From the Boo Fricking Hoo files

If anyone here thought I might be just this side of pathetic, what with my occasional bursts of frustration regarding my perennially empty dance card — well, I am George Farking Clooney next to this guy.


A drive-by shooter went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.

The gunman got into two gun battles with deputies Friday night in the beachside community of Isla Vista before crashing his black BMW into a parked car, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.

Deputies found him dead with a gunshot wound to the head, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether he was killed by gunfire or if he committed suicide, he said… Although the suspect’s name has not officially been released, CBSLA reports that his name is Elliot Rodger, son of film director Peter Rodger, as was confirmed to them by the family of the alleged suspect.

And, well, you just heard from Elliot Rodger, alone in his BMW, musing about how horrible it is that women just aren’t attracted to a murderous, self-obsessed loner — and then, later, plotting his revenge.

In that second video, he describes himself as “the true Alpha Male.” Trust me on this: the true Alpha Male spends no time brooding over virginity, especially his own.

See also this dork going berserk in a Pennsylvania health club. Um, guys? There is nothing that says you’re entitled to a woman’s attention. Nothing. The girls I know (caution: small sample) consider that attitude to be an automatic disqualifier unless you have something else going for you. For now, you’re just a column in the newspaper, unless Guinness decides to hand out a World Record award for Balls, Bluest. I suspect, though, that they don’t award these things posthumously.

Update: Further thoughts here.

Update: Deleted video link, since the video has been pulled from YouTube.


  1. ms7168 »

    24 May 2014 · 10:14 pm

    Most of the comments on that video center around at least he took himself out of the gene pool and Darwin awards and so forth. I say too bad he had to take some innocent victims along with him. If his family has so much money why wasn’t he in therapy?????

  2. CGHill »

    24 May 2014 · 10:48 pm

    At some level of psychosis, you refuse all treatment. Apparently he’d reached that point long before. From the looks of his manifesto, he’d been on the emotional skids since middle school.

  3. McGehee »

    24 May 2014 · 10:59 pm

    Just for the record, gentlemen don’t go on murder sprees.

    Protip for those who might not otherwise have known.

  4. Roger Green »

    27 May 2014 · 10:09 am

    Ah, your video is now “private”.

  5. CGHill »

    27 May 2014 · 10:21 am

    So it seems. Another copy I’d seen and bookmarked for future reference says it was pulled by YouTube.

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