No one plays tour guide to the seedier sides of the city better than Midtown Miscreant. His blight tours were great, but his latest three-part series might just top them. Double M is visiting former murder sites, starting with the Paradise Motel on Prospect -- where a 56-year-old grandmother was killed two years ago. Here's a quick update on the Paradise. Can't wait for future installments.
KC Meesha has a thing for billboards, especially the strange ones like Houlihan's "WTF" billboards. WTF is right.
Finally, the Turner Report updates the latest in a former Kanakuk Kamp director accused of sexually abusing teenage boys. Pete Newman, 35, is due in court today. Turner quotes the investigative report, which explains the charges:
"Between 2005 and 2008, Pete Newman became a close friend of his by attending family dinners, sleepovers, bible studies, taking vacations together and writing letters. Pete would hold one-on-one sessions with (the boy) in Pete's hot tub (at Pete's residence) and would request they be naked. Pete would discuss life's struggles with (him) and talk about masturbation. Pete would explain that if (the boy) would masturbate with him in his hot tub then there would be no lust and therefore (the boy) would not be sinning."There's more allegations against Newman, and the Turner Report's Randy Turner has done an amazing job following the story.