Bryan Cranston is full of glee now that Charles Manson is dead. I never thought much of anyone who was fearful of a hippie or could easily be overpowered by women. Manson isn’t a man of intimidating stature. At 5’2” if you were afraid of this man you probably have an irrational fear of leprechauns. The world collectively doesn’t consider anything under 5’7” to actually be a man so making a murderous boy into some mythical entity of malevolence is absurd. But nice to know Bryan openly admits to owning a vagina.
“Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969,” the “Breaking Bad” star tweeted Monday. “Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie.”
Cranston has previously talked about running into Manson before he and and his crew committed the killings, when Cranston was a 12-year-old growing up in the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles.
The future star was riding horses with his teenage cousin at Spahn Ranch — a ranch used for filming Western movies and TV shows whose owner, George Spahn, allowed Manson and his murderous acolytes to live there rent-free in exchange for performing odd jobs.
Cranston and his cousin were checking out their horses when a man in his 20s started yelling, “Charlie’s on the hill!”
“Everybody looked around, and there was this frantic nervous energy going on, and they all jumped on horses and away they went,” Cranston told the Daily Beast last year. “We asked the old guy [Spahn] what was going on, and he said, ‘Oh, it’s nothing. It’s happened before.’ We thought, ‘Well, Charlie must be someone important.’ ”
The wild part is that Manson wasn’t smart. He was just manipulative. Insecure women are really the bottom of the barrel when it comes to easily influenced individuals. They’re the reason why the music industry is so lucrative and filled with love songs. But I guess the world can breath a sigh of relief now that the murder midget is dead at 83. American Horror Story even gave him a great send off with Cult this season. Who knew the reenactment of stabbing pregnant women would make for great ratings. Now if someone could have just stabbed that pedophile Roman Polanski instead. But it’s always the good that die young.