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Michigan Teen Convicted of Murdering His Own Father

In the early morning of April 16th, 2012, two intruders broke into the Cipriano household, brutally beating parents Bob and Rose Cipriano, and their son Salvatore. Youngest sibling Isabella watched as the horror played out in front of her, whilst brother Tanner hid in the closet to dial 911.

When the police arrived, Rose and Salvatore were barely still alive. Whilst Bob was bludgeoned so badly that he drowned in a pool of his own blood.

Within hours of the beatings, police arrested the Cipriano’s oldest son, 19-year-old Tucker, and his friend, 20-year-old Mitchell Young. Both plead not guilty, blaming each other.

However, both were eventually charged with the murder of Bob Cipriano and sentenced to life in prison without parole for what was a drug fuelled hunt for money that ended in tragedy.

This is a post I just posted in Reddit about Maddy Ferguson from Twin Peaks: Spoilers for the 2nd season


This is a post about some observations and thoughts I had regarding Maddy Ferguson. I was thinking about Maddy’s death in Episode 14 and was wondering if any of you think Cooper, Truman, or any other character felt any degree of guilt for not catching Leland/BOB in time to save Maddy, who probably died just because she looked like Laura. Also considering that fact that the giant tells Cooper that ‘it is happening again’ and he realizes that someone else is going to die and there’s nothing he or anyone else can do to stop it. I know the town wouldn’t react to Maddy’s death in the same way that they reacted to Laura’s death, but I wish it had been touched upon a bit more because I believe that having to watch Leland/BOB brutally murder Maddy formed an intimate connection between her and the viewer, and this is part of the reason that I’m so fascinated with Maddy. She seemed to be such an innocent character and went to Twin Peaks to help Leland and Sarah through the death of their daughter, but ends of being murdered herself. I feel like her character/death became overlooked by everyone and she was eventually just forgotten. I haven’t watched the 3rd season yet, but I’m hoping that Maddy gets mentioned, even if it’s just briefly.

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“Beautiful” Bobby Remus [1975]

Fans who are familiar with the name Robert “Bob” Remus are scratching their heads right now. Fear not, for all will be explained.

In 1975, a young man named Bob Remus started wrestling at AWA, working for Verne Gagne and dressing quite flamboyantly as “Beautiful” Bobby Remus. The idea was that his character would be reminiscent of high profile television personalities, based off of fashion and vivacious mannerisms. When friends of his showed up to see him in action, they questioned him after the show and asked if his character was supposed to be gay. He was puzzled by this, assured them that he was a tough guy, and that he was simply doing the act as a way to confuse his opponent. At the next show, he showed up dressed in all black and became known as Brutal Bob, selling his former garb to a young man named Jesse Ventura, who would use the gear as a jumping off point for his future endeavors.

When the gimmick completely flopped as it was inherently boring and bland, Remus approached Greg Gagne, son of Verne, to pitch and idea that he’d had. After running the whole thing by him and giving him every little detail, Greg nodded, shook his head, and told him he might need to take some time off to come up with something better, because “dad won’t go for that”. On his way out of the building, he passed Verne on his way out of the elevator and was stopped by the promoter. Verne asked if he was alright, so Remus stated that he had a new idea but it wouldn’t work. Verne asked that he walk with him and pitch the gimmick, so while in the elevator back up with Verne, Remus ran through the entire gimmick, catchphrases, gear, merchandise ideas, the whole lot. Verne loved it, and one week later, “Brutal Bob” was magically transformed into Sgt. Slaughter!