They don’t make criminal masterminds like they used to. The comics I read growing up pitted evil geniuses bent on ruling the world vs. virtuous, far-less-interesting superheroes.
Actual crooks have proven a real letdown. A woman shoots up a McDonald’s after not getting bacon on her burger. A guy threatens girlfriend with a sword. A bedridden 650-pound guy phones in a bomb threat because he’s mad at his landlord ...
I thought things couldn’t get worse when a friend said, “Cheer up. Of course they can!” A 500-pound pig, he said, had been found in a Detroit basement two feet deep with excrement. The beast’s now-dead owner had fed it human remains, he’d heard.
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