[S]he was always surrounded by all these allegedly smart people who assumed she was crazy enough to do these things -- and yet she was allowed, even encouraged, to flitter away to her next weird encounter, a societal problem pawned off to the next chumps in line.
But he ponders: The Coen Brothers or Oliver Stone to direct?
Martin Solomon is friends with a guy who was the alleged mass murderer's neighbor in Ipswich before she and her husband moved to Alabama. He posts the neighbor's less-than-fond reminiscences of her:
... The day they moved out I was getting home as their moving van pulled away and went up the street. I got out of my car and a bunch of the neighbors were outside and I yelled "Ding Dong the witch is dead!" and a cheer went up all around. Soon after the new people showed up to clean the house and move some things in and the whole street celebrated with a pizza party. We welcomed the new folks with open arms. It was like the sun finally came out again.
Hokay. Now the Globe reports she punched another woman in the head in a Peabody IHOP in 2002 because the woman got the last child seat in the restaurant.
Adam Reilly surveys reaction to the Herald's shocking revelation that Amy Bishop played Dungeons and Dragons as a teen, just like Mucko McDermott and, um, Curt Schilling. He awaits the Herald's discovery of a third murderous D&D player, because as any ink-stained wretch knows, it's not officially a trend without three examples.