Friday, March 20, 2009

Charles Manson

The poster man of crazy.

The Internet, AP, and the California newspapers are all a twitter about the newly updated picture for the 2009 Corcoran State Prison Inmate annual. A picture of Charles Manson in 1970 is juxtaposed next to his 2009 updated picture.

These pictures are from the March 20th New York Post.

He hasn't gotten any prettier with age.

Does it bother you that the swastika isn't in the middle of his eyes and is instead off-center a smidgen to the right? I wonder if the tattoo artist was shaking when he inked the symbol onto the face of one of the craziest SOBs in the history of mankind.

I was in the 8th grade when Manson led his 'family' to murder movie star Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger and three others at Tate's home in Los Angeles. It was bizarre to sit in front of the evening news each night and listen to horrifying details of the murder trial for that day.

The true crime book "Helter Skelter" by by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry released in 1994 is based on Bugliosi's prosecution of Charles Manson.

Charles Manson makes me glad there are places to put very bad men away for life.

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