Hi! I’m sorry for my extreme tardiness! It’s my boyfriend’s fault — he surprised me with a new computer last week. A beautiful MacBook! I’ve never had a Mac before so it’s taking me awhile to get used to my slick new electronic digs and import files and bookmarks from ye olde PC homestead.
I think that national origin has something to do with it, also. Most Americans would be hard pressed to come up with any non-American serial killer other than Jack the Ripper. Personal charisma or exceptionally bizarre behaviors make killers stand out, too. Take Charles Manson: a lot of people name him as a famous serial killer and yet he didn’t actually kill anyone.
Anyway, this brings me to my serial killer of the week, Harold Shipman. Many, many people have never heard of Shipman, even though his case was very recent and he is the #1 most prolific serial killer ever documented. Harold Frederick Shipman (January 14, 1946 – January 13, 2004) was a British doctor who is known to have killed 218 of his own patients, mostly elderly women in good health. It is thought that Shipman may have killed more than the official number but he always signed death certificates (indicating natural causes) and hastened most bodies to cremation, thereby destroying evidence of his guilt.
So why don’t more people know about Dr. Shipman? Is it because he was foreign, uncharismatic and his method of dispatching his victims was comparatively non-violent?
A few thoughts:
1. She is a high school health education teacher??
2. Look at Harold Camping‘s fucking fingernails.
3. Victor Diaz’s companion looks ill. I think she is plotting her escape.
4. I bet the staff at that hotel had some super whackadoo stories. I hope those loons were at least tipping well.
5. I will be curious to see how many follow-up stories and interviews the press will be able to track down next week.
Please tell me Dr. Hawking will not dignify this with a response.
My boyfriend alerted me to this vigorous shoe licker:
I love DIY, but I really love deadly DIY.
Batman! Needs dress shields!