My favorite thing about acting isn’t necessarily the acting part. It’s that you never stop learning. You’re constantly learning new skills and new things about people. To me that’s really interesting and fun.
Stephen Marshall (9 August 1985 – 16 April 2006) was an American-Canadian man who made headlines after searching US sex offender registries for the names and addresses of convicted sex offenders, then traveling to Maine (U.S.) and killing two.
On April 23, 1985, Coca-Cola introduced “New Coke”. Rather than offering it as a new variety, it replaced Coca-Cola. Less than 3 months later, after intense public backlash, Coca-Cola brought back the original formula as Coca-Cola Classic. On July 11, 1985, Coca-Cola CEO Don Keough presented the new “Coca-Cola Classic” to the world.
This Questionnaire From Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Is Very Disturbing
From 1985 until his death in 2013, serial killer Richard Ramirez (aka The Night Stalker), was in prison. During this time, Ramirez managed to earn himself quite the devoted fan club. Behind bars, he was never short on letters to read and respond back to. At one point, someone sent Ramirez a friendship questionnaire, not unlike something you would send to a new pen pal.
Between April 1984 and August 1985, Ramirez killed 13 people in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.
The serial killer was known for his savage violence after breaking into people’s homes in the dead of night. Often, his targets were chosen completely at random.
Because he had so much time on his hands in prison, when he received the friend questionnaire, Ramirez actually took the time to fill it out and mail it back. To say some of his answers are a little politically incorrect would be an understatement.
Here is the full transcription of the form:
Full Name: Richard Ramirez
Date of Birth: 2-28-60
Height, Weight, Shoe Size: 6'1’ 180 - 12
Marital Status: Single
Wheels: Lamborghini in the SQ parking lot ha
Most Treasured Honor: My dick
Perfect Woman or Man: Me
Childhood Hero(s): Jack The Ripper
Favorite Tv Shows: The Munsters
Favorite Movies: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead
Favorite Songs/Singers/Musicians: Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy, AC/DC, Billy Idol
Hobbies: Slicing + Dicing + Spicing up Rump Roast
Favorite Meals: Women’s feet
Why You Wrote Me: Cause your up on the times. Or so it seems. And your fine.
Recommended Reading: All murder books. True Crime magazines
Last Book Read: Marquis DeSade - Julliette + Justine
Ideal Evening: Full moon, sex + drugs all night
Every January 1st, I Resolve: Can’t say here. ha
Nobody Knows I’m: ??
My Biggest Regret: Not carrying a gun at all times
If I Were President, I’d: rule w/an iron heart and a rock hard dick
What I Don’t Like About People: Everything. 99% of the people suck. I like most women though.
My Biggest Fear: Nothing. The Supernatural maybe.
Pet Peeves: ?
Friends Like Me Because: I aint got friends. Associates only
Behind My Back They Say: ??
If I Were An Animal, I’d Be: A Tyrannosaurus
Personal Goals In Life: ??
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Number: 666
Political Views: None, all politicians can eat shit
Thoughts On Crime: It’s a wheel. Your either the driver or the one who gets crushed by it. Try and avoid altoge?
Thoughts On Drugs: Great. They should be legalized
Thoughts On Sex: Great. Everything goes.
Sexual Likes/Dislikes: Great. Everything is good. Except Fags. Women Lesbians are ok.
Describe First Sexual Encounter: Prostitute. I was 12 yrs old
In those long, dark months he had waited. He had reached out to nothing and felt only shadows in his grasp, only bitterness; brought from the pain of wanting something he knew he couldn’t have. It hurt like hell. It made him cry and it made him break and it stayed with him always.
But now she was back. She had fallen into his arms like a building on its last legs collapsing to the ground, bringing up dust in its wake.
She was back and she was breathing and she was alive, and it was beautiful. She was beautiful, but she was broken. It wasn’t an easy fix for her like it was for him.
Her smiles were rare, and small, like cracks in stones. They lit up a room as does the sun shining through the boughs of trees on a summer day.
This is the only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 at 2,172 km/h (1,350 mph). This unique picture was taken in April 1985 by Adrian Meredith from a Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for just 4 minutes over the Irish Sea. The RAF Tornado rapidly running out of fuel, and was struggling to keep up with Concorde.
The Concorde was a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet that operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years.
On this day in music history: April 22, 1985 - “Around The World In A Day”, the seventh studio album by Prince is released. Produced by Prince, it is recorded at the Flying Cloud Warehouse in Eden Prairie, MN, Mobile Audio Studio, St. Paul, MN, Sunset Sound and Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA from January - December 1984. The second album credited to Prince & The Revolution, it is issued only ten months after “Purple Rain”. The new album is the first in a number of musical departures that Prince takes in his career. Much of the albums first half has a distinctively psychedelic influence, with the rest being balanced out with funk, pop and gospel sounds. Initially it is released with minimal publicity and without a single until nearly a month later. Prince suggests that “Paisley Park” be the first single (which is released in the UK), but with US radio already giving “Raspberry Beret” heavy airplay as an LP cut, Warner Bros in the US insists that it be issued instead. The album receives favorable reviews, and a positive reaction from fans. It spins off three singles including “Raspberry Beret” (#2 Pop) and “Pop Life” (#7 Pop). The initial CD packaging of the album comes in a three panel cardboard long box that unfolds (showing the song lyrics, like the LP’s inner gatefold) with the actual CD inside of a mini cardboard sleeve (of the album cover artwork), inserted into a slot inside the longbox. This packaging is discontinued after the initial press run, and the CD comes in a regular jewel case on subsequent re-pressings. Out of print on vinyl since 1989, it is remastered and reissued in September of 2016, replicating the original LP packaging and the “Balloon Boy” hype sticker. “Around The World In A Day” spends three weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.