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Everybody's Got Something to Hide (especially me and my monkey meat)

A few stories from the Associated Press caught my eye.

One involves a woman killing her roommate. Nothing so unusual about that. I mean, someone eats your Swanson TV dinner, it’s on.

This dispute apparently had to do with the amount of visitors one roommate had. Again, you can see that escalating. At what point does a roommates boyfriend, who starts staying over all the time, become not just a houseguest but a roommate himself? And will they pony up more rent? Do they realize utility bills go up, etc.

What makes this case interesting is the woman was 98-years-old. And she killed her 100-year-old roommate.

With ages like that, you think the argument would be from one leaving their teeth out on the coffee table or something.

The other story I found interesting because, one of my upcoming Off the Cuff questions has to do with smuggling.

A woman coming into New York City was caught smuggling monkey meat through Customs.

Mamie Manneh was caught with dozens of primate parts hidden in a batch of smoked fish (sounds like a yummy hash in the making).

The boxes had limbs, skulls, and torsos of monkeys and baboons. She was charged with smuggling endangered species.

And why was she smuggling them? Well, she claims to have needed the meat for religious reasons.

That made me think of a story I read a few weeks ago about albinos in some country that feared for their life, because people often murdered them for various limbs, thinking they brought good luck. They sure don’t bring good luck to the people that have them.

A judge gave the monkey lady, who has 11 children that I’m sure are going to be wonderful members of society, a light sentence because he deemed her mentally ill.

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A few stories from the Associated Press caught my eye.

One involves a woman killing her roommate. Nothing so unusual about that. I mean, someone eats your Swanson TV dinner, it’s on.

This dispute apparently had to do with the amount of visitors one roommate had. Again, you can see that escalating. At what point does a roommates boyfriend, who starts staying over all the time, become not just a houseguest but a roommate himself? And will they pony up more rent? Do they realize utility bills go up, etc.

What makes this case interesting is the woman was 98-years-old. And she killed her 100-year-old roommate.

With ages like that, you think the argument would be from one leaving their teeth out on the coffee table or something.

The other story I found interesting because, one of my upcoming Off the Cuff questions has to do with smuggling.

A woman coming into New York City was caught smuggling monkey meat through Customs.

Mamie Manneh was caught with dozens of primate parts hidden in a batch of smoked fish (sounds like a yummy hash in the making).

The boxes had limbs, skulls, and torsos of monkeys and baboons. She was charged with smuggling endangered species.

And why was she smuggling them? Well, she claims to have needed the meat for religious reasons.

That made me think of a story I read a few weeks ago about albinos in some country that feared for their life, because people often murdered them for various limbs, thinking they brought good luck. They sure don’t bring good luck to the people that have them.

A judge gave the monkey lady, who has 11 children that I’m sure are going to be wonderful members of society, a light sentence because he deemed her mentally ill.

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Ya know, I thought about that 98-year-old. And she deserves life in prison. Sure, that may only be another 7 months, but...

Dec. 14, 2009

But how did the 98 yr old kill the 100 yr old, and why did she do it?

Dec. 14, 2009

This should be intriguing. Watching the buffoon lawyers waste time and money fighting over whether to ask for the death penalty. Even life in prison would be a joke. She’ll be dead before the appeals are exhausted.

This may be a perfect crime, getting away with murder.

Dec. 14, 2009

The woman killed her roommate by putting a bag over her head. She did this because the woman was telling her she had too many visitors (her kids and friends, etc)

Dec. 14, 2009

Let's see, O.J. beat a murder charge partially based on the claim that his arthritis would have prevented him from being capable of the act...

Dec. 14, 2009

That's funny, refried.

I always found that to be one of the stranger things the defense brought up in that case. This guy was 6'1" and a former NFL player. I'm think he was very capable of killing his ex-wife and a waiter, even if he had arthritis, turf toe, bad knees, etc.

Dec. 14, 2009

Yeah, I hate it when my roommate has too many friends or family over.....WTF?!?! Really? Geez, what is this world coming to....

OJ? Yeah, definitely is capable of doing the deed. For one, the guy plays or played a lot of golf. Having played for a number of years myself, it takes strength in the hands and wrists to hold, control, and derive power into a golf swing....arthritis my arse...

Dec. 15, 2009

"Why can't you do it? Why can't you set your monkey free? ... Do you love your monkey or do you love me?"

George Michael, how i miss you...

i remember the daze of having roommates... i may have those daze again in the future when i can't pay my mortgage anymore but i digress... and the roommates with their overnight guests, and the roommate who drank my sodas... and the one whose dog regularly peed on my futon... and the one who was never there, bless him!!... and the one who was perpetually perky... and the one to whom i gave $200 and sent him on a direct flight to Minnesota to be with his older sister when his OB tweaker girlfriend was basically spoon-feeding him crystal meth on a weekly basis and i couldn't take watching him on that downhill spiral anymore...

Dec. 15, 2009

With these old women killing each other, some sitcom has to be on top of this. I never watched The Golden Girls. They weren't roommates, were they? If not, the idea of having two blue hairs yelling at each other on a daily basis...well, it seems like comedy gold.

Dec. 15, 2009

Makes me kinda relieved that I don't have a roommate.

At the same time, I'm lost about how to treat my imaginary friends from now on...

Dec. 15, 2009

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