They asked Ted Bundy, after he was
caught, why he was able to strangle and
murder so many people – 17 women at
that point, or something.
His answer: There are so many people…
My question: Who is ‘They’?
Ted Bundy died in 1989. He is listed on Wikipedia as
an “American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar
and necrophile” – just as, say, Lenny Henry gets the Wiki
treatment of being dubbed “a British stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer,
and television presenter.
You can click on hyperlinked-text to find out more about the roles of
serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar and necrophile.
Wikipedia assumes you don’t need to know anything else about the roles of actor, singer,
writer, television presenter – nor British stand-up comedian.
There are no further links.
The pro-wrestler King Kong Bundy was named after King Kong and Ted Bundy. His
aim was to be seen as being as scary as both, a dreaded combination.
The pro-wrestler King Kong Bundy is still alive. (This surprised me). He turned 60.
Just yesterday (but only if you’re reading this today).
Ted Bundy was regarded as handsome and charismatic
according to his victims.
I’m not sure how we know this.
We can’t quite take their word for it.
I’m sure he did.
Sometimes Ted Bundy kept parts of a victim
for months. Fucking bits and pieces over and
again, or just leaving the decapitated head
in a room. Turning a light on, opening a cupboard,
taking some joy from seeing it there. From knowing
it belonged – now – to him.
Other times he would sneak in to a room and just
bludgeon someone – in the dark. Smash their skull
Ted Bundy referred to himself
as “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll
I never got to meet him.
But I believed him.
In 1989 Ted Bundy died. He was executed.
The electric chair was his final
In 1989 my favourite song was Electric Chair