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dead people of the day

In honor of the Pizzabomber trial unfolding in Erie, I am dedicating my dead people post to everyone from that scenario that is now dead. Especially pizza bomber himself, Brian Wells. I really do remember this day well- the day Erie stole the national spotlight for such a bizarre, bizarre story.

PHONE RANG IN 2003
RANG RANG
me: hullo
bff: omg someone is trying to blow up the Millcreek Mall.
me: WOT WHY
bff: WE CAN'T LET TERRORISTS WIN BRITT-NAY.
me: OMG IF THEY BLOW IT UP WHERE AM I GOING TO REEBOKS *cries, listens to Toby Keith*

fun fact: I actually worked near the scene of this in the summer of 2006. I'm pretty sure I could get a job leading people on a tour of all the places involved in this weird ass story.

anyway though, comfort yourself with knowing that while Marjorie appeals for her sanity this afternoon, I will be within mere blocks of her. like, so close she could come and rip my face off if she wanted to.

what Marjorie is listening to right now:



btw, if you like Warpaint and you should, you can stream their new album on HYPE MACHINE. you're so welcome frand.

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