The Mad Monk:Rasputin In this chapter we are going to discuss a Holy man and supposed healer from Russia, yea I know it sounds boring, but hear me out. This holy man is not your average praying type, lying prostrate at the foot of a cross or something, this holy man is a drunk womanizer […]

Seeegaaaa! If you lived in the 90s, this name was synonymous with words like “Cool!” and “Sega does what Nintendon’t!” It entered the home video game console market the same year (1983) Nintendo’s Famicom would with The SG-1000, which I’ve never even heard of before writing this, it sold over 180,000 units blowing away Sega’s […]

Castlevania 1: Not your father’s Dracula Okay, let’s get this out of the way, I McFreakin love Castlevania the sounds, the music the eye burningly red color pallet (SO MUCH FREAKIN’ RED!) in the 2nd level’s aptly named “Red Brick Cathedral” the choice by the devs at Konami to equip our no pants wearing hero […]

In the year 1889 in Kyoto, Japan a man by the name of Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a little company called The Nintendo Playing Card Company, that produced and marketed a type of playing card called Hanafuda or Flower Cards, these are the humble beginnings of what would become a giant in the video gaming industry […]

Hello and welcome to 2020 and part two in our series of the history of state executions. To start 2020 off on a truly odd note, I thought it would be interesting to explore arguably the most grotesque public spectacle in English history, the act of hanging, drawing, and quartering. HDQ was a state-sponsored execution […]

For Halloween this year, I thought it would be cool to do a series of articles that deal with the macabre. Thank you for checking out our first in a series of articles about the worst ways to die via government sanction execution. Since the beginning of organized law and government, there has been capitol […]

When researching for this week’s article, I came across a fact that, to be honest, shocked me a bit, in the entire history of Wayne County, West Virginia, there has only been one sanctioned execution in our history. This is not to say there wasn’t an “eye for an eye” justice, or vigilante justice throughout […]

It all started for myself when I had a traumatic experience working for the local Police Department. My local PD made Andy Griffith look like the big city, we only really dealt with drunks, speeders and the occasional domestic violence call. I had crisis training, but it was never put into action until one fateful […]