With regard to the news story about the shoe store robber who served 15 years and was arrested for attempted robbery of the same store two days after his release:
He obviously wanted to be in jail. This is a terrible economy for the current generation of convicts to be paroled into.
When I was a little kid, The Electric Company, a PBS show that taught kids to read, had a Spider Man segment in which he fought silly villains who weren’t actually part of the Marvel Comics pantheon (Spider Man was mimed by a sinewy jazz dancer in a spandex suit, and his dialogue popped up in word balloons, so you had to read it). One of the villains was Mr. Measles, who went around with a paper sack full of red dots, which he’d throw at horrified people who would run up to the camera screaming “MEASLES!” When I was five, this was one of the scariest and most totally horrifying things I’d ever seen, and I had actual nightmares about it for years. It’s one of the few times I can ever remember cool, stoic Morgan Freeman, as one of the victims of Mr. Measles, evincing terror, and it’s burned into my memory.
Anyway, good job bringing back measles, stupid anti-vaxxers. Let’s go for smallpox next.
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