Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut

I live in Connecticut, not far from Newtown, so the news of the December 14th killing of so many innocent children, teachers and other adults just 20 miles from my home was particularly disturbing.  I began to wonder who could … Continue reading

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Latina singer/actress dies in tragic plane crash

Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera, age 43, died in a plane crash in Mexico early on Sunday, 9 December 2012.  The plane she was flying on crashed shortly after the 3:15 AM takeoff, leaving no survivors.  One news source … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Murder-Suicide

Around 8 a.m. on Saturday, 01 December 2012, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend with whom he had a 3-month-old child.  He then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in the head after thanking his coach … Continue reading

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