Friday, March 12, 2010

Charles Manson Wants His Los Angeles Times Subscription Back



At least someone is still clamoring for their Los Angeles Times subscription.

Too bad it's Charles Manson.

Under the guise of a fictional 10 year old, comedy writer Bill Geerhart sent a letter to Manson -- and hundreds of other notable newsmakers, celebrities and companies -- and put their (sometimes) humorous responses together in the new book "Little Billy's Letters."

The idea isn't new -- Don Novello famously did the same thing in "The Laszlo Letters" -- but writing in the style of a 10-year-old boy, Geerhart managed to secure responses from plenty of folks who might not have written back to an adult.

Manson, of course, probably writes to folks who don't even write him in the first place, so it's no surprise that he would respond to 10-year-old Billy.

But what he writes is a little bit unusual, even for him:

FIND OUT WHY THE L.A. TIMES HASN'T SENT MY NEWSPAPER.


Looks like the Times has its next marketing campaign!

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