The 20th Century's murderous little jack-in-the-box, Charles Manson, pops up when you least expect him, but often enough that he can practically be thought of as a continuity device.
- Be sure to read, at the Huffington Thing, John Waters' essay on Leslie Van Houten and why it's ridiculous that she's still in prison. It's an entertaining, thought provoking trip down Manson Memory Lane, which Waters has done many times before, but is welcome to as often as he likes. Essential reading.
- Last week I got all excited by the prospects of Chuckles hooking up with hairdo scofflaw Phil Spector in prison. After all, there's only one degree of separation between them, thanks to the Beach Boys. This story is probably spurious, but it filled my head with visions of Manson crooning "Be My Baby" accompanied by legions of sweet, vacant looking background singers with long, straight hair.
- On Friday, Greta von Whatshername takes the week off Sarah Palin to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tate/LaBianca murders. Guest stars will include Vincent Bugliosi and Sharon Tate's stupid sister.
- The Guardian, on Sunday, caught up with Linda Kasabian.
- The New York Times rehashed everything.
- Bringing everything full circle, the Baltimore Sun wrote about John Waters writing about Charles Manson.