a couple of weird items to break up the monotony of your otherwise hum-drum week

Only a couple of miles from one of my former apartments in Memphis, a girl bludgeoned her boyfriend to death with an iPod. I have no idea if this story is actually true or not, but they gave the exact street address (on Poplar Avenue), which makes me think that it just might be real. And it is a pretty ghetto neighborhood that they’re talking about — believe me, I know, I used to live there — so I don’t think this type of violent activity would be all that far-fetched, given the area.

Finally, something important to remember.