Thursday, September 3, 2015

Susan Atkins High School Photos

We here at mansonblog have a pretty good collection of Family high school yearbook photos (see here). We had even more, but then came the great crash of 2012.  Kudos to you, dear reader, if you have been with us that long.  Oh, the stories we could tell!

Anywhoo, you have probably already seen these but come on, won't you take one for the team, help us to rebuild our once more extensive collection? Patty's good friend Thomas G., who suggested this post, would appreciate it, and so would Patty.








And as a bonus, here is a baby pic.







43 comments:

Boots said...

She should have been aborted.

Fiddy 8 said...

Are you sure pic #5 isn't a still from 16 Candles?

christopher butche said...

To be fair, if it wasn't for Susan we might never have heard of either Manson or Squeaky.

Matt said...

Here's to hoping that everyone got their ya-yas out on the previous post :)

MHN said...

Matt - sometimes everything you write sounds downright dirty.

When I see these pictures I feel this was a tragedy on every level. Principally for the victims of course, but not only them. Very sad post.

MHN said...

And now I wonder whether I would feel the same if the pictures were of Watson.

Anyone have a baby/toddler pic of the psychopath?

Vermouth Brilliantine said...

Here you go, MHN:

http://i.imgur.com/DDE1sne.jpg

Matt said...

That's not bad but I found another


MHN said...

Oh my god you guys. Is that what all the babies look like in Texas?

I wanted the boy from Copeville, not the Boys from Brazil!

Nice work :)

MHN said...

Matt, do you have Col Scott's permission to post his baby photos here?

ColScott said...

MHN has made 40 % of the comments on this thread and 40 % of them are retarded. Interesting.

TomG said...

Welp, Any human being could make a left hand turn.

As a matter of fact, every human being SHOULD make a left hand turn, just to make the life interesting and something to talk about on the Internet decades later.

Add LSD to the mix, exporting Democracy to some place in the world that says thanks but no thanks, Charlie Manson, another overrated but likeable fellow, pushes the discussion forward.

So Susan Atkins, instead of being the low rent welfare Mom stripper that she otherwise would be, is instead a cultural icon, who people like you and me try to understand and look at her photos and try to figure out what was going on in her mind.

Do you think there really was a mind in there? Or just kind of a bee buzzing around in a jar?

Panamint Patty said...

Nice TomG Patty votes for the bee. She seemed to become a more thoughtful person in prison though.

TomG said...

People often are more thoughtful in prison. And better artists as well. Has anyone else noticed that inmates are usually good drawers and/or musically artistic?

Future generations might figure out drug addiction, mental illness, anti-social behavior. But sorry to say, my generation just wants them warehoused. Out of sight and out of mind.

MHN said...

Col scot I are do best I can. pleese do don't be so horrubl on a simpel retardboy. I was drop on the head when I am boarn an be dificelt for thinking like grone Up. you are a cleverst persson in whol internot. i amhave hed ache now fro riting byE bie

ziggyosterberg said...


Steven Parent was in Glee Club with Susan Atkins?


That sonofabitch Bugliosi lied to me!!!!






ziggyosterberg said...


For anyone keeping score, that was my 3rd Steven Parent joke.

Only 7 more to go until I get a free clock radio.

Make that 6 more to go.


TomG said...

This bird with the Steve Parent jokes, like he is an Opie and Jim Norton quality comedian.

A bird can be at the wrong place at the wrong time and what happens isn't really funny for anyone. That's what happened to this poor dude. His buddy with the radio lived out his life as an incoherent motherfucker. Who wins? Nobody.

ziggyosterberg said...


ziggyosterberg will be playing the role of ColScott in this thread.

TomG said...

Susan Atkins was a sophomore girl who I would of tried to talk to. But that's my shit.

ziggyosterberg said...


@TomG - What would you of done after you talked to her?

Would you of tried to of sex with her?

Matt said...

Only if I of too.

MHN said...

Ziggy ofn't you got better things to do?

Panamint Patty said...

Hey peeps it's Matt's birthday! He is 29 plus shipping and handling today. :) Happy Birthday big guy!

MHN said...

Thanks for the tip Patty. Matt, just for today I promise not to start waving my ya-yas around. Have a good one sir.

MrsMatt said...

Happy Birthday, BIG boy!

St Circumstance said...

Happy Birthday Matt! Have a great day!

orwhut said...

Happy Birthday, Matt!

TomG said...

Happy Birthday! Shipping is on me and the USPS.

Robert Hendrickson said...

I think Tom is trying to say those pics could be of anyone of US.

Of course, HE is wrong - those people are ONLY from MY generation.

The NEXT generation AFTER US are more sophisticated, aware, educated, inherently wise and NEVER would allow themselves to be BRAIN-WASHED. And for sure, they would never KILL another human being simply because they had the authority to.

AustinAnn74 said...

Happy birthday, Matt!

christopher butche said...

Mr Hendrickson, a piece from today's Guardian about how your generation of Baby Boomers was the exception and how they are making the Millennials mentally ill: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/04/why-are-the-baby-boomers-desperate-to-make-us-millennials-hate-ourselves

orwhut said...

Robert Hendrickson said...
The NEXT generation AFTER US are more sophisticated, aware, educated, inherently wise and NEVER would allow themselves to be BRAIN-WASHED. And for sure, they would never KILL another human being simply because they had the authority to.

Robert,
I'm nearly as old as you are and I get confused. Are you referring to the disco dancing, double knitt wearing generation?

Vermouth Brilliantine said...

The Guardian can fuck right off.

Matt can't, though. Happy birthday Matty, you perfect fucking angel <3

Robert Hendrickson said...

Chris and Orwhat: NOW I'm confused, but I remember having great discussions with the Family about this. Squeaky used to express HER discust at the establishment "selling" us so many "pills." A pill for this and a pill for that. She was confused -should she be sick or should she be well and healthy?

Actually ANN's hatred for FLOW is exactly the same frustration. FLOW is NOT a "real" person, but a character that is modeled to be just like EVERYONE should be. She's the new and improved WOMAN who used to buy all that laundry soap and scrub HER kitchen floor twice a day. Except SHE does NOT need a man.


Trilby said...

I have to vote for the "bee buzzing in a jar" option, too (good post, Tom G.). She seems driven by utter narcissism. I was born too late, Atkins was born too early. Today, she'd have become either a contestant or "star" on a "reality" tv show,.or an Instagram "model" getting the cut rate in Dubai.

Trilby said...

She says in her book that her favorite subject in school was "Phys.Ed."... *heavy sigh*

Matt said...

The Phys. Ed. doesn't surprise me. She got into bodybuilding in the 80's and at one point looked pretty damned good.

WinslowD said...

I wonder what Tex's kids' opinions are on this subject. How do they feel about being the children of this killer? Do they love him? Should they have never been born?

WinslowD said...

I wonder what Tex's kids' opinions are on this subject. How do they feel about being the children of this killer? Do they love him? Should they have never been born?

orwhut said...

Robert,
I was trying to clarify whether the "NEXT" generation you mentioned was the one that wore leasure suits in the seventies. I was also having fun at their expense.

TomG said...

I always wondered if Amurica would come to the point of executing their mentally ill, in that they created so many mentally ill with their make or break culture. One lone juror held out in the James Holmes sentencing. I wonder how much pressure she was under. Or how much courage it took to stay with compassion.

While I am a pro police law and order citizen, executing the mentally ill seems savage.






































Surgio said...

Wow, what a pretty kid especially the first and third photo. What the hell happened to her?