What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared - Michael Fassbender


On May 27, 1962, 24-year-old Gayno Gilbert Smith murdered his aunt and uncle, along with three of their children in Hayesville, Iowa. Smith had been living with the McBeth family and on the night of the murders, he brought four of his cousins to a dance in a nearby town. He left the dance and returned to the family home where he shot to death Andrew and Dora McBeth with a .22-caliber rifle before dragging their bodies into the garage and cutting the power. He picked up the children and brought them back home, where he opened fire with a .410-caliber shotgun after one of them discovered the bodies of their parents. Seventeen-year-old Donna, along with twins Amos and Anna, 19, died immediately, while 15-year-old Patty was wounded in the shoulder and managed to escape to a neighbor’s house. She reported Smith killed her family, and a manhunt was launched to find him. He was tracked down three days later by two farmers and arrested. Less than a month later, the body of his step-mother was found in a shallow grave. She had been missing since last October, and the cause of death was a skull fracture to the left side of her head. Though Smith initially denied responsibility for the murders, he eventually changed his plea to guilty. He was convicted on five charges of first-degree murder and sentenced to five life terms for the murder of the McBeth family, along with a 50-year-sentence for the second-degree murder of his step-mother. Smith died in prison on May 16, 2005.

Piggybacking off of this post, I’ve also thought about a Shakespeare themed restaurant.

Possible Names: Twelfth Bite or McBeth’s The Scottish Plate

Sample Dishes:

  • A very minimal Richard II Salad (Lettuce, stalk of grapes…)
  • The Taming of the Stew
  • Ham(let)
  • The Tempura
  • Titus Asparagus
  • A Midsummer’s Ice Cream
  • Posthummus Leonatus
  • (Exit Pursued By A) Beer
  • Two Gentlemen of Bologna
  • Julius Caesar Salad
  • Cymbellinis

Goya’s Witches and Old Women

‘Shakespeares McBeth’

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.