William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 16, May, 2009

To Help AD with Cycles and More

Filed under: Blogania — williamthecoroner @ 17:17

I’ll gladly link to his post HERE. They’re website is HERE. Word of mouth is powerful advertising.  Word of badmouth is even more powerful.

Don’t say I never did nothin’ for you, AD.

Thursday, 14, May, 2009

Sappy Cat Blogging

Filed under: Cat Blogging — williamthecoroner @ 22:57

My friend Cynthia had to put Shaney down this week.  It was time, as she’d lost weight and had intractable symptoms.  It always is bad to lose a friend.  send_match_pic2.html

Forensic Guest Blogging #3

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 22:49

Andrew is in the middle of comps, but his presentation was on the Zodiac killer. (more…)

Pimp Salome’s Haiku

Filed under: Uncategorized — williamthecoroner @ 16:02

At Sparrow’s site.  HERE.  Voting closes Thursday evening.

Tuesday, 12, May, 2009


Filed under: People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 09:51

TheGhostTalkscThey showed up.

Monday, 11, May, 2009

Oh, Fer Cryin’ out Loud

Filed under: Oddness,People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 13:31

A local mall is closing.  Personally, I think it’d be a nice place for a horse farm, which is what it was before it was a mall, but that’s no never mind.  Anyway, there’s a Sears store there, and they’re selling stuff from the store at fairly large discounts.  A week ago Saturday, I went to the store and bought a mattress and box spring.  A floor model, paid for it, arranged for delivery, and the delivery guys were going to come Friday.  I took the day off, and they call to cancel the delivery.


So I call the home delivery number, and really regret that I don’t speak Hindi, because that’s what the person on the other end of the line speaks.  After a couple of go rounds, “Jim” has me call the store, who send me right back to the call center.  We dance this dance for a while, until I wise up and see “Mac the Manager” at the store.  Mac speaks English.  And he finds out that the mattess and box springs are at the warehouse, and will be delivered Monday (today)


No call from the home delivery people on Sunday night.  I call this morning (again having taken a vacation day) and I find out from the delivery center that the mattress and box springs were delivered to my house in Sheffield Lake.  Which would be peachy.  Except my house is located in Shaker Heights. Which is in a different county.  I don’t own a house in Sheffield Lake.  So Sears went miles out of their way to deliver a mattress and box spring to the wrong address.


I begin to see why Sears is having trouble.  Supposedly, I will recieve a new (at least a different) mattress and box spring to-morrow.  I’m not holding my breath.  If Larry, Moe, and Curly show up, I’ll be sure to get pictures.   I also kind of wonder about the people in Sheffield Lake who now have my mattress and box spring.  Did they think the bed fairy just came and left something under their pillow?  I hope the delivery people put a pea under the mattress, but that’s probably too much to hope for.

Sunday, 10, May, 2009

Mother’s Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — williamthecoroner @ 12:23

Some people make a big fuss over Mother’s day.  I’ve seen plenty of people on street corners selling really tacky baskets, bouquets, and stuffed animals.  I could have made a mint if I’d gone to the grocery store, bought flowers, and stood on a corner selling them a 200% mark-up.  Of course, the downside of that plan is I would have to stand in the sun breathing exhaust fumes for the weekend. I have better things to do.

My mother does not make a big fuss over Mothers’ day.  When I asked her what she wanted, she said she needed wood filler, masonry caulk, and laundry detergent.  This is the same person who asked for an iron once for her birthday, as hers had died. You get really funny looks having an iron gift-wrapped.

She’s not into contrived holidays.  She’s more interested in marking the passage through the year and the seasons than in cards and stuff.  Fortunately, Giant Eagle had prepared planters with tomato plants, parsley, oregano, and basil, already made.

Box Score 2009

Filed under: Cat Blogging — williamthecoroner @ 12:16


  • 1 1/2 chipmunks
  • He was doing catch-and-release


  • 1/2 chipmunk


  • 0

Friday, 8, May, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging

Filed under: Cat Blogging — williamthecoroner @ 08:17

via Rethoryke, Scottish Wildcats.

Also, remember the Shelter Challenge for Rainbow Connection Animal Foundation.

Wednesday, 6, May, 2009

Forensic Guest Blogging #2

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 20:53

Inspired by the Last Word Lecture series at the NAME meetings, the members of ANAT 503 were required to look into a well-known forensic case, look at it in light of their forensic knowledge, and present their findings to the class itself, the department of anatomy, and in a precis form, the audience on this blog.  The assignment has an analytical component, a presentation component, and an editing component.  After the fold is Ernie’s presentation about Richard Ramirez. (more…)

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