S&Man (pronounced Sandman) is a psuedo-documentary following the exploits of writer-director J.T. Petty as he delves into the underground horror scene. Petty starts off the film narrating the story of a local urban legend of a video voyuer in his hometown who was unable to be prosecuted due the victims not wanting to press charges because the videos of them would have to be screened in court. Petty describes his admiration for the voyuer being able to get away with this and wanted to make a documentary about him. This admission, while most likely untrue, sets the tone for the film. Not only that, it indicates the viewer as an accessory for watching this. However, Petty put the cart before the horse and got the funding before his intended subject. The peeper turned down Petty’s attempts to film him, so Petty decides to switch gears and focus on another dark territory: fake snuff movies. (more…)
How dumb can one ex-deputy be? Dumb enough that Allan James Waters showed up drunk to his DUI sentencing! (Like they weren’t going to notice!)
The former Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy was caught driving under the influence of a lot of prescription pills on March 1, 2010. He crashed into another vehicle after he failed to stop at a red light. Deputies who knew Waters responded to the accident and then 30 minutes later released him to drive off! (Can we say cover up?) Seven minutes after his first crash he proceeded to have 911 called on him multiple times for driving recklessly, failing to accelerate at a green light, partially stopping in an intersection at a red light, and almost crashing into another motorist. (Nice to know that if the deputies fail to do their jobs the citizens will!) (more…)
Lake Wylie, South Carolina Social Networking was a different concept when I was a young man. It consisted of cruising around in cars between two or three different parking lots, and hanging out with the groups assembled there. From McDonald’s, to the Square, to the park, and back again in a big circle. The goal was to find out what was happening tonight, and hear all the gossip about what happened last night. Kid’s stuff. We didn’t realize how good we had it. We could chat about events, come and go, and never leave a lasting trail.
My, how things have changed. My dumbass perpetrator of the day is a young man who uses the current digital equivalent of cruising – Facebook. And although my wild-oats exploits may not have been available to as vast an audience as I might have wished, they weren’t available for the cops either.
Collinsville, Illinois There are three things in this world that inspire irrational emotional outbursts: love, religion, and money. Add alcohol to any of these three, and the results are unpredictable. But you can bet that nothing good can come of it.
Take love for instance. Two people, deeply in love, can become maddened row-house street-fighters with the proper application of grape or grain – sometimes causing irreparable harm both to themselves and to their relationship. (Nah – when he gets out of jail she’ll claim she lurves him, take him back, and they’ll wait for the next round). (more…)
China Drunken shenanigans, there’s nothing funnier or if you’re the unfortunate one who’s passed out around a bunch of drunken buddies, nothing more embarrassing. I will admit, at my age I no longer giggle my ass off at YouTube videos that show our future leaders of this fine country taking permanent magic markers and drawling all over their passed-out buddy’s face. I have seen a few clever ones though – a group of guys loading their pal upon a blow-up raft and setting sail toward a fountain in the middle of a condo community pond. Even with the risk of that poor kid sucking in a mouthful of water. (his buddies were at the ready). But Americans lack the truly clever pranks like those played out in China. Those fuckers don’t waste time doing silly stuff. Nope. They resort to sending live shit up the ass of their friends. (more…)
Jacksonville, IL is an unusual small town. With a population just under 20,000, this community is rich with history and used to be rich with opportunity. Jacksonville is home to two 4-year private colleges (Illinois College and MacMurray College), two State supported schools (IL School for the Deaf and IL School for the Visually Impaired), Jacksonville Developmental Center (which was, at one time, a spooky looking State Hospital for the mentally ill complete with torture type chambers) and lastly, home of a police officer who’s being investigated by the FBI. (more…)
Flagler Beach, Florida Our Nation has suffered through an unusual winter – the cold air reaching the most sacred of the winter get-aways such as Florida. Being shut in takes its toll on some people. I know it does me. I start obsessing over strange things like the ultra thin boogers that have decided to take permanent residence in my nose as I sleep. Over the past few days of blowing them out, I’m thinking I could construct a model of the inside of each nostril. It’s quite amazing how huge those cavities really are. Speaking of cavities and strange effects the winter has on people, let’s talk about Denise Rutledge. (more…)