Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reward

There is a poster on IMDB who uses the handle KatyFitch.

If somebody knows who this person is in real life I will make it well worth their while.

Thank you.


Saturday, August 09, 2014

45 Years Ago Today

Forty five years ago today I was playing with a kid on the block named Brantley Barr.  Man that is a name you never forget. So we were comparing our Topps Baseball Card collection.  I was obsessed with the Mets and it turns out that was a great year to be obsessed with them.

So anyway he had the checklist card and I didn't.  So when he wasn't looking I stole it from him.  I left it on an elevated spot in my parents' basement so in case the trouble came I could pretend that it must have fallen out . 

So anyway Brantley went home, life went on.  Then an hour later he came back to see if he had left the card.  I lied through my teeth, my mom said something like he must be mistaken, and he went back home.  But he must have known.  Anyway I took the card and integrated it into my collection.

This is what I am remembering today.  If you ever read this, I apologize Brantley. I feel bad 45 years later.

I am not remembering anything else that happened 45 years ago because I don't want to be morbid and celebrate something so awful, unlike some.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Ava Roosevelt is the 894th Person to Lie About an Invitation.


How I was almost the Manson Family’s 6th victim

By Julia Marsh, NY Post Hack



Ava Roosevelt was very nearly Charles Manson’s sixth victim — and she has her old, broken-down Rolls-Royce to thank for her life.
In an exclusive interview with The Post on the eve of the murders’ 45th anniversary, the former countess and Roman Polanski confidante shared for the first time the horror and hope of narrowly surviving the slaughter.

I’ve always said to myself how incredibly lucky I am … it was the death of innocence.
 - Ava Roosevelt

“I’ve always said to myself how incredibly lucky I am,” said Roosevelt, who had been invited to the Beverly Hills mansion of Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate, on Aug. 8, 1969, just hours before the madman’s minions’ predawn orgy of blood. “It was the death of innocence,” Roosevelt, 66, of South Norwalk, Conn., recalled of the Manson Family cult’s murder of eight-months-pregnant Tate and four friends.
On the eve of the murders, Roosevelt was a golden-haired stunner who had run away from a Polish convent dreaming of a career in fashion. “I left Poland with $5 in my pocket,” she told The Post.
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A 1969 photo of Roman Polanski (left) and Ava Roosevelt
Just 19, she had already been married twice — first to a French count and then to Mia Farrow’s brother, John. She would marry twice more, to a steel magnate and then for 20 years to William Donner Roosevelt, grandson of FDR.
But back in 1969, “Sharon and Roman were my family.”
Tate, 26, “was like my older sister,” she recalled. “The last words Sharon said to me were, ‘I love you and come to see me. Try to come after dinner.’ She sounded happy — Roman was coming back [from London] in a couple of days. Her child was coming. I think it was such a horrible twist of fate.”
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Manson in 1969 (left) and in 2009Photo: Getty Images
The gas gauge was acting up on Roosevelt’s 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, and so, fatefully, she stayed home.
“He was as devastated as a human being can be,” she recalled of seeing her fellow Pole, Polanski, days later. “He was barely standing up. I have never seen anyone grieving like that.
“Sharon Tate’s murder and the murders of the others [including Rosemary and Leno LaBianca the next day] shed a light on what was possible — that mad people like Manson had the power to dispatch people, to kill with such hate,” she said. “It certainly changed me irrevocably.”
Roosevelt now writes for South Florida’s Opulance magazine and is hoping to see her romance novel, “The Racing Heart,” optioned by Hollywood.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I told the Truth Charlie and YOU know it!

The heroine of the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" ... Marilyn Burns was found dead today at her home in Texas... TMZ has learned.

Burns was found by a family member in Houston, according her rep ... who adds they don't know a cause of death yet.

Burns became a cult superstar after the release of the 1974 horror flick. Her character, Sally Hardesty, is the sole survivor of Leatherface's bloody rampage.

Burns also had cameos in the 1994 and 2013 reboots ... but didn't act in a ton of other films. She did have a role in the 1976 TV movie "Helter Skelter."

The Medical Examiner's Office in Houston confirms they have Marilyn's body ... and an autopsy will be performed.

She was 65 years old.

Krenny! I Love it....


Thoughts

- Krenny talks about it all started with one man and one woman but wtf is she talking about?  It didn't start with her the first woman was Mary Brunner and number 2 was Squeaky Fromme.

- While she talks about her love for Charlie I keep seeing the image from the Watkins book where he describes Clem going down on Krenny's hairy beaver.  I hurl and then I wonder what love she is talking about.

- The photo of Krenny with the Sixties do isn't half bad.  She looks like any other Sixties Hausfrau.  There goes my image of her as the ugly one.  Mary still is the winnah.

- The Col knows a lot of people who want to please.  None of them have killed anyone.

- Moving in with Manson was not throwing away the rest of your life.  Killing 7 strangers with Tex Watson?  Yeah that was.

- At 23 you didn't end up on Death Row since California did not have a Death Row for women at the time?  Come on Krenny, didn't you read Sadie's book?

- You made the decision of your life when you stabbed a bunch of people during a home invasion, not when you rejected Charlie's supposed influence.

- My definition of love was totally skewed?  Listen, Krenny, your psych profile isn't that complex.  No one loved you growing up.  Your parents were shit.  Your sister fucked up her life.  You met some loser kids who were willing to fuck you and suck you and drug with you.  In order to continue to feel part of that group you were given a test most people don't get- you were asked to do some seriously fucked up shit.  You did it over two nights and would have done many more.  You wanted approval and for ten minutes you had it.  Everything else is just epilogue.

- Krenny today fights for her beliefs.  None of which include Xs on the forehead

- "I learned choice at the most horrific cost."  Yeah, I learned not to stab anybody when I poked Mary DeMartino with a bobby pin when I was 6.  Slow learner Krenny.

Obviously Krenny is positioning herself for a throw at the Board in 2018.  As messed in the head as Orca Tate is, she was right when she said if these people were really sorry, they would stfu and stop trying to get out.  Sickening.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Robin Olson (aka Vera Dreiser) is not as far up Debra's Arse as She thinks

The Col investigated by calling the management and apparently this event was the lowest turnout for an event that anyone working at the desk could remember.  Also they said that one person who attended complained that the "host seemed addled and confused".


Anyway, this did happen.  Never believe Vera/Robin.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oh My God, I say Something Nice about Orca Tate!

Orca has written a book.  Well, published it.  She did so while I was on sabbatical, fighting crime in the Netherlands.

This will be the Col's attempt at a review.  Since I am a defrocked priest and a disbarred attorney I feel it is necessary to try to be a good journalist even though journalism died with the birth of the internet.  Therefore I reveal that I personally think that Debra Tate is a horrible human being who was disowned by her family before they died and that she is holding her dad's ashes hostage from a proper burial out of spite. 

Thank you.  Now on to the review.  We shall divide it up to three parts.  Good, Bad and By the way.

GOOD

- There are photos in here I have never seen and they are lovely
- It does seem that Orca or someone actually cleared the photos contrary to my expectations or the book wouldn't come out
- A lot of people say a lot of nice things about Sharon
- It is well put together.  It feels and looks like a coffee table book should
- Sharon was a beautiful lady

BAD

- Debra pretends that her sister Patti and her family almost doesn't exist
- Essays that should take up an eighth of a page are in this giant font and take up two pages
- Most of the nice things people say are not new unless somehow Postman Orca talks to the dead, something she might believe when she talks to PJ Tate's Urn every night
- A lot of credit for God knows what is given to Debra's X-Men Villian Daughter Arieana who looks like this---

I continue to feel bad for people who hate themselves so much they try to alter every inch of their body.

BY THE WAY

- The book loots a lot of the "Tate Family Photo Album".  But as a confused lawyer from Torrance I can see a lawsuit if someone wants to file.  The copyright to the photos belong under the law to whomever took them, unless they signed them away.  That would be in 99% of the cases Paul Tate or Doris.  Doris died and left her estate including copyright to Paul.  Paul died and left his estate to the grandkids.  So unless Orca and lawyers got Brie etc. to sign shit, this is a Bozo no no.   Although probably no one will sue since the book isn't selling. I missed Debra signing the book with a sex offender pal of hers at Book Soup on Sunset because I was working for a living or I could have asked her myself.

- The author photo was taken by someone using a Tardis that travels back decades. Or photoshopped.


VERDICT

Well worth buying in six months from the remainder bin for $7.99.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where are you Going, Where have you Been?

The answer to these questions are not easy ones.  It has been a hard three years, with the hardest being the early part of this year in many ways.  August 11 is now the anniversary of an event I never wanted to  have happen.

But while I was on hiatus the last little while, before I was challenged by Matt to return to the ONLY official TLB blog, something interesting did in fact happen.

I read and I did some out of body floating and I actually DO believe that Tex Watson knows why the murders happened.

I wasn't sure when I started Blogging oh so long ago that ANYONE knew.  But I believe Tex does.  That's why he wants to shut down those tapes of his.

One of the most poignant things I remember from this case material, going back to the way back days, was reading in WILL YOU DIE FOR ME about little Tex screaming at his mother that he killed a pregnant lady.  He doesn't want to be that guy any more I think.

The TLB killings continue to be blamed on Charlie.  They should be called the Watson gang killings.


Anyway, I am back.  Fucking Matt can eat a dick.  Let's blog shall we?

Noted Co-Author of Bugliosi Novel is Dead



Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

Curt Gentry, an author and well-regarded biographer of J. Edgar Hoover who had his biggest commercial success when he teamed up with Vincent Bugliosi to write the 1974 blockbuster “Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders,” died on July 10 in San Francisco. He was 83.
His brother, Pat, confirmed the death, saying Mr. Gentry had been in hospice care. No cause was given.
Mr. Gentry had written books about California history and culture when he teamed with Mr. Bugliosi, who as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles had prosecuted the Manson case, among the most sensational of the 20th century.
Mr. Manson and his followers were accused of the gruesome murders of seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, the wife of the director Roman Polanski, over less than 48 hours in Los Angeles in August 1969.
As the prosecutor, Mr. Bugliosi was in a position to deliver an authoritative, exclusive account. He provided the facts and the documentation; Mr. Gentry, the driving narrative.
The book’s title was taken from words written in blood at one of the crime scenes, a reference to the title of a 1968 Beatles song that had resonated with Mr. Manson. He and his followers were convicted; Mr. Manson, now 79, remains in prison.
The book became one of the best-selling titles of the 1970s, helping to elevate true-crime narratives into the mainstream. In 1975, it won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best fact crime book.
The success of “Helter Skelter,” and the royalty checks it provided, gave Mr. Gentry the time to research and write “J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets,” published in 1991.
With nearly 850 pages of text and documentation, including previously undisclosed internal documents, the book, a 15-year project, shed new light on the man who led the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 48 years.
“Mr. Gentry has illuminated his unrelentingly harsh profile in vindictiveness and egocentricity with fresh details,” David Johnston wrote in The New York Times in 1991. “He discloses that in the attic of the Justice Department, the F.B.I. ran a school teaching agents how to conduct break-ins. In a basement ‘blue room’ Hoover entertained select aides with screenings of surveillance films and pornographic movies.”
Mr. Gentry claimed that Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan had both provided information to Hoover — Ford while he was a member of the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Reagan when he was president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Unlike some biographers, Mr. Gentry drew no conclusions about Mr. Hoover’s sexual orientation — an issue because of Hoover’s preoccupation with investigating the sex lives of others. “I could never find anything definitive,” Mr. Gentry told The Times. “He had very little human contact. He seemed to have no human feelings.”
Curtis Marsena Gentry was born in Lamar, Colo., on June 13, 1931. His father was a city clerk and his mother, who came from a long line of ranchers, worked in a bank.
Mr. Gentry was a reporter for several newspapers as a teenager and briefly attended the University of Colorado before serving in the Air Force during the Korean War. After moving to San Francisco, he graduated from San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University) and wrote freelance articles and a travel guide to the city.
In a 1964 book, “The Madams of San Francisco: An Irreverent History of the City by the Golden Gate,” he used a history of prostitution to explore the city’s social and cultural shifts since the gold rush days of the 1840s.
In 1970, Mr. Gentry collaborated with the American spy Francis Gary Powers on “Operation Overflight,” the story of how Mr. Powers was shot down in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1960 and spent 21 months as a Russian prisoner before he was returned to the United States in a prisoner swap.
His other books include “Frame-Up” (1967), about two California union leaders who spent more than two decades in prison for a bombing that killed 10 people in San Francisco in 1916 before being pardoned; and “The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California,” a novel that predicted a devastating earthquake.
For many years, Mr. Gentry was part of a circle of writers, including Evan S. Connell, Richard Brautigan and Don Carpenter, who ate and drank together at Enrico’s restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.
His brother is his only immediate survivor. His first wife, the former Laura Spence, died many years ago. His second marriage ended in divorce.
Correction: July 22, 2014
An obituary on Monday about the author Curt Gentry misstated the year a plane flown by the American spy Francis Gary Powers, with whom Mr. Gentry collaborated on a book, was shot down in Russia. It was 1960, not 1962.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bobby's Got Some Cartoons

Recently I completed phase one of the special project I've been working on in my day job as a multimedia producer for the DOC.  I’ve been personally invested in this project since it was first conceived back in 2007, given that I have children, and now grandchildren, who naturally have many questions concerning my incarceration.  America has imprisoned a larger percentage of its population per capita than any other country in the world, and as a consequence there are millions of children in this country who grapple with such questions.  Ask Professor Proponderus was dreamed up as a way to begin addressing this need.  Of course, no little series of animated cartoons is going to fix the problem, but it may encourage the conversations that will help to mitigate this tragedy.

While I have a number of collaborators in the conception of the animation series, the actual production is a solo project.  The script, scenes, character development, voices, animation, music, editing, etc., are all my handiwork.  There are those who go so far to say that the Professor is my alter-ego.  (Yipes!)  Actually, I tend to relate more to the frog.

Anyway, after years in development, the first episode in the series has been finished and posted online.  I invite you to check it out here:


Bobby


Professor Proponderus

Friday, November 22, 2013

Rolling Stone, Redux

They call Charlie all kinds of names, but four and a half decades after naming him the most Dangerous Man alive, they revisit Charlie in an in depth article.

READ THIS NOW.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TLB Discussion Group #1/// Free Gift #1

Topic- Paul Watkins


As the man who most supported the Helter Skelter Motive that BUG made up. did Paul believe anything he actually said?

Remember, after making sure Charlie spent his life in jail, Paul went back and tried to take OVER The Family.

The Inbred TLB site recently pointed to some CDS that Paul and Brooks made- supposedly long forgotten tapes.

The Col bought them so you don't have to.  As a defrocked Roman Catholic Priest I can tell you that any copyright claim would be brilliant to fight since the guy says he found the tapes in the garbage or some shit.

FREE GIFT #1

Take a listen. And explain to me if Charlie was such a devil, how come Little Paul recorded TWO Manson songs years after the trials.

Discuss----!

Friday, October 04, 2013

The Secret World of THE BUG

Some people think that Lee Harvey Oswald killed John F. Kennedy back in 1963. In order for him to have done this he would have to have been one of the greatest marksmen of his time.

He wasn't.

Referring to the last post, for Rudy Guede to have entered the cottage and murdered Meredith Kercher without Amanda Knox letting him in he would have to have suction cup hands.

He doesn't.

The basic premise of this Blog is that we don't know the motive of TLB because BUGliosi was BUGfuck insane and invented a motive to promote himself.

He did.

SO

There is a new book out called RECLAIMING PARKLAND.  It is about the JFK assassination. Because BUG wrote a shit book about it he was supposed to get his own Chapter.  But the lawyers cut it out.

Our friends at Feral House have posted it.

The Col has put it into Dropbox for you.

Let's read and discuss.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Susan Atkins / Amanda Knox

 We don't usually discuss other crimes here but...

Amanda Knox is back in the news again. She is the American Woman who along with her fuck buddy of nine days killed her roommate in a fit of rage back in 2007.  The case attracts a lot of attention out there because people think she is cute (she's a 7 at best but desperate bloggers in their basement have lower standards) and because it is hard to believe that a young woman would viciously kill someone.  They obviously don't understand that female Dexters walk among us all the time.

Knox is a Narcissistic Sociopath who believes that she is the only person that matters.  The reason why she killed her roommate is simple, and reminds me of the theories we come back to here regarding Tate LaBianca- drugs. She and her accomplices Sollecito and Guede were self-admittedly high on Hashish.  People in the US who don't travel that much think that just means marijuana but real hash is an opiate.  It removes you from reality.

Anyway The Col got interested in this case because in the same way the Tate LaBianca case got confused by falsehoods and lies from both sides, so too has the Knox case.  Amanda in a very real way reminds me of SEXY SADIE/ Susan Atkins.  Here are ten parallels.

1- An inability to STFU.- Atkins blew the TLB case wide open by blabbing to cell mates and later the Prosecution about the murders.  Knox blew the case open by accompanying her fuck buddy to his police interview (she wasn't even expected) and when realizing that the alibi was blown, shooting off her mouth with both an incriminating confession and with a story trying to frame an innocent man for the actual killing.

2- Blood Money- Atkins sold her story of the murders to the LA Times and then published it as a quickie paperback THE KILLING OF SHARON TATE.  It was self- serving and full of inaccuracies and sold poorly.  Knox sold her story of the murders to Harper Collins which published it as a book called WAITING TO BE HEARD.  It was self- serving and full of inaccuracies and sold poorly

3- Evidence Everywhere- Atkins left her knife behind.  Knox left her blood behind.

4- Changing Stories- Atkins claimed she stabbed Sharon and enjoyed it.  Then she said she just held her while Tex stabbed.  Then she was just watching.  Knox said she wasn't there.  Then she was there but an man she blamed who was innocent did it while she screamed.  Then she wasn't there again.

5- Colorful Prosecutors- Bugliosi of course had abused his office to stalk his milkman prior to the murders and would beat his mistress after them.   Italian Mignini, while not the bad guy Amanda's paid followers would like to paint him as, definitely has a dramatic Catholic view of sex and good and evil.

6- Pretty and Sexy- Atkins was one of the most attractive of the Mansonites, had a great body and had been a stripper.  She slept with most of the members on the ranch.  She flirted with reporters and the court.   Knox is considered attractive and young.  She seems to have a great body and kept a journal of guys she humped on trains.  She slept with anybody which annoyed her roommate.  She continues to try to flirt with the press to get her way.

7- Drugs- Atkins admits that she and lead killer Tex Watson were on Meth the night of the Tate Murders.  Much of her memory remained vague.  Knox was on Hashish the night of the killing.  Her memories have never added up.

8- Unclear Motive- The motive for TLB is why we have this blog.  The Prosecution is not required to provide motive only evidence that someone committed the crime. The likely TLB motive involves drugs and drug burns.  Nevertheless the prosecution put forth a silly motive (race war) and sold that as something people could accept. In any case, what is certain is the Atkins really didn't know what the motive was. We may never know what the TLB motive was.  It is unclear why Knox killed her roommate Kercher. Theories include theft, jealousy and run of the mill sociopathy. The Italian prosecutor put forth a sex games theory that sounds silly.  He didn't even try to sell that theory  We may never know what the motive was for Knox to kill.

9- Crime Partners- In Atkins' case she refused to testify, tried to defend her crime partners after initially blowing the case open, and brought everyone down.  In Knox's case she refused to testify, tried to defend her crime partners after initially blowing the case open, and will bring everyone down.

10- Life In Prison- In the end, all the lies, good looks and games could not stop Justice.  Atkins went to prison and died in prison. Towards the end, even as she was dying, she as not let out. In the end, beginning Monday, the wheels of justice will lead Knox back to prison for at least 30 years and with all the games she has played, likely life.

There are a lot of other parallels including the press attention, horrendous hygiene and the idiots who believed in the killer's innocence.  But the fact is both Susan Atkins and now Amanda Knox got what is coming to them.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Orca Wrote a Book

Orca wrote a book, or at least an essay for one.  Or had Robin Olsen write it for her with her elbows.

I got a link from a reader who may or may not have gotten it from the inbred Manson site, to give due credit.

The book is called SHARON TATE: Recollection.

In it will be such recollections as-

- Cartwheeling nude on Sharon's front lawn for the cameras
- Hanging out and laughing with the major drug dealer who was the first suspect in her sister's murder
- Asking Sharon if the baby is a girl can she please name it Debra in her honor
- Yelling at her dad when he finds compromising pictures of her in a drawer that after he's dead he'll   be sorry, she'll make sure he never finds eternal peace
- Telling Jay the stylist she hears he gives good head
- Asking Roman if he will marry her when he is done with her sister
- Wondering at the funeral why Sharon always gets all the attention
- Another new version of how she learned about the murders, this time from a Ouija Board
- Complaining that she didn't get to go to the house on August 9, even if she wasn't invited

Okay I keed, I keed. 

Although I fucking promise you there will be no mention of the fact that she was disinherited by her father and doesn't own ANY PART of her sister's estate.

The book description indicates "And the book is filled with hundreds of rare and unpublished photos of Sharon Tate taken by the likes of Milton Greene, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Philippe Halsman, John Engstead, and more."  Hundreds of photos means hundreds of legal clearances.  That's expensive and time consuming and way above the pay grade of a forcibly retired mail lady.  I hope all those photos get cleared.  After all the trouble she caused Statman's book you really wouldn't want to see her get trouble in return.  Of course you wouldn't.

Now, the publisher is called RUNNING PRESS.  If you go to their website there is no listing of this exciting and upcoming book.  Odd. 

But there is a book subtitled- Your Guide to Looking Fabulous at Any Age

Maybe they can send Orca a comp copy?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Jive Talking

Can You Tell the Difference Between Charles Manson's Biography and the Bee Gees'?


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They all got dressed up for picture day!
Plump new biographies of two different charismatic cult leaders whose Beatles obsessions combined to kill the '60s dead: murderin' Family man Charles Manson, and falsettoin' man-family the Bee Gees! Unfortunately, the dust jackets got mixed up, and now we can't tell which book is which. Can you? Below are thirteen actual passages pulled from David N. Meyer's The Bee Gees: The Biography or Jeff Gunn's Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Can you tell which is which?
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To get you started, here's a sample of the differences between the books:

When asked what the lyrics to "More Than a Woman" were about, Robin said, in one of his classic retorts, "Three tits, two vaginas." (The Bee Gees: The Biography)
Charlie's most notorious outburst aired in 1988, when he snarled to TV interviewer Geraldo Rivera that "I'm going to chop up some more of you motherfuckers .... I'm going to pile you up to the sky." (Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson)
Got it? Then let's go!
Note: Sometimes, I've removed a proper name, just to make it more challenging. And at other times I've added a proper noun, in brackets, to make these funnier.
1. The bottom line, the only factor that ultimately mattered, was whether someone could sell enough records or not. Genius on the artist's part, whether genuine or self-perceived, didn't matter a damn.
2. Parts for dune buggy renovations were expensive.
3. While such behavior used to be regarded as pathological, current thinking suggests that the urge to light things up and burn them down is a natural aspect of childhood development. In other children, however, this urge is often subject to parental restraint.
4. Time passes differently when one is married to a Druid priestess.
5. He expected that the song would be recorded by the Beach Boys exactly as he had written it, or at least that his lyrics would remain intact. [Dennis] Wilson let him believe it.
6. ____ explained that the Beatles were notifying the world of what was about to happen--a terrible race war where blacks slaughtered most whites, and the only survivors would take refuge in a bottomless desert pit.
7. "Kids don't know the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper," _____ told Playboy, though it might have been the speed doing the talking. "And when those who do see our film and hear us doing it, that will be the version they relate to and remember. you see, there is no such thing as the Beatles. They don't exist as a band and never performed Sgt. Pepper live."
8. [He] ... moved into an eighty-foot houseboat that had belonged to a recently deceased Miami drug lord. It featured a round bed with a mirrored ceiling overhead. The former owner had been shot to death in that mirrored room, and there was a grand piano in the main lounge.
9. Was his shaky self-worth diminished further when he--a talented, charismatic amateur--came face to face with genius and the methods genius demands?
10. The constant danger for gurus is that they must keep producing new wonders for their followers. They can't let the act get stale or seem to be wrong about something, or, worst of all, to fail publicly.
11. But no matter how civilized she pretends to be, it's clear that if you ever got [Victoria] Principal into the backseat after a game, she would learn you a thing or two.
12. If word spread that Doris Day was broke, producers would offer her lowball salaries on the belief that she'd have to take them because she desperately needed the money. Worse, her public image was that of a sunny-spirited good girl; fans, the ones who bought the movie tickets and the records, might lose interest when they learned her image wasn't all that accurate.
13. In cultures where cannibalism carries religious or spiritual overtones--as opposed to its occasional appearance when folks just get really, really hungry--the act of consuming your dead enemy or beloved grandpa supposedly transfers to the the diner the power, soul, and positive attributes of the eaten."
The answers are after this spoiler space, brought to you by Dynamite magazine.

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The actual last line of the cover story in that issue: "So who's the real winner? You are--the listeners."


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Answers:
1.
The bottom line, the only factor that ultimately mattered, was whether someone could sell enough records or not. Genius on the artist's part, whether genuine or self-perceived, didn't matter a damn.
Biography: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
2.
Parts for dune buggy renovations were expensive.
Biography: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
3.
While such behavior used to be regarded as pathological, current thinking suggests that the urge to light things up and burn them down is a natural aspect of childhood development. In other children, however, this urge is often subject to parental restraint.
Biography: The Bee Gees: The Biography
4.
Time passes differently when one is married to a Druid priestess.
Biography: The Bee Gees: The Biography
5.
He expected that the song would be recorded by the Beach Boys exactly as he had written it, or at least that his lyrics would remain intact. [Dennis] Wilson let him believe it.
Biography: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
6.
____ explained that the Beatles were notifying the world of what was about to happen--a terrible race war where blacks slaughtered most whites, and the only survivors would take refuge in a bottomless desert pit.
Biography: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
7.
"Kids don't know the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper," _____ told Playboy, though it might have been the speed doing the talking. "And when those who do see our film and hear us doing it, that will be the version they relate to and remember. you see, there is no such thing as the Beatles. They don't exist as a band and never performed Sgt. Pepper live."
Biography: The Bee Gees: The Biography
8.
[He] ... moved into an eighty-foot houseboat that had belonged to a recently deceased Miami drug lord. It featured a round bed with a mirrored ceiling overhead. The former owner had been shot to death in that mirrored room, and there was a grand piano in the main lounge.
Biography: The Bee Gees: The Biography
9.
Was his shaky self-worth diminished further when he--a talented, charismatic amateur--came face to face with genius and the methods genius demands?
Biography: The Bee Gees: The Biography
10.
The constant danger for gurus is that they must keep producing new wonders for their followers. They can't let the act get stale or seem to be wrong about something, or, worst of all, to fail publicly.
Biography: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
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But no matter how civilized she pretends to be, it's clear that if you ever got [Victoria] Principal into the backseat after a game, she would learn you a thing or two.
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If word spread that Doris Day was broke, producers would offer her lowball salaries on the belief that she'd have to take them because she desperately needed the money. Worse, her public image was that of a sunny-spirited good girl; fans, the ones who bought the movie tickets and the records, might lose interest when they learned her image wasn't all that accurate.
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In cultures where cannibalism carries religious or spiritual overtones--as opposed to its occasional appearance when folks just get really, really hungry--the act of consuming your dead enemy or beloved grandpa supposedly transfers to the the diner the power, soul, and positive attributes of the eaten."
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