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Crime HQ
May 27 2014

Have My Drone Walk the Dog

Obviously, it's a wonderfully-tempered dog, obviously, not everyone has a drone... but enough with the caveats and concerns about pooper-scooping, because finally, thanks to Jeff Myers, something...
JoeBro33
May 16 2014

Strategic Bathroom Breaks: The Wonder of RunPee

Whenever I go to the movies, I always run into the same catch 22. I know I'll be thirsty during the film, but I also know that if I buy a drink, I'll have to pee, and that leaves me with two...
Crime HQ
May 12 2014

Part Man, Part Machine: Are the Two Halves of RoboCop (1987) Mirrors of Each Other?

Geeks for film, narrative structure, and just RoboCop (1987) will be nuts for this breakdown of the mesmerizing chiasmus (yes, we had to look it up) in the Paul Verhoeven film, written by Edward Neumeier...
Crime HQ
April 23 2014

Game of Pawns: FBI Creates Anti-Spying Short Film

Game of Pawns: No, it's not the cutthroat tale of four families desperately trying to take over a throne pawnshop, it's the story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, an American student who was tricked/paid/recruited...
Crime HQ
April 21 2014

Dog Houses from the Big House: Prisoners Lending a Hand

Prisoners at The Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) might be in the big house for the foreseeable future, but they are doing their part to help dogs in need by building dog houses. Part...
JenniferProffitt
April 15 2014

Tread Lightly: Walter White, Prom Date

Walter White has been many things. Teacher, husband, father, murderer, and meth cooker. While he won't be adding “Prom date” to that list (though statistically and fictionally-speaking...
Crime HQ
March 27 2014

Online Vigilantism?: Artist Publicly Shames Texting Drivers

Ad campaigns and stricter laws on texting while driving apparently weren't good enough for one artist. Artist Brian Singer took his activism against people who text while driving one step further...
Crime HQ
March 14 2014

Weren’t We Just Talking About Florida?

If you're keeping track, it was just two days ago that Jennifer Proffitt told us all about the Hampton, the Florida town that might be shut down due to corruption in the police department after...
Crime HQ
March 3 2014

Pat D. Possesses All the Good and Evil

Thank goodness she has a tote bag! This bounty of Good and Evil from our sweepstakes found its way to winner Pat D., who was nice enough to send us a picture!   We're sharing it...
JenniferProffitt
February 4 2014

It’s Good to be Bad: Supervillains Take Over Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl ads are always known for their over-the-top, near-cinematic quality. However, this year, the ads were taken to new heights—of a supervillain proportion. Whether it was the Jaguar...
Crime HQ
January 23 2014

Law & Order for Techies: Computers on Law & Order

Are you a super fan of Law & Order? All 456 episodes and 20 years of it? Well one super fan took his obsession to new—and more academic—heights. Jeff Thompson's project started out...
Crime HQ
January 13 2014

Man of a Thousand Faces: Nathan Fillion Tracks Doppelgangers

It's one thing when we, as non-celebrities, track down our celebrity dopplegangers, but last week Nathan Fillion joined the ranks. Fillion spent part of his week tracking down his celebrity doppelgangers—asking...
Crime HQ
January 7 2014

Cheaters Never Win, and Losers...Get Tattooed?

Football Season is in full swing. The Rose Bowl on New Year's Day got people psyched for college 'ball, and now hardcore football fans prepare for the ultimate game: the Super Bowl. Many fans...
Crime HQ
January 3 2014

Luke, I am Your Refrigerator...

Right before Han Solo was frozen in carbonite he issued one of the most famous lines in cinema as Princess Leia says she loves him: he knows. In fact, Star Wars is full of some of the most memorable...
Crime HQ
December 27 2013

The Season for Giving Meets a Crime HQ Recipient! For Realsies, Cynics!

You're all so suspicious, we wanted to share one of our happy sweeps winners with her well-gotten gain! Thanks for posting the picture, absolutely real and not stock-photo person Elizabeth F., and...
Crime HQ
December 24 2013

Even Santa Needs Rehearsal... and Direction

Hmm, no, still not feeling it. But keep working at it, Nick, you've got a few hours until go-time. Via Dailey & Associates' Santa Sessions
Crime HQ
December 20 2013

By Dickens’ Door-Knocker: Victorian Slang You Should Be Using

So many criminally useful terms with olde-tymey flair! Back Slang It: Thieves used this term to indicate that they wanted “to go out the back way.” Batty-Fang: Low London phrase...
Crime HQ
December 19 2013

Blood-Curdling Bookmark

Do you have a book lover on your shopping list this holiday season? Looking to add another item to your own wish list? Try this bloody bookmark on for size! Looking for other gifts for the bibliophile...
Crime HQ
December 16 2013

The Jolly One’s Crafty: You Need the Santa Stake-Out Kit

See the proof for yourself: The outfitter also points out that once you've got the $6499.00 of gear (including items like a full winter ghillie suit, hearing enhancer, tactical vest, thermal...
Crime HQ
December 12 2013

When the Men Were Slick and the Women Were Out of Control: American Hustle Trailer

Bradley Cooper's ridiculous perm and other bad hair decisions aside, American Hustle promises to be a knock-out of '70s proportions, and reunites some great talent in Hollywood. Jeremy...
Crime HQ
December 6 2013

Resolving Conflict One Cake at a Time

We just delivered this to @amazon HQ in honor of a 3 year overdue invoice. Can we please get this mess fixed? —ruaok http://t.co/K6OJWis3NK — MusicBrainz (@MusicBrainz) December...
Crime HQ
December 5 2013

A Big Fluff Love Ball. (We’re Talking About the Cat!)

Norman Reedus in People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue (December 2, 2013)? Yeah, you can see that . Norman Reedus featured in the story about sexy guys who love cats? Yeah,...
Crime HQ
November 28 2013

Deadly Nightshade in the Cranberry Sauce?

Chewing like this guy, you'll always notice the difference, not to mention avoiding a holiday Heimlich marathon. Knitting artist and rescue enthusiast Katie Bradley of Vancouver, Washington...
Crime HQ
November 25 2013

Stop Thief!: Pranksters Have Fun with Statues

Many people take every opportunity they can to have some fun at a statues expense. A recent group of Reddit users compiled some statue shenanigans at their finest. See any statues you recognize?...
Crime HQ
November 20 2013

Movie Villains Need Days Off, Too!

Supervillains have hobbies too. In a series of images featured in a show at Gallery 88, artist Kiersten Essenpreis illustrated what some iconic movie characters and villains would look like during their...
CToohey
November 18 2013

Thrift Store Landscape Paintings Improved by Monsters

  Paintings at thrift stores get a bad rap, possibly because they're the kind of things people wanted rid of enough to donate. (Hey, the donors could have burned them or turned them...
Crime HQ
November 15 2013

Jurassic Park...in Real Life!

From the creative geniuses that brought us Stormtroopers on the Subway, Improv Everywhere, comes the next step: Movies in Real Life. The group is based in New York City (but never fear, they have...
Crime HQ
November 1 2013

What’s that Bathtub Lady Doing with Juror Number 12?

Wait a minute... that's no lady! That dummy is getting pretty forward with our own Death Row blogger, a noble and helpful fellow seeking only to demonstrate the difficulty of moving a dead woman...
Crime HQ
October 31 2013

Happy Halloween from Edgar Allan Ho!

We've heard people decry the degradation of the modern adult Halloween costume: slutty nurse, slutty kitty, slutty [fill in the blank]. Does this one represent a new acme of awesome or a foul new...
Crime HQ
October 30 2013

A Horror Movie...By Wes Anderson?

Saturday Night Live survives on parody, and of course, they can't let a holiday go by without poking at least a little fun at it. So, in a Halloween short starring Edward Norton as a pretty...