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Earth Day co-founder killed girlfriend and buried her in Styrofoam

Ira Einhorn

 

Earth Day was co-founded by Ira Einhorn, who was master of ceremonies at the first Earth Day in 1970. The man nicknamed ‘The Unicorn’ is in prison, serving a life tarrif for murdering his ex-lover Holly Maddux.

 

Crowds gather by a George Washington statue in Union Square for Earth Day celebrations, New York City, April 22, 1970.

Crowds gather by a George Washington statue in Union Square for Earth Day celebrations, New York City, April 22, 1970.

 

In 1977, Maddux left Einhorn and moved to New York in 1977. One day she returned:

And so on Sept. 9, 1977, Maddux went back to the apartment that she and Einhorn had shared in Philadelphia to collect her things, and was never seen again. When Philadelphia police questioned Einhorn about her mysterious disappearance several weeks later, he claimed that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned. [The hippie version of daddy going out for cigarettes, I guess.]

It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.

The tree trunk we get. But the founder of Earth Day used Styrofoam…

 

onvicted murderer Ira Einhorn is seen in this file photograph when he was arrested in 1979 for the murder of his former girlfriend Holly Maddux. Einhorn has been extradited back to the U.S. from his home in France for the crime. He was convicted in absentia in 1993 for the murder and was returned to the U.S. from France only after the U.S. government agreed not to pursue the death penalty in Einhorn''s retrial. (Photo by Getty Images)

onvicted murderer Ira Einhorn is seen in this file photograph when he was arrested in 1979 for the murder of his former girlfriend Holly Maddux. Einhorn has been extradited back to the U.S. from his home in France for the crime. He was convicted in absentia in 1993 for the murder and was returned to the U.S. from France only after the U.S. government agreed not to pursue the death penalty in Einhorn”s retrial. (Photo by Getty Images)

 

 

1: A police identification photograph shows Ira Einhorn July 20, 2001 at Pennsylvania''s maximum-security prison at Graterford, Pa. Einhorn was seized in France while at home and arrested and transported under armed guard to a plane that flew him to the United States. He was apprehended to stand trial in the U.S. for the 1978 murder of Holly Maddux. He had previously been convicted of the crime 'in absentia' but in order to satisfy a French legal requirement he will be tried again in the United States. (Photo by Getty Images)

1: A police identification photograph shows Ira Einhorn July 20, 2001 at Pennsylvania”s maximum-security prison at Graterford, Pa. Einhorn was seized in France while at home and arrested and transported under armed guard to a plane that flew him to the United States. He was apprehended to stand trial in the U.S. for the 1978 murder of Holly Maddux. He had previously been convicted of the crime ‘in absentia’ but in order to satisfy a French legal requirement he will be tried again in the United States. (Photo by Getty Images)

 

The killer went on the lam for 23 years. He wound uyp in Europe. When Einhorn was extradited to the US and tried he said Maddux “had been killed by CIA agents who framed him for the crime because he knew too much about the agency’s paranormal military research.”

The State would have allow such exposure, so Einhorn was sent down.

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Posted: 23rd, April 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Earth Day: The Best Doom-Laden Predictions From 1970

THIS Earth Day will you be joining him in shagging less for Gaia? It’s 40 years of Earth Day and the Earth doesn’t look a day over a billion years. Mother Nature is now a MILF. The Earth is doomed. But wait – wasn’t life doomed in 1970? I Hate The Media takes a look at Earth Day predictions 4 decades ago:

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
• Kenneth Watt, ecologist

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist

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Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


This Earth Day I Will…Not Bomb Russia

THIS Earth Day I will be storing grandma in a lint urn. What will you be doing, greenies?

• I will remember that dirt is much more important than we think and look at it as a friend.

* I will make pledges daily…

• I reduced the electricity usage in general life.

* I will use a reusable water bottle and bring a mug to the coffee shop….

• i won’t have shower today.

* to take a 7 minute shower!…• I am sleeping outside in a tent tonight for earth day!

* I will put bricks in my toilets to say on water consumption• I will not wash my clothes this week to save water.

• Wrote a blog post on how to green your pet!

And the winner:

• stop banging so many girls

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


For Earth Day Make A Green Funerary Urn From Dryer Lint

THIS Earth Day – “a birthday of sorts for the planet” – is the time to think about dying and spending eternity as filler for a line of papier-mâché urns made with dryer lint.

That’s right. I reached into my clothing tumbler, scooped out the clingy bits of fiber and fluff, sautéed them in water in a large saucepan, and stirred well. Slowly adding flour, I cooked my dryer dust dregs over medium heat, rousing constantly until the mixture held together, forming peaks. It was then poured out onto several layers of newspaper to cool.

Don’t die yet. Hang on in there. There’s more:

Many of the urns were made with a type of paper that can have seeds embedded in it, so once it breaks down, it can actually create new living things, and that is a great way to honor the memory of a loved one.

Bizzy Lizzy woz ‘ere.

So why did two saucy broads spend their glorious Sunday mucking in the muck? Green burial education, my friend. Creating awareness about the Earth. A chance to meet the neighbors. Case in point: The good folks at the Estacada Coin-Op Laundromat called and were happy to donate 20 pounds of public lint to the cause.

With added pubes!

Why make your own urn from lint?

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Posted: 22nd, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)


The Earth Day Poetry Slam

earth-day-rainTHE Earth Day Poetry Slam in Washington, DC is slammin’ global warmin’ – tribute to how the heat will come and with it lots of, er, flood water:

I am earth…
In tune with her Nature
From achy knees on rainy days to
Mesopotamian clay colored hue
Marking spring with swollen eyes and stuffed nose
I am earth…

From Untitled, by “2Deep the Poetess

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Posted: 10th, May 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


Obama Celebrates Earth Day By Maintaining Air Pollution

obama-planeWHAT did you do for Earth Day, daddy? Well, says Barack Obama, I celebrated Earth Day by flying in Air Force One to Iowa. I gave:

Cleaning up skies choked with smog and soot would sharply curtail the capacity of plants to absorb carbon dioxide and blunt global warming, according to a study released on Wednesday …

Common sense would suggest that air pollution in the form of microscopic particles that obstruct the Sun’s rays – a phenomenon called “global dimming” – would hamper this process, but the new study shows the opposite is true.

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Posted: 23rd, April 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment