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Month: December 2016

Bacon Leads to Hate Crime Investigation

Out in Galveston, our neighbor to the south, weaponized bacon has led to some calls from Muslims, who happen to not be terrorists as far as we know, to call for a hate crime investigation. Depending on who does the investigation there’s no telling if we will ever figure out why Islamic people hate bacon. The local branch of an Islamic organization called Sunday for a hate crime investigation after […]

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Private Investigators & Surveillance

Many years ago, pulp magazines often advertised, alongside Charles Atlas body-building ads, mail-order courses that promised to teach people how to become a private eye. While some of the course material wasn’t bad, considering its time period, one of the most amusing aspects came from one instruction book: When doing surveillance, the investigator should wear a black suit and hat so he would not attract attention. Today, this sort of […]

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