Monday, August 29, 2005
Everyone Spends Millions on their Hobbies, Right?
Patricia Cornwell took out advertisements in The Independent and The Guardian over the weekend to deny reports that she was "obsessed" with the Ripper case. I'm not even going to touch that one; I mean, look at the name of my site! Anyway, it was interesting to note that the story includes the line:

In her advert, she called for further investigation into the case which she described as "far from closed".

Really? Why call the book Case Closed then?

A longer version of the item is here at The Irish Independent and requires registration.

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posted by Lavaughn Towell @ 9:54 AM | 6 comments

6 Comments:
At 12:21 PM, Blogger ET said...

Now I don't wish to downplay the importance of JTR to SOME people, and I know you have a good time mulling over everyone's comments, research, etc, and wondering WHO he could be. Or she, as I have contended all along. Nevertheless, Cornwell wants to devote man hours and serious cash to renew the investigation? I am no mathematician (proven last night when I didn't know the difference between a rhombus and a trapezoid), but I think that whoever JTR WAS, s/he is probably dead now. The time and money could be better spent on other things...like, for instance, the Democratic National Committee so we could get a president in office who might see that $3.00/gallon is a LUDICROUS price for gas WHICH WE ALL HAVE TO USE TO MAKE A LIVING and when we clearly are NOT dependent on Iraq OR the gulf coast since we have quite an overstock of reserves that the government doesn't want us to know about. That way they can jack us around because they have the biggest monopoly in the U.S. and can manipulate the little puppet citizenry. Or give the money to poor people. Or something. I know the JTR fans appreciate having more information to play with, but is it really worth ALL of that when it is a moot issue?

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger LT said...

Ouch. That puts me in my place.

Seriously, though, Cornwell can spend her money however she sees fit. Also, I don't see how taking money away from Jack research would benefit the world economy to any great extent. How many actually spend money on this? Besides the books, of course. There are public domain photos, news stories, etc. that we are able to peruse at leisure and sans money.

I would rather spend my time looking back at the Victorian Era, analyzing its mores and social constructs, than watching the dreck on television or listening to what passes for music. To each his own opiate, I guess.

Yep, as Tweek's father says, "They've [the oil companies] really got my balls in a salad shooter."

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Big D said...

Interesting blog

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger cube said...

It is her money, but I thought she wrote a book in which she "solved" the case. Hmmmm? Obsession is a strange thing indeed.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Christopher Trottier said...

I'm not a big fan of Victorian art in general, but I love the gothic stuff the Victorians produced.

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger Eko Prasetyo said...

now that a jack-the-ripper blog is here..can anybody point me in the direction of an atlantis or nibiru blog?

 

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