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Oscar Wilde quote from the May 15, 1955 issue of The Exponent, with Gyke on staff.TomVoigt wrote: Apparently an Oscar Wilde reference --"Dear Doug, Sorry, errant fingers. It will not happen again. Cheap beer really does it for me. Oscar Wilder, p.s. Sidebar- I think "Dougie" is kind of-gulp!-
Thanks for all the effort you put out to list all of Oscar's stuff. I don't get the feeling he was Zodiac but I do get the feeling that he, himself, was gay.drew wrote: Oscar also talked about several Zodiac-related coincidences that he personally experienced, although I have my doubts about several of them.
I googled around, and the only incident I could find similar to his description (around same time) took place in Wichita, Kansas in 1997. Oscar claimed to have lived in Canada and possibly later in the United States( I think on the West Coast). He never mentioned anything about living in Kansas.A bar named, I kid you not, "The Zodiac Club" ("The Best in Nightly Entertainment"), opened up down the street from me a couple of years ago. The club closed after, once again, I kid you not, a shooting took place on the dance floor. Man!When this club opened up, I was just getting into the case and, when I saw the sign, with the grimly ironic promise of "nightly entertainment", I went screaming down the street like Aunt Jemima without hotcakes!!
So what about this post did you guys notice, Drew? The only thing that strikes me is the assumption that "Z was not facing his victim." But I guess we may be able to safely assume that by the placement of the bullet wound.drew wrote: Recently, I came across this old forum posting by Oscar and showed it to another forumer. He noticed the same thing I did, and I wanted to see if anyone else has similar ideas or opinions.
Thanks for the nod. I believe that Ed basically answered your question (thanks,Ed!). One could argue that any serial killer is a coward, but Z- or any "blitz"-type killer- is even more so. The victims are never given a chance, the killer keeps his distance (relatively speaking), and the method of killing usually involves a firearm. Also, notice that the only evidence that Z was able to get 'up close and personal'was at Berryessa, and when he shot Stine. I have doubts that Berryessa was a Z crime, and the killing of Stine, while committed in a populated area, was cowardly in that Z was not facing his victim.