Mug Shot Voyeur

A large heaping scoop of schadenfreude – that’s what this site is about. (Schadenfreude – pleasure in someone else’s misfortune – in case you missed the meaning of this oh-so-useful word).

This site – the Smoking Gun – features mug shots of celebrities – actual mug shots – taken when they were arrested for their excesses of behaviour and/or lack of judgement. How ghastly do they look with out their make-up, careful lighting and sympathetic photographer? Is the mug shot the ultimate leveler? You decide.

You can gloat over Bill Gates being arrested for a traffic violation in ’77 (although, admittedly – he looks about the same) – or how about someone from the historical section, such as “Tokyo Rose.”

Fascinating stuff.

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