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Thursday, October 02, 2003

I was in a curious mood this morning, and looking for something, anything else to think about. So I went and checked the Amazon reviews for the new book by former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose, Three Weeks In October.

The reader reviews tended toward the negative. A couple of them spelled his name Moo$e. I thought that was cute.

It's odd that they paid Moose (I forget the sum, and it's not really worth looking up) this much for the book. It's my own theory that, when it comes to the Beltway Sniper, there are two kinds of people, namely:
1. People who don't remember the Beltway Sniper.
2. People who'd prefer they not remember the Beltway Sniper.

Yes, he's the Beltway Sniper, damn it, not the DC Sniper. Nearly all his killings were outside the District of Columbia and those were on the periphery. The inner-city neighborhoods in the District were sniper-free. The main theme was places near expressway offramps that allowed for an easy getaway. Try getting out of Dupont Circle. Just try. I dare you.

Although the City Paper (sadly, no link to the review) likes it, and they seem to hate everything. They love nothing than writing their trademark "I am so much cooler than this movie/book/album" reviews.


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