Ted Bundy – The Philadelphia Connection

When most people think of serial killer Ted Bundy, executed in Florida in 1989, most people associate him with Washington, Utah, Colorado, and, of course, Florida. Did you know he began his life on the East Coast? Armed with Ron Franscell’s The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania, I set out to find two locations relative to Bundy.

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Party at the Pen

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia held its 5th annual masquerade party, Party at the Pen. I’ve never been to such a party, and I waited too long to find a mask. The local party supply store had one style left, the red and black sequined Firebird. I could have ordered something online sooner, but since I wear glasses, I needed to be sure that whatever I chose could be comfortably worn over plastic frames. The Firebird fit the bill, or beak, as it were.

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Let’s Get Ready to . . . Rumble?

I’m a big fan of the Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout game for the Nintendo Wii. It’s challenging and I enjoy it, but I wanted to do kickboxing. There is a bit of that on one of the games, but there isn’t a game devoted to the sport. I always thought that Nintendo missed out by not having ankle sensors for its console. Think of all the cool soccer and martial arts games they could have made.gloves

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