I enjoy a good work of fiction, but reality presents its own form of merriment if you pay attention.
I wasn’t always this way. As a boy, I had a sincere hope that everyone in law enforcement was like Andy Griffith and deputies kept their one bullet safely in a shirt pocket. And it pleased me when the passengers aboard an ill-fated, three-hour cruise included a professor who could create technology from coconuts.
All hope was abandoned when a series of law enforcement leaders from my youth were sent to federal prison and mom converted my pecan-powered shortwave radio into a pie.
On Tuesday, news pundits pondered whether the Austin serial bomber was inspired by the Georgia-filmed Discovery series “Manhunt: Unabomber,” which, at times, portrays serial bomber Theodore Kaczynski as a charming pioneer of the “tiny house” movement.