Tag: Santa

True Crime Tuesday: Weren't Wanted Till They Were Wanted Edition

Pulp Santa - Galaxy, December 1954
It’s nearly the holiday season, but not all gifts are worth the giving – for example, sometimes the gift of knowledge is an unwelcome one, as reported by 24Hrs Vancouver:

A 24-year-old Kingston man was arrested during Saturday’s Santa Claus parade after police received a complaint about a man walking along the parade route telling children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

A release from Kingston Police said cops easily found the anti-Santa — he was described as “having his hair formed to look like horns that were protruding from his head.”

Leave it to a fake-Satan to expose fake Santa, I suppose. Still, at least he didn’t leave a bill after delivering his “present” – not so in the case of Susan Warren. From northcoastnow.com:

Susan Warren of Elyria had originally been charged with burglary for breaking into a Westlake home on May 22, cleaning it and leaving a $75 bill.

The bill, which was written on a napkin, included Warren’s phone number.

Warren, 53, has previously said that she was driving by the Dover Center Road house and “wanted something to do.”

According to Westlake police, Warren washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, vacuumed and dusted inside the house.

It’s hard to diagnose such behaviour over the internet, but this sounds oddly like the erratic, and energy-filled, actions of a meth addict.

We can only hope she cleans up her act soon.
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Flash Pulp 109 – Ruby Departed: Jingle, Part 1 of 1

Welcome to Flash Pulp, episode one hundred and nine.

Flash Pulp

Tonight we present Ruby Departed: Jingle, Part 1 of 1
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Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Tonight, Ruby finds herself facing down depression only to discover the holiday spirit amongst the undead.


Flash Pulp 109 – Ruby Departed: Jingle, Part 1 of 1

Written by J.R.D. Skinner
Art and Narration by Opopanax
and Audio produced by Jessica May


Ruby Departed: Jingle

Ruby Departed: Jingle

Ruby Departed: Jingle

Ruby Departed: Jingle

Ruby Departed: Jingle

Ruby Departed: Jingle

Ruby Departed: Jingle


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Dead TIME Quotes

Just a couple of random quotes from one of the more interesting TIME pieces (article might be stretching it) I’ve read lately.

The theft of Santa’s bones is still celebrated in Bari with an annual parade and fireworks.

Forty-three years later, Mussolini’s granddaughter Alessandro tipped off police that someone was selling glass vials alleged to hold the remaining brains and blood of Mussolini on eBay for 15,000 Euros. eBay promptly removed the listing.

People have been fixated on Napoleon’s penis … [it] has been compared over the years to a piece of leather, a shriveled eel and to beef jerky.