Dear Mass Murderer: I Need Advice

Fake 10-year-old solicits wisdom from famous, infamous
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 10:51 AM CDT
Vice President Dick Cheney, speaks at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Thursday, April 10, 2008, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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(Newser) – An unemployed writer posing as a 10-year-old boy seeking advice wrote letters to a number of celebrities, including some of America's most infamous killers. The responses to the queries from the "pop-culture historian," as Radar magazine described Bill Geerhart, range from the weirdly sensible (Ted Kaczynski) to the terrifyingly psychotic (Charles Manson).

  • Richard Ramirez (on "NightStalker" stationery): "Know any Asian girls willing to correspond? Send pictures."
  • Kaczynski (the Unabomber): "I can't advise you about whether to drop out of school, because I don't know anything about you."
  • Manson: "I didn't take your money when I had ALL your credit cards locked up in my dreams."
Click the link below for more life lessons from Alan Greenspan, Larry Flynt, and Dick Cheney, plus a dining tip from Clarence Thomas.