Friday, October 17, 2014

This is What Constitutes DELUXE These Days

My deluxe version of Life After Manson came.  I guess I will check it out this weekend.  Seems to me that the better nomenclature would be " No Life After Manson" or "Doing Life After Manson" but it ain't my movie.

I have trouble with the secondary titles though.

The main double DVD reads "The Untold Story of Patricia Krenwinkel"

It's not really untold.  Insecure girl got accepted by lunatics, slaughtered seven people for no fucking reason and spent the rest of her life in jail.  That's really the entire story.

The tag line is " A troubled woman.  An unstoppable man.  The ultimate cost of choice."  This is deceptive as well.

Patricia wasn't "troubled."  Neither is Lindsay Lohan.  She was unloved.  She acted out.  She paid the price.

Manson is an easy person to blame because he revels in it.  But seriously ladies, unstoppable he is not.  I mean ask some of the literally DOZENS of people who were in the Family and didn't harm anyone.  Even if you came under his alleged spell like Little Paul Watkins, you could get free.  He wasn't magic, even if BUGliosi had problems with watches.

"The Ultimate Cost of Choice"- that sounds so heavy but really?  If you choose to stab a bunch of strangers you SHOULD lose your life.  That's the cost of choice Pat.

That little pamphlet is some prison poetry from Krenny.  I will bust out the Talisker Storm and get drunk laughing my ass off when I review this.

23 comments:

DebS said...

I'm still waiting on my deluxe package. Seems like it's been ages since I ordered it. Looking forward to your critique!

Please post more of your collection. I appreciate the trouble you have gone through to scan and save it. There is value in all of the documentation, no matter who posts it.

St Circumstance said...


I wonder if this is done with the intent of trying to garner sympathy?

I would imagine so if it has her participation...

Great line too...

" No life after Manson"

That about sums it up to me lol

TomG said...

Hey Colonel.

58f7f4b8-1dd6-11e4-a6f1-df825d6e9554 said...

Krenwinkel: The Unshaved Story

CrisPOA said...

I think the intent is to grieve after the tragedy, for me it was a tragedy first for the victims of course but also for those young people who lived in the Family and went mad and depraved. Humanly speaking it was a tragedy for all of them.
One of the reasons we are all interested in this case is to understand how so many young and beautiful people ended up living like that and doing what they did.

louis365 said...

CrisPOA said...

"to understand how so many young and beautiful people"

Please...The Manson Family were beautiful people??!!

TomG said...

Don't hate. If everyone was scrutinized and judged by the worst drug and alcohol induced act that they were apart of, none of us would come out very clean.
It would probably be wiser to try and understand how an otherwise good person deviates towards their darker nature. Which happens quite frequently in Amurica by the way. A violent country produces violent citizens. Go figure.

CrisPOA said...

Louis you have a high standard concept of beauty man...i meant of course they were not like hollywood people but in my opinion they were not ugly-ogre-like. Anyway i knew i was going to be questioned about this, don't know why i even posted it. But it's my opinion, and i think you might know really beautiful people or you don't really know what ugly people look like.

Marliese said...

Hey Tom, you say 'don't hate' but never fail to slam America in nearly everything you write. .Find some political blog to spew your anti-America hate, hypocrite.

TomG said...

I never one time slammed Amurica. Just questioned your "exceptionalism"....your recent inability to win wars.....your endorsement of torture......your inhumane treatment of inmates.
Other than that, we cool.

TomG said...

And don't call me a hypocrite. Whore.

St Circumstance said...

Tom - aren't you from Jersey??

I know that unless you are a fan of the real housewives and Snookie...

Most people I grew up with in Jersey have more class than talk to a lady like that...


TomG said...

You're right. I take it back. In fact I tried to delete it, but didn't know how. Too many bud lites. My bad.

Marliese said...

Ahh...Saint, you're one of the good guys, and I appreciate you.

St Circumstance said...

A Very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to Col and all the readers here at the only official TLB site :)

St Circumstance said...

Happy Holidays to you Col and all at the Official TLB blog...

CCB Publishing said...

Interesting article... you may also be interested in reading a fascinating new book just published this week... Manson, Sinatra and Me: A Hollywood Party Girl's Memoir and How She Helped Vincent Bugliosi with the Helter Skelter Case...
http://www.amazon.com/Manson-Sinatra-Me-Hollywood-Bugliosi/dp/1771432055

william marshall said...

Where are you Col. We're all waiting for new post's haven't even seen you commenting on other blog's lately

Mark Heyes said...

The lack of humanity and empathy in many of these comments is a good pointer to contributing factors in your/our culture to the perfect storm that lead to these seismic and tragic events.Tragic primarily for the victims and their loved ones granted,but not all of,if any of the perpetrators were born evil.Tortured human souls,as are evident in the repentant old women who are clearly not the girls that entered those facilities are no cause for celebration or gloating.A need to understand would serve more useful than a need for retribution,leave that to those for who that is at least understandable,the victims family and friends.

Awaitingmyescapewithlove said...

Physically some of them were outright gorgeous , Bobby, Ruthanne,, Paul. Some were cute Leslie,Nancy, Sadie, Bruce, Sandy, Sherry,Gypsy and Snake. The others were either plain or not ugly but not Stunning either.

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Zadfrack said...

It's been a few years, Col, since you last put up an entry. Are you going to let your site die?