Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

TwitterFacebook

Tipsy canoeing may soon be a thing — at least, if the Canadian government relaxes some of its impaired driving laws.

Throughout Canada, it's currently illegal to drink and boat. If you're found to be under the influence while in a canoe, kayak, raft, or other recreational water vessel, it's like being caught drinking and driving a car. That may change with a bill to decriminalize drunken boating that's up for vote.

Impaired driving legislation going through Parliament would change the law so that a muscle-powered vessel (like a kayak or canoe) would be exempt from driving laws, according to the National Post. Read more…

More about Canada, Drinking, Laws, Driving, and Boating

Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

TwitterFacebook

Tipsy canoeing may soon be a thing — at least, if the Canadian government relaxes some of its impaired driving laws.

Throughout Canada, it's currently illegal to drink and boat. If you're found to be under the influence while in a canoe, kayak, raft, or other recreational water vessel, it's like being caught drinking and driving a car. That may change with a bill to decriminalize drunken boating that's up for vote.

Impaired driving legislation going through Parliament would change the law so that a muscle-powered vessel (like a kayak or canoe) would be exempt from driving laws, according to the National Post. Read more…

More about Canada, Drinking, Laws, Driving, and Boating

Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

TwitterFacebook

Tipsy canoeing may soon be a thing — at least, if the Canadian government relaxes some of its impaired driving laws.

Throughout Canada, it's currently illegal to drink and boat. If you're found to be under the influence while in a canoe, kayak, raft, or other recreational water vessel, it's like being caught drinking and driving a car. That may change with a bill to decriminalize drunken boating that's up for vote.

Impaired driving legislation going through Parliament would change the law so that a muscle-powered vessel (like a kayak or canoe) would be exempt from driving laws, according to the National Post. Read more…

More about Canada, Drinking, Laws, Driving, and Boating

I’m A Brown Woman And I’m Tired Of Your White Standards Of Beauty

I'm A Brown Woman And I'm Tired Of Your White Standards Of Beauty
João Silas

As winter is approaching, well more like spring here in Houston, you can already see all the “brown” also known as Desi/South Asians preparing to come out of hibernation before the scorching summer comes around again.

Both males and females fear the sun like the apocalypse. It’s that time of the year where Bengali aunties give you random skin brightening remedies for those of us who may have committed the sin of letting the sun love us over the summer. Questions at dawats (parties) about your knowledge of fair and lovely and questions about what tragedy you’re going through that caused you to bask in the outside light. You are told to have stayed home and avoid the possibility of, dare I say, getting “darker.”

It is not only the Bengali community, but all of South Asia that perpetuates these outlandish white standards of beauty, which dates back all the way to the time of the Mughal Empire where the kings and queens were depicted in paintings as much fairer than the common men. Being under the British rule didn’t help that ideology either and some say even the Caste System plays a strong role. “Shada, Fosha,” (white, light) skin was associated with higher social standing, wealth, good health and Bollywood doesn’t help. The movies and songs praise fair-skinned heroines, sometimes even if the actress herself is tan.

I was blessed to grow up with my family telling me that I was beautiful and it never occurred to me that I was deemed “dusky” until I moved to Houston. The strange thing was that it wasn’t just the aunties, but both guys and girls my age that made comments towards those blessed with more melanin. It is beyond ridiculous that fair skin women are automatically deemed more beautiful than someone with any hint of color. How can you base the foundation of your self-esteem on the color of your skin? If you accidentally got left in the sun too long, would you no longer feel beautiful?

At the end of the day, it is your perspective on this ideology, your own skin and taking in the negative or positive comments. I’ve had someone tell me I have one of the most unique complexion they’ve seen to being told that I’m just plain too dark. I adore my skin color. I don’t see it as something that cripples me, but is instead a factor to my beauty. Stop acting like a bunch of vampires and let the sun kiss your skin as much as it pleases (safely, with sunscreen of course). Take pride in your “year-round tan”as I like to say, and don’t wear your skin like a drunken apology.

A poem for those who have been told they are too dark:

When she is told
Her skin is too dark;
I do not hesitate to offer,
That the sun loved her so much
It kissed her more
Than the rest of us TC mark

The Official Drinking Game To Help You Survive Katy Perry’s ‘Witness Tour’

Katy Perry in the music video for "Swish Swish"
Youtube / KatyPerryVEVO

Katy Perry is having a year, and not in the way we (or she) probably hoped for. From a less-than-favorable album promotion to an even more scoffed at album release, girl needs some support. And that’s exactly why I’ll be attending her un-sellout-able Witness World Tour.

Just like you can’t ditch your friends once they decide to get bangs or go through a vegan phase, you can’t leave your favorite pop stars when they’re also struggling. I was there for Lady Gaga during ARTPOP (which, in hindsight, is full of bops and YOU KNOW IT), and I will be Katy Perry’s Witness. Not without a plan, though.

Because hey, some of her new stuff isn’t THAT bad. And some of it is really, really bad. So I decided to prepare myself (and anyone else going — no really, is anyone else going?), with the perfect strategy on how to survive her new songs with the help of a glass (or bottle) of  something strong.

TAKE A SIP IF…

She takes an Instagram story while on stage.

She uses a word that was popular over two years ago (ex: swag, sick, dope, totes).

TAKE A HUGE GULP IF…

During “Swish Swish”, she actually tries to play basketball.

You cry during “Unconditionally”YOU WILL.

There’s more shark costumes.

FINISH YOUR DRINK IF…

She recreates a viral meme on stage.

Nicki Minaj comes on stage.

She mentions how much hate her album has been getting.

STEAL YOUR NEIGHBORS DRINK IF…

Taylor Swift comes on stage. I mean.

Also, since I’m super nice, here is how drunk you need to be to handle each new song. Because come on, everything else in her repertoire is amazing.

“Chained to the Rhythm”

First song released off her album (for good reason), it’s a pretty great jam. So, you can roll up to the venue with whatever buzz you have from your pre-game. (Editor’s note: Noah Cyrus is opening for her, so if you make it through that, you probably have already had a drink or two.)

Drink Count: 0

“Witness”

A sweet song, you probably will start swaying to it a bit and may even think, “Hey! This concert might not actually be that bad!” And because of that, finish your drink and brace yourself.

Drink Count: 1

“Pendulum”

When the gospel choir comes out in a Katy Perry song, that’s when you know you need some alcohol. Like, what is going around like a pendulum, exactly? Life or the guy carrying the cooler of beers on his head, because we defintiely need him to come back around.

Drink Count: 2

“Swish Swish”

Hopefully by now, your buzz has set in. Because you know what time it is. You have to embrace where you are, because it’s much easier to drunkenly dance to nonsense than it is to run away at this point. While I personally think this song is a hysterical jam, I know many are overwhelmed by its existence. But since you can’t change the past, just go to the bar and take a $27 shot of your liquor of choice. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Drink Count: 3? 75?

“Mind Maze”, “Deja Vu”, “Bigger Than Me”, “Tusnami”

Why do these songs exist? Go to the bathroom, look at your sloppy self in the mirror, panic while refreshing your CNN app, and get another drink.

Drink Count: Why Am I Doing This To Myself? (4)

“Power”, “Roulette”

At this point, you’re drunk. Lucky for you, these are kinda fun dance songs you can just block out the lyrics while you try your best to Snapchat, poorly shake your body, and not spill your beer. Oops, you spilled. Even if you didn’t, get another drink… because it’s getting real now.

Drink Count: 5

“Into Me You See”

She rhymes intimacy with ‘open sesame.’ Do I really have to tell you what to do?

Drink Count: KATY, WE’RE BEGGING YOU, JUST SING ROAR.

“Save As Draft”

Now that you’re on your umpteenth drink, you’ll definitely cry to this semi-sincere ballad about saving texts to exes as drafts. Well, I guess e-mails? You know what they say — E-Mail My Heart, Outlook my Over Shares.

Drink Count: WHO CRIED INTO MY NACHOS OH WAIT ME

“Hey Hey Hey”

You thought that was bad? Now, she literally compares herself to “Marilyn Monroe in a monster truck.”

Drink Count: I SWEAR I HAD MY PHONE WHERE DID IT GO — oh it’s on the floor.

“Bon Appetit”

HOW DID THIS SONG GET MADE? But it’s okay, you definitely got kicked out of the stadium by now for being too drunk in public before hearing it. Congrats! Katy, look what you made us do.

Drink Count: The limit does not exist. TC mark

What I Remember About That Night

What I Remember About That Night

Trigger warning: This article contains content involving sexual assault and rape.

What I Remember About That Night
Ben Waardenburg

I don’t remember exactly what time of year it was. I just remember it was too hot to wear long pants, so I wore cut offs. March, maybe?

I don’t remember much, actually. I remember the way the music vibrated in my chest, but I can’t remember the song that was playing. I remember the taste of lukewarm alcohol, and how it burned when it went down, but I don’t remember what exactly was in my cup. I remember being invisible in a room full of your friends, but I don’t remember any of their names.

It’s not alcohol that erased those memories. I was barely even drunk. It was a mixture of time and will that stole those moments from me, mercifully and gracefully.

The details are all fuzzy, but I remember the big stuff. I remember your damn Hawaiian shirt, the one that I detested. I remember that I loved you and that you didn’t love me. I remember being two drinks deep, but being positively drunk on your kisses. I remember letting you lead me into a bedroom and I remember the door locking behind us.

I remember saying, “No, I’m not ready” and I remember your voice whispering, “You have to at least let me do it for a minute.” I remember my hands being pinned above me as yours wandered to places I begged them not to go.

I remember your hot breath of my face as you whispered, “Don’t worry, I’m not going to rape you.” I remember thinking that maybe you didn’t quite know what that word meant. I remember that the guy you were in front of your friends wasn’t the guy you were behind closed doors. I remember feeling so frantic as I tried to wiggle out from under you. I remember you grabbing my hand and putting it in your boxers.

“I’m not ready.”

“I am.”

I remember your five o’clock shadow on my neck. I remember you finishing on the shirt I was wearing, the shirt I haven’t worn since. I remember feeling so relieved when you fell asleep on the other side of the bed, and I remember listening to your snores until the sun came up, because I was afraid to move and wake you. I remember sneaking out at six in the morning, running to my car without my shoes and without looking back. I remember ignoring my roommate when she asked how your party was. I remember standing in the shower for nearly an hour, letting the scalding water and salt cleanse my skin. I remember wondering if I’d ever feel clean again.

I remember walking into my classroom to take an exam an hour later, and praying that nobody looked at me. I remember the nice boy who walked me home, because he said I looked like I was having a bad day. I remember being a little afraid of him.

I remember that now, even three years later, I’ve never told a soul. I remember that I never will, because I followed you into that room, and I let you start kissing me. Because you didn’t violate me in the felonious sense, but I still remember how violated I’ve felt every day since.

I was assaulted and I remember everything. TC mark

What I Remember About That Night

What I Remember About That Night

Trigger warning: This article contains content involving sexual assault and rape.

What I Remember About That Night
Ben Waardenburg

I don’t remember exactly what time of year it was. I just remember it was too hot to wear long pants, so I wore cut offs. March, maybe?

I don’t remember much, actually. I remember the way the music vibrated in my chest, but I can’t remember the song that was playing. I remember the taste of lukewarm alcohol, and how it burned when it went down, but I don’t remember what exactly was in my cup. I remember being invisible in a room full of your friends, but I don’t remember any of their names.

It’s not alcohol that erased those memories. I was barely even drunk. It was a mixture of time and will that stole those moments from me, mercifully and gracefully.

The details are all fuzzy, but I remember the big stuff. I remember your damn Hawaiian shirt, the one that I detested. I remember that I loved you and that you didn’t love me. I remember being two drinks deep, but being positively drunk on your kisses. I remember letting you lead me into a bedroom and I remember the door locking behind us.

I remember saying, “No, I’m not ready” and I remember your voice whispering, “You have to at least let me do it for a minute.” I remember my hands being pinned above me as yours wandered to places I begged them not to go.

I remember your hot breath of my face as you whispered, “Don’t worry, I’m not going to rape you.” I remember thinking that maybe you didn’t quite know what that word meant. I remember that the guy you were in front of your friends wasn’t the guy you were behind closed doors. I remember feeling so frantic as I tried to wiggle out from under you. I remember you grabbing my hand and putting it in your boxers.

“I’m not ready.”

“I am.”

I remember your five o’clock shadow on my neck. I remember you finishing on the shirt I was wearing, the shirt I haven’t worn since. I remember feeling so relieved when you fell asleep on the other side of the bed, and I remember listening to your snores until the sun came up, because I was afraid to move and wake you. I remember sneaking out at six in the morning, running to my car without my shoes and without looking back. I remember ignoring my roommate when she asked how your party was. I remember standing in the shower for nearly an hour, letting the scalding water and salt cleanse my skin. I remember wondering if I’d ever feel clean again.

I remember walking into my classroom to take an exam an hour later, and praying that nobody looked at me. I remember the nice boy who walked me home, because he said I looked like I was having a bad day. I remember being a little afraid of him.

I remember that now, even three years later, I’ve never told a soul. I remember that I never will, because I followed you into that room, and I let you start kissing me. Because you didn’t violate me in the felonious sense, but I still remember how violated I’ve felt every day since.

I was assaulted and I remember everything. TC mark

FH000036

FH000036

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

Paul Knowles (Born April 17th)

Wikimedia

Also know as “The Casanova Killer”, Knowles was a serial strangler convicted of killing at least 18 people in 1974, despite his claims to have murdered at least 35 individuals. Impulsive and hotheaded, Knowles committed all of his murders within one year. In typical Aries fashion, Knowles demonstrated a lot of tenacity and drive in the beginning of his killing career, but grew too sloppy and overly emotional to have the ability to carry out his crimes without being caught. He was arrested after attempting to crash his car through a police blockade, was chased on foot, and then was apprehended by a civilian with a shotgun.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 20th)

H. H. Holmes (Born May 7th)

Wikimedia

Leave it to a Taurus to go so over the top they create an actual Murder Castle. H. H. Holmes, sometimes referred to as “America’s First Serial Killer”, was a serial killer and con-artist in Chicago around the turn of the 19th Century. Overly ambitious, money hungry, and a bit on the dramatic side, Holmes would lure people into his murder castle (filled with secret passageways and hidden rooms) where they would never be heard from again and Holmes would attempt to collect their life insurance policies. Although he was only pinned to around 5 murders, many people suspect he actually killed closer to 200 people.

Gemini

(May 21st to June 21st)

Jeffrey Dahmer (Born May 21st)

Wikimedia

Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who notoriously raped, murdered, and mutilated 17 men and boys from 1978 until his arrest in 1991. Dahmer was also a necrophile and cannibalized some of his victims, as well as preserved body parts and bones from the bodies of the young men who he murdered. Charming and personable, Dahmer was able to lure the young men back to his apartment and often convinced them to pose for photographs before the nightmare began. But the true shift in personality from a Gemini like Dahmer came in prison where he fully committed himself to Christianity and completely atoned for his crimes before being bludgeoned to death by another inmate. Pretty big personality shift from someone who kept an alter of body parts in their home as a shrine to themselves…

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Genene Jones (Born July 13th)

Biography

Genene Jones is a suspected serial killer thought to be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 infants while she was a licensed vocational nurse between the 1970s and 1980s. Cancers are known for their big hearts and wanting to take care of people, but Jones’ heroine complex took her to a murderous level. Jones would inject infants with lethal doses of succinylcholine in order to get them close to death with the intention of reviving them for praise and glory. After being convicted for the death of 15-month old Chelsea McClellan, she was sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

John George Haigh (Born August 10th)

Murderpedia

Only a dramatic, attention seeking Leo would end up being someone known as “The Acid Bath Murderer.” John Haigh was a serial killer in England between 1943 and 1949. Haigh would bludgeon or shoot his victims before dousing their bodies in sulfuric acid in order to destroy the evidence. He would then cash in on their belongings by forging papers and selling what he could find for substantial amounts of money. But like Leos typically do, he became so excited about his sinister plan he misunderstood a key detail. Haigh believed that under corpus delicti if there was no body he couldn’t be convicted of a crime. This was not the case and there was enough evidence to sentence him to death by hanging in 1949.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

Rodney Alcala (Born August 23rd)

Wikimedia

Known as a “killing machine” by many, it’s no surprise that someone as methodical, careful, and tactical of a killer like Rodney Alcala is a Virgo. Alcala would kidnap victims after luring them by promising to take their photograph and enjoyed “toying” with them before they died. He would strangle them to the brink of death only to revive them and torture them all over again. Alcala was convicted and sentenced to death for 5 murders, but new victims continue to be revealed while he has been on death row. Hundreds of photographs of naked men and women were found in a storage locker in Seattle, and many are believed to be victims of Alcala. Some believe Alcala was responsible for upwards of 130 murders.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Patrick Kearney (Born September 24th)

Wikimedia

Patrick Kearney, also known as “The Freeway Killer”, is an American serial killer who hunted young men in gay bars and along freeways in California in the 1970s. Kearney would shoot his victims before dismembering and mutilating their bodies, sometimes even beating the corpses as a way to “release his rage.” Libras often have trouble with saying no and with their self-control, and Kearney took this to the extreme with his inability to satiate or control his murderous and necrophilic urges. However, also like Libras, Kearney was eager to come clean when caught and immediately confessed to all of his crimes in order to avoid the death penalty. He is currently serving 21 life sentences at California State Prison, Mule Creek.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

Charles Manson (Born November 12th)

Murderpedia

Charismatic, captivating, and ultimately completely self-serving and terrifying when crossed, it’s no shock that one of the most notorious cult-leaders, Charles Manson, is a Scorpio. Leader of the infamous Mason Family, Charles Manson lead his “family” around California in the 1960s, and eventually ordered several gruesome murders between July and August of 1969. Manson believed in what he coined “Helter Skelter” which would be an apocalyptic race war. He believed the murders would spark this war. Since 1989, Manson has been single cell-housed in the Protective Housing Unit at California State Prison, Corcoran.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

Ted Bundy (November 24th)

Wikimedia

Arguably one of the most famous serial killers to have ever existed, Ted Bundy was a rapist, necrophile, burglar, and murderer known to have killed at least 20 people during the 1970s. That being said, like most Sagittarians Bundy was prolific and grandiose, so it’s heavily suspected that he murdered far more people than he ever copped to. Sagittarians are also incredibly unpredictable, which is evidenced in the fact that Bundy did not have simply one method of murder. If he wanted to kill someone, he would find a way to do it. After escaping prison twice (again, so Sagittarius of him to not go down without a fight), Bundy was eventually captured and convicted in Florida, where he was eventually executed by lethal injection.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

William Bonin (Born January 8th)

Murderpedia

Described as “the most arch-evil person who ever existed”, William Bonin was a serial killer who preyed on and murdered 21 young boys and men between 1979 and 1980 in Southern California. Expertly careful and practical like a true Capricorn, Bonin created a perfect murder/torture venue in the back of his Ford Econoline van. Bonin removed all of the inside handles from all of the doors aside from the driver’s side in order to minimize the chance one of his victims could escape, and would kill them inside of the van before dumping their bodies along various highways in California. The only reason Bonin was caught was because someone heard him raping and strangling a 17-year-old boy in the back of the van, which lead to his arrest. Bonin was the first person to be executed by lethal injection in California in 1996.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

Robert Hansen (Born February 15th)

YouTube

Detached, unpredictable, and incredibly secretive, Aquarians make the perfect serial killers. This is why it’s no surprise that someone who enjoyed literally hunting people was Aquarius Robert Hansen. Hansen would kidnap women and after raping them, set them loose in the Alaskan wilderness where he would hunt them down like animals. He’s known to have murdered 17 women, but is suspected of killing at least 30. As part of his plea bargain Hansen helped locate the bodies of other victims, and was eventually sentenced to 461 years in prison.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

John Wayne Gacy (Born March 17th)

Wikipedia

A Pisces is a natural dreamer and can get caught up in their own imagination, so it’s no surprise that Pogo the Clown aka: John Wayne Gacy ended up being the sinister side to this sign. Gacy raped, tortured, and murdered 33 young men and boys and buried many of them in the crawl space of his Norwood Park home. Like a highly emotional Pisces, when it was evident police were cornering in on him Gacy gave a rambling, drunken confession to his attorneys. Gacy remained on death row for 14 years before being executed in 1994. TC mark

For more like this check out
Creepy Catalog on Facebook


FH000036

FH000036

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

Paul Knowles (Born April 17th)

Wikimedia

Also know as “The Casanova Killer”, Knowles was a serial strangler convicted of killing at least 18 people in 1974, despite his claims to have murdered at least 35 individuals. Impulsive and hotheaded, Knowles committed all of his murders within one year. In typical Aries fashion, Knowles demonstrated a lot of tenacity and drive in the beginning of his killing career, but grew too sloppy and overly emotional to have the ability to carry out his crimes without being caught. He was arrested after attempting to crash his car through a police blockade, was chased on foot, and then was apprehended by a civilian with a shotgun.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 20th)

H. H. Holmes (Born May 7th)

Wikimedia

Leave it to a Taurus to go so over the top they create an actual Murder Castle. H. H. Holmes, sometimes referred to as “America’s First Serial Killer”, was a serial killer and con-artist in Chicago around the turn of the 19th Century. Overly ambitious, money hungry, and a bit on the dramatic side, Holmes would lure people into his murder castle (filled with secret passageways and hidden rooms) where they would never be heard from again and Holmes would attempt to collect their life insurance policies. Although he was only pinned to around 5 murders, many people suspect he actually killed closer to 200 people.

Gemini

(May 21st to June 21st)

Jeffrey Dahmer (Born May 21st)

Wikimedia

Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who notoriously raped, murdered, and mutilated 17 men and boys from 1978 until his arrest in 1991. Dahmer was also a necrophile and cannibalized some of his victims, as well as preserved body parts and bones from the bodies of the young men who he murdered. Charming and personable, Dahmer was able to lure the young men back to his apartment and often convinced them to pose for photographs before the nightmare began. But the true shift in personality from a Gemini like Dahmer came in prison where he fully committed himself to Christianity and completely atoned for his crimes before being bludgeoned to death by another inmate. Pretty big personality shift from someone who kept an alter of body parts in their home as a shrine to themselves…

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

Genene Jones (Born July 13th)

Biography

Genene Jones is a suspected serial killer thought to be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 infants while she was a licensed vocational nurse between the 1970s and 1980s. Cancers are known for their big hearts and wanting to take care of people, but Jones’ heroine complex took her to a murderous level. Jones would inject infants with lethal doses of succinylcholine in order to get them close to death with the intention of reviving them for praise and glory. After being convicted for the death of 15-month old Chelsea McClellan, she was sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

John George Haigh (Born August 10th)

Murderpedia

Only a dramatic, attention seeking Leo would end up being someone known as “The Acid Bath Murderer.” John Haigh was a serial killer in England between 1943 and 1949. Haigh would bludgeon or shoot his victims before dousing their bodies in sulfuric acid in order to destroy the evidence. He would then cash in on their belongings by forging papers and selling what he could find for substantial amounts of money. But like Leos typically do, he became so excited about his sinister plan he misunderstood a key detail. Haigh believed that under corpus delicti if there was no body he couldn’t be convicted of a crime. This was not the case and there was enough evidence to sentence him to death by hanging in 1949.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

Rodney Alcala (Born August 23rd)

Wikimedia

Known as a “killing machine” by many, it’s no surprise that someone as methodical, careful, and tactical of a killer like Rodney Alcala is a Virgo. Alcala would kidnap victims after luring them by promising to take their photograph and enjoyed “toying” with them before they died. He would strangle them to the brink of death only to revive them and torture them all over again. Alcala was convicted and sentenced to death for 5 murders, but new victims continue to be revealed while he has been on death row. Hundreds of photographs of naked men and women were found in a storage locker in Seattle, and many are believed to be victims of Alcala. Some believe Alcala was responsible for upwards of 130 murders.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

Patrick Kearney (Born September 24th)

Wikimedia

Patrick Kearney, also known as “The Freeway Killer”, is an American serial killer who hunted young men in gay bars and along freeways in California in the 1970s. Kearney would shoot his victims before dismembering and mutilating their bodies, sometimes even beating the corpses as a way to “release his rage.” Libras often have trouble with saying no and with their self-control, and Kearney took this to the extreme with his inability to satiate or control his murderous and necrophilic urges. However, also like Libras, Kearney was eager to come clean when caught and immediately confessed to all of his crimes in order to avoid the death penalty. He is currently serving 21 life sentences at California State Prison, Mule Creek.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

Charles Manson (Born November 12th)

Murderpedia

Charismatic, captivating, and ultimately completely self-serving and terrifying when crossed, it’s no shock that one of the most notorious cult-leaders, Charles Manson, is a Scorpio. Leader of the infamous Mason Family, Charles Manson lead his “family” around California in the 1960s, and eventually ordered several gruesome murders between July and August of 1969. Manson believed in what he coined “Helter Skelter” which would be an apocalyptic race war. He believed the murders would spark this war. Since 1989, Manson has been single cell-housed in the Protective Housing Unit at California State Prison, Corcoran.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

Ted Bundy (November 24th)

Wikimedia

Arguably one of the most famous serial killers to have ever existed, Ted Bundy was a rapist, necrophile, burglar, and murderer known to have killed at least 20 people during the 1970s. That being said, like most Sagittarians Bundy was prolific and grandiose, so it’s heavily suspected that he murdered far more people than he ever copped to. Sagittarians are also incredibly unpredictable, which is evidenced in the fact that Bundy did not have simply one method of murder. If he wanted to kill someone, he would find a way to do it. After escaping prison twice (again, so Sagittarius of him to not go down without a fight), Bundy was eventually captured and convicted in Florida, where he was eventually executed by lethal injection.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

William Bonin (Born January 8th)

Murderpedia

Described as “the most arch-evil person who ever existed”, William Bonin was a serial killer who preyed on and murdered 21 young boys and men between 1979 and 1980 in Southern California. Expertly careful and practical like a true Capricorn, Bonin created a perfect murder/torture venue in the back of his Ford Econoline van. Bonin removed all of the inside handles from all of the doors aside from the driver’s side in order to minimize the chance one of his victims could escape, and would kill them inside of the van before dumping their bodies along various highways in California. The only reason Bonin was caught was because someone heard him raping and strangling a 17-year-old boy in the back of the van, which lead to his arrest. Bonin was the first person to be executed by lethal injection in California in 1996.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

Robert Hansen (Born February 15th)

YouTube

Detached, unpredictable, and incredibly secretive, Aquarians make the perfect serial killers. This is why it’s no surprise that someone who enjoyed literally hunting people was Aquarius Robert Hansen. Hansen would kidnap women and after raping them, set them loose in the Alaskan wilderness where he would hunt them down like animals. He’s known to have murdered 17 women, but is suspected of killing at least 30. As part of his plea bargain Hansen helped locate the bodies of other victims, and was eventually sentenced to 461 years in prison.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

John Wayne Gacy (Born March 17th)

Wikipedia

A Pisces is a natural dreamer and can get caught up in their own imagination, so it’s no surprise that Pogo the Clown aka: John Wayne Gacy ended up being the sinister side to this sign. Gacy raped, tortured, and murdered 33 young men and boys and buried many of them in the crawl space of his Norwood Park home. Like a highly emotional Pisces, when it was evident police were cornering in on him Gacy gave a rambling, drunken confession to his attorneys. Gacy remained on death row for 14 years before being executed in 1994. TC mark

For more like this check out
Creepy Catalog on Facebook


Gabriel Tallent joins MashReads with his brutal yet unforgettable debut novel ‘My Absolute Darling’


TwitterFacebook

It's hard to describe Gabriel Tallent's debut novel My Absolute Darling without using a ton of “buts” and “ands.”

It's a breathtaking debut novel, but it's absolutely brutal and one of the most painful stories you'll read this year. But despite that, it's almost impossible to put down once you've started reading.

My Absolute Darling follows Turtle Alveston, a 14-year-old girl living in the woods of North California with her father Martin. Turtle is strong and adventurous, and though she has free reign of the forest around her, her world is largely one of isolation. Turtle's mother is dead, her grandfather is a drunk, and she pushes away any and all attempts at friendship at school.  Read more…

More about Mashreads, Mashreads Book Club, My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent, and Entertainment