating by posting information on suicide: Know the Signs of Suicide, Save a Life. They have also proclaimed today as Mental Health Awareness Day.

Friday, April 15, 2016

When Commercial Media Pisses You Off

I tipped to this story a couple days back when I was reading a local message board, Toledo Talk.  It seems that Ohio Kimono, a local contributor and entrepreneur (see her commercial sites at Ohio Kimono and Ohio Kimono (Kimono Lady) on Facebook), was away from her home during the day (she was doing her best to earn a living) when three choir boys noted that the lock on her back door needed testing for the purposes of quality assurance.  One young man did the testing, using a tool approved for such.

The lock passed.  The test was recorded for prosterity on double secret home video, shown below, and you can read the thread on Toledo Talk here, $250 Reward - Do you know these criminals? .

Saturday, March 19, 2016

On Death and Suicide

I am an avid reader of Doctor Grumpy in the House.  As a few of you may know, Dr. Grumpy's father passed away recently due to suicide.  Dr. Grumpy writes about the event in this post: Doctor Grumpy in the House: Epilogue.  My deepest and most sincere condolences go out to Dr. Grumpy and his family for their loss.

The rest of this communiqué is dedicated to Dr. Grumpy, and describes my own experience with suicide, and my spiritual, philosophical conclusions concerning the disastrous repercussions.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ohio Primary 2016: Part 1

On Tuesday, the Fifteenth day of March in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten-and-Six, registered voters will gather at their appointed polling places and cast their vote to elect some poor sap to be endorsed by their political party and run in the presidential election.

I've never voted in a primary election, but this year I'm making an exception.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

RIP GuestZero

A noted contributor to local message boards passed away recently.  GuestZero, whose real identity will not be revealed by me, died of a heart attack last month (Feb. 2016).  A memorial service was held today at Side Cut Metropark in The Lamb Center.

GuestZero was an active, if somewhat acerbic, contributor on Toledo Talk and Swamp Bubbles. Both sites released news of his passing here and here. I met GuestZero several times and found him to be an affable, learned man.  I shall miss him.

The memorial service was well attended by friends and neighbors; only a few message board contributors showed up, which didn't surprise me too much.  Virtually all people who contribute to message boards do so anonymously, and for good reason.  Hence, many are not thrilled about an initial meeting with other users whom they may have had a disagreement with, or who might reveal their true identity online - and some of these users have something to protect.

Food and refreshments were provided by SherryET, who did an excellent job, and to whom I (and several others who attended) raise an afternoon bourbon glass and give a tip of the old fedora by way of thanks and recognition.

In keeping with the tradition of any memorial service, a Baptist minister from some local church (whose name I've forgotten, both the man and the church) gave an extremely brief eulogy of sorts, then launched into an evangelical sermon culminating in an altar call.  No one approached the altar, and the minister left very soon after that.  To the best of my knowledge, GuestZero was an agnostic, but I can't be certain.

When attendees were asked to stand up and say a few words about GuestZero, I declined.  What I had to say about him wouldn't make sense to the crowd, none of whom understood what a message board was or how I ever came to know GuestZero, and I wasn't about to try and explain it.

I stayed for a little over an hour, then Mariner mentioned he was feeling a bit dry, so we bid a quiet farewell to the entire business and went over to Dale's Bar and Grill, there to knock back a cold one.  I think GZ would have approved.