Appreciating the dark side of life since 1975.

Month: January 2019

Cemetery burials, New Orleans style

Cemetery burials, New Orleans style

When I hopped off that plane, I wanted to squeal right over to the nearest cemetery. New Orleans=mandatory cemetery tour, right? Well, there are A LOT of them and we only had time for one. My family tolerates my cemetery obsession, but aren’t as interested […]

How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder

No signs of a break-in. An immaculately bleached floor. A $500,000 life insurance policy taken out on your wife. What are these signs of, you ask? Well, they’re signs that you’re dealing with an idiot who doesn’t know how to commit a simple murder without […]

Brightside Biography: I Was Born Into a Cult

Brightside Biography: I Was Born Into a Cult

Julius Schacknow proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ in 1970. For almost 3 decades, Brother Julius would lead hundreds of members in “The Work,” a cult which eventually ended with lawsuits, sexual assault charges and murder between cult members. (Fun!) It was in the midst […]

Brightside Booklist: From Here to Eternity

Brightside Booklist: From Here to Eternity

How would you feel about your dead Aunt Julie taking up space in your dining room for, oh, 3 weeks? How about 7 years? Let me guess, you wouldn’t. Well, me either. But that is all irrelevant because that’s what they do in Indonesia, not […]