The Abundance of Poems

There were plenty of poems to go around in the readings. I felt like I was in a graphic Dr. Seuss book. So first off, there was a poem called Poor Naomi. This was the only poem that actually had a melody to it, which made the poem more interesting. In …

Crazy Things For Love

I found this ballad to be very interesting. Another different reading, compared to the types public executions we read about, it was also captivating. This is about a girl who fell in love with a town, then fell in love with a girl. They planned to get…

Game Show

My group met yesterday to start the planning stages of our segment for the TV show. I won’t go into too much detail about what we are planning to, just in case people are still looking for ideas. We decided to pull in the three criminals we read about throughout the course of week 3, […]

Comic Book

I really like how this reading was a comic book. It added was refreshing to read instead of the past readings we have had. The reading was the story of how much corruption President Harding allowed to happen during his administration. There was a ton, including embezzlement and other crimes. Harding had a child with […]

Short Stories

I loved how there were different stories of the homicides going on. Each one came from newspapers. I thought Senor Felipe Carillo was insane, he poisoned his mother when she was over 100? Why would he do that!? She was already living a wonderful life. However, he ended up committing suicide because he missed her […]


First off, I thought it was cool that “Benjamin Franklin” was blogging about this crime. He mentioned a lot about how the girl died. And I particularly found this one very interesting because it is now in a time period that I am familiar with but also this is a new type of punishment given. […]


Well, in the first reading, Strang and Mrs. Whipple poisoned Mr. Whipple. They put arsenic in his tea. However, this didn’t kill him right away. I was strongly confused when I read this because I figured he would’ve died right away from the arsenic poisoning, but he didn’t. I was surprised when Mrs. Whipple gave […]

Comment on Why Can’t We Be Civilized? by Meredith Fierro

Its interesting to look at all of our violence and troubles and wonder, how we could have gotten that far. But really without those, we might not be where we are today! Just think about it. And we still have these forms of violence today.

Yo ho Yo ho, a Pirate’s life for me

I really liked these readings, It was a little palette cleanser to the Foccualt. I especially loved the Pirates. You normally think that piracy happens in other places around the world, but it really happened in our backyard, most of the time many ships were boarded at Cape Hatteras. Most of the ships were headed […]