November 3, 2009
Joss Whedon's Open Letter to the Terminator Franchise
The Terminator franchise is for sale (according to Defamer)! On account of how bad that most recent Terminator sucked and disappointed us all (personal speculation)! Fortunately, Joss Whedon has jumped in with an offer that they cannot refuse. (Whedonesque, Via Amanda, of all people.)
Quinn Gray Fake Kidnapping (Now With Audio Tape)
Quinn Gray is a Florida woman accused of faking her own abduction and lying about being assaulted as a way of extorting $50,000 from her husband. There's a crazy ransom note, an alleged accomplice - a Bosnian immigrant named Jasmin Osmanovic - and a whole crazy story about sexual assault. Quinn Gray's husband is paying for his wife's legal defense (also weird). [Update: Now there's an audio tape that apparently proves the whole thing is a hoax.]
Tiller Murder Suspect's Scary Prison Auction
Scott Roeder - the man charged with the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller - had (until it was removed) an eBay auction of drawings by supporters in prison. The auction items are both pathetically juvenile and deeply, deeply scary. Here's a selection.