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Dr. Amy Bishop BOOM BOOM BOOM gets big profile in New Yorker

Fascinating piece on a DL favorite.

[quote]Amy did not shed her imperiousness in jail. She joked to Miller that her vocabulary was deteriorating because of the company that she was forced to keep, and that her I.Q. was dropping. “She has a tremendous sense of humor,” Miller said, noting that it occasionally got her into trouble. “They had her in a cell with one of these real fat ladies from one of these real country burgs,” Miller told me. “This lady, she didn’t have any teeth.” The cellmate had a pair of false teeth that, on one occasion, she placed on the windowsill. A passing guard spotted the dentures and asked Amy and her cellmate who owned them. Amy grinned at the guard and said, “Let me give you a hint.”

by Anonymousreply 9907/12/2013

 

by Anonymousreply 102/05/2013

When's ol' "Boom-Boom" getting out?

by Anonymousreply 202/05/2013

Sounds like she's cruising for an ass-beating.

by Anonymousreply 302/05/2013

She isn't. Her plea was guilty in exchange for life with no parole. She did it to avoid the death penalty.

BOOM BOOM BOOM!

by Anonymousreply 402/05/2013

[quote]One day, Amy drove to the university and parked in front of the administration building. Sitting in her car, she called the office of the president and announced her intention to come upstairs to discuss her case. She was told that President Williams would not meet with her, and that she should not even enter the building. According to an affidavit written by Amy in prison, which was described in a recent court filing, she then saw Williams and the provost, Vistasp Karbhari, hurriedly leave the building, escorted by police. Amy telephoned Debra Moriarity. “They act like I’m going to walk in and shoot somebody,” she said.

The admins were already scared of her, but no one warned the profs in her department?

by Anonymousreply 502/05/2013

It's weird how the DL is obsessed with this chick.

by Anonymousreply 602/05/2013

She already got an ass-beating. Blood and feces on the floor.

by Anonymousreply 702/05/2013

Don't FUCK WITH ME, FELLAS!!

by Anonymousreply 802/05/2013

Wow. The woman's narcissism is unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 902/05/2013

You only say that, R9, because you're not Harvard-trained.

by Anonymousreply 1002/05/2013

[quote]The Bishops told me that Frazier had lied in his February press conference. At that event, Frazier had not only suggested a conspiracy between Judy Bishop and Chief Polio; he had erroneously claimed that the morning argument had been between Amy and Seth. Judy scoffed at Frazier’s implication that she was politically powerful in Braintree: she had been a member of the Town Meeting, but that body consisted of some two hundred and forty people. The Bishops believe that Solimini also lied at the inquest when he conjured Judy asking to see Polio and invoking his first name. “We are damaged people—we’ll never be the same,” Judy said, her voice rising. “What they did is unforgivable. And I hope they burn in Hell.”

Mom was HR at Northeastern as well as handling HR duties for the town. This is of interest as Polio the police chief wanted the retirement age raised so he could continue on the job.

by Anonymousreply 1102/05/2013

[quote]The caricature of Amy as the demonic sister who sought inspiration in the pages of the National Enquirer before murdering her brother in cold blood is too facile, as is the cynical narrative of a secret handshake between John Polio and Judy Bishop that kept the truth buried for decades. In the months that I spent talking with people in Braintree, I came to believe that there had indeed been a coverup, but that it had been an act not of conspiracy but of compassion. In small towns, in particular, some degree of denial about what happens behind the closed doors of one’s neighbors can come to seem not merely exigent but humane. “I’ve always believed it was an accident,” Amy’s friend Kathleen Oldham told me. Then, echoing a sentiment that I heard countless times, she added, “And I’ve always said, If it wasn’t, I didn’t want to find out.” Some of the police officers in Braintree knew the Bishop family. Judy knew the parents of some of the younger cops, through the Town Meeting. It may have seemed that the most charitable way to address the confounding tragedy at Hollis Avenue was simply to move on—a parochial gesture of mercy and denial that had an incalculable cost, decades later, in Alabama.

by Anonymousreply 1202/05/2013

I saw this yesterday. What I want to know is was the mother sleeping with the police chief.

by Anonymousreply 1302/05/2013

Conspiracies of "compassion" in small towns for some odd reason only seem to protect the wealthy and/or connected.

by Anonymousreply 1402/05/2013

[quote]The day before Thanksgiving, I went to see the Bishops again. It was a bitterly cold morning, and smoke curled from their chimney. On December 6th, they had plans to visit Seth’s grave, which is in New Hampshire. It was an annual pilgrimage, and for years Amy had joined them. She would speak to the grave, telling Seth about her life and her children. Even today, she will occasionally call her parents and tell them that Seth has visited her in her jail cell—that he talks to her, and sits on the edge of her bed. Until very recently, Amy told me, she spoke of her brother “in the present tense, or not at all.”

by Anonymousreply 1502/05/2013

Great article! The theory that she meant to frighten her father with the gun & accidentally killed her brother is very plausible.

by Anonymousreply 1602/05/2013

Not plausible at all. Her father wasn't the big success in the family, her brother was.

by Anonymousreply 1702/05/2013

Her whole family is nuts IMO. They are lying and covering up for their psycho daughter. The mother's reaction after Amy shot her brother was odd. Most parents would be hysterical and need tranquilizers after seeing their child killed in front of them but she seemed oddly calm. Maybe Amy had signs of a disorder all her life but mom and dad were in denial.

by Anonymousreply 1802/06/2013

[quote]“And you want to change nappies, wipe snotty noses, and shovel green glop into a baby’s mouth like any fat, stupid Hausfrau?”

Is Boom Boom a DL'er?

by Anonymousreply 1902/06/2013

[quote] Great article! The theory that she meant to frighten her father with the gun & accidentally killed her brother is very plausible.

Not really. She loaded another shell in the chamber after she shot her brother.

by Anonymousreply 2002/06/2013

Makes you wonder who else she meant to shoot R20.

by Anonymousreply 2102/06/2013

She is

by Anonymousreply 2202/06/2013

"Blood and Feces" could be the name of her biography.

by Anonymousreply 2302/06/2013

While her bible reading in jail is suspicious Christian jailhouse convert stuff, I'm fascinated that Dr. Science herself went to an Evangelical church in Massachusetts.

by Anonymousreply 2402/06/2013

You just know the father is hiding secrets of mental illness in his family. The mother says Amy has her father's temper. That rang a bell for me. He probably has stories from the old country that will curl your hair. He in some way feels responsible for his daughter's behavior.

That was the best written article I have read in ages.

by Anonymousreply 2502/06/2013

Great article. She sounds like a seriously deranged bitch.

by Anonymousreply 2602/06/2013

Best part of the article:

[quote]One Saturday morning in 2002, Amy, Jim, and the children went for breakfast at a crowded ihop in Peabody, Massachusetts. When they requested a booster seat for Seth, a waitress told them that the last one had just been given to another party. “But we were here first!” Amy protested. She approached the offending customer—a woman sitting down to breakfast with her own kids—and launched into an expletive-laced rant. “I am Dr. Amy Bishop!” she shrieked repeatedly, according to a police report. A manager asked Amy to leave the restaurant, and she complied—after walking back to the woman with the booster seat and punching her in the head. Amy was arrested, but the charges against her were dropped, and never appeared on her permanent record.

by Anonymousreply 2702/06/2013

BOOM BOOM BOOM

by Anonymousreply 2802/06/2013

[quote]. A manager asked Amy to leave the restaurant, and she complied—after walking back to the woman with the booster seat and punching her in the head.

FFS, if that had been me, my IHOP plate would have been wielded as a weapon. #Amysbloodandfeces. #cunt!

by Anonymousreply 2902/07/2013

I am oblivious about gay humor and camp and truly wish I could find a nice sewing circle so I could do something else with my time than not fathom the DL. It makes me feel small and like I need someone to crap into my mouth, which I don't understand. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 3002/07/2013

r6 / r30 doesn't want us to think of Dr. Amy Bishop. He wants us to admire the deft way he handles feces.

by Anonymousreply 3102/07/2013

[quote]It makes me feel small and like I need someone to crap into my mouth

I will make a BOOM BOOM BOOM in your mouth!

I am DR. AMY BISHOP!

by Anonymousreply 3202/07/2013

Shitty Little Amy

by Anonymousreply 3302/07/2013

Soon after the Alabama massacre, Paul Frazier, the Braintree chief of police, offered an unsettling answer. At a press conference, he was unambiguous in his assignment of blame. One of the lieutenants had been booking Amy, he explained, when he was informed that the police chief had ordered her release.

A reporter asked Frazier who the chief had been at the time.

“John Polio,” he replied.

“It was all Polio’s decision,” Frazier told me. Amy was being questioned at the station when Judy Bishop arrived. According to Ronald Solimini, who had returned to the station by then, Judy demanded to see the chief, shouting, “Where’s John V.?”

When I asked Frazier how Judy came to be on a first-name basis with the chief, he said, “She was a big supporter of his.” In the mid-eighties, he reminded me, Judy had been a member of the Town Meeting, the local representative body. Polio, who was in his early sixties at the time, had been “quietly working” members of the group in the hope of raising the mandatory retirement age of police officers, which was sixty-five.

In this telling, the famously incorruptible Polio ended up granting the ultimate political favor.

For years afterward, Frazier told me, officers in the department whispered among themselves about the decision to let Amy go. It was an open secret in the station house, Frazier said, and knowledge of this transgression cast in a different light Polio’s prohibition on ticket-fixing and other forms of small-bore police corruption. “If he can fix a murder, I can fix a ticket” was the prevailing attitude, Frazier said. “It was a miscarriage of justice,” he concluded. “Just because it was a friend of his.”

by Anonymousreply 3402/07/2013

Great article. It's a fascinating story, they seem to be a very close-knit family, but it's clear there are a lot of secrets and a lot of denial. The theory that she mistook Seth for her father makes much more sense. She had been brooding for hours with a loaded shotgun. She probably heard a male voice as someone entered the house and just charged into the kitchen and fired, blinded by pent-up rage.

My favorite part was her writing excerpts. She sounds like a terrible writer, although she clearly thought very highly of her work.

by Anonymousreply 3502/07/2013

One of these days, another prisoner is going to bash her head in.

by Anonymousreply 3602/07/2013

BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!

by Anonymousreply 3702/07/2013

The ghost of her brother should be haunting her parents who are twisting and turning and going down river and river of denial in order to avoid admitting their daughter killed their son and that it wasn't an accident in the true sense. She was planning on killing somebody, most likely her father.

and then, instead of getting her the help she needed, they let her go on as if nothing had happened. So of course it explodes.

But, as another poster said, someone on the inside is going to take care of her soon.

by Anonymousreply 3802/07/2013

R30 is a moron. I am gay, and there is nothing remotely interesting about this story. In fact, it's a testament to the horrors of fraulife, and the furthest possible thing from camp. Laurie Dann's rancid couch cushions are more camp than this fat, haughty Evangelical.

by Anonymousreply 3902/07/2013

Is it that weird? We have a rare female spree killer, which in and of itself would be unusual, but then we dig a little deeper and we find all this other stuff, starting with the death of her brother, the IHOP incident, the pipe bomb thing, and the other stuff about what a cunt she was (if I could dig up the Wired article, it describes how much her neighbors in Massachusetts hated her, kept their homes immaculate when their home on on the market prior to their moving to Huntsville, and then threw a party when they finally left).

We're fascinated by a lot of true crime. Look at the currently running thread on Jodi Arias.

by Anonymousreply 4002/07/2013

[quote]kept their homes immaculate when their home on on the market prior to their moving to Huntsville,

Que?

by Anonymousreply 4102/07/2013

I found it interesting that her dear "friend" voted against her tenure- and that some of the people she killed had voted in favor of her getting tenure.

by Anonymousreply 4202/07/2013

She's my favorite crazypants. Boom Boom Boom!

by Anonymousreply 4302/07/2013

BOOM! The new fragrance from Dr. Amy Bishop

Available at finer women's penitentiaries everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 4402/07/2013

You mean one VOTN?

the stuff about the neighbors is on page 5 of the article

by Anonymousreply 4502/07/2013

She should have gotten the death penalty, the evil freak.

by Anonymousreply 4602/07/2013

Have you all forgotten about ME, fuckheads? I thought I was your FAVORITE fucked-up frau killer! You're all fuckheads and cunts!

by Anonymousreply 4702/07/2013

[quote]kept their homes immaculate when their home on on the market prior to their moving to Huntsville,

Let me phrase that better:

Amy "BOOM BOOM BOOM" Bishop, Harvard-trained, was so hated by her MA neighbors, they kept their homes and yards immaculate when the Bishop-Anderson family placed their house on the market in advance of their relocation to Huntsville, so as to get the house sold and the family out of the neighborhood as quickly as possible. Then, once the family had left, the remaining neighbors threw a block party to celebrate.

by Anonymousreply 4802/07/2013

Thanks, VoTN

Considering that she was such a weak Ph.D. candidate (one person interviewed said she shouldn't have received the degree), I do wonder if her dissertation committee just awarded the degree to get her out of their hair. She sent her faculty adviser a pipe bomb, which turned out to be a very effective statement on her part. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they threw their hands in the air and decided that safety was more important than academic principles. Can't say that I blame them. I'm sure they were privy to many, many descriptions of her belligerence.

by Anonymousreply 4902/07/2013

She should have chosen an easier college/ program. As far as I can tell, dim Ph.D.s are the latest trend in education.

by Anonymousreply 5002/07/2013

[quote]they seem to be a very close-knit family

Well, except for the whole killing thing, and using a loaded weapon as a "scare"

by Anonymousreply 5102/07/2013

She blew a hole in her brother, racked the shotgun again, and tried to make a run for it.

Murder One. The End.

by Anonymousreply 5202/07/2013

I love how they didn't move right away. Because the memories of your son/brother being murdered in your kitchen are so touching and tender.

by Anonymousreply 5302/07/2013

I love how she tries to brag about the connection to John Irving.

What happened to her kids?

by Anonymousreply 5402/07/2013

[quote]I love how they didn't move right away.

It's not as if you want murder scene newspaper photos advertising your house when you're showing the place. You have to give the place time to air out before luring unsuspecting buyers.

"Oh, that's not a spatter pattern. We decided to feather paint. In red. Very decorative, don't you think?"

by Anonymousreply 5502/07/2013

They didn't move out for many years. Amy and her husband and kids lived in the cottage on the property.

by Anonymousreply 5602/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 5702/07/2013

Any grammar police on this thread? The author refers to the "gracious" front porch on the Victorian house where Amy shot Seth. Can an inanimate object be "gracious"? Graceful, maybe.

by Anonymousreply 5802/07/2013

From Dictionary.com:

characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury: gracious suburban living; a gracious home.

by Anonymousreply 5902/07/2013

"Welcome to my gracious living room."

by Anonymousreply 6002/08/2013

To be fair, it must suck to have a bunch of nutty academics deciding your future....based on highly subjective criteria. Most are just not normal.

by Anonymousreply 6102/08/2013

It's the academic game, R61, battling over a position that probably isn't going to pay all that much but it gives you security.

And she didn't play the game well. Of course not playing with a full deck doesn't help. Or getting a degree that isn't worth anything because your professors are afraid you'll rampage against them if they don't give it to you. and if one of your colleagues thinks you're nuts five minutes after meeting you.

by Anonymousreply 6202/08/2013

Amy Bishop would be a hoot on DataLounge. Can we formally invite her to post? Do prisoners have access to the internet?

by Anonymousreply 6302/08/2013

[quote]Or getting a degree that isn't worth anything

In fairness, the problem with Amy Bishop, Harvard-trained's application for tenure at 'Bama wasn't that they thought her degree was useless, it was that no one liked her, the grad students hated her, and despite repeated warnings to start publishing more, the only thing she offered up was a single article, in a vanity press, in which she listed her husband and daughters as co-authors.

by Anonymousreply 6402/08/2013

The psycho narcissists are angry that no one likes them, but they are too selfish to do the normal give and take of healthy human relationships.

by Anonymousreply 6502/08/2013

Oh, even if she did she up here, the first "BOOM BOOM BOOM" abd she'd punch us in the head and delete.

by Anonymousreply 6602/08/2013

I am Amy!

Amy! Amy!

I am Amy!

Look at Me!

I am Amy!

Amy! Amy!

I am Amy!

Look at Me!

by Anonymousreply 6702/08/2013

Boom!

by Anonymousreply 6802/09/2013

Boom Boom is going to be profiled on a new Snapped tonight on Oxygen. I have already set my dvr to record it.

by Anonymousreply 6902/24/2013

I wish I could read an in-depth profile of Mr Amy Bishop.

She was wack, but he married her. That's worse.

by Anonymousreply 7002/24/2013

Yeah R70 I have a feeling he knew she was nuts and covered for her.

[quote]Several people who knew them during these years suggested to me that, when Amy felt injured or humiliated by some professional slight, Jim tended not to soothe his wife’s outrage but to fan it.

by Anonymousreply 7102/24/2013

Her kids are still in school and seem to be attending regular classes...

Wow. I wonder what that is like for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 7202/24/2013

"Laurie Dann's rancid couch cushions are more camp than this fat, haughty Evangelical."

IIRC, Amy Bishop is Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 7302/24/2013

She started attending an Evangelical Church after she shot her brother.

by Anonymousreply 7402/24/2013

[quote] Boom Boom is going to be profiled on a new Snapped tonight on Oxygen. I have already set my dvr to record it

It's on at 9PM

by Anonymousreply 7502/24/2013

Watching?

by Anonymousreply 7602/24/2013

[quote] IIRC, Amy Bishop is Jewish.

Her father was Greek Orthodox and her mother was Unitarian, from an old New England family.

by Anonymousreply 7702/24/2013

When the Amy Bishop story is brought to the screen, who will play her - and win the Oscar? Who will direct the film? Who will play the wacko stupid-as-fuck husband? and her parents who ignore the death of their son to defend their daughter who murdered him?

by Anonymousreply 7802/25/2013

I could do her story justice.

I'm guessing Gosling for my hubby and Lange & Tucci as my parents.

Ang? Tarantino? Interested???

by Anonymousreply 7902/26/2013

I wonder if we could get Jennifer Lawrence to cut her hair and play the brother.

Anyone know if the prop master from THE CROW is available?

by Anonymousreply 8002/26/2013

I wonder what would have happened had the chief let the patrolmen and detectives do their job?

Seth would have still been dead, but the professors in Huntsville would probably still be alive.

I suspect that Amy would have been released after a few years (since hers was not a infamous murder and would have probably been reduced to manslaughter) and had a book published from prison -- a novel about a terrible accident written by an inmate.

Inmate-writers were quite popular for a while, there.

by Anonymousreply 8102/26/2013

[quote]She looked at me intently, her eyes glazed with tears. “I was there,” she repeated. “I was there.” She held her stare, unblinking, until, eventually, I grew uncomfortable and looked away. ♦

Sounds to me like mom is trying to talk herself into believing something not true. She's responsible for her crazy daughter not being prosecuted and getting away with murder.

by Anonymousreply 8202/26/2013

Paulina P. now has the hair of Amy Bishop and it doesn't even look good on her. Jesus, what a freak Amy is. I watched the Snapped and loved the part when she tried to sneak away after the shootings, of course everyone knew it was her. I imagine she was the only Baby Huey looking bitch with a little Dutch Boy haircut. What a loser family. Also the people interviewed who knew the family kept going on about how fucking intellectual they were, "They didn't even own a television!" Well, maybe they should have..

by Anonymousreply 8302/26/2013

Did she always have that same haircut R83 and why do so many so-called intellectual women go for it?

by Anonymousreply 8402/26/2013

I don't think she had it in high school or college. I guess she got it in grad school. I don't know why people go for that look. Parted on the side or less severe bangs would be so much better. I suppose it's a no-nonsense, don't fuck with me fellas look they are going for. It looks ridiculous on Amy, maybe it works for some.

by Anonymousreply 8502/26/2013

Let's face it Amy wouldn't look good no matter what her hair looks like. She got shorted in the looks department.

by Anonymousreply 8602/26/2013

r86 Strap yourself back in your bed and don't let her hear you say that!

by Anonymousreply 8702/26/2013

[quote] When the Amy Bishop story is brought to the screen, who will play her - and win the Oscar?

It's not theatrical-release material. It's Lifetime TV stuff.

by Anonymousreply 8802/26/2013

Well then r88, I guess it will have to be Lifetime queen Tori Spelling.

by Anonymousreply 8902/26/2013

She had bat ears

by Anonymousreply 9002/26/2013

Her brother wasn't great looking either.

by Anonymousreply 9102/26/2013

[quote]The Hair of Amy Bishop

Soon on Lifetime

by Anonymousreply 9202/26/2013

Her husband was adorable when he was younger.

by Anonymousreply 9302/26/2013

She should start a blog.

by Anonymousreply 9402/26/2013

The New Yorker follows up on the story of the DataLounge icon.

by Anonymousreply 9507/12/2013

Who the fuck here cares about this bitch? Let her go, Amy Bishop Troll.

by Anonymousreply 9607/12/2013

Bitch, please. Amy Bishop wishes she were a DL icon.

by Anonymousreply 9707/12/2013

Thanks for the link r95 and ignore the naysayers who have probably been posting here for two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 9807/12/2013

I've been here for seven years, R98. Also, I know how to use commas correctly.

by Anonymousreply 9907/12/2013
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