Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I could have sworn I posted about the Austin Axe Murderer, Austin, Tx's equivalent to Jack The Ripper, but going through the archives that turns out to not be the case. Well, good thing. I didn't know this until recently, but the serial killer was actually called the Servant Girl Annihilator which is a much cooler name by far, probably the coolest serial killer title I've ever heard. But I may be biased with some sort of grotesque, misguided Austinite pride.
Also, apparently, the title was bestowed on him by O Henry. No shit.
Turns out, there is apparently a tour available through Austin Ghost Tours. It's $20 tho. If I can find an excuse to turn it into a date or something, maybe I'll review it.
I came across a Mastermind board game with this alternate cover at a thrift store recently, and found myself thinking about the original cover:
I then found myself wondering about the actors for this shoot. Turns out, I'm not the only one and this is totally old news. Apparently they got the actors together for the 30-year reunion about 7 years ago:
During the reunion, it's revealed that the two non-professional models (the man owned a chain of hair salons, the woman was a computer science student) managed to accomplish that iconic decadent-yet-menacing look despite the fact that there was an unpictured woman holding the woman's dress together in the back and the man had a lap full of cat piss during the time of the shoot.
I don't care. The pic is still awesome.