Archive for October 23rd, 2006

What Am I Missing Here?

Legalities aside, this AP story baffles me:

Prosecutors won’t seek charges against two men who exhumed the remains of a man who claimed to be the outlaw Billy the Kid.

Tom Sullivan, former sheriff of Lincoln County, N.M., and Steve Sederwall, former mayor of Capitan, N.M., dug up the bones of John Miller in May 2005. Miller was buried at the state-owned Pioneers’ Home Cemetery in Prescott nearly 70 years ago.

“It appears officials in charge of the facility gave permission and the people who were attempting to recover samples of the remains believed they had permission to do so,” said Bill FitzGerald, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, which made the decision not to seek charges.

Sullivan and Sederwall obtained DNA from Miller’s remains. The samples were sent to a Dallas lab to compare Miller’s DNA to blood traces taken from a bench that is believed to be the one Kid’s body was placed on after he was shot to death in 1881.

Sullivan and Sederwall have been hunting for the Kid’s bones since 2003.

They began their quest in Fort Sumner, N.M., where history says the Kid was buried after then-Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett gunned him down in 1881.

But at least two men — Miller and Ollie “Brushy Bill” Roberts of Texas — claimed prior to their deaths that they were Billy the Kid. Their stories presuppose that Garrett killed the wrong man and lied about it.

Let me see if I have this straight: Their theory is that Pat Garrett killed Not-Billy-The-Kid, and the real Billy The Kid escaped and lived to a ripe old age.

Okay, fine – I can handle that; I like a good “Elvis Lives!” yarn as much as the next guy. But what the hell does comparing their DNA to the guy Garrett shot actually prove, other than that Miller or “Brushy Bill” were not killed by Pat Garrett, which to me already seems pretty obvious? What’s the logic here?

4 comments October 23rd, 2006 at 04:16pm Posted by Eli

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Multi Medium Random Google Search Of The Day

First page of results for bottomless christian.

At least when I got the hit from chicago ruled by spider people, it was because I, y’know, wrote about Chicago ruled by spider people.

October 23rd, 2006 at 01:28pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google

Great Moments In Sportswriting

I wish there was some way I could unread this…

Washington’s signature play was his 16-yard touchdown with 4:51 left in the fourth quarter, a sideline run in which he tip-toed on an imaginary tightrope – the rope that became the noose around the Lions’ neck.

Gah. Just… Gah.

October 23rd, 2006 at 09:05am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Quotes,Sports

Monday Media Blogging

Well, I was gonna introduce y’all to one of my favorite bands that no-one’s ever heard of, but…
Shrimp on a treadmill, people! Shrimp. On. A. Treadmill.

It’s both bizarre and… well, kinda cruel.

1 comment October 23rd, 2006 at 07:34am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Wanker Of The Day

John Spencer:

Hillary Clinton’s Republican challenger is getting personal and it’s not pretty: He says the senator used to be ugly – and speculates she got “millions of dollars” in plastic surgery.

“You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew,” said John Spencer of Clinton’s younger days.

“I don’t know why Bill married her,” he said of the Clintons, who celebrated their 31st anniversary this month.

Noting Hillary Clinton looks much different now, he chalked it up to “millions of dollars” of “work” – plastic surgery.

“She looks good now,” he said.


2 comments October 23rd, 2006 at 07:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Wankers

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