Here is another post with five Best of Web links I have found and deemed worthy to share with you: A shocking story written about the author’s father, a story about a 14 year old girl who disappeared and a body found years later and the long search for the killer, the best animation you will ever see about ocean depth, a fun link about Progress and amazing photography in the 2021 Siena Photo Awards. Support what you want to keep around. You all have a great week!
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The Best of Web posts are much shorter in length with material that is a notch or two above what you see in the regular TBB posts.
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Doc Dolan was connected to the JFK assassination and some of Benny Binion’s bloodier work. When I was a kid, he pulled a con on me that I’m still struggling to understand.
Wow, I can not imagine having a father like him! Kudos to the author all around. Reading this will blow your mind. Because mine definitely was #mindblown. It ends like this…
I’ve wandered for years in the mirror palace of my father’s life, always driven by the idea that I’d eventually arrive at the final truth, and here it was sitting in plain sight: everyone in his life was a mark, with something in his or her heart that made him or her vulnerable to his con. Maybe it wasn’t larceny or greed. Maybe it was the desire to love and be loved. And maybe the only way he could show love was through a con.
I realize now that he groomed me from childhood. I was his perfect mark—and still am. I’ve found ancient yellow pads in my student papers from 50 years ago bearing the first paragraphs of my attempts to write this story. I see in them the beginnings of how I chose my profession, and sometimes I fear that I, too, am a confidence man, selling the proposition that hours of conversation with me will change a life.
I might be the only buyer there ever was for the counterfeit counterfeiting machine, its first and best customer. I openly admit I bought the con, and I knew it was the only way to be close to Doc. For all the trouble it has caused me, all the PTSD, the night terrors in childhood, the harassment by the FBI—all of it—I have no regrets.
Because I am still his mark. As I type these lines, I am still searching to understand him. And the search will go on.
A sketch artist and a grieving mother set out to solve a cold case. The more they dug, the more terrifying the truth became.
This is one of those mystery stories that once you start you can not wait to get to the end to find out what happened! A 14 year old girl disappears. The search goes on for years. Kudos to the online crime sleuths who do not give up to provide closure to families all on their own time. I am not going to spoil it further…
This is, by far, the best ocean depth animation ever created imho, wow!
Well, this is fun and we can use some mindless fun after the first two mind bending stories today! Ever wondered how long we have until the next _____? Well, click to find out…
A few for entertainment:
Only 26 days left until the next Full Moon.
Only 39 years until Halley’s comet returns
Only 179 years left until Chernobyl is safe again
These are amazing…