god, "alaska state troopers" is great

The back story is kind of irrelevant. This dude has a felony warrant out for his arrest and was hiding on his parents’ boat. They finally get him off the boat and arrested. On the walk up the pier to the patrol car he finally notices the camera crew.

Blurry-Faced Felon: Who are you?

State Trooper[calmly quietly]: They’re with National Geographic.

Blurry-Face Felon: National Geographic? I’m not a bear!

Me:  Idiot.


My Top Ten True Crime Movies

Honorable Mentions: Henry: Portrait of a Killer (1990) based on Henry Lee Lucas, An American Crime (2007) based on the murder of Sylvia Likens, Perfect Sisters (2014) based on the murder of Linda Andersen, and From Hell (2001) based on Jack the Ripper.

10. The Frozen Ground (2013)

“An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.“

9. Dahmer (2002)

“A man turns his darkest fantasies into a horrifying reality.“

8. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

“Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.“

7. Wolf Creek (2005)

Based on serial killer Ivan Milat. Known as the Backpacker Murders.

“Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.“

6. The Girl Next Door (2007)

Based on the abuse and murder of Sylvia Likens.

“Follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt…and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.“

5. Monster (2003)

“Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.“

4. Zodiac (2007)

“A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.“

3. Bully (2001)

Based on the murder of Bobby Kent.

“A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.“

2. Karla (2006)

“Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.“

1. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Based on Australian serial killer John Bunting.

“Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.“

Getting to know the medblr/pablr/studyblr community!

Tagged by TOTI PA-S

1. What kind of work did you do before?

Before I started my ‘medical journey’ I was just a regular kid. Trying to take the required classes and do well enough to get into my program to be successful. I’m really young still, 23, so I would say I was/still am really spoiled by my mom. I’ve never really had to do anything other than do well in my classes/clinic. She knew what the goal was since I was about 15. Surgery. And she did everything she could work wise to help pay everything for my schooling and extracurriculars (sports, going out with friends, shopping, etc). I am very fortunate and am extremely appreciative of this. And it was all for the goal in which I accomplished. Assisting in surgery. I had loose end jobs that really didn’t matter. In high school I worked at a restaurant/sports bar. It was something fun while I was 18. I made good tips but it helped me realize I was too good for that town and that it was a dead end job. When I was completing my didactic phase of school I worked part-time at a bank where I met one of my best friends. And even though I absolutely hated working there and HATED 'customer service’ as I prefer my patients sedated (wink), everything happens for a reason and I feel like our friendship was meant to be.

2. What is the biggest issue you have to reeducate patients on?

So, I feel like I jokingly made a little comment about this with a previous post. The subject is on my least favorite surgical specialty, gynecology. And while I only am in surgery, I have found that patient education lacks on the sexual realm, especially for women. And this is in regards to female patients taking care of themselves; With lack of knowledge on birth control, proper cleaning and bathing 'down there’, being uneducated on their bodies in general in regards to sex and how things work & how the human body processes this action, using proper judgement on what is/could be a better option in terms of who they are sleeping with, diseases, etc. It really is a mess and I feel like THAT in particular really stands out to me. As a fellow woman, I believe it is EVERY woman’s right to be educated on their bodies and how to properly take care of themselves in that regard. Maybe I will become an advocate in the future. It’s mostly affecting the disadvantaged groups, but this is something that I feel can improve greatly and I am passionate about helping this to improve. We will see.   

3. Are you provax or antivax and why?

Ooooh this is/could be a heated topic, so I will keep this short. I am Pro. And the only reason I will give is that I hope to marry a dreamy surgeon one day and we can live this majestical surgical life together and our perfect little offspring protégés can be in the surgical realm, too, and carry our boss ass bitch legacy on. And to do that they need those vaccines. 

4. What is the funniest thing that happened to either you or your patient  while working in healthcare?

Just this week we were prepping a patient for a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. When we do this procedure we place the patient in the lithotomy position so we have people on either sides and between the patient’s legs. Well, while we were placing the patient in this position we saw a piece of folded tissue paper, a couple cottons ball, IDK what it was stuck in the butt and it was put in there on purpose by the patient. Like really? Just tell us you have some pooping probz. But we all laughed really hard for almost the whole first half of the procedure. Pretty funny stuff.  

5.What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a student?

I hardly EVER get embarrassed. I am the first person to laugh at myself in almost any situation. If I do something wrong I will correct it or ask how I can correct it so there is not a repeat. Life is about learning and mostly about understanding. I am also a pretty good planner when it comes to situations and how things might go/will go, etc. I plan, calculate, ask, and accept when things don’t go as planned. If I trip and fall or make a silly mistake I will just shrug it off like anyone should. I’m a goofball so it shouldn’t come to anyones surprise if I do or say something goofy, especially not mine. :)

6. Cat person or dog person?

Can I just say I’m an ANIMAL person in general? I have a bunny, two cats and a dog. I would have a zoo if I had the means to. I love animals, all kinds. All of mine are rescues so please, adopt, don’t shop. 

7. A saying that you live by?

8. Favorite trash TV?

I’m big on Netflix. I’m currently obsessed with Drugs, Inc, Alaska State Troopers, Gossip Girl (don’t you dare fucking judge me), and I LOVE watching all kinds of docs. But The Office will forever be my favorite. 

9. What are two things that you do/did to release stress in school?

I like to take bubble baths and drink craft beer and wine. Red wine. 

10. Last question…favorite meme?

^ Don’t hate me for that one guys. You know it’s funny.

Convicted serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Aug. 21 at a hospital in Anchorage. He was 75.

Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle confirmed the death and said the state medical examiner will determine the cause.

Mr. Hansen was convicted in 1984 after confessing to killing 17 women, mostly dancers and prostitutes, during a 12-year span. He was convicted of four of the murders in a deal that spared him having to go to trial 17 times.

The Anchorage baker also confessed to raping an additional 30 women during that time.

Mr. Hansen was the subject of a 2013 film titled “The Frozen Ground,” which starred Nicolas Cage as an Alaska State Trooper investigating the slayings. Actor John Cusack portrayed Mr. Hansen.

Mr. Hansen was serving a 461-year sentence in Alaska at the time of his death. He had been incarcerated at a state prison in Seward and was moved in May to the Anchorage Correctional Center to receive medical attention.

Mr. Hansen, who got the nickname “the Butcher Baker,” owned a bakery in a downtown mini-mall in the 1970s and 1980s. He lived across town with his wife and children, who knew nothing of his other life.

Construction of the 800-mile oil pipeline in the 1970s brought prostitutes, pimps, con artists and drug dealers to Alaska’s largest city, aiming to separate construction workers from some of the big money they were pulling in. Many who looked for quick riches left as abruptly as they arrived in Anchorage, making sudden disappearances commonplace.

Glenn Flothe, a then-trooper who helped put Mr. Hansen behind bars, told the Anchorage Daily News in 2008 that Mr. Hansen’s victims initially included any woman who caught his eye, but Mr. Hansen quickly learned that strippers and prostitutes were harder to track and less likely to be missed.

Mr. Hansen would abduct the women and take them to remote places outside the city. Sometimes he would drive, and other times he would fly his private plane. A licensed pilot, Mr. Hansen told investigators that one of his favorite spots to take his victims was the Knik River northeast of Anchorage.

Investigators have said that in some instances Mr. Hansen would rape the women but return them to Anchorage, warning them not to contact authorities. Other times, he would let the women go free in the wilderness and then hunt them with his rifle.

Only 12 bodies of the 17 women Mr. Hansen confessed to killing have been found.

Robert Christian Hansen was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Estherville, Iowa. As a young man, he was jailed for burning down a school-bus garage in Pocahontas, Iowa. He moved to Alaska in the late 1960s.