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Randomness for 9/9

1) Guy writes ridiculous requests in the “Special Instructions” space of his hotel reservation, and gets what he asked for. I hope he leave fat tips.

2) Woman Sues After Police Destroy Her Home During 10-Hour Standoff With The Family Dog.

3) An action figure for “Bulba Fett”.

4) Like Tanith Lee? Live/want to live in the UK? Her house is for sale. I wish I were successful enough for a beautiful house.

5) This longread is AMAZING: How parents of an elementary school child tried to frame a PTA mom for a crime she didn’t commit. Wow. For a crime/mystery reader like myself, this is wild. And it could have gone the other way so easily.

6) I’m a judge and I think criminal court is horrifying.

7) How to tell a mother her child is dead.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.


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Sep. 9th, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
#7 may be the saddest thing I've ever read.

I inquired about Tanith Lee's house, and exchanged e-mails with her husband. If you're interested, don't waste time -- he's talking to a developer, though he would much rather sell it to someone else. We had to pass when we checked the rules for American retirees moving to the UK; we couldn't manage it.
Sep. 9th, 2016 06:39 pm (UTC)
I almost cut #7 because it's so downbeat. It was hard to find a link that I could put before it.

Lee's house seems lovely, but if I were really interested, I'd tell no one until we'd closed the deal. And it seems that every house goes to developers nowadays. I guess it's a sign of an improving economy.
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