Friday, March 20, 2009

Cheer Up Charlie

The opening sentence (italics added) HAS to be one of the most inane news article lead-ins I've ever read.

Charles Manson spends most of his time alone

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- In his latest mug shot, Charles Manson's wild-eyed stare is gone, as is most of his hair. Except for the swastika he carved into his brow during his murder trial, he could be any gray-bearded senior citizen.

If the photo authorities released early this week is any indication, the leader of a murderous band called "The Family," has mellowed some after almost 40 years in a California state prison.
Maybe this clip (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) will help pick up his spirits.


Dan Coyle said...

Wow, he spends most of his time alone? I know plenty of people who carve swastikas into their foreheads, it's a GREAT conversation starter!

Matt Maul said...

A few years ago, Manson did interact with his fellow inmates. In fact, one of them set Manson on fire after the two got into a technical disagreement over the meaning of a piece of scripture (true story)...LOL