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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rodney James Alcala

by Michael



Rodney James Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer. He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 1977 and 1979, and is currently under indictment for two additional homicides in New York. He is thought to be responsible for other violent crimes as well. Alcala is also notable for exceptional demonstrations of cruelty: prosecutors say he "toyed" with his victims, strangling them until they lost consciousness, then waiting until they revived, sometimes repeating this process several times before finally killing them.

He is sometimes labeled the "Dating Game Killer" because of his 1978 appearance on the American television show The Dating Game in the very midst of his murder spree.

In 1978, Alcala...who had by then already killed at least two women in California, and probably two others in New York... was accepted as a contestant on The Dating Game, despite his status as a convicted rapist and registered sex offender. Host Jim Lange introduced him as "...a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed. Between takes you might find him skydiving or motorcycling." He won a date with "bachelorette" Cheryl Bradshaw, who subsequently refused to go out with him, according to published reports, because she found him "creepy". Jed Mills, an actor who sat next to Alcala onstage as "Bachelor #2", later described him as a "very strange guy" with "bizarre opinions". (The third contestant, Armand Chiami, has not publicly commented.)

What do you think about this? My thing is that the Dating Game had him on......in spite of his record....and that he said "night time" was his favorite time...

...of course, everyone knows that's the best time to use a pick axe on someone and dump the body....or to roll a hooker up in a rug after kicking in her sternum......

yes Cheryl.......you'll be whisked away for your date and your shallow grave in sunny St. Barts!!!

44 comments:

Tina~in_ut said...

Good Moaning~

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Splat!

Tina~in_ut said...

Thanks for the blag Michael~ "something nice" :)~

Tina~in_ut said...

HA!!!!!~ :D

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Hey I splatted before you moaned Tina! Not fair!

Tina~in_ut said...

Actually....I remember this guy....it was scary living in SoCal....and the idea that they knew he was a rapist and still let him on this show is unconscionable to me~

Tina~in_ut said...

bull crap Shirley~ :D

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Yeah, I don't understand how he was allowed to be a contestant. Didn't they do background checks on these people?

Michael said...

dances into room obviously motivated by DWTS...

Para bailar La Bamba....

butt "bumps" Tina and Shirley a fair distance...goes into tango...fox trot...trot..trot..trot...quick steps across room and shimmy shimmy shimmy...then oberwhelms onlookers with a stunning arabesque!!

Michael said...

oh my...

MEXICO CITY — Suspected drug traffickers dumped 35 bodies at rush hour beneath a busy overpass in the heart of a major Gulf coast city as gunmen pointed weapons at frightened drivers. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they are examining surveillance video for clues to who committed the crime.

Horrified motorists grabbed cell phones and sent Twitter messages warning others to avoid the area near the biggest shopping mall in Boca del Rio, part of the metropolitan area of Veracruz city.

Tinka said...

I can't believe it. I got IN. My neurotic little mind was beginning to suspect a conspiracy. For three days I would try to log on. It would start to load and then I got the little coloured wheel. It just kept spinning and then I had to shut down because I couldn't get any site. I tried typing in the nightowls address. That didn't work. This morning I googled "nightowls". That took me to sites about real owls and to people who stayed up late and how they got more headaches than most people. Then I googled "Tinka" and found out - "Tinka is the smallest sheep anyone has ever seen--the size of a cupcake, to be precise." Lastly I googled "Tinkatia" and it took me to a quote I made on our blog Thursday, July 9, 2009 to East Bay J concerning the trout farm. We had 108 comments that day. I clicked on the word "Night Owls" in the picture and it took me to today's blog. I guess you would say I came in through the back door but at least I made it.

Lynn D said...

Morning Glories!

What is up with blogger?

That video was creepy to watch and he was to.

Made it home ate and fell asleep last night. ;)

Sacbarb thank you so much for the great time and place to stay. Whabby the bbq was very fun and I have not laughed that much in a long time.

Sacbarb was right I should not have bought Richard a Kazoo. I woke up to being serenaded by the kazoo and the dog howling along. I'm home.

J/L Glad you made it home safely. I am so happy you decided to come and stay a few days extra it was wonderful to spend some time with you.

I will type more later today I have to go hide a kazoo.

Waving a wing at everyone!

Tinka said...

What a strange sign in page. When did that happen?

Good Morning Tina, Shirley and Michael. It is so nice to be back in the nest. I hope I can get in next time. I am so far behind in reading blogs I don't think I will ever catch up. I will read todays blog and be right back.

Tinka said...

Good Morning Lynn - Yes blogger is weird.
I am glad you had a great time. Wish we all could have been there. I still haven't met Whabbear but I know I will sometime.

Michael said...

I thought I heard someone come up from the cellar....TINKA!! lol!

So glad you found your way back!

I have been wondering if you are familiar with Swanwick Ranch in Metchosin?

I ran across it...for sale...and just love it....it is fantastic..

If you get a chance here is a video about the property...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxldnlI7obM

I think its prolly 30 or 40 minutes from you...

Tinka said...

Michael - I never liked "Dating Game" and now I know why. I can't believe they would let that creepy guy on. It makes me shutter. So does your Mexican post. I will have breakfast, read some other blogs, (I hear there were some funny ones) and be back later. I hope I will be able to log on. Have a great day everyone.

Zona said...

Good Morning!

MICHAEL: Well this story is just creepy. It makes you wonder how many other 'bachelors' were predators..some of the guys on that show were really strange. Did The Dating Game even bother to check him out..or was his record something they found out about later? Even in the 70's..it couldn't have been that difficult to do a background check..sheesh..

TINA: You were in California during the Richard Ramirez rampage..weren't you? That freaked me out..and I was in AZ!!

SHIRLEY: Dang girl..you're going to hurt yourself if you keep splatting like that!! btw..thanks for the coins...hahahahaha!! :D

TINKA: WooHoo!! You took the long way 'round..but you got in..YAY!! :)

LYNN: A kazoo?!!? Oh NO!! Maybe you could put it with Woody's hat.. ;D

Tinka said...

Michael - How do you find these interesting videos? I do not know this ranch but our trout farm is in Metchosin so it mustn't be far from our farm. We however are not down by the water but rather we are "up in the hill". It takes us 30 to 40 minutes to get from home to our farm. Jack said I could take my allowance and buy the ranch so if you are interested in buying it we may be in for a "bidding war". It is gorgeous. Actually I think you should buy it and we could be neighbours.

Tinka said...

Good Morning Zona - I read your jokes and they were funny. They didn't make me blush at all.
Talk to you later. Now I must have my breakfast before I faint.

Tinka said...

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Michael said...

Zona...I dunno if they checked him out....seems that his record would have disqualified him.....

Tinka...

That info came from one of various realty firms that I monitor to see who is selling what...where...and for how much...you would be amazed at how prices come down as they stay on the market (upscale homes).

Although this place in Metchosin is under contract now at the asking price.....which doesn't surprise me....

so I guess my trout farming is going to have to wait. They would prolly get away being that close to the water anyway...

Just_Lin said...

Oh, my! Lots of moaning and splatting and then Tinka appears from some hidden subterranian tunnel! Geez! What is the nest coming to?

Just_Lin said...

Tina Congrats on being prettiest today. I see you still have your McDreamy face on.

Just_Lin said...

Michael Well, that was creepy! Actually, back in the 70's, I don't know if they would have been privy to criminal records. They probably asked neighbors and such about him but they wouldn't have known anything. I remember in the 60's when I still lived in SoCal, my parents getting a phone call asking about one of our neighbors. I think that call may have been a prospective employer or something.

Just_Lin said...

Shirley Well, you do get to take over the duties of being prettiest if Tina can't so I suggest you keep a close eye on her all day to make sure she remains pretty.

Just_Lin said...

The 2 hikers have been released from Iran.

Just_Lin said...

Tinka Well it sure is a good thing you came across that hidden secret tunnel of Shirley's. Welcome back!

Just_Lin said...

LynnD Sorry I didn't think to dissuade you from purchasing the kazoo. :(

Just_Lin said...

Michael2 Be careful of those arabesques! You almost hit Tinka in the head.

Tina~in_ut said...

******Attention Shirley******

I'm still pretty~ ijs~

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Just Lin I was robbed of my 1st place beauty status! I CLEARLY splatted before she moaned! Besides I'm wayyyyyyyyyyy better looking than HER any day of the week, just ask Michael!

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Not with that picture chicky! ijs~

sacBarb said...

Happy Hump Day Owls.

That was just creepy. I had heard that many of the 'bachelors' were strange, but then Tom Selleck was a bachelor twice and not chosen either time.

Lynn, I hate to say "I told ya so..."

I am all alone in my house with a whole pot of coffee, minus one cup. Does anyone want a cup of cinnamon vanilla coffee?

Zona, sorry I didn't call last night. You have FB mail.

Going to watch All My Children. This is the last week. BBL

Michael said...

I concur Shirley...way prettier!!

Michael said...

Thank God they let those guys go...I bet they never go near Iran again...what an ordeal that must have been...

Michael said...

J/L...lol

and Tinka! Pardon my enthusiasm....I was just excited over "Dancing With People You May Or May Not Have Ever Heard Of"...

Tonight is SURVIVOR so I may come in here in the morning beating a drum or slinging a fishing net...so watch out!!

Just_Lin said...

Michael As long as you don't go all Richard Hatch on us.

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb I was wondering if you were watching AMC, too. I love having all the old characters back.

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

OMG Just Lin you have put an image of Michael naked in my head!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'm going blind!!!!!

Just_Lin said...

Shirley Just make sure we have plenty of potted plants for him to stand behind. And whatever you do, don't let him sit on our furniture.

Michael said...

Just wait!!!


glares...

Tina~in_ut said...

OMG......put plastic on the furniture!!!!!

Just_Lin said...

Tina We expect you to keep an eye on him.

Tina~in_ut said...

I am NOT wiping up THAT mess~ ijs~