April 22, 2011
'Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend'
That's the hilarious (and accurate) headline on a story today from MSNBC, of all places. And it's true. For those who don't remember:Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia's head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn - who nicknamed himself "Unicorn" because his German-Jewish last name translates to "one horn" -advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at theUniversity of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day.Einhorn is far from the first scoundrel to wrap himself in the banner of concern...(Read Full Post)