Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Scariest High School Elective Ever

Criminology was taught by one Buddy Longo, a figure of legend around the halls of SHHS. I have no idea how Buddy was qualified to teach the class, other than the fact that he knew a lot of cops and had a friend who was supposedly some kind of former spy, who came in one day to show us the Zapruder film ("Look how his head comes off! Like the lid of a cookie jar.") Buddy LOVED serial killers, and would enrapture us with stories about Edmund Kemper eating his mother's larynx like he was reading "Make Way for Ducklings" to preschoolers.

Every high school should have a senior elective called "Criminology"! It sounds like it's good for young minds.

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HereKitty (#2,713)

In my brain, SHHS = Stars Hollow High School, which makes this story even more awesome!

deepomega (#1,720)

What do you expect from a guy whose sobriquet was the Night Stalker? You think he's NOT gonna write back to a high school girl and ask for a photo? That sounds more like the behavior of the little known copycat killer, the Night Personal Boundaries Respecter.

laurel (#4,035)

Chalk up another victim for Richard Ramirez, 'cause when it got to the part about "fellow inmate Scott Peterson, who apparently 'nobody likes'" I totally died.

BadUncle (#153)

One of my best friends wrote to John Wayne Gacy, asking for a clown painting. He did it as a kind of joke, and was horrified when his work of art arrived, with a heartfelt note expressing thanks for interest in the work. My friend didn't know what to do with it, and kept it hidden until a musician friend took it off his hands.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@BadUncle- Is that the same friend of yours who wrote to Jeffrey Dahmer asking his opinion on where to get the best quality head cheese?

@scroll_lock And asked Lizzie Borden which was her favorite Axe Body Spray scent?

NormaDesmond (#13,452)

My high school had a forensics class! It was great. Until the day where a former NYPD arson specialist came in. The teacher said we could beg out if we were uncomfortable, yet when I tried to, he wouldn't let me skip it. Suffice it to say, by the time we got around to the self-immolating tibetan monks, I had sufficiently had enough. Other than that, though, it was awesome!

ronabner56 (#241,283)

Funnily enough and I wouldn't expect from this guy to have a nursing portfolio. Who knows, maybe he walks better than he talks. We should give him a chance.

marius211 (#243,527)

I always though that SHHS is in a class by itself. The most important thing to remember here is that classes like this one are useful to our children and deserve our respect. It's wrong for us to expect that everything will be ok and that we need to anticipated failure also for our kids. I'm not saying that we don't have to care or get involved, I'm just saying that we can't and shouldn't expect the best results.

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