Good Reasons to Kill

Good Reason to Kill #12: Tried to Hide His Facebook Profile

As FindLaw's headline for this item suggests ("Despite Facebook Stabbing, Couple Stays Friends"), this actually ended reasonably well, as these things go. Reportedly, the argument was caused by a 22-year-old Indianapolis man's refusal to let his girlfriend see his Facebook page. The report…


Good Reason to Kill #11: Sang “My Way” Poorly

In February, the New York Times reported that many Filipinos are reluctant to sing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" at karaoke bars because of the number of killings the song has allegedly triggered in recent years. "I used to like 'My Way,'" said…



Good Reason to Kill #9: That There Is My Fryin’ Pan

A good opening for this story on July 10: "A dispute over the ownership of a frying pan led to third-degree burns for one South Bend man and 11 stitches for another, police reports said." Apparently, one man was cooking…


Good Reason to Kill #8: The Vuvuzela

An American living in Germany may be charged with assault after allegedly threatening to kill his neighbors with an ax if they didn't stop blowing their vuvuzelas during televised World Cup matches.  (This was before the U.S. was eliminated, so…


Good Reason to Kill #7: Disagreed With Your Macaroni Recipe

On June 6, in East Wenatchee, Oregon Waterville, Washington, a 17-year-old girl attacked her 21-year-old brother with a "knife-edged barbecue spatula" after the two argued over how to make macaroni and cheese. The girl told police that she was making…



Good Reason to Kill #5: Insisted on Riding “Shotgun”

This doesn't beat #1 (Used the Last Roll of Toilet Paper) or  #2 (Disputed Yahtzee Rules), and it was only an attempted killing, but it does deserve to be on the list. On September 16, police in Shreveport, Louisiana, said…