After I left Raleigh, an amazing weekly paper started circulating. It is called The Raleigh Slammer. My dear friends, Redbyrd and Pinche Gringo, were so sweet to bring us a copy of it. It’s a weekly (maybe bi-weekly) collection of mug shots. Everyone that has been arrested, all wrapped up in a $1 magazine. It is HILARIOUS! Now, the fine print states that the purpose and intent of the publication includes informing the public, assisting in deterring crime, generating public involvement, and to “satisfy the natural curiosity of readers.” Every crime is highlighted on its own page…DUIs, domestic violence, sex offenders, etc..There are also some Slammer categories of criminals. What I mean by that, is sections such as “Slammer Salon” featuring people experiencing “bad hair days”,”Mature Menaces” and “Principal’s Office” featuring the elderly and juvenile felons, respectively, and “Call a Doctor!” for the ones that may have gotten beat up prior to their close up. My favorite section is the one called “Smiles & Tears” saved for the emotional. Apparently, one of my friends got arrested, I’m not really sure why, but as he was getting his mug shot, he realized he was gonna be in The Slammer and plastered a giant smile on his face. Needless to say, I really need to get a subscription. I was thinking of actually trying to start one here in Brooklyn….eh?