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Jungle Fever On The Sofa

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So as you scroll down this entry, make sure you play the YouTube audio.

These pictures were taken earlier today. Shortly after this photo shoot, Max got tired of all the hanky panky and just wanted to sleep. He hopped off that couch and went to the second couch. Guess who followed?

You know what they say about once you go black…

Fortunately for Max, Bella then became more interested in the camera taking these pictures than socializing with her other housemates.

I included this picture because the look on Dessa’s face pretty much sums up her feelings about any living creature on this planet that’s not her.

Here’s a closer view.

And tonight, no sooner than I began resizing and uploading these pictures my house’s Ebony and Ivory started fighting outside the computer room. After Max pinned Bella (yet again) she began screaming and hissing before running off. Below is the scene of the crime.

I tell you, one of these days those white bitches will be Max’s demise.


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January 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm

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Technology Then And Now

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So I read this in the fishwrap today and thought it was somewhat interesting. Basically, it mentions a few things about what went “obsolete” in the past decade. Yeah, I know, the decade isn’t really over, but whatever. Here are some of the snippets:

For example, think about the record store. This is hard to believe now, but just 10 years ago people bought all of their music at record stores. Napster, which marked the beginning of the end for record stores, was invented in June of 1999. Prior to that, no one had ever heard of an MP3 file. Napster made the MP3 file a household name, and dramatically boosted the idea of portable MP3 players (invented in 1998). The iPod first appeared in 2001, along with iTunes. With the rise of digital music, the need to go to a physical store to buy music died, and record stores started closing.

Other than the local Used CD store, I can’t remember the last time I bought an album. Actually, I think I can — it was the Offspring’s Splinter album in 2006. Dang.

The CD is now in its death throes, as it is being replaced by electronic music files. And with death of CDs the concept of an “album” has lost much of its power. People now buy their songs one at a time.

The cassette tape also died. It lived alongside the CD because you could record onto a cassette, and cars and stereos all had cassette players.

I agree about cassettes. I’m a bit bummed about CDs. I still like those discs, even though MP3s are nice as well. Funny thing is I remember using Walkmans in high school.

Other forms of tape died as well. DVD players were still rare in 2000, having been first introduced in 1997 in the United States, so everyone was using videotape cassettes for their videos. Most answering machines still used tape and camcorders all used tape in 2000. Video cassettes have been replaced by DVDs. Camcorders may still use tape, but more and more the tape is replaced by flash memory, so this last vestige of tape is about to disappear.

True dat.

Speaking of answering machines, they are pretty much dead, having been replaced by voice mail systems that come with your cell phone plan or your telephone service.

I didn’t think of this. My landline has an answering machine device but there’s no cassette. Then again, this could be the “voice mail system” talked about above. I’m so out of it.

In the year 2000, just about everyone had a land-line connection to the local phone company, and then had an account with one of the big long-distance carriers (AT&T, MCI, sprint, etc.) to handle non-local calls.

With the rise of cell phones and VoIP services like Vonage, things have changed quite a bit. Many people today have no connection to the local phone company at all, and the concept of long distance has largely died. Most telephony is now handled by cell phone or Internet connection.

That’s true. I guess I’m still living in the past because I have a landline, but this service is through my cable company. Man, I remember those long-distance bills and that long distance/local long distance shit. Hell, back in 2000 when the better half and I moved to Ohio, we got DIAL-UP Internet service. I asked the assclown Ameritech customer service representative if the phone number I chose from my free trial of AOL (My God it has been a long time) was local. I was told “yes.” I asked again, “so that means the dial-up connection won’t cost me anything.” Once again I was told “yes.” I then learned that this number was “local long distance” and it wasn’t free. Man did I fucking hate Ameritech, although I think part of it may have been its corporate logo resembled the Gore/Lieberman slogan.

See what I mean?

The digital camera killed film. In 2000, a good digital camera had 2 megapixel resolution, very little memory, poor battery life and cost about $500. Digital cameras were luxury items, and if you wanted a “decent” picture you still used film. Today film is almost dead. Even the movie industry — the last big user of film — is rapidly going digital.

This is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, change for me. What I love about the digital film age is that you can take a picture, look at it on the LCD screen and determine if a reshoot is necessary. One of the worst feelings was to get that stack of pictures from the film developing store and seeing how your images turned out. And, worse yet, the film developing people got to see the images you shot and God only knows what coversations were had in the store’s break room at your expense.

Then there is all the stuff the Internet has killed: Everyone used to get TV Guide. That’s dead through a combination of cable boxes and the Internet. Stock quotes in the newspaper used to be common (and you used to call a stock broker to do a stock trade). That’s been replaced by the Internet.

You know, here’s a similar story. Back in 1993, the Los Angeles Lakers played the heavily favored Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Lakers took the first two games and was looking to close out the series in Los Angeles. There was no way for me to find out the next morning who won the game. I had to call the local yellow pages and head over to the automated directory which gave scores. One problem. The games were on the West Coast and I lived in the Eastern Time Zone. These games went late and weren’t updated. I’m not sure about ESPN; either they didn’t have the scores available or I didn’t think of going to the Boo-Yah Network. Either way, look now at how instant information is available.

Remember when every household had an encyclopedia or you went to the library to use theirs? Encyclopedias died along with phone books and the Yellow Pages. We once used paper maps in the car. Remember folding them? They were replaced by online mapping sites, which were then replaced by GPS receivers.

Remember the cathode ray tube? Your TV and computer monitor were as big as buses. Now they are thin and light.

Today, several centuries-old technologies are in their death throes because of the Internet. Bookstores face the same problem that record stores did.

Yeah, yeah yeah. I don’t care. Actually, I still like having a map in the car. I’m not a fan of GPS systems. There is something fun about getting lost and just roaming around. That is unless you’re trying to reach a job interview or sales presentation.

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January 9, 2010 at 11:57 pm

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Top KK’s Korner Searches For 1/9/10

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So I’ve pretty much desensitized myself from all the “belly button” search terms, but after seeing what’s in boldface I think I would have preferred yet another phrase dealing with navel-gazing/touching.

belly button fingering
kk’s corner murders
belly boy
girls belly button

Holy shit. This is an actual story.

With her re-election bid less than eight months away, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Beth Lundy is trying – again – to link Richard McElveen to the July 6, 1997, KK Corner’s triple murders.

McElveen, 32, is the youngest son of former Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Wayne McElveen. W. McElveen was defeated by Lundy on Oct. 23, 1999, by 1,631 votes, 26,703 to 25, 082.

In a thinly-veiled threatening letter to the McElveens’ attorney, Ron Richard, Lundy’s counsel Rob McCorquodale requests an interview with R. McElveen as well as a polygraph and drug screen.

McCorquodale says, “I realize Richard has given a polygraph in the past and the results were favorable. However, we would like to ask him questions we deem appropriate and polygraph him on those answers.”

Without stating any point of law or new evidence in the case, McCorquodale writes, “Until Richard McElveen has been interviewed and the possibility of his involvement been eliminated (by the sheriff’s department), we will never be able to secure a conviction on another individual.”

That, said attorney Richard, “is pure bull–t! They had enough evidence to convict Cisco and enough evidence to settle the civil cases but now they can’t proceed because Richard McElveen won’t cooperate?

“That is not only poor law enforcement, but they are politically naive if they think I’m going to let my client be a pawn in her (Lundy) reelection strategy, whatever that is,” said Richard.

In an exclusive interview with The Times, Wayne and Richard McElveen and attorney Richard went over testimony and evidence in the still largely unsolved, five-and-a-half-year-old murders and spoke about their legal responses to Lundy’s requests.

Sometime during the night of July 6, 1997, Marty LeBouef, 21; Stacie Reeves, 24, and Nicole Guidry, 14, were shot multiple times execution-style in the convenience store, located at the corner of Hwy. 14 and Tom Hebert Road.

Reeves and Guidry were employees of KK’s while Guidry was Reeves’ baby sitter. Only one person, Thomas Frank Cisco, has been tried and convicted in connection with the murders and was sentenced to die by lethal injection on Nov. 7, 2000.

On Aug. 5, 1998, a woman who frequented KK’s on the night of the murders, Virginia Johnson, gave two sketches of a man she saw at the store, an initial one and a second one under hypnosis.

The second sketch was released nationwide Jan. 1, 1999, to “America’s Most Wanted,” television program. To some degree, R. McElveen suggests, the sketch resembles him. But in a police lineup, Mrs. Johnson said that McElveen does not resemble the man she saw.

The man Mrs. Johnson saw is six feet, two inches tall, stocky (over 200 pounds), with light brown hair. McElveen is five feet nine inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has dark hair.

Near this point in time, W. McElveen was locked in a tough reelection campaign against Lundy and the rumors, W. McElveen said, “suggested that KK’s has not been solved because of poor law enforcement,” and further that, ” Wayne was discredited by his son’s alleged involvement.

“There was and is no evidence against Richard. The political end of the rumor mill just mushroomed. We never worked harder on a murder case in all my career in law enforcement and with every law enforcement agency available, including the FBI,” said W. McElveen.

On Feb. 10, 1998, Richard McElveen, voluntarily and without counsel, was interviewed by FBI Agent Don Dixon (now Lake Charles Police Chief), Donald “Lucky” Delouche (now Jennings chief of police) and Ramby Cormier, now with the sheriff’s department.

McElveen said he was at a party at Big Lake the night of the murders and spent the night with his parents. His testimony was corroborated by his girlfriend, Amber Weatherford, to the same three law enforcement officers who established and confirmed R. McElveen’s whereabouts.

On March 19, 1998, R. McElveen went to FBI headquarters in New Orleans where he was polygraphed by a FBI examiner. Two questions were asked repeatedly: “Were you at KK’s Corner the night of the murders,” and “Were you in any way involved in the shootings?”

McElveen answered “No” to the repeated questions and in the opinion of the FBI polygraph examiner, “The recorded responses are not indicative of deception.”

On Feb. 17, 1999, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney Rick Bryant said he was convinced that Richard McElveen had no part in the KK’s murders.

On Feb. 19, 1999, W. McElveen held an emotional press conference and defended Richard while criticizing persons in the community who started the rumors about his son.

“Come after me at the polls if you want but leave my son alone,” said McElveen at the time.

On Feb. 20, 1999, Beth Lundy and her then-husband Hunter Lundy held a press conference to state they were not the source of the rumors about R. McElveen.

One of the people most instrumental in Lundy’s election was private investigator Huey Littleton, who ran against McElveen in 1995 and has been an outspoken critic of the former sheriff since Littleton’s daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Eric Ellender, were brutally murdered in their home on Feb. 11, 1991.

Littleton said McElveen’s investigation of his family’s murders was “deplorable,” and he would have probably supported Lundy anyway as she supported him in his 1995 race.

“I didn’t know her very well but she called me one day and asked if I would take her out to (his family’s) grave sites. So (wife) Joyce and I did and once we got there, Beth said, ‘Let’s pray,’ and in her prayer for my children, she said if she was elected, she would bring the case to justice,” said Littleton.

She hasn’t and Littleton is disappointed in Lundy’s administration, noting that he had spent “lots of time and money in that race. I don’t regret it. But I have not been one of her advisors and I wasn’t asked to be.

“Beth has fallen. I’m disappointed. I hope I don’t cast anymore votes that I regret. This controversy over the jail is unreal. They have locks on those doors and the last time I looked, the prisoners didn’t have the keys. There ought to be open communication out there and when they (Lundy) put the clamps on things, it’s wrong.

“She has got eight months to get her crap together and if she can, she has the opportunity to have as fine an administration as there has ever been in the parish. Again, that’s if she can get it together,” said Littleton.

Littleton said he never said anything about R. McElveen’s involvement in the KK’s murders but that “some of McElveen’s people were calling me, telling me Richard was going to be indicted. I sure heard the rumors, though.

“Anyway, I think those rumors were purposely generated by the sheriff’s office (W. McElveen) to personalize the election, to desensitize the poor law enforcement following the (KK) murders,” said Littleton.

Attorney Richard said he will not allow R. McElveen “to make any statements to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office. I don’t care if Beth is or is not the sheriff, this young man has been subjected to too much harassment, scrutiny and embarrassment over this matter already.

“I will not subject him to more of the same on someone else’s terms,” said Richard.

R. McElveen said he has given the sheriff’s department all his bank and phone records from that period voluntarily and that nothing has linked him to KK. “I think it’s all political.

“It is, for sure, completely ridiculous. I’ve done everything voluntarily and without counsel. It’s a witch hunt but the timing of all this is not coincidental,” said R. McElveen.

Finally, Ron said his response to Lundy and McCorquodale will be, “It is not lost on us that Sheriff Lundy is facing a hard election battle. I will not allow innuendo about my client to be used in yet another election.

“Subsequent to this (Times’) interview, I will allow Richard to submit to further polygraph examinations or questioning by the FBI.

“But that’s it,” said the attorney.

Correction: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department Chief Al Allemond has prior experience with the sheriff’s department, Allemond said recently. Allemond worked for the sheriff’s department for 12 years under the administrations of Henry Reid and Wayne McElveen.

In addition, he has six years of service with the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s office. The Times reported in a recent news story that Allemond had little prior service with the sheriff’s department. We regret the error.

I have no idea what any of this is about, but I hope anyone affiliated with this situation doesn’t consider me a suspect.

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January 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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