Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Keystone Kops

First, I absolutely hate when words that start with "c" are spelled with a "k" to be country. Ugh.

Back to my topic. I'm reading "Public Enemies", a history of the big name criminals (Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde,etc.) and the FBI. The FBI started as the most incompetent police force in the history of mankind. Chief Wiggum's "The suspect is hatless, repeat, hatless" description of an escaping criminal would be promotion worthy with these Jackasses. At one point the head of the Dillinger search has his car stolen while on stakeout -- by DIllinger's gang. The FBI had Dillinger surrounded multiple times in a month, and he escaped. The amazing part is that Hoover avoided any of the stench of incompetence and was able to "protect" our country by harassing MLK and other "communists".

Any book recommendations for the year?

1 comment:

Alex said...

Krusty Komedy Klassics?

I need to re-establish a booklist. Does NetBoox exist yet? I could use that kind of an enabling service.