Saturday Night at the Olympics: Open Thread

Apolo Ohno is just about to skate. (Update: He wins silver in 1,500 for 6th Olympic medal)

I've been offline all day, was there any big news?

Dave Cullen, author of the bestselling, Edger-nominated Columbine, provides his take on the female professor accused in the Alabama shooting.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    What an absolutely grotesque (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 11:22:52 PM EST
    post.  Disgusting.  

    that comment has been deleted (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 12:20:24 AM EST
    KidneyStones is warned to post that kind of stuff on right wing conspiracy sites, not here.

    Thank you (none / 0) (#8)
    by gyrfalcon on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 09:11:32 AM EST
    Every time (none / 0) (#3)
    by Makarov on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 11:29:24 PM EST
    a woman commits a mass shooting, or turns out to be a serial killer, members of the press invariably talk about how "rare" it is.

    It turns out it really isn't that rare. Patricia Pearson wrote a great book about that in the late 90s titled "When She Was Bad". About a year after I read it, HBO announced a documentary airing about Aileen Weirnos, touting her as "the first female serial killer in the US".

    Read the link (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Cream City on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 01:00:54 AM EST
    provided, and then please provide your stats that disagree with all other studies.

    Belle Gunness (none / 0) (#9)
    by jondee on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 10:49:42 AM EST
    the "female Bluebeard" of the early nineteen hundreds?

    People with guns kill people... (none / 0) (#4)
    by denise k on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 11:30:36 PM EST

    a very small number (none / 0) (#10)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 12:26:06 PM EST
    guns aren't the problem. Rage is. Guns are the way some people express it.

    Knives and baseball bats can kill people too.


    Anyone looking to justify (none / 0) (#7)
    by andgarden on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 01:04:33 AM EST
    the cost of a cable subscription can take some solace in Turner Classic Movies. Especially this month (PDF).

    My DVR is getting a workout. It will be even better next year or so when TCM starts getting actual HD masters for broadcast.

    With the great TCM lineup (none / 0) (#11)
    by IndiDemGirl on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 12:29:59 PM EST
    and the Olympics, which I love, and Project Runway, my DVR is working full time.  Is/Was The Lady Eve is one your DVR list.  Sometimes people don't know about Preston Sturges; but The Lady Eve is one great film.