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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:47 PM
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I just watched "Ted Bundy" (who was a Republican)
Some flick on "True" or "Myst" or one of those channels. I was an infant at the time, but can someone confirm for me that they let this Republican escape from jail TWICE before finally putting him away? Or did they make that up for the movie?

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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 PM
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1. I think that's true.
One time, he lost enough weight to shimmy through an air vent, IIRC.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:52 PM
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3. I thought it was a window
at some old-fashioned Colorado jail? Then again, what the hell do I know?
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:56 PM
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5. We shall have to consult the ultimate authority on all such matters:
The Great and Mighty Google:

http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/streiber/273/bundy_m...

"After a morning courtroom session in Aspen, Bundy succeeded in wandering into the library during the lunch recess, and jumping out of the window. He was recaptured eight days later, tired and hungry, and driving a stolen car.

"Legal arguments dragged on for another six months - what evidence was admissable and what was not. And on 30 December 1977, Bundy escaped again, using a hacksaw blade to cut through an imperfectly welded steel plate above the light fixture in his cell."

I was wrong about the air vent. :hi:
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:22 PM
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15. Holy shit, I wa RIGHT about something!
Please don't take this persoanlly, as I am rarely right about anything.

WHat kind of fucked-up thing is going on in my brain that I only remember clearly the specifics of serial murderers?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 PM
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2. All true.
One of the reasons I'm so fond of the death penalty.

IIRC, he was fried on Old Sparky. And I was pleased.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:54 PM
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4. Did you notice that he looked like George W
When "W" was younger?

I am not kidding they looked like they could be brothers about 24 years ago!
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:59 PM
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6. I've noticed that too.
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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:02 PM
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10. Holy shit, they both even have a monobrow n/t
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:16 PM
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13. YES! Thankyou!
I didn't know how to post photos!
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:19 PM
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14. How to post photos.
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 11:20 PM by elperromagico
Find the picture you want on the Internet.
Right-click on the picture.
Choose "Properties" from the drop-down menu.
Copy-paste the image url into your post.

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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:32 PM
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16. Thanks!
Thanks so much... that was driving me nuts trying to figure out how to do it!
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:48 PM
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17. julio iglesias does ted bundy as george w. bush..
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:26 PM
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26. Triplets!! Separated at birth!
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:10 AM
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18. Dude that's fucking FREAKY
How do you just have...pictures of serial killers and G-Dub on hand like that? What do you know that we don't?
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:16 AM
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19. Ahh, the power of Google.
I just ran an image search on "Ted Bundy" and "Bush"+"young."

I've posted those pics before, so they were easy to find quickly.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:59 PM
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7. Yes, it's all true
I was terrified of Ted Bundy as a kid, because I was a paranoid lunatic even then, and I was obsessed with crime (as I still am). Yes, he escaped from jail twice, yes he was a Republican. I remember the "Ted" terror in Seattle in the early '70s so well, even though I was very young then. Still sends chills, though.

I remember going through sorority rush at the UW and seeing the portrait of Georgann Hawkins in the back hall of the Theta house. She was one of his victims in '74 - she had been abducted in the alley right behind Greek Row, where there were tons of people around. It's very chilling that people like him can live among us.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:45 PM
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21. And they've still never found Georgann, have they.
I would have been scared too. Kimberly Leach was only 12. I don't think you and I are that far apart in age.

I always wore my brown hair long, parted in the middle.

I read a bio of him right around that time and it scared the crap out of me.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:51 PM
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22. They're pretty sure her remains are up in the Cascade foothills
near a bunch of others he left there. :(
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:57 PM
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23. Her story made me more nervous than the others....
since the book I read mentioned that she'd walked down a dark alley and was very nearsighted.

I'm horribly nearsighted.

I know they found a bunch up in that area. You'd think at least if he was "helping to catch the Green River Killer" he could have told them where the rest of the girls were.

Thank God he's dead.

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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:00 PM
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8. He did manage to escape twice
but keep in mind it was from holding cells in fairly small cities, not from high security prisons. The best book about him, IMHO, is Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me".
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:02 PM
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9. If you ever want to see the best and worst serial killer film
(worst in the sense that it gets under your skin watching it)

Try "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer".
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:13 PM
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11. "Henry"
It's the best movie made on the subject because of it's complete plausibility. The characters are completely believable and their actions are very real. Yes, they do walk among us. My theory is that the serial killer we hear about are the losers and washouts who get caught. The real evil is the perfectly normal sales representative, janitor, orthodontist, or whatever who commits murders over the course of their life and account for many of the John and Jane Doe bodies across the country. It's a scary freaking world.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:43 PM
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28. Good theory
and I would tend to agree with it.
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:13 PM
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12. well to be fair, the dems had john wayne gacy
.
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bratcatinok Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:19 AM
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20. Yeah, I don't think serial killers should be laid at the feet
of any political party. I don't think politics really plays into any part of whatever makes them a serial killer.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:18 PM
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25. Did he run for office too?
Interesting *creepy* interview here, not sure if it's true?

http://www.members.tripod.com/mayhem44/gacyinterview.ht...

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:12 PM
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24. Read all about Bundy *Republican Serial Killer* here:
http://www.crimelibrary.com/bundy/attack.htm

I didn't like this movie, as they seemed to enjoy the victimization of women in the scenes?

It reminded me of a "detective" magazine version of events.



http://detective-magazine.com/detective_magazine_7.html

There are better versions of the story however.



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Sean Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:35 PM
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27. Yes he was a Republican.
Edited on Tue Jul-20-04 10:36 PM by Sean Reynolds
Bundy is well known around Salt Lake City, being this was the city that first captured him. He was a Republican that always wanted to run for office up in Washington.

He killed women up in Washington before moving down to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah. It's unknown how many people he actually killed in Salt Lake, but the only known victim to escape was a Salt Laker. She gave the police much needed info on what he drove, what he looked like and what he did to women. This led to his arrest, where he escaped from the jail and found his way to Colorado. While in Colorado he killed a few more people before getting arrested yet again. Again he broke loose and found his way down to Florida, where he massacared a a college house filled with girls.

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bo44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:56 PM
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29. This could describe bunnypants' foreign policy
Not all Republicans are dickwads. It is bunnypants and his band of merry control freaks that represent some of what is quoted from a serial killer article and their need to control and possess.


http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/psychology/ho...

snip

Right now we seem inexplicably under siege not by armies, or even gangs, but by mostly middle-class white guys of varying ages who are skidding wildly out of control, targeting multiple defenseless victims, usually strangers, for murder.
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